Queensland’s largest winery, Sirromet, has cemented its presence on the international wine scene, taking home nine Gold and Silver awards at the 2015 German International Wine Show and Austrian Wine Challenge. The latest award haul brings Sirromet’s tally to more than 800 prestigious national and international awards since opening its doors 15 years ago. Sirromet Chief Winemaker, Adam Chapman, credits the award win to the distinct soil, climate and vine balance exclusive to the Granite Belt region. “At 820m of elevation, Sirromet’s vineyards are planted in decomposed granite with deep clay sub-soils, allowing the fruit to gain great regional flavours unique to this part of the world,” he said. “The distinct flavour of the Granite Belt is exceptional and needs to be tasted to be believed. Fortunately for us, the critics think so too.” Sirromet is passionate about putting Queensland’s wine on the world stage – attracting more than 300,000 visitors to its winery annually. “The continued evolution of our wines is a credit to the craftsmanship of our winemaking and viticulture team,” Mr Chapman said. “Sirromet’s Granite Belt wine’s are world-class and a must try for anyone who appreciates a premium drop.” GOLD 2012 Sirromet LM Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot – German International Wine Show 2012 St Jude’s Road Grand Reserve Merlot – Austrian Wine Challenge 2013 Le Sauvage Viognier – Austrian Wine Challenge SILVER 2012 Signature Collection Chardonnay – Austrian Wine Challenge 2014 Vineyard Selection Pinot Gris – Austrian Wine Challenge 2012 PC LM Reserve Assemblage – Austrian Wine Challenge 2013 SC Cabernet Sauvignon – Austrian Wine Challenge 2013 SC Shiraz Viognier – Austrian Wine Challenge 2009 SC Pinot Noir Chardonnay (sold out) – Austrian Wine Challenge Sirromet’s award winning wines can be purchased at Sirromet’s Cellar door and online at www.sirromet.com. For more information visit www.sirromet.com or call (07) 3206 2999.
Construction has completed on the state’s first Supa Golf course at Queensland’s largest winery, Sirromet. Now, open for play, the site includes a nine hole course spread over 80,000 square metres at picturesque Mount Cotton, just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Supa Golf is a modified form of golf with oversized clubs and larger golf balls, designed to be easier to play than the traditional game. Suitable for the whole family, including children as young as six, the course will have a walking distance of approximately 100 metres between holes, allowing players to complete nine holes in less than one hour. Sirromet Owner, Terry Morris, said the partnership with Supa Golf Australia is a first for Queensland and will allow the winery to add to its already extensive offering. “Sirromet currently boasts state of the art facilities for food and wine lovers and we’re looking forward to extending our offering with an unique approach to what is arguably one of the most loved sports in the world,” Mr Morris said. “We have set our sights on creating an outstanding Supa Golf course which will be fun and accessible for people of all ages. As Queensland’s number one winery we are always looking for new and innovative ways to lead the way. We expect our Supa Golf course to widen our appeal as it is ideal for families and a first for Queensland.” Pricing will range from $18 per adult to $13 per child (up to age 12), with loyalty cards available for regulars. Sirromet currently attracts more than 300,000 visitors annually and expects the new course to draw even more visitors to the region. The Supa Golf course is going to be a great asset not just for Sirromet, but also for Queensland tourism as a whole,” Mr Morris said. Supa-Golf-Brochure
Queensland’s largest winery, Sirromet, this month released its 2015 Vintage Verdelho which has not only been heralded for its text book finish but looks set to encourage greater interest in wines from the Granite Belt region. Developed from the 2015 harvest, the Vintage Verdelho is light coloured, richly aromatic, medium-bodied and elegantly fruity. This latest vintage promises to get more people thinking about quality wines from the Granite Belt region, proving that Queensland has truly come of age in terms of producing vintage wines. Produced without oak or extended lees contact and filtered and stabilized early, allowing it to retain its freshness and essence of variety, Sirromet Chief Winemaker, Adam Chapman, credits the distinct characters of the 12th vintage to the location, soil, climate and vine balance. “At 820m of elevation, Sirromet’s vineyards are planted in decomposed granite with deep clay sub-soils, allowing the fruit to gain great regional flavours unique to this part of the world,” he said. “Both our white and red grapes matured evenly this year, enabling us to produce a good level of complex acidities, flavours and regional characteristics – resulting in a text book vintage.” Sirromet Wines began its 2015 vintage in early February, with the first crush being Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit from their Granite Belt vineyards, to be used for premium sparkling base. The following weeks saw the harvest of Verdelho, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Chardonnay white varietals. Featuring a balanced palate of custard apple, pineapple and tropical citrus fruit characters, the Vintage Verdehlo is a fresh, fruit-driven varietal that has a lovely crisp spinal mouth-watering acidity and is bone dry on the back palate. Sirromet is already attracting more than 300,000 visitors each year, putting Queensland’s wine on the world stage, and has collected an enviable 800 prestigious national and international wine awards since opening its doors 15 years ago. “The continued evolution of our wines is a credit to the craftsmanship of our winemaking and viticulture team,” Mr Chapman said. “Sirromet’s 2015 Vintage Verdelho is a must try for anyone who appreciates a first-class drop.”