The Weekend Series: waking up in wine country – five vineyards you can spend the night at
While the southern states might hog the grape-related glory a little bit, Queensland is actually home to some truly fantastic wineries. Our unique climate means that our vineyards not only yield delicious wine but are also mighty pretty to look at. When you combine these factors with wanting to taste all of the tipples but still needing to get home, things get a little tricky – so why leave? We’ve rounded up five stunning wineries with on-site accommodation so you can spend the night and wake up in wine country.
Mason House at Mason Wines
If you’re looking for a unique getaway spot to bring your crew, Mason House delivers in spades. You will find this mighty structure at the brand’s Ballandean vineyard, situated on a rise within the winery’s Booth Lane Vineyard with panoramic views of the vines and the Ballandean Valley. The house itself is modelled on Cape Dutch architecture from the Stellenbosch wine region of South Africa and is kitted out with luxury features spread across its four bedrooms. Bookings include a complementary wine tasting of Mason’s extensive range of drops, held at the cellar door cafe just a few hundred metres away from the house.
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages
Nestled at the base of Mount Barney in the Scenic Rim is a cluster of cosy accommodation known at the Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages. Four unique structures make up the offering hear, each charming and secluded to allow maximum chill vibes. The bungalow, railway station, renovated worker’s cottage and garden cottage are all equipped to suit different groups, from families looking for a cool escape to couples seeking a romantic getaway. Each cottage has a full kitchen to take advantage of if you would like to flex your culinary muscles with the region’s amazing produce, or you can leave it to the experts with an all-inclusive meals and accommodation package.
The Studio B&B at Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove and Vineyard
Old meets new at The Studio B&B, a charming old farm building that has been renovated to include creature comforts without losing its character. Situated on the tranquil grounds of Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove and Vineyard in Crows News, the self-contained accommodation provides you with access to sprawling acreage where you can pick your own produce and sample wines made on-site. Not only is The Studio surrounded by natural beauty but it is also stocked with goodies like custom-made olive oil soap – little things that take your experience to the next level.
Vineyard Cottages at Ocean View Estates
If you’re looking to max out your relaxing while drinking some damn fine wine to boot, Ocean View Estates has got your back. Boasting options including one-bedroom, two-bedroom and five-bedroom cottages as well as an off-site Hilltop House, the breathtaking winery has loads to see and do when you’re not soaking in your private outdoor spa. After spending a day exploring the vineyard, picnicking and horseriding, you can return to your luxe digs and indulge in a meal and pamper package. Merlot and a massage, anyone?
Sinclair Cottage and Symphony House at Flame Hill
A lot of people don’t know this, but the Sunshine Coast hinterland is actually home to a killer winery. Nestled away in picturesque Montville, Flame Hill Vineyard has two sterling options for those who are keen to linger a little longer. Sinclair Cottage is a faithfully restored 1920s three-bedroom dairy farmer’s cottage that has been made over with contemporary rural furnishings, while Symphony House is a newer member of the Flame Hill family. Both houses have outdoor dining facilities so you can take in the scenery, as well as fireplaces for those crisp mountain nights.