Thursday, July 10, 2014

LUNCH AT SIRROMET WINERY - MT COTTON

After David's Dedication service we were all invited to join Alan and Linda at the Sirromet Winery at Mt Cotton for lunch.  What a lovely location.  It is obviously very good there because by 12noon there were people everywhere.  We got there just after 11.30am and placed our order before the crowds arrived.  It is a very popular location for Sunday Lunch.

The atmosphere of the whole place was really lovely though,  meals were good, and quick, and there was live music from 1pm which just added to the lovely relaxed atmosphere...  There were about 18 of us for lunch....

Arriving at the Sirromet Winery for Lunch.
 It was a good chance for us to grab some photos with our good friends Ian and Kathy... their daughter Linda obliged by taking these shots for us. 

Kathy and I
Kathy and I
 it is not often that we manage to get a photo of all four of us, as usually one of us is taking the photo so we are really thankful for these couple of photos...
Ian and Kathy, Steve and I
Second photo for good measure...
 We managed to get some really lovely natural family shots too.  

Kathy with her gorgeous grandson David

Such a cute photo of David....
He really had no idea that he was the star attraction today...
 Ruby has taken a shine to me and wanted to sit with me for lunch.  Not sure if it is me or my iPad that holds her attention.  She was very happy to play on it and it kept her amused for ages...
Ruby and I
 The meals were lovely.... simple and quick...  It is well priced here.  Most of the meals in the area we ate in were under $20 most being somewhere between $14 and $18 which could explain why the place is so popular on the weekends,....
Steve's meal of a Fishermen's Basket
 I decided on having the Wagu Beef Burger with Beetroot relish.  It was delicious.  It came with a serve of potate wedges, but I really didn't manage to have many of them, as Ruby took a liking to them and polished most of them off.  I really didn't need them anyway as the burger was very filling...
Wagu Beef Burger -  very fresh and delicious
At one o'clock the live entertainment started.   The music wasn't too loud, but it was soothing and relaxing and you could hear it all over the grounds...
Live Entertainment from one o'clock
Very easy to listen too...

I decided to go for a wander over the grounds and check out the rest of the eating areas,
Each area was really lovely,  The Tuscan Cafe was more about serving italian meals, or pasta and pizza, and although it was slightly more expensive, it still seemed to be good value for money.  

Bar Area
Some of their wines for sale...
Our eating area. was on a big deck overlooking the forest...

Gazebo;s set up for people to eat in...
Looking up to the main reception centre where the weddings are held. 
Grape vines and lovely flowers abound,
Walking towards the Tuscany eating area...
Packed with people enjoying Sunday lunch
A lot of the tables in this area were actually made from wine barrels, they looked pretty cool. 
Water drinks area
 The Tuscany eating area looked over this lovely big paddock and was situated next to a children's play area.... Whilst we were there, this helicopter was parked in the bottom paddock.  We didn't see it arrive and it didn't leave whilst we were there.  It was a bit of a hit with the kids though
Helicopter parked in the bottom paddock..

 The kids were amusing themselves by sliding down the hills on pieces of cardboard.  Not sure whether the winery surplies this or not, but by the time we left, there where heaps more kids sliding down the hill. 
Kids having fun sliding down the hill on bits of cardboard...
 More close up of the other eating area. 

Tuscan eating area...
Lots of people here...enjoying the sun on a cold day. 
 Heading back to where we had our lunch at the Winery itself.... There is s steep climb to the top of the tower, where there is a view platform which allows 360 degree views all over and towards the coast.  Well worth the climb up all those stairs.
Sirromet Winery
Eating areas in the grounds at the Winery
Observation Deck...
Our eating area...
Lunch was served out on the lawn also under big umbrellas
 I tried to grab a couple of photos of everyone having lunch...
It was a little hard as everyone was kind of on the move also, especially the children...
Quite a relaxed afternoon
Family lunch at Sirromet Winery
Looking down from the other end of the table...
A relaxed Ian and Kathy
 After lunch, we decided to climb to the top of the observation tower to check out the view before heading home....
Ian, Kathy and I at the top of the Observation Tower, 
 It was pretty hard to get a good photo as their was too much light behind us... but the views were pretty amazing...
More photos of Ian Kathy and I
Enjoying the view
Top of the Observation Tower
The three of us enjoying our day out. 
 Steve was pretty fascinated by all the solar panels they had on the winery roof... I think he worked out there were over 560 panels...  Pretty impressive.   Just had to take a photo of it..
A roof full of Solar panels. 
 Also as we were coming down the stairs from the tower, we noticed these HUGE wine barrels.
They were jammed packed between the stairwell and the wall.  Pretty impressive.  Would love to know how much each of them held. 
Very large wine barrels. 
Checking out the big barrels. 
Checking them out up close...
 As we left we went for a drive down to their lake... They have this area all set up to stage weddings.  It really is a very pretty area and there were quite a few wallabies just enjoying a feed out in the sun. 
Wallabies feeding down by the lake
The little chapel on the lakes edge, 
Close up of the chapel. 
Views of the lake from the decking in the chapel.
Very picturesque



 All in all it was a lovely day,  lovely relaxing spot,  good company, good food,  I can see why it is so popular...  I would love to go back and take our kids there next time we are in Brisbane....

1 comments:

Chrissy July 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM  

Michael and I love going there too!! If you want to spend a few more $$$ and splurge, the Reception Centre in your piccy is a gorgeous restaurant too that's open to the public. A bit pricey but the view is fabulous and the food was divine.:) Looks like you guys had such a wonderful time there honey. xx

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