The Sirromet Family are thinking of you all, as unprecedented changes are made to the way we go about our normal daily lives.
Sirromet Winery has and will always maintain incredibly high standards of health and hygiene practices, with our policies always being above industry standard.
Be assured we are taking the current situation seriously, with constantly evolving information. We will continue to monitor the advice of authorities and implement all additional operational changes as required.
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By Mike Foley

Australian winemakers are beginning to test southern European grape varieties that are better adapted to hotter temperatures and less reliable rainfall as they grapple with the physical impacts of a warming planet.
Sirromet Wines, which is shielded from the most extreme impacts of climate change in the cool, high country of Queensland’s Granite Belt growing region, will next year change to heat-adapted varieties from southern Spain and Italy such as Fiano, Vermentino, Montepulciano, and Saperavi.

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Wednesday 11th December 2019: Marking the 40th anniversary of winegrowing for Sirromet Wines, Director of Viticulture and Chief Winemaker Mike Hayes, Sirromet unveils an all new organic, vegan-friendly, wine collection representing an exciting new vision for the future.
The Tempo Verita collection encompasses Hayes’ lifelong ambition to grow wine varieties best suited to reducing the impacts of climate change.  In time and truth, the inaugural collection includes emerging European varieties Vermentino, Fiano, Lagrain, Saperavi and Montepulciano.
“We are indeed fortunate to have Mike on our team. His passion, commitment, enthusiasm and knowledge have been harnessed to produce this exciting range of emerging grape varietals” Said Sirromet Owner and Founder Terry Morris Read more
THURSDAY 27th June 2019 Sirromet Winery has appointed Mike Hayes to the new role of Director of Viticulture and Chief Winemaker. Hayes, who has worked for Sirromet as Director of Viticulture and Winery Operations since July 2018 replaces Adam Chapman as Chief Winemaker who resigned earlier this month.
With 40 years professional wine industry experience across 16 wine regions, 4 states and 2 countries, Hayes will team up with Jessica Ferguson, who has been promoted to the role of Winemaker. Ferguson has 14 years winemaking experience with Sirromet and has been promoted from Assistant Winemaker to Winemaker. Read more
Sirromet is renowned for producing award winning wine from Queensland’s Granite Belt but the winery takes just as much care with its waste management and impact on the environment as it does with its wine production, recently relocating and installing a new $700,000 waste treatment facility on the Mount Cotton property. The new fully computerized waste treatment facility has taken 15 months to install and has the capacity to process 50,000 litres of waste per day, with a holding capacity of 350,000 litres. Read more
FRIDAY 29th March 2019 Notably the driest season on record, Sirromet’s 20th vintage harvest comes to an end this week with the final intake of fruit coming in from their Granite Belt Vineyards. Despite the conditions, the fruit quality is exceptional, with each varietal exhibiting good colour, acidity, flavours and regional characteristics.
Water was the key focal point this vintage with very limited supply across the Granite Belt region. Despite Sirromet’s own natural water sources on its vineyards, supply was stretched by far more than ever experienced, making effective irrigation absolutely essential. A pulse irrigation program was implemented to apply a small amount of water on the vines frequently and on a rotational basis to stretch supply as far as possible. Read more
 

As communities around the world express increasing concern about climate change, energy use and carbon emissions, we thought it would be worth telling a little known-story about how your local winery is doing its best to make a difference. Right from the day we opened our doors, we have been determined to be at the forefront of environmentally sustainable wine production with a strong focus on minimising our carbon footprint, reducing and recycling waste, along with water and energy conservation. We are constantly redeveloping our processes and are looking to the future to ensure we remain as sustainable and accountable to the environment as we possibly can.

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WEDNESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2019 Students of the Granite Belt Wine School program, presented in Tokyo, Japan by Wine Australia A+ Specialist Educator and Sirromet Brand Ambassador Minoru Numata, are welcomed by Granite Belt wineries this week. They are partaking in a special Granite Belt wine tour experience, seeing for themselves the unique qualities, history and diversity of the region.
The Granite Belt Wine School has been an initiative driven by Sirromet Winery Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman and Mr Numata San in collaboration with fellow Granite Belt wineries Jester Hill, Ballandean Estate, Hidden Creek and Ridgemill Estate. The program is designed to educate Japanese Sommeliers on the unique terroir, climate and elevation of the region, showcasing the diversity of premium wines each winery produce. Initial interest in the program has been strong with over 140 Japanese Sommeliers taking part in the program since it began in 2017. Read more
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24: Sirromet Wines of Queensland exclusively launched their home delivery USA business this week at a private exhibition held at the Beverley Hills Hilton Hotel CA in partnership with the Last Chance for Animals Gala ball.
US celebrities Priscilla Presley, Mena Suvari, Donna D’Errico, Kim Dejesus, Roxy Darr, Adrienne Janic, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Australia’s own Nicky Whelan and Hugh Sheridan to name a few, enjoyed a selection of Sirromet’s wines at the charity event.
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Friday 7th September 2018: Recently appointed Sirromet Wines Director of Vineyard and Winery Operations, Mike Hayes has this week been awarded Queensland Winemaker of the year at the 35th Annual Queensland Wine Awards. Sirromet also brought home a Gold medal in Innovative Wine Styles for their Sirromet Amphorae Chardonnay, Silver for the 2013 Le Sauvage Chardonnay and Bronze medals for the 2016 Late Harvest Pinot Gris and NV Sunwine. Based at the wineries Granite Belt vineyards, Mike Hayes joins Sirromet with 39 years professional wine industry experience across 16 wine regions, 4 states and 2 countries and joins current Chief Winemaker, Adam Chapman, to further develop vineyard management strategies to continue to produce exquisite Granite Belt wines recognised on the world stage. Read more
Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (‘UWEA’) announced today the inclusion of Sirromet – UWEA’s first Queensland member winery. A hand-selected collection of Australia’s premium wineries, Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (UWEA) offer quality winery experiences based around world class wines, warm and knowledgeable hospitality and culinary excellence. Rod Hill, General Manager Sirromet Wines says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to expand our offering into a new state.  The Granite Belt region is producing really high quality wine, while Sirromet’s location provides easy access to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, this makes it the perfect inclusion to a broader Queensland itinerary.” Read more
Thursday 9th August 2018: Sirromet Winery has appointed Mike Hayes to the new role of Director Vineyard and Winery Operations, based at the wineries Granite Belt vineyards. With 39 years professional wine industry experience across 16 wine regions, 4 states and 2 countries, Hayes will team up with current Chief Winemaker, Adam Chapman, to focus on vineyard management strategies further enhancing the vineyard yields and fruit quality. “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Sirromet, working with Adam to continue delivering outstanding Granite Belt wines for Australia – in fact the world to enjoy,” said Hayes. Hayes is well known and respected in the industry, holding a Masters of Viticulture, current president of the Queensland Wine Industry Association, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, wine judge at the Australian Small Winemakers Awards and recently being awarded the Australian Society of Viticulture & Oenology (ASVO) Winemaker of the Year for 2017. Read more
THURSDAY 17th MAY 2018: Sirromet Winery is excited to introduce their new executive chef, Mathew Fulford. With a fresh outlook and simple food philosophy; cooking ‘real’ food utilising seasonal, local and organic produce, Mathew is dishing up fresh new menus offering food and wine lovers the ultimate winery experience. “I am thrilled to be heading up the team at Sirromet and creating new cutting-edge dishes to complement each of Sirromet’s unique dining experiences” Said Mathew Mathew is well known and respected in the industry, having worked at Lakehouse (Daylesford), qualia (Hamilton island), Stokehouse (Melbourne) and most recently opening Matt Moran’s, Little Big House (Brisbane). Read more
TUESDAY 17th APRIL 2018: Sirromet Wines began its 2018 harvest mid-January, bringing in 8 tonnes of Chambourcin and the first 3 tonnes of the Moscato Giallo fruit from its Mount Cotton vineyard. 10 different varieties off 92 blocks from their Granite Belt vineyards followed soon after, bringing in a total of approx. 450 tonnes of fruit for the 2018 vintage. “This year we are pleased to see exceptionally high quality red fruit, in particular Cabernet, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, along with premium Chardonnay. Each exhibiting a good level of colour, acidity, flavours and regional characteristics” said Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman. “Given the location and high elevation (820m) of our vineyards in the Granite Belt, we were able to avoid much of the poor coastal weather influence and experienced an ideal growing season” Read more
Family-owned Sirromet Winery, located just 30 minutes from Brisbane, and renowned for putting Queensland wines on the map, is set to open 18 superbly appointed tents for guests who enjoy a side of ‘glamping’ with their grapes.   The new ‘Sanctuary by Sirromet,’ due for completion in May 2018, is Queensland’s first vineyard glamping accommodation experience. Its nature-based style will complement Merlot House – the existing four-bedroom open plan guesthouse situated on the Sirromet grounds – and create a unique addition to owner Terry Morris’s multi-faceted winery business.   “We have wanted to create extra accommodation here at Sirromet for some time but it needed to be something unique and in keeping with the natural surroundings,” said Sirromet owner, Terry Morris Read more
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12: It is now official Sirromet Wines of Queensland has been awarded #1 Most Voted White Wine for their 2013 Le Sauvage Chardonnay in Tasting Book’s Best Wine in the World competition 2017. Named as the world’s largest wine competition, the initial 3-month voting phase in Tastingbook.com concluded on 31st October 2017 and gathered an astonishing 1,333,896 votes from over 620,000 wine lovers and professionals from 105 countries. After the voting closed, only 180 most voted wines in six different categories progressed into the finals. The final judging took place in Helsinki on January 12-14, 2018, with a jury of wine professionals from around the world. Results were released on February 12 officially confirming Sirromet Wines 2013 Le Sauvage Chardonnay as the #1 White Wine in the World. Read more
SIRROMET REACHES OVER 900 WINE AWARDS SINCE OPENING IN 2000 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4: Sirromet Wines of Queensland has won Gold medals for their 2014 Le Sauvage Syrah Viognier and 2014 Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon in the AWC International Wine Challenge in Vienna last month, bringing the Sirromet Wines’ award tally to over 900 National and International awards since opening in 2000. “We are very proud to have reached the milestone of 900 awards and excited to see Sirromet and Queensland becoming increasingly recognised for producing premium quality wines on the world stage,” said Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman. Sirromet attributes the flavour and quality of their wines to the exceptional fruit grown in their three vineyards at 820-metres altitude at Ballandean on the Granite Belt.With over 100 hectares under vine Sirromet is the leading and most awarded Granite Belt producer.  Read more
THURSDAY 8th JUNE 2017: Sirromet Wines began its 2017 vintage mid-January, bringing in 9 tonnes of Chambourcin fruit from its Mount Cotton Vineyard. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit from their Granite Belt vineyards followed soon after, which will be used for their premium sparkling bases, along with their white varietals of Pinot Gris and Verdelho. Harvest concluded with their Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon fruit early May bringing in a total of 525 tonnes of fruit for the 2017 vintage. “This year has seen exceptionally good quality of white fruit, in particular Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, each exhibiting a good level of acidity, flavours and regional characteristics” said Chief Winemaker Adam Chapman. Read more
MARCH 2017 Sirromet Winery Cellar Door located at Mount Cotton is now offering dedicated Mandarin speaking winery tours. Available 1pm each Saturday and Sunday, the 90-minute experience takes visitors behind the scenes of the state-of-the-art winery facility, gaining an insight into the winemaking process and concluding with a private wine tasting of 8 Sirromet wines. The new experience is designed to further enhance the unique home delivery service currently offered by Sirromet. Established in 2012, Sirromet’s home delivery offering allows visitors to purchase wine for home delivery in country, with Chinese distributors located in Nanchang (Jiangxi Province) and Beijing. Forecasting 6000 new Chinese visitors to the winery this year, tourism is a very significant part of our export program. Since 201 Read more
It was once barely considered as an artisan wine destination, but Queensland’s Granite Belt has managed to turn itself into a world-class contender, with a bout of international awards prompting visitors to flock to the region, glass in hand. Read more