Montalto Sculpture Prize 2019
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It has never been easier to stretch a day out into a mini-break with new and exciting accommodation options springing up in wine regions across Australia. Always keen to enhance visitor experience, the Ultimate Wineries are leading the charge with fabulous overnight stays just footsteps from those glorious vines we love to admire.
Set on Willow Creek's pristine vineyard on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Jackalope offers a boutique luxury experience, cutting edge design and world class facilities in a peaceful rural location.
Tucked behind the impressively slick facade lie 45 designer dens, a variety of dining options offering wine and culinary experiences and a striking, black 30-metre infinity pool overlooking the vines. Combine a stay at Jackalope with a winery experience at neighbour and fellow Ultimate Winery, Montalto, on one of three Mornington Peninsula packages or use Jackalope as your luxe basecamp while you explore the region.
In Victoria’s stunning King Valley, The Mountain View Hotel is a boutique gastro-pub situated in Whitfield. The hotel, surrounded by beautiful established gardens, sits alongside Jessie's Creek and is a stone’s throw from the picturesque vineyards of the King Valley.
Accommodation at the Mountain View Hotel is included in Pizzini Wines Overnight Wine and Food Escape that incorporates a tutored wine tasting, picnic lunch with glass of wine, 1 night twin share accommodation at the Mountain View Hotel and 4 course dinner with matching Pizzini wines.
Perched 12km north of Hobart, the Museum of Old and New Art, or MONA, houses not only Moorilla Estate's vineyard and winery, world-class restaurants The Source and Faro and a host of casual on-site dining options, but also provides on-site accommodation in the form of the stunningly luxurious and hi-tech MONA Pavilions. Each pavilion is named after an Australian architect or artist and has a kitchen, laundry, wine fridge, wireless touch panels (climate, lighting, info and entertainment), wireless internet access, safe, phone and security camera.
For a truly authentic overnight vineyard experience, a stay at Audrey Wilkinson’s private vineyard cottage in the Hunter Valley, surrounded by Pokolbin’s oldest vines, is an absolute must. Guests are greeted with a bottle of wine on arrival and a breakfast hamper for the first morning. 360 degree views, numerous walking trails and a private wine tasting at the cellar door complete the package.
At Sirromet, less than an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, next level glamping is available onsite at newly opened Sanctuary by Sirromet. Nestled among tranquil bushland, a collection of tented pavilions offer elegant comfort and style, capturing amazing views across Moreton Bay. Check in for the Ultimate Winery Escape and enjoy 2 night’s accommodation in the Deluxe Honeymoon Pavilion with hot breakfast each morning, 8 Course Tasting Plate dinner with matching wines, a guided winery tour, tutored premium wine tasting AND two bottles of award winning Le Sauvage wine to take home.
Across the country in Western Australia's peaceful Swan Valley, a short drive from Perth, The Colony at Mandoon Estate provides visitors with an extremely tempting accommodation option with 32 spacious, luxuriously appointed rooms and suites overlooking a beautiful section of the Swan River and the property's original verdelho vineyard, planted in 1895. On the Ultimate Experience at Mandoon Estate, experience the very best of Mandoon Estate in style with accommodation for two, a private tour, wine tasting and lunch at fine dining restaurant, Wild Swan.