Plans have been lodged for a $30 million luxury resort in South Australia’s McLaren Vale wine region.
The 33-room Wirra Wirra Wellness Resort will be spread across 10 separate buildings among vineyards between the existing Wirra Wirra winery.
Other facilities will include a swimming pool – set within a reflection pool – as well as a function hall and wellness centre.
Bangkok/Singapore-based luxury resort architects Blink Design Group have been appointed to oversee the development by Sydney and Adelaide-based developer Greaton.
“The Wirra Wirra resort will be like nothing else in South Australia,” said Greaton managing director Nicho Teng. “We are proud to bring the expertise of an internationally-acclaimed architectural firm that specialises in luxury accommodation to this location.
“South Australia, and particularly the McLaren Vale region, well and truly deserves a high-end resort like this. We have no doubt it will attract more well-heeled tourists to the area which will directly increase local tourism revenue.”
Construction is slated to begin in November 2020, with completion set for July 2022.
“To introduce the first five-star resort operation in McLaren Vale is not just a coup for us, but a catalyst for job creation, upskilling and growth in the region,” said Wirra Wirra managing director Andrew Kay.
“The knock-on effect to local businesses and suppliers cannot be underestimated and I look forward to seeing the economic and community benefits from this investment in wine tourism.”