By Amy Looker
Queensland properties within the Mercure hotel group have been supporting locally-produced wine through its regional Spring-Summer Grand Vins wine list, recording a 27.4 percent increase in sales of Queensland wines.
The Grand Vins wine list is uniquely designed to showcase the best local wines to hotel guests, with the Queensland Grand Vins list featuring wines from the Stanthorpe region, as well as from the emerging regions of South Burnett, the Darling Downs and the Gold Coast hinterland.
At the launch of Queensland Mercure Grands Vins: (from l to r) Karen Taylor (Mercure Brisbane), Michael Mihaly (Sirromet), Ewen Macpherson (Symphony Hill), Stuart Ostle (Ballandean Estate), Peter McGlashan (Ridgemill Estate), Robert Channon (Robert Channon Wines), Wayne Taite (Summit Estate).
Neil Scanlan, Queensland state manager for Mercure’s parent company, Accor, said that the initiative was a positive move for wine tourism.
“When visitors come and stay at a Mercure Queensland hotel we want them to have a complete Queensland experience. Wine and food is very much a part of the travel experience and Mercure is working hard to bring the wine and tourism experience together,” said Scanlan.
Mercure’s Grand Vins wine list is revised twice per year and has a seasonal focus.
Queensland properties will be featuring wineries including Robert Channon Wines, Symphony Hill, Summit Estate, Ballandean Estate, Sirromet, Mount Tamborine, Ridgemill Estate, Settler’s Rise and Golden Grove on the Autumn-Winter list.