Name: Michael and Hannah Van Der Merwe
Phone: 07 5441 5951
Fax: 07 5441 5951
Details:The Little Morgue Winery is one of the most unique cellar doors in Australia. Situated in a building that was previously a working morgue, the building is a landmark in the area. Originally built as a textile factory it was then converted to a morgue, and now into winery and cellar door. The building style is Gothic with wrought iron through out. The new interior aims to bring the new and the old aspects of the building together. Hannah designed the stained glass windows in the chapel area that is now a cellar door, utilising her background as an artist. The Van der Merwes have transformed the morgue into the unique cellar door and opened its doors on 6th December 2003.
The cellar door is on the upper level that was originally the chapel. With high vaulted ceilings, there is a viewing platform into the winery operations below. The lower level is dug into the ground making it the perfect environment for a cellar with a constant temperature of 18 degrees. The winery area on the lower area is ideal for receiving grapes, fermentation, maturation, bottling and labelling, as well as room for a laboratory.
There is an attractive out door dining area with fountain and gardens where light lunches, coffee, snacks and wine tastings can be enjoyed. Sunday is a hive of activity with guests dining Al fresco style at the fountain enjoying the Chefs A la Carte menu. Special functions for small groups during the day or evenings are also very popular. Special events such as Halloween and Black Friday Dinner on Friday 13th are held regularly. Contact Hannah for more information.
The Little Morgue is on the way to the Ginger Factory and Eumundi markets.
Winemaker: Michael Van der Merwe
Products/Varieties: Full range of wines: Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Rose, Fruity White, Port, Sparkling Shiraz, Brut. Also merchandise: T-shirts, caps, aprons, tea towels, gifts etc.
Opening Times: Open 5 days a week 10.00am to 5.00pm (closed Mondays and Thursdays)
Any Other information: Special Bus group packages are available for those who visit from afar or those who just want to enjoy a relaxing visit to the Little Morgue Winery.