$4 million revamp of Gympie winery and restaurant
BOASTING some of the best wines of the Gympie region, the Anderleigh Winery has welcomed a newly revamped restaurant and function area after a three year process.
The four million dollar project was underway in 2015 when owner Rachel Wang envisioned a place for tourists and locals to come together over a delicious meal and a glass of wine, on top of the beautiful Mount Anderleigh.
Mrs Wang bought the area in 2007, which at that time was just a house and the winery.
"I put an application through Gympie Regional Council to get the restaurant and function area built in 2015 and it's great to see three years later it come alive," she said.
"It wasn't an easy process and it cost quite a bit of money but I thought it would be good to have the winery close to everything."
In 2013 Mrs Wang made the difficult choice to discontinue producing wine at Anderleigh.
"We produced wine for seven years but we had to stop as it was too expensive and the climate just wasn't right for it," she said.
"We now get our wine produced in South Australia. Anderleigh red wine has a delicious aroma, excellent quality and has also being complimented by many. It has been exported around China, Taiwan and other places around the world."
The restaurant and function area opened to the public last December and business is slowly picking up.
"We pride ourselves on giving our customers a good meal. We hope that after every experience they come back with their family and friends," she said.
"We're a multicultural restaurant. We have a mixture of Asian, Taiwan, Chinese, Japanese and Australian cuisines. We do take away as well.
"We've had some enquiries for wedding events with bookings as far ahead as Christmas."
If you're craving just a steak or a hamburger, you can have it at the Anderleigh Winery.
For more information please phone 5485 7999 or visit their website www.anderleigh.com.au
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