Hotel at Wirra Wirra | McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale

Greaton Developments

Step into a realm of unparalleled luxury and tranquility nestled amidst the historic vineyards and breathtaking landscapes of McLaren Vale. Studio S2 Architects, led by the visionary Daniel Smedley, has embarked on a journey to create an architectural masterpiece that seamlessly blends with the rich heritage of Wirra Wirra and the surrounding wine region.

Inspired by the timeless elegance of McLaren Vale’s historic buildings and vineyard vistas, the Luxury Accommodation McLaren ValeWirra Wirra project promises to redefine luxury hospitality in South Australia. Smedley envisions a resort that not only harmonizes with its natural surroundings but also pays homage to the region’s wine-making legacy.

“Our design ethos is rooted in celebrating the essence of McLaren Vale—its vineyards, Australian bushland, and the enduring spirit of Wirra Wirra,” explains Smedley. “Each element of the resort has been meticulously crafted to honor the local aesthetics while offering guests an immersive experience in luxury and serenity.”

Crafted from locally sourced limestone, granite, and bluestone, the resort’s architecture exudes a sense of timeless elegance. The buildings, strategically nestled amidst native tree lines, blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, inviting guests to reconnect with nature while indulging in opulent comfort.

Partnering with the esteemed Blink Design Group, renowned for their mastery in luxury resort architecture, Greaton has envisioned a retreat that transcends the ordinary. With a $30 million investment, the resort will boast 33 luxurious keys spread across ten distinct buildings, including nine double-storey casitas and the meticulously restored Wigley house, now transformed into a bridal suite.

But luxury at Wirra Wirra extends beyond lavish accommodations. A reflection pool sets the stage for tranquil moments, while a state-of-the-art wellness center promises rejuvenation of mind, body, and spirit. The resort’s crowning jewel, a function hall, beckons guests to celebrate life’s special moments amidst the enchanting backdrop of McLaren Vale.

Nicho Teng, the visionary behind Greaton, envisions the Wirra Wirra resort as a beacon of sophistication and exclusivity. “This isn’t just a resort; it’s a testament to South Australia’s unparalleled beauty and hospitality,” says Teng. “By bringing internationally acclaimed architects and wellness operators to McLaren Vale, we’re not just creating a destination—we’re crafting an experience that will elevate the region’s allure on the global stage.”

Andrew Kay, Managing Director of Wirra Wirra, echoes the sentiment, emphasizing the resort’s role as a catalyst for economic growth and community empowerment. “The Wirra Wirra resort isn’t just a luxury getaway; it’s a gateway to prosperity,” affirms Kay. “Through this investment in wine tourism, we’re not only creating jobs and upskilling opportunities but also fostering a sense of pride and belonging within the local community.”

As McLaren Vale prepares to welcome its first five-star sanctuary, the stage is set for a new chapter in South Australia’s hospitality landscape. Join us on this journey as we redefine luxury, one vineyard at a time.


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