The Vinyard 2.0 – Our Refurbishment


The Vinyard 2.0 – Our Refurbishment

So…. you may have noticed we’ve had a bit of work done here at The Vinyard Wine Bar and Restaurant?

Although we loved our old look and it’s served us well for the past few years, we decided we wanted more.

Our stunning position – on the Esplanade at Urangan with unencumbered views of the beach, the iconic Urangan Pier, Fraser Island and the ocean beyond – has also meant we’ve been more exposed to the elements than we’d have liked.

Which called for a bit of a facelift. We’ve not changed anything our guests have come to know and love, so our great food and service will remain, but we’ve had a nip and tuck around the edges. Some ‘building botox’ if you will.

Our General Manager, Emily Rice-Phelut, said, “Weatherproofing the dining area means we can use it every single day. Rain or shine.”

Regular visitors will notice the smart but laid-back vibe remains; though perhaps there’s a sexier, more grown-up feel about the distinctive space.

“It was very important from an architectural perspective, that the increased undercover area didn’t feel like it had just been ‘added-on’ as we wanted the changes to remain true to the original aesthetic of the building,” Ms Rice-Phelut said.

“We take tremendous pride in the dining experience we offer guests, and one of our greatest assets is our location which has arguably the best views in the bay, so obstructing that as little as possible while maximising space, was essential.”

Local company, Win Constructions Queensland (WCQ) was responsible for the month-long renovation, using a range of local subcontractors and suppliers, and Ms Rice-Phelut said The Vinyard was pleased to be able to support other local businesses.

Of course better use of space means The Vinyard can now large functions, weddings and Christmas parties, and events are already being advertised on the website and Facebook page.

Our official ‘Reopening and Ready for Anything Party’ is on 10 October 2019, but feel free to visit us between now and then to check out our new look!