Sirromet Wines takes a vine out of Italy’s book for its new Tuscan Terrace kitchen and dining area.

Rolling hills, endless wineries, beautiful landscapes and delicious Italian fare – is it Tuscany, or is it the Sirromet winery? Built on the lawns in front of the winery over four months, the new $800,000 Tuscan Terrace outdoor dining precinct features a stand-alone kitchen, outdoor timber deck, upgraded paved floor and outdoor seating for almost 300, including 150 on the new 75 metre deck that overlooks the vineyards out to Stradbroke Island.

The kitchen includes a wood-fired pizza oven and char grill, and the menu covers all types of Italian fare including a selection of vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free meals. There’s also a kids menu.

“We offer many Tuscan-style dishes to match the theme of the new venue,” says Executive Chef Andrew Mirosch. “Tuscany dishes are different to many other parts of Italy, with an emphasis on wood-fired roasts, grills and fresh vegetables.”

A vegetarian Tuscan salad, grilled Tuscan fennel and pure pork sausage roll, organic Ferron risotta and handmade egg pasta tortellini filled with Mirosch’s smoked Spanish mackerel are all on the menu in an attempt to capture the honest flavours and rich meats that are typical of Tuscan food.

Cellar Door will continue to offer cakes, gelato, tea and coffee and covered and uncovered tables and seating for about 300 visitors.

For a taste of Tuscany head up to Sirromet Wines; with the vines, the wine and the Tuscan fare, you might just forget you’re not actually there.