From hosting seances to cosy cafes, repurposed shipping containers are everywhere. Now they’re being converted into luxurious pop-up hotel rooms by the folks at Contained, and from April to July will be in notable Victorian wine regions for the Wine Down Pop Up vineyard escape.
Each shipping container has a queen-sized bed – fitted with Cultiver linen sheets – a minibar, and an en suite with Hunter Lab toiletries. The long side of the container has sliding glass doors that open onto a private sheltered deck, where guests can take in the views of the vineyard. There’s also a hot tub and reverse-cycle heating available.
Prices include an in-room continental breakfast made with ingredients from local producers. Dinner and lunch are not included in the price, but meal hampers showing off the region’s local produce will be available at each location. Activities to help guests make the most of their surroundings include yoga in the vineyards and winery tours.
The first location will be Waratah Hills Vineyard – known for its pinot noir – in South Gippsland from April 3 to 28. Guests can make the most of their stay by ordering a barbeque dinner hamper with a selection of Gippsland meats and locally caught seafood, or a pizza hamper featuring award-winning cheese from Berry Creek Gourmet. All guests will receive a complimentary bottle of wine selected by the winery.
Dal Zotto Wines in the King Valley are pioneers of prosecco and will host the pop-up hotels from May 6 to June 2 before they head off to Mount Towrong Vineyard in Macedon from June 7 to July 7. Details are yet to be decided for the food hampers at these locations.
Prices start from $275 per night. More information and bookings here.