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Mango Hill Cottages & Hill Of Promise Winery

  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Private Cottage
  • Double From $150 Per Night
  • Free Wine Tasting!

APRIL SHOWERS…

April 23, 2019
Weather this week definitely keeps you on your toes but the sound of rain on the roof and the song of a pair of spangled Blackbirds in the garden bring joy to the heart!

BUONA PASQUA!

April 23, 2019

Bring something for lunch on the verandah…. cheese platter or quiche.

Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle and finish with our great VITTORIA PLUNGER COFFEE.
GIVE MARIA THE LITTLE CELLAR RAT A CALL if you are making a special trip.

We don’t like to disappoint! 0408 875 305 4126 3470

Not far to drive but quite an escape

April 14, 2019

This region is one of contrasts as we discovered staying at Mango Hill Cottages. White sandy beach a comfortable 40 drive away (Woodgate … Shhhh! Locals want to keep it under wraps) Historic township of Childers so neat, tidy and full of well preserved history. Busy regional town of Bundaberg well worth spending a day or two and the drive over and back opens up some interesting landscape. Can definitely recommend, and one night is not enough!
Kristen and Karl BRISBANE APRIL 2019

ANY PLANS YET FOR THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY??

April 12, 2019

May is almost on our doorstep and there’s a delicious edge of crispness to the days. Any plans for the FIRST WEEKEND?? Worry no more’ cause we’ve got the weekend planned out for you.

-ARRIVE @ MANGO HILL COTTAGES on FRID 3rd May

-WINETASTING @ HILL OF PROMISE CELLAR DOOR

-SLEEP IN SATURDAY MORNING 4th May, leisurely breakfast on the cottage Verandah

-BE A FLANEUR in CHILDERS VILLAGE

-TAKE IN THE FELLINI FILM FESTIVAL SAT PM 4th May

-DINE-OUT OR Eat-In in your cottage Sat evening

-LIGHT BREAKFAST SUN morning ready for

– a DRIVE to our pristine white-sand beach WOODGATE and on the way taking in what this rich agricultural area offers

-DRIVE BACK to your cottage, Coffee n Port ‘with the stars’ on the verandah

-COSY PICKINGS OF a light cheese platter and off to Bedfordshire
-MON 6TH finalise your choice of DELECTABLE HILL OF PROMISE WINES AND LIQUEURS and HEAD BACK HOME… RECHARGED AND READY TO FACE WHATEVER THE UNIVERSE SERVES UP!

Give MARIA THE LITTLE CELLAR RAT A CALL TO BOOK…..before this plan is snaffled up! 0408 875 305 mangohillcottagebb@bigpond.com

Come to share our story

April 9, 2019

 ‘Story’ and the ‘telling of it’ are as old as society itself. 

Stories are added to with the passing of the years.

Stories reflect our challenges, our dreams, our struggles, our journey.

Come and hear our story.

But that’s only half of it…. we  ask to hear yours as well!

CELLAR OPEN basically 7 DAYS ……  10AM – 4PM.

If making a special trip, a quick phone call beforehand avoids disappointment. 

m: 0408 875 305       07 4126 1311

Photo Credit:  PAUL BEUTEL PHOTOGRAPHY

The joy of gardening…

April 3, 2019

The intention might be to spend just an hour, do a little tidying up, pick up that pile of prunings, rake up that patch of fallen leaves  and before you know it you’ve spent a full day in the garden!  Gardeners amongst you will know what I’m talking about. That touch of Autumn in the air means the sting of the heat of summer is gone.

What a difference a downpour makes!

March 26, 2019

After 3 months of virtually no rain, we were blessed with some decent downpours last week.  Yes, the weeds have shot off like sprinters from starting blocks, but the compensation is the beautiful lush green growth everywhere in the garden.

HAPPY ST PATRICKS’ DAY…. 17TH MARCH 2019

March 17, 2019

Terranzo the winemaker is equally proud of his Irish heritage as he is of his Sicilian! That’s one reason, twenty years ago, we named our THREE RIGHT HANDS FORTIFIED RED formerly PORT (the name PORT has been taken from use unless of course it is made in OPORTO -PORTUGAL) taking the idea from the BYRNE FAMILY CREST.

The Little Cellar Rat is just as proud of her Irish heritage with grandparents from County Waterford and country Armagh.

 

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY TO US ALL!!

Refreshing LEMONCELLO

March 1, 2019

The Italians have hit onto something with LIMONCELLO, the delicious and refreshing lemon liqueur that leads a double life… as both an aperitivó  and a digestivó. Ours here at HILL OF PROMISE – LEMONCELLO – is 20% alcohol compared with the high octane Italian variety at 40%.

We’ve just realised the latest batch after having sold out a fortnight ago.

It’s delicious just as it is, over ice!

LEMON DELICIOUS….. so easy, so refreshing!

January 29, 2019

Recipe as promised:  

You need- 

2 Lemons (zest of 2, juice of 2)

60 g soft unsalted butter

1 cup caster sugar

3 eggs (separated)

3 tablespoons GF SR flour

1 and 1/2 cups milk

 

You do-

Get your baking pan for the bath of hot water ready, oven 180 C + buttered pie dish approx 20cm  X 27 cm.

Cream butter, sugar,  egg yolks, zest.

Add flour, milk, lemon juice and mix. (Don’t worry about any curdling.)

Beat whites with a pinch of salt until fluffy and gently fold through creamed mixture.

Pour into pie dish, which goes into baking tray. Use a jug to put boiling or very hot water into baking tra, allowing to come half-way up the sides of the pie dish and place in oven.

Bake approx 50-60 mins and check at the 45 min mark.

Serve just warm or cooled to room temp with a little pouring cream and even a spoon of lemon curd.  Lime works just as well or 50/50 lime/lemon.

buon appetito!

 

The Perfect Stop-Over Point to
Explore South East Queensland

  • Located at our winery - Hill Of Promise!
  • Situated half-way between Brisbane & Rockhampton
  • 40 minutes to Bundaberg
  • 50 minutes to Maryborough
  • 30 minutes to Woodgate beach
  • 60 minutes to Hervey Bay & Departure points for Fraser Island & Lady Elliott Island
  • 2.25 hours to 1770 - The departure point for Lady Musgrave Island
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