Mango Hill Cottages & Hill Of Promise Winery

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

A shepherd, a nymph and an abandoned lunch…..

November 26, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I tend to enjoy a ‘side dish’ of trivia and background details with my food and drink. If you too are so inclined, join me for the occasional post on the stories behind the names and origins of various foods.

A shepherd, a nymph and an abandoned lunch!
For the Little Cellar Rat, blue vein is a definite favourite from the infinite world of cheeses.
If you are curious to know who came up with the idea of making it, you have to go back to 7th Century France and the village of Roquefort. Legend has it that a young shepherd, taking a lunch break from all that hard work of looking after sheep, caught sight of a stunningly beautiful maiden. He took off in hot pursuit, abandoning his simple, but delicious, lunch of bread and cheese. Detail is a tad light-on regarding what exactly happened between the two but he returned several months later only to find, quel horreur!!, that his cheese had developed this rather off-putting looking mould. But he was hungry and bit into the cheese, Disgust and horror turned to ecstacy!!! Mon dieu…. What flavour, Food of the Angels. His cheese had become infested with penicillin roqueforti, a mould growing in the cave and the rest is history.

Roquefort is the French blue cheese made from sheep’s milk, Stilton is the English blue and Gorgonzola the Italian both made from cow’s milk.

buon appetito!!

A day out with family and friends…..

November 24, 2019

A day out with family and friends needn’t cost the equivalent of the GDP of a small country!

Make a zucchini slice or quiche ( or even simpler do some Hunting and Gathering at the Deli of your choice) come on out for a wine tasting and stay for lunch.
Wines are available for consumption on the verandah by the glass or bottle.
Why not finish off with a plunger coffee.
Just give the Little Cellar Rat a quick call 0408 875 305 to ensure we are open on the day you choose.
ci vediamo a presto!

Take the hassle out of gift giving….

November 11, 2019

Gifts made by hand, in small batches, from local produce are always appreciated
Why not consider ‘shopping’ from our range of gourmet chutneys, pastes, dukkah, local honey and other delicious goodies, most of them made by the Little Cellar Rat.

Purple confetti, a table and two chairs…..

October 21, 2019

This has to be one of the most delightful times of the whole year as clouds of mauve fill the landscape.
We are privileged to have several very old Jacarandas forming the canopy in our old garden.
The sprinkling of fallen flowers that form a mauve carpet bring sheer joy to both the eye and the heart.

Bring some simple repast to sit in the shade and enjoy the carpet of purple, along with a bottle of Hill of Promise.
Simple joys, sheer pleasure.

If you’re planning a special trip, give the Little Cellar Rat a quick call – 0408 875 305 or 4126 1311.

Mango & Lemon Sauce – from fruit kissed by the sun!

October 19, 2019

This one’s a ‘newy’ in our little range of gourmet products…. MANGO & LEMON SAUCE. Just the thing to spread on a large thin pancake, then top with some yoghurt or a scoop of ice-cream, a slurp of cream and some fresh passionfruit pulp. Makes a quick dessert or Sunday morning brunch offering.
$8 310 g.


October 16, 2019

This installation explores ongoing themes of the Bundaberg Regional Galleries Collection.
It features works by important Australian artists including Vida Lahey and Ray Cook.
Country, place, identity, conservation, politics.
Hmm…. quite a smorgasbord there!

Childers Arts space (07) 4130 4750 72 Churchill St CHILDERS (upstairs, above the Visitor Information Centre)
Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am – 3pm

Sweet as!

September 29, 2019

With the continuing dry weather the bees have had to work overtime in recent months and each time we drizzle some on cereal, spread it on bread or toast, or use in a wide range of dishes, we THANK these amazing hard workers for this natural sweetener that has stood the test of time.

Made from local produce, small batch, Gluten Free, preservative free gourmet products

September 29, 2019

Small is beautiful.
We offer a small range of gourmet products, all made here @ HILL OF PROMISE WINERY using local produce:
-Peach Chutney
-Mango Chutney
-The Little Cellar Rat’s Salad Splash

A special occasion… a special gift.

September 22, 2019

Everything is possible, including organising a long distance gift.
Scenario: Local lady celebrating a significant birthday, long term friend lives across the Tasman. Hmm….. a special gift, locally crafted.
No problem! Organise a bottle of our bubbly, delivered, birthday girl surprised and delighted, friend chuffed.
Smiles all round. Do-able!!

A Cheese Platter for 2… why not!

September 20, 2019

Who’d pass up the chance to ‘eat in’ with a Grazing Plate, a good bottle of HILL OF ROMISE WINE and no worries about driving home afterwards.
When you are making your booking, make that a CHEESE PLATTER FOR 2 – $40 as well.

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