Mango Hill Cottages &
Hill Of Promise Winery

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

Mango Hill Cottages &
Hill Of Promise Winery

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

Mango Hill Cottages &
Hill Of Promise Winery

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

Mango Hill Cottages &
Hill Of Promise Winery

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

ciao tutti! HAPPY 1ST AUGUST TO ALL!

August 1, 2020

ciao tutti! HAPPY 1ST AUGUST TO ALL! This month, the 8th in our Gregorian Calandar, but in the Roman calendar the 6th ‘SIXTILUS’ (yes, 10 months in their calendar year until re-organised by Big Juli (Julius Caesar) It was renamed after J’s grandnephew Gaius Octavius, his adopted son and heir became Emperor with the title AUGUSTUS. It originally had only 29 days… but that’s a story for another time!
You’ll need a shot of coffee after all that!
CELLAR DOOR OPEN TODAY SAT 1ST AUGUST 10AM-4PM
4126 1311 4126 3470 0408 875 305 a più tardi!

 

 

 

ciao tutti!! Saying goodbye to July

July 31, 2020

ciao tutti!!

Bit of a South-easterly nipping at the ears of the Little Cellar Rat here on the Hill this morning as we farewell Julius Caesar’s month. Brilliant sun (and a new feathered visitor to the garden) more than make up for that though.
CELLAR DOOR OPEN TODAY FRID 31 July 10am- 4pm
for Tastings and Sales. 4126 1311 4126 3470  
0408 875 305

A big shout-out to all those who are supporting local businesses, especially the ‘little guys’.    #buylocal #eatlocallygrown #winewithsoul#nokiddingnopreservatives

 

Ciao tutti! Another beautiful day here on the Hill Thurs 30th July .

July 29, 2020

ciao tutti!!  The Little Cellar Rat is blessed to live where she can witness the Rising Sun, fill her lungs and mind with the fish air and be inspired by birdsong every morning.

CELLAR DOOR OPEN TODAY THURS 30TH JULY 10AM -3.30PM FOR TASTINGS AND WINE SALES.   4126 1311  4126 3470  0408 875 305

certamente, è una bella giornata!

ciao tutti!! Glorious Wednesday morning here on the Hill

July 29, 2020

ciao tutti!!  glorious winter morning here on the Hill.

Clear blue skies mean lots of hawks and kites taking in the view.

 

CELLAR DOOR OPEN TODAY WED 29 JULY 10AM – 3.30PM FOR TASTINGS AND SALES.  4126 1311   0408 875 305

THANK YOU to all our Cellar Door guests who are totally compliant, co-operative and understanding of the COV19 changes and necessary precautions.

 

ciao tutti!! The Cafe- Coffee Liqueur is back

July 27, 2020

ciao tutti!  the Little Cellar Rat promised she would post when the CAFE COFFEE LIQUEUR is back and IT’S BACK!!

A great partner for a short black coffee but poured over vanilla ice-cream and topped with a crunch of toasted almond flakes it makes an oh-so-simple and oh-so-delizioso dessert.

Still $30 in that stylish Italian bottle.

Mail orders are simple…. just give the Little Cellar Rat a call 4126 1311  0408 875 305 to arrange posting and credit card details.

c-c-c-c-iao tutti! Brrrrrr here on the Hill this Monday morning.

July 27, 2020

c-c-c-ciao tutti!!! Brr, it’s bracingly fresh here on the Hill this morning!
BUT no worries, you’ll get a warm reception form the Little Cellar Rat if you call by for a tasting and purchase.
CELLAR DOOR OPEN HERE TODAY MON 27TH JULY 10AM -4PM 4126 1311 4126 3470 0408 875 305
Get that nourishing minestrone or cheering curry on!
#keeplocalsinbusiness #buyfromthebush  #freefrompreservatives alla prossima!

 

 

ciao tutti! Sunday and the sun’s out.

July 25, 2020

Beautiful morning  here on the hill.  Sun’s out and a new day beckons.

CELLAR DOOR OPEN TODAY SUN 26TH JULY 11AM -4PM

4126 1311 4126 3470   0408 875 305

ALLA PROSSIMA!

 

Ciao tutti!! …. Sat 25th July & a tad on the chilly side

July 25, 2020

ciao tutti! Just a tad on the chilly side here today on the Hill following Irish rain yesterday.
This time 12 month ago Terranzo the winemaker and la bella Elizabetta were gearing up to head out to OPERA ON THE LAKE. (The little Cellar Rat was a casa post surgery on a fractured wrist earlier in the week.)
CELLAR DOOR OPEN TODAY SAT 25 JULY 10AM -4PM FOR TASTINGS AND SALES. 4126 1311 0408 875 305
#localdelectablewines #nonastypreservatives #buyfromthebush

alla prossima!

 

ciao tutti!! 12 months ago…. where were you & what were you doing?

July 24, 2020

ciao tutti!! Where were you 12 months ago and what were you doing?
Terranzo the Winemaker and Maria the Little Cellar Rat were up to their ears and whiskers getting ready for the 2019 CHILDERS FESTIVAL LONG TABLE DINNER IN THE WINERY. Memories of wonderful times past … nourishing the present and providing a beacon of hope for the future.
CELLAR DOOR OPEN TODAY FRID 24TH JULY 10AM -4PM.
4126 1311 4126 3470 0408 875 305 #buylocal #buyfromthebush#goodfoodsustains

 

caio tutti! FRENCH LAMB HOTPOT RECIPE

July 23, 2020

FRENCH LAMB HOTPOT                     Oven 180C   serves 4-6

  • 6 X lamb forequarter chops
  • 1 X large purple onion diced
  • garlic to personal choice
  • 3/4 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x coffee mug of dry red wine
  • a few shakes of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 X sprigs thyme
  • 1 X sprig rosemary
  • 1 X large bay leaf
  • 4-5 basil leaves torn
  • few shakes dried Italian herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

  1. Cut each chop into 2, removing fat as much fat as possible.
  2. Lightly brown onion and garlic > casserole dish
  3. Lightly brown lamb. Meat slices tend to curl so using mini tongs in left hand, lift pieces up a little and with kitchen scissors in right hand make 3 or 4 slits so that meat sits flat in pan. > into casserole dish.
  4. De-glaze pan with red wine, toms and water + pepper salt + dried herbs> on top of meat in dish.

Liquid should well and truly cover the meat.  Add eater if necessary.    Poke fresh herbs down under liquid.

Lid on > into oven,  cook approx 1 hour.   Test with sharp instrument if cooked. Do usual soaking up of any fat with paper towelling.

Steam chunky carrots and add to pot just before serving.  Thicken with a little of your usual (GF use Cornflour) and serve with jacket potatoes and green beans.

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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