Mango Hill Cottages & Hill Of Promise Winery
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Private Cottage
- Double From $150 Per Night
- Free Wine Tasting!
Remember the Princesses in the Tower I wrote about in early September (well, that’s how I described the secondary fermentation stage of our latest 3 Marys Sparkling) One of the exciting times in the winery is progressive testing by TERRANZO THE WINERMAKER and the CELLAR RAT. The crown seal is carefully prised off, the contents are carefully poured into the glass….. it’s like a mini-fireworks, only better. Fine streams of pearly bubbles escape to the surface and wink at you. You take a sip…. mamma mia, deliciosa!! Back to sleep for another 4 weeks, final beauty treatment and release in December. sogni d’oro!!
Hope you are enjoying some of the glorious ‘SPRUMMER’ weather that we are feasting on…. crisper cool mornings and evenings with beautiful balmy days in between. In fact, ideal weather to get out the Webber or fire up the barbecue. Whether it’s seafood, chicken, beef, lamb or ‘that other white meat’ pork OR char-grilled capsicum, eggplant, corn, tomatoes…. the variety is endless. Match your favourites up with one of ‘HILL OF PROMISE’ whites or reds.
Spring here @ HILL OF PROMISE means it’s time to KICK OFF THE SECONDARY FERMENTATION STAGE of our next 3 MARYS SPARKLING SEMILLON. Winemaker TERRANZO and the support team of ELISA AND VERONICA (from Italy) and ALEXANDRA (from France) bottled 1 050 yesterday. The yeast/wine concoction that was added to the base dry white wine starts a second round of fermentation, resulting in all those lovely CO2 bubbles produced being trapped inside the bottle like princesses in a tower! The bottles were handled like new born babies and carefully placed in crates, where they will spend at least the next 3 months before the next stage of the story begins. Stay tuned for progress reports! (Yes, I was involved as the general Cellar Rat doing jobs hither and thither and providing sustenance for the winemaker!)
Send Winter packing, roll out the Welcome mat for Spring.
Come and join us in the winery for a LONG TABLE LUNCH SUNDAY 04 SEPTEMBER 2016. Yes, it’s FATHER’S DAY. ( How about a LONG TABLE LUNCH as a gift idea to celebrate dad’s special day ??)
GET TOGETHER with a GROUP OF FRIENDS over a DELICIOUS 3-COURSE LUNCH, matched with OUR FABULOUS PRESERVATIVE-FREE WINES in the AMBIENCE OF A WORKING WINERY. $65 pp all inclusive. Pre-booked, pre-paid tickets. 12.30 pm Arrival & Kick off with a glass of 3 MARYS BUBBLY 1.00pm sit-down for 1st course
PRESS THE PAUSE BUTTON after a busy week…. PHONE MARY and make a booking. Cellar door 4126 1311 winery 4126 3470 Mob 0408 875 305 E: email@example.com RSVP WED 31 AUGUST
Great night ….. delicious food, amazing wines, wonderful guests. Just the way to kick off the Festival! The winery was transformed with fairy lights and candles. Catch us on FACEBOOK: HILL OF PROMISE WINERY.
Next major HILL OF PROMISE WINERY function is FAREWELL WINTER, HELLO SPRING LONG TABLE LUNCH SUNDAY 04 SEPTEMBER… And Yes, that’s FATHER’S DAY. Bookings open soon!
The rosemary and thyme have been cut and a heady perfume fills the air, wonderful fresh produce has been picked up from our local suppliers and delicious aromas are drifting from the winery kitchen. We are so looking forward to 42 guests coming to share the LONG TABLE DINNER IN THE WINERY tomorrow evening. The buzz of conversation, laughter, tinkling of cutlery on plates, the clinking of glasses as old friends and new celebrate the season and share a meal….. aren’t we privileged!
What better way to celebrate and KICK OFF THE 2016 CHILDERS FESTIVAL than by joining us in the WINERY for a LONG TABLE DINNER on FRIDAY 29TH JULY. On offer ….. 3-COURSES based on lOCAL, SEASONAL PRODUCE matched with our AWARD-WINNING, PRESERVATIVE-FREE WINES, FORTIFIEDS AND SPARKLING. Get a group of friends or colleagues together or come along on your own and make some new friends! ALL THIS IN THE AMBIENCE OF A WORKING WINERY!
$65.00 per person, pre-booked and pre-paid. Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. RSVP TUESDAY 26TH JULY
Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.
4126 3470 (winery) 0408 875 305 (Mary) E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and celebrate WINTERFEAST with us here @ HILL OF PROMISE WINERY. What’s WINTERFEAST? It’s Queensland’s newest culinary tourism product for the Bundaberg Region and it celebrates authentic farm gate to plate dishes from Australia’s food bowl.
We are excited to be part of this two-week event with ‘TASTINGS ON THE TERRACE’ on MONDAY (YES! MONDAY ) 11TH JULY 2016 starting at noon and finishing around 3pm.
Take advantage of our gorgeous winter weather to enjoy a casual, light 2 course lunch with a distinctly Italian theme in the ambience of a local working winery.
Guests can purchase tickets $45.00 pp through www.winterfeast.com.au.
For more info visit bundabergnorthburnett.org
Sunday’s ITALIAN LONG LUNCH IN THE WINERY on Sunday 1st May took me back to my grandfather’s house at the back of the ‘Valley Cafe’. I was an 11-year old boy again, seated at the long table…. starched white table cloth, delicious food, lively conversation.
Mary and I welcomed our guests in the traditional Italian way ( you will have to come to our next function to find out what that is!)
All in all, a totally wonderful way to celebrate my Sicilian heritage and the best of all things Italian with friends both old and new. Graze tutti! Alla prossima! TERRANCE
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