By Tania Phillips
The elegance and rustic charm of the Heritage Estate Winery will be the backdrop for
a Melbourne Cup celebration this year.
From 1pm to 4pm on 3 November the
Heritage Manor at the estate will play host
to a celebration with cocktails and canapes
and a big screen to watch the big race on.
Heritage Estate’s Therese Fenwick said
it promised to be a fun afternoon and a
rare chance to swap the Covid uniform of
yoga pants and pjs for hats, fascinators and
something a little dressier.
“There will be champagne and canapes
and prizes for the best dressed couple, best
women’s hat, best men’s hat, best dressed
classic woman and fanciest pants,” Therese
“A lot of people just love the opportunity to dress up. You can even make your
own fascinator – it doesn’t have to be posh
– that’s what people used to do in the older
“You can even just take an existing beach
hat and jazz it up with a scarf If you want to
be a little bit thrifty.
“We will have music – it won’t be live. We
will have the big screen showing the race
and we’re in a winery – so there will be plenty of the wine.”
And what wine it is – the small winery recently became the highest scoring Halliday
winery in Queensland scoring being named
a red five-star winery in respected winewriter James Halliday’s rating system.
“Ninety-six percent of all the Australian
wineries are represented (in the rating system) and we are the top Qld winery and in
the top eight percent in Australia,” she said.
“We have been here for thirty years and
we do these incredible food-wine pairings,
degustation dinners, black stunning and
the wines are just superb.”
Therese said the Melbourne Cup event
was a chance to get a small taste of just
what the Heritage Estate was all about
while having a fun afternoon out away from
“This will be a chance to watch the race
on the big screen in the old building at Heritage, a building that has a fabulous atmosphere and it has nice high ceilings so no
matter what the day brings, it will be cool if
it’s hot or if it’s cold.”
And matching the atmosphere will be
the food – tiers of little sandwiches, macarons and savory food in the popular Hightea-style.
Book ahead on the website to secure
a place or two for the event. To book your
ticket head to https://heritageestate.wine/
· Date: November 3
· Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
· Cost: $40
· Venue: Heritage Manor – Heritage Estate
· 747 Granite Belt Drive, Cottonvale, QLD
· Phone: 0746852197
· Website: www.heritageestate.wine