Heritage Winery hold raceday


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

the house.

“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

4375 Australia

· Phone: 0746852197

· Website: www.heritageestate.wine