5-senses Dinner – QLD First

 Ignite the 5 Senses
Tastes of the very best wines & gourmet, chef prepared foods
• Smells of a “Nez du Vin” kit to align the correct aromas to Halliday 5 Star wines
• Sights of remastered, classic movies
• Sounds live String Quartet, and of informative discussions
• Touch of CLASS! (gentlemen, black tie)

Experience, in the highest altitude Halliday RED 5-Star winery in Australia.

 

“Salt of the Earth” Winemaker, Stephen Oliver @ Heritage Estate

“Salt of the Earth” Winemaker, Stephen Oliver @ Heritage Estate

Heritage Winemaker in Full Flight

Stephen dreamed of becoming a winemaker. He began his journey as a cellarhand at a small winery, called Heritage Estate in 2001, learning the ins and outs of the trade and honing his skills under the illustrious winemaker Jim Barnes.

Despite his passion for winemaking, Stephen’s true calling was as a firefighter. He spent his free time volunteering at the local fire department, always eager to help out in any way he could. Years passed and Stephen’s hard work and dedication paid off. He was offered a job as a winemaker at a prestigious winery and jumped at the opportunity. He worked tirelessly to create delicious, high-quality wines and quickly made a name for himself in the industry.  In 2009 Stephen Oliver was named Finalist in the prestigious competition, Young Winemaker of Australia.

But even as he achieved success in the winemaking world, Stephen never forgot his passion for firefighting. He continued to volunteer at the local fire department, and in 2019 all his skills were tested.   The infamous bushfires of Stanthorpe had the town under threat over several fearsome days of ferocious flames.  Stephen was Commander in Chief and lead the crews on the hills above Stanthorpe. In recognition, he was elected to Regional Deputy of Rural Operations.

Years passed, and Stephen became one of the most respected winemakers in the region. But one day, the winery where he got his start as a cellarhand reached out to him. They were in dire straits and needed a new winemaker to save the vintage. Stephen knew he had to help, so he left his current job and returned to the winery where he began his journey.

He worked tirelessly to bring the winery back to its former glory, and with the help of his old friends and colleagues, he was able to do just that. As he stood in the vineyard, looking out at the grapes that he had helped to nurture, Stephen knew that he had truly come full circle. He had achieved his dream of becoming a winemaker, and had also been able to pursue his passion for firefighting. And he knew that, no matter what challenges came his way, he would always be ready to face them head-on.

As winemaker, Stephen is responsible for overseeing the production of wine from grape cultivation to bottling. This includes tasks such as selecting and managing grape vineyards, supervising the grape harvesting and crushing process, monitoring fermentation, and aging the wine in barrels. He is also responsible for blending different grape varieties and batches of wine to create a consistent product. Additionally, Shephen is involved in marketing and sales, as well as maintaining the overall operations of the winery. A winemaker’s life can be challenging as it involves long hours, physical labor and the need to be able to adapt to changing weather conditions and market demand. However, it can also be rewarding as it allows for creativity, experimentation and a deep connection to the land and its produce.

Eat Local on Signature Experiences

Eat Local on Signature Experiences

Heritage Restaurant sources all fresh produce from the Granite Belt, as well as Mooloolaba fisheries

A restaurant that puts the Granite Belt on the MAP, Heritage Estate incorporates locally-grown produce on all menus. Our chefs are just as passionate about their dishes, as their neighbours, the farmers who produce the food.  It’s well worth booking a special meal because if goes beyond a meal.  The three signature experiences are accompanied by special tours that guide you through the fun of winemaking.   Check out the dates for the following:

  1. VINE+DINE Journey Lunch (Thu-Mon)
  2. POETs Progressive Dinner (Fridays)
  3. 5-Senses Black Tie Degustation Dinner (2nd Saturday Monthly)

 

Winery News

Winery News

Winery life is always interesting.  Learn about where the wine comes from with our experiences:

    1. Picnics – prepared for hidden locations,
    2. Events – Opera October,
    3. Eat Local – Paddock to Plate trails (we source everything from Sam’s Local Produce, for :
  1. Vine+Dine Journey gourmet lunch
  2. 5-Senses Black Tie dinner
  3. POETS Progressive dinner
  4. A la carte & picnic experiences – as a matter of principle!

 

 

Opera Broadway October 22

Opera Broadway October 22

Life changing for many in the audience to be in the presence of international talent.

 

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery Oct 2022

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery Oct 2022

Everyone looked stunning in special robes fit for a King.  Music, wine, friends and family was the theme.

 

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery Sep 2022

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery Sep 2022

Music, wine, friends and family. 5-Senses Degustation this month welcomed special guest, Heritage Winemaker, Mr Stephen Oliver.

 

Fine Vintage JazzBluesRock Lunch Sep 2022

Fine Vintage JazzBluesRock Lunch Sep 2022

Thank you to Mick Power, Dan M and Paul for a wonderful music experience.  Great food too.

 

Flash back to our first Fine Vintage concerts in 2020

 

Images

Images

Queensland Tourism Awards Images.

 

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery Aug 2022

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery Aug 2022

Flappers sparked a new era at Heritage Estate.  Thanks to everyone, it was a fabulous night.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery Beefsteak and Burgundy Brisbane Charter Aug 2022

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery Beefsteak and Burgundy Brisbane Charter Aug 2022

Brisbane Beefsteak and Burgundy Brisbane enjoy special museum wines at the Heritage Estate 5Senses Degustation Dinner, Aug 2022.

As a special offering to Beefsteak attendees, please tell us your name and phone and we will call you to arrange your complimentary bottle of museum wine, enjoyed on the night.  With every five wines, please choose from:

  1. 2005 Semillion – a classic full-bodied Semillion with a touch of French oak, deepened golden colour with a long finish, suitable for further cellaring
  2. 2004 Verdelho – Mature, fruity and aromatic classic Verdelho.
  3. 2002 Shiraz – Drinking now, with a light crust, of smooth, balanced, and lightly spiced.
  4. 2004 – Cabernet Sauvignon – Integrated French oak tannins with long-lasting finish, drink now or in 3 years.

Please let us know your name and phone so we can arrange it.

  1. 2005 Semillion – a classic full-bodied Semillion with a touch of French oak, deepened golden colour with a long finish, suitable for further cellaring
  2. 2004 Verdelho – Mature, fruity and aromatic classic Verdelho.
  3. 2002 Shiraz – Drinking now, with a light crust, of smooth, balanced, and lightly spiced.
  4. 2004 – Cabernet Sauvignon – Integrated French oak tannins with long-lasting finish, drink now or in 3 years.

Please let us know your name and phone so we can arrange it.

Sthn QLD Country Tourism SQCT Granite Belt Networking July 2022

Sthn QLD Country Tourism SQCT Granite Belt Networking July 2022

Southern Queensland Country Tourism SQCT, Tourism Events Qld TEQ and Granite Belt Networking July 2022

Sicilian Association of Qld Xmas Lunch July 2022

Sicilian Association of Qld Xmas Lunch July 2022

The mayor of The Southern Downs and Granite Belt recounted wonderful stories with humour and aplomb.  A wonderful night was had by all.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery July 2022

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery July 2022

Enjoyed by many, and remembered by those attending, thanks to our wonderful photographer, Glenda Reilly.  Please indulge.

Xmas Lunches Every Fri, Sat, Sun  in July 2022

Xmas Lunches Every Fri, Sat, Sun in July 2022

Every weekend, Fri, Saturday & Sunday in July, Santa’s arrival on a reindeer was a hit with all the naughty girls who loved his special Santa Balls!   Singing and jokes rival the great festive fare.

Northern Rivers Jazz Acidbleed at Heritage Winery June 2022

Northern Rivers Jazz Acidbleed at Heritage Winery June 2022

Northern Rivers doctors and friends are so talented! Toe tapping, feel great music from across the border.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery June 2022

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery June 2022

A treat to have our War Veterans back for the 2nd year.  This was a very special group to which we treated by Blending our own Grange.

Queensland Gov @ Heritage Estate Wines

Queensland Gov @ Heritage Estate Wines

Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM, Governor of Queensland, has lunch around Queensland’s first table (c1864) at Heritage Estate restaurant.
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5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery December 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery December 2021

It looks like another wedding party, but this Degustation Dinner begins with French Champagne in the vineyard.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery November 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery November 2021

Belinda is our mainstay for the live String Ensemble. Every month we enjoy the amazing musical repertoire of classical through to modern numbers.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery October 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery October 2021

Feel like a trip overseas? Come to the Heritage Manor Dinners, for a little bit of Scotland,…. or France, or Italy…. The atmosphere will take you to wherever you want to be.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery September 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery September 2021

Just like sharing dinner at the Captian’s Table of a grand ocean liner, here is your chance to dress up to the nines.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery August 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery August 2021

Take your partner to that very special Black-Tie Degustation Dinner for a memorable evening, with professional photos by Glenda Riley Photography (c) included.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery July 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery July 2021

It’s hardly surprising that this may well be your most memborable event of the year.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery June 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery June 2021

Enjoy dishes like smoked Emu and Flambed Duck Egg at the 5Senses Degustation Dinners held at Heritage Estate.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery May 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery May 2021

Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce members at our 5Senses Degustation Dinner enjoy the culinary delights.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery April2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery April2021

Gourmet food is the main event, but don’t miss out of the other 5Senses Sensations.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery February 2021

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery February 2021

More than a dinner.  More than a meal.  More than just wines.  Experience all your 5Senses.

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery October 2020

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery October 2020

Our first black-tie dinner where every gentleman wore a bow tie, and none of them were black!!

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery September 2020

5Senses Degustation Dinner Heritage Winery September 2020

Our dinners are taking shape and drawing food lovers from all over South East Queensland.

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