Showing posts with label Tintilla. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tintilla. Show all posts

Monday, May 16, 2011


At The House of Vintner we are once again delighted
to bring you details of the ...

As the winter woollies come out, we all have the same thought on our mind; what can I do to feel warm, cosy and relaxed?

The June long Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month has just the ticket. The Fireside Series which includes indulgent activities set by a beautiful open fire at guest houses, cellar doors and restaurants, is part of over 70 unique food and wine events happening across the month.

‘Fireside’ includes delightful experiences such as matching reds from the cellar with delectable local cheeses; enjoying a dish of local produce paired with one of Hunter Valley’s premium wines, high tea by an open fire sampling sweet pastries, cakes and treats paired with some of the region’s finest dessert wines.

Fireside Series Events include:

"Souper" Fireside Tasting of the Best of Mistletoe

An intimate, informal fireside tasting of Mistletoe’s highly rated wines being served with a selection of "delicious warming winter soups, fresh crusty bread and cheese" to match the wines.

High Tea at Tower Lodge

Relax in front of an open fire in the picturesque Tower Lodge whilst enjoying a high tea matched with Tower Estate wines.

Fireside Indulgence at Tintilla

Discover the luscious world of fortified wines – the ultimate experience in front of their cellar door fire.

Samples of the wines will be enhanced by specially matched canap├ęs.

From rustic cottages to luxurious lodges, from a romantic getaway for two or a chance to take a break with the family or friends, the Hunter Valley has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. This is a great chance to take a decadent mini break this winter.

Fireside Accommodation Packages include:

Spicers Vineyards Estate Fireside Indulgence Package

Enjoy a 2 night accommodation package, King Spa Suite, your own log burning fireplace and spa ensuite. You will also be treated with many more goodies to make your stay as warm and lovely as possible.

Mercure Fireside Indulgence Package (Midweek Sun–Thu)

Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley Gardens package includes accommodation for one night, breakfast for two and a unique three course fine dining experience in the privacy and warmth of your suite.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

As a preferred accommodation supplier to the month-long Hunter Valley Food and Wine festival, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is offering great rates on its Explore and Escape package*, including overnight accommodation and full buffet breakfast for two at Redsalt restaurant, from $185 in a deluxe guest room, from $230 in a two-bedroom villa and from $280 in a three-bedroom villa.

For other fantastic accommodation options see Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation & Chateau Elan at the Vintage for great Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month packages.

With so many great wine and food activities on throughout June, these options will be popular and we recommend you book your activities and accommodation well in advance. To book, visit

Hunter Valley Wine and Food month is a Tourism NSW Regional Flagship event, this activity/campaign was supported by the NSW Government through Tourism NSW and its Regional Tourism Partnership Funding Program.

For a full month’s program, individual event details, and information on how to book tickets and accommodation visit

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tintilla Estate - Pebbles Brief Chardonnay


At The House of Vintner we recently had the pleasure of sampling the Tintilla Estate Pebbles Brief Chardonnay 2009 from the Hunter Valley.  This wine is a new release and reflects the region in which is it grown - rich limestone soil producing a wine in natural and vivid flavours of nectarine, melon and peach with an oak balance. This is an aromatic chardonnay that continues to express itself as it ages, and deepens in complexity - and can be enjoyed now or later.  Pebbles Brief has a long and unique flavour that prolongs the enjoyment. If you love a Chardonnay, you'll love this one!

A well-known label, Tintilla Estate is a 25 acre vineyard in the heart of wine country. A Hunter Valley delight, Tintilla Estate boasts olive trees and mosaic vines, planted to complement the soil and the slopes of the property, creating unique and distinctive flavours in every wine created.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our latest and greatest...

The House of Vintner
currently has more
promotions coming

(Photo courtesy of Michelle Hayward Photography)

'Ladies who shoot their lunch'
2007 Shiraz
Strathbogie Ranges
Plunkett Fowles

'Mother's Milk'
2008 Shiraz
First drop wines
Barossa Valley

And a beautiful
From Tintilla Estate
in the beautiful Hunter Valley
'Pebbles Brief 2009'
(rrp $26)

The House of Vintner...
Chocolate and Cookie Promo!


More promotions more exciting things happening...

Have you seen our Sister Blog ~ Creation Cottage (website coming soon). We have a massive Mother's Day Promotion underway (pix this week of all of the beautiful products we are receiving!) 

We have an amazing array of gorgeous items which will be presented in a very stylish French market basket!  Two lucky mums will have the chance to win!  Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Creation Cottage is currently featuring some wonderful products. We are doing a BIG BAG promotion - see Jeanie B our featured biz today! If you'd like to feature your art & craft product/s contact us, and ask us how!

But wait.... there's more!


Check out The Shopping Caddy we are currently promoting and supporting!  No mum can be without one of these and we will have one to give away so watch out for that!

Also coming to Creation Cottage ~ Gluten-Free Products, Allergy-Friendly products!  And more... When you visit our blogs don't forget to click the 'Follow Button' to keep abreast of all that's happening at...

 The House of Vintner & Creation Cottage!