At the cottages

We are on a continual quest to think of all of the ways we can make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. We welcome guest feedback and use this to further develop package ideas and inclusions. We regularly update and refresh the decor and have a great working relationship with local interior design guru Jen from Decor Made Easy. Tina and Jen could spend hours talking about fabrics! Rachael and her guest services staff ensure that the rooms are prepared to a high standard and are always clean and fresh. It’s likely you will notice something new or different each time you come to stay, either with external developments, internal decor or new inclusions and package offerings. Have a read here to find out what’s the latest.

Empty Nest

Chirp! Chirp! Rise and shine sleepy heads! We love our new names! Bourke & Wills” Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun! The winner is Amie Kalleske. With their new names sorted, our little explorers Bourke & Wills have now headed off into the big wide world in search of new adventures. We hope you have plenty of new and exciting adventures planned for 2019 too. Come explore the Barossa this year!

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HotelsCombined – Recognition of Excellence 2018

10/10 for Stonewell!HotelsCombined Award

Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards has been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence 2018 for achieving the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction worldwide.

Thankyou to our guests we have stayed with us and taken the time to leave a review on Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards boasts a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts, receiving 163 reviews for an impressive rating of 10.0 out of 10.

Some of the top features guests have made mention of have been the “stunning lake views, the convenient location, comfortable large beds and satisfying breakfasts” and we have scored 10 out of 10 for cleanliness, facilities, location and rooms.

This award is a credit to our Operations Manager Rachael Morrison who provides a high level of service to our guests. Her dedication ensures our guests are well looked after even before they arrive, during their whole stay, right through to their departure and with follow up after their stay. Rachael leads our terrific Guest Services team, who take great pride in meticulously preparing our rooms to a high standard of cleanliness.

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From HotelsCombined:

“We are thrilled to be working with the best hotels in Australia and Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards is certainly among them” said Alberto Castellucchio, Market Manager of HotelsCombined Australia “What is different about the Recognition of Excellence is the way information is gathered and analysed: it all depends on the guest and his or her experience with that particular accommodation.” This award makes it “even easier for every traveller to identify the best hotel for customer service and therefore the best value for their money”.

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What’s my name?

If you would like to suggest a name for these two, go to our Facebook page and leave a comment.

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See how much they have grown

One week later!!

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Seppeltsfield Estate

Wine of the Month in the Cottages

Our complimentary wine for guests this month is the Seppeltsfield Grenache. The wine was made in the ‘joven’ style, meaning it is to be enjoyed now and has no oak maturation. The grapes are harvested from a contoured row, bush-vine block. This means all the grapes have to be hand picked and hand pruned. The Grenache was crafted through the historic 1888 Gravity Cellar. Built into the hillside on a series of terraces, gravity guides the flow of fruit down through the winery to deliver gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin.
Enjoy the wine, then a ‘must do’, is visit Seppeltsfield. Drive along the iconic date palm lined roads, enjoy the beautiful gardens, have a picnic from Benno’s kiosk, or choose to dine at Fino, visit Vasse Virgin, the JamFactory and all the other artisan makers. It is a fabulous day out!!

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New Guest Amenities

Fluffy towels, snuggly bathrobes, candlelit 2 person spa, made all the more inviting with our new guest amenities from our friends in Seppeltsfield, Vasse Virgin. Have a big soak, relax and rejuvenate with their beautiful products.

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Grapevines at budburst

Spring Fling Package – just released!

Come witness bud burst and shake off the winter blues! Get out and about, enjoy a beautiful spring day together with a guided gin tasting and a long leisurely lunch. That should put a spring in your step!

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Thirsty work….solar installation, new signage and new places to get a drink!

Engineering, digging and welding fun!

Our 8.8kw solar installation on the cottages is now complete. This complements our stand alone, off grid, 5kw solar system on our farm shed and office.

Dan and Evan have been busily angle-grinding and welding making the frames for our new signage which is about to be installed in the next week. What do you get when you have a surveyor and an engineer working on a project? Definitely nothing that is under engineered!! Reggie our eccentric Jack Russell who is constantly on the look out for rabbits and kangaroos and loves digging holes, has been keeping an eye on things too!

Just around the corner from the cottages, on Mattiske Road, Hayes Family Wines have opened a new cellar door, well worth a visit and an easy short walk away.

Another very exciting new venue that will be opening it’s doors at the end of this month is Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers. Already winning accolades for their outstanding gins, you can be one of the first to visit their stunning tasting room with a guided gin tasting experience included in our soon to be released Spring Fling Package. Stay tuned, we will let you know when our Spring Fling package is released. In the meantime, as winter comes to an end, why not grab some of our last remaining availability towards the end of this month and book our winter sale and save $100.

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Proposal Package Expanded!

Our fabulous Proposal Package has been expanded to include a champagne sunset tour to a beautiful location. This is a package just brimming with romance, one your intended will never forget!

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What’s Happening at the Cottages

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. The first of May signaled the end of the fire ban and all the wood boxes have been placed back at the cottages. There is nothing nicer than the glow of a warm fire and snuggling on the couch to watch a movie with a port after a great day out exploring the Barossa.

Next month will see the launch of our Winter Warmer seasonal special. It will include tempting soups, tasty desserts and a great winery experience.

We are very happy to announce our collaboration with a new tour company in the Barossa. Ben Shillito of Wine Legends comes highly recommended and specialises in private wine tours and luxury transfers. Wine Legends has an excellent range of curated winery tours, or you can design your own.  For more information visit Stay tuned for more information, as we are currently working together to formulate an exclusive touring and accommodation experience.

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