Ocean View Estates Winery

Over the weekend we were invited to visit the gorgeous Ocean View Estates Winery. The Winery is family owned and operated by Kate and Thomas and is located at Mt Mee, only 45kms from Brisbane City. We made the scenic drive up the mountain and arrived at the winery where we met with stunning views of the property and a relaxing, serene atmosphere. The surroundings were perfect, we couldn’t wait to try the food!

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Food:

Vine and Bine beer and wine food pairings

The new Vine and Bine experience is a must try at Ocean View Estates Winery. Choose from wine or craft beer paired with five delicious dishes. All wine and beer is produced on site at the winery and the dishes are prepared by chef Tony Tierny and his talented team. We tried both the wine and beer pairings and couldn’t decide which we liked best! For us the stand out dishes were the mushroom dumpling and slow cooked brisket steamed bun – delicious!

Price $75
Vegetarian options available

Wine Pairing:

House cured salmi, avocado creme fraiche, compressed watermeon, horseradish, yarra valley caviar
Paired with 2015 Sparkling Chardonnay

Seared tuna, toasted seaweed, sesame, yuzu jelly
Paired with 2014 Reserve Viognier

Soft shell crab, Vietnamese mint, coriander, bean sprouts, spicy eggplant, lime
Paired with 2014 Wild Fermented Chardonnay

Mushroom dumplings, green shallot, puffed quinoa, sesame finer dressing
Paired with 2015 unwound merlot

French oak smoked duck breast, lotus root, burnt pumpkin, edamame, umeshu jus
Paired with 2015 Unwound Shiraz

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Beer pairing:

Seared tuna, toasted seaweed, sesame, yuzu jelly
Paired with german lager

Freshly shucked oyster, lime cavier
Paired with My Bouquet (hibiscus saison – gluten free)

Confit pork jowl, ham hock broth, snow pea, nori, pig’s ears
Paired with She’s Gone Pale (Pale ale)

Crispy lamb ribs, sumac yoghurt
Paired with Wattle We Do (nut brown scottish ale)

Slow cooked brisket steam buns, chipotle mayo, eggplant pickle , coriander, lime
Paired with French kiss (chocolate porter with French oak)

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Four Course Degustation

For dinner we were treated to Ocean View estates exquisite four course degustation created by head chef Tony and his team.  The menu is comprised of Modern Australian cuisine made with local produce and paired with winemaker Thomas’ chosen wines and port. We loved every dish!

Roasted scallops, Mooloolaba spanner crab, coco nibs, pea puree and macadamia crumble
Paired with 2014 Wild Fermented Chardonnay

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Confit pork jowl, ham hock broth, snow pea, nori and pig’s ears
Paired with 2014 Reserve Viognier


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French oak smoked duck breast, lotus root, burnt pumpkin, edamame and ueshu jus
Paired with 2015 underwood shiraz

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Rhubarb, raspberry sorbet, raspberry crumble, raspberry jelly and rosemary flowers
Paired with 2012 OV Gold

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$80pp/$90pp matching wine. Click here to see the degustation options.

Sunday breakfast

The restaurant offers a selection of delicious breakfast dishes on a Sunday from 8:30am – 10:30am. We were spoiled for choice but opted for the following dishes:

62 degree eggs, crispy bacon, roasted mushrooms, confit tomato, organic sourdough. This dish was amazing! I am a huge fan of crispy american style bacon and this hit the spot, a perfect breakfast – especially if you’ve had a few too many wines the night before…

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Grilled haloumi, avocado, confit tomato and organic sourdough. Haloumi is a must have on any breakfast menu and this dish did not disappoint. No breakfast is complete without toast and this organic sourdough is one of the best we’ve ever tasted. This is definitely a breakfast worth making the drive for on a Sunday morning.

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Sweets

Fresh Scones, jam and cream are a must have. These were seriously the best scones i’ve ever had, fluffy on the inside with a crunchy crust on the outside, served warm…mmmm.

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Handmade truffles and sweet selection – how pretty are these!

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The Restaurant 

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Activities:

Helicopter Wine Tour

Arrive in style! You can arrive at the winery via helicopter after a scenic tour over Redcliffe and the Mt Mee range. After taking in the spectacular views, taste a variety of wines at the cellar door then enjoy an exquisite 3 course lunch at the restaurant whilst taking in even more beautiful scenery from the vineyards and lakes and then catch a ride back home (or your chosen destination) in the helicopter.

Price: $940 (2 people) all inclusive from several locations, extra person $400.

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Winery Horse Ride

For something a little more hands on you can take a 2-2.5hr horse ride through the hills of Ocean View where you can experience stunning views of the glasshouse mountains and Moreton bay region. Once you arrive at the winery you will enjoy wine tastings and a cheese platter followed by your choice of a main dish and dessert. Bookings taken through Slickers on 07 3285 2704 or fill in the online enquiry form  here.

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Wine Tours

Ocean View Estates offer a variety of wine tours showcasing the delicious wines that are grown and made on site. Experience the passion of the winemakers in a relaxed setting and taste some of the best wines Queensland has to offer.

Unwind in the vines tour with transport: 9:30 – 4pm Enjoy the day with a guided wine tour and tasting with cheeses, followed by a meal and dessert accompanied by tea or coffee, a vineyard walk and a drive through the country valleys. Includes hotel transfers.
Prices:

min 4 people  $220pp
10-15 people  $135pp                 
min 20 people $105pp

Self Drive Option: If you are driving to the winery please contact beforehand to book a wine tour.

Tastes of Somerset Valleys Wine Tour: 9am – 5pm. An all day tour including a visit to a tea house, award winning cellar door restaurant and winery (Ocean View Estates) and two cellar door cafes in the wine region. Click here for the full itinerary and pricing.

Walk a while with the Wine Maker:

This interactive eperience is exclusive to Ocean View Estates. Get amongst the vines with winemaker Thomas Honnef. Visit three vineyards and taste eight matching wines

Price: $50pp, bookings for groups of 15 or more. Click here for more info.


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Accommodation:

We stayed offsite at the gorgeous Hilltop House located just 5km from the winery. 3 bedrooms and a sunroom with an outdoor verandah that has some spectacular views over Mt Mee and the Glasshouse Mountains. The property has a BBQ and fire pit at the back of the property for toasting marshmallows on chilly nights. There are also three double sofa beds available to make a capacity of 12.

Also available on site are two beautiful self contained vineyard cottages and the luxury 5 bedroom winemakers cottage nestled in the vines, overlooking the lakes. For more information on accommodation click here.

 

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Contact Details:

www.oceanviewestates.com.au

Click here for the booking form

Phone: 07 3425 3900

Opening Hours:

Restaurant 
Thursday 10am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday 10am – late
Sunday 8.30 – 5pm

Cellar Door
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm

 

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