Q.) Do you have coffee?
A.) We wish - But no. We aren't geared up for coffee/hot drinks.
Q.) Can you bring your own bikes to ride around the station?
A.) No. We hire bikes to ride around the station however.
Q.) Are you wheel chair accessible?
A.) Yes, the cellar door area is wheel chair accessible. Parking is available at the front door and a smooth concrete path guides you inside. The grounds are accessible to some types of wheel chairs. Please contact us for more information if need be.
Q.) Which winery tour businesses do you recommend?
A.) Orange has several options for winery tours, all of which offer different style tours with varying inclusions. If you want to visit Heifer Station on your tour you should request us as a stop. If the operator can't include us then we suggest contacting us directly as it is very rare we can't accommodate you. The main operators in town are.
Orange taxi cabs also offer a reliable & casual service for visitors to wine country.
Q.) Do I need to book?
A.) To avoid disappointment, we highly recommend booking a table for a tasting. The woolshed space is limited in its size and capacity. The space inside is reserved firstly for people wanting to try/taste our range of wines or indulge in one of our bookable tasting experiences. Our outside area, petting zoo and grounds are reserved mainly for customers wanting to enjoy the space for a drink & nibble and aren’t interested or have tasted our wines previously. We prefer online bookings which can be done by visiting this link. BOOK A TASTING NOW. (waiting on FH to get the tasting link sorted)
Q.) What are your shipping options?
A.) We ship to QLD, VIC, ACT & NSW on retail orders of 12 bottles or more for FREE. We ship to TAS, WA, SA & NT for a flat rate of $15 on all orders no matter the quantity. For wholesale customers we ship freight free with a MOQ of 2 dozen.
Q.) Do you hire Heifer Station for Events?
A.) Yes, we do. We have a range of options for your event. We hire our barrel room space on a minimum spend basis of $1500 in the low season (Feb-Sep) and $2000 in the high season (Oct -Jan) The minimum spend includes wine, beers, cyders, soft drinks and tasting plates. We do work in with external caterers although there costs are additional to the minimum spend. We do have a BBQ, Pizza oven and hot coal grill which can be hired should you wish to cater yourselves. Additional costs apply.
Q.) Do you do weddings?
A.) For weddings contact email@example.com
Q.) How much is the petting zoo?
A.) The Petting zoo is FREE for customers of the cellar door only. It is not open to the general public. We expect that guests enjoying the petting zoo are also visiting to taste and buy our wine or enjoy a glass & our cheese boards. By doing this we can avoid having to charge a fee for access. The Animals require significant up-keep, especially during droughty years and we rely on the revenue gained via the cellar door to feed, staff and maintain the petting zoo and grounds.
Q.) Can I bring my own food/picnic?
A.) No, we do not permit guests to BYO food, except for babies and toddlers. We have toasted cheese sandwiches, cheese boards and dips available to enjoy along with a range of local non alcoholic children’s drinks.
Q.) Do you serve lunch/have a restaurant?
A.) We provide a small range of tasting plates designed to accompany a wine tasting or glass of wine, available for purchase at the bar. We do not have an onsite restaurant.
Q.) What if we don’t like wine?
A.) We love wine & we encourage everyone to try our tastings which are designed to be educational and casual. However, if you really don’t like wine we do have local craft beers & cyders available to purchase.
Q.) When are you open?
A.) We are open 7 days a week from 11am to 5pm with the exception of the 24th, 25th and 26th of December which we are closed for, for family time.
Q.) Where can we buy your wine?
A.) Heifer Station Wines is a very small boutique wine business with most of our wine available only at the cellar door, online via our website or via our wine club. We don’t have a distributor and as such we deal directly with various independent venues and wine outlets around the country. For further information on stockists or to become a stockist please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q.) Do you charge for a tasting?
A.) Yes. To try our range of single vineyard wines (9) we charge $10 per person tasting. The $10 is waived if wine is purchased for takeaway on a per person basis.
Q.) Can I still drive after doing a wine tasting?
A.) A standard tasting size is 30ml -If you try all 9 of our wines and dont use a spitoon you would have consumed close enough to 270ml of wine. That is just under 2 restaurant servings (150ml) of alcohol. 1 standard drink of wine is 100ml (red or white) which would be closer to 3 standard drinks. Based on that you should not drive after trying and consuming a full tasting flight. We recommend several local wine tour operators, taxi, uber or sober drivers.