Juanita K - 12th June 2017
My friends and I had a fabulous lunch here over the weekend. We all enjoyed our meals ( meat, seafood and Vegetarian dishes). We tasted weines while waiting for our dishes so we could choose some bottles to enjoy with our lunch. It was lovely atmosphere sitting by the fire on a rainy winters day. The service was spot on and we cant wait to go back!
Alan & Lauraine Evans (Club Cassegrain Members) 10th June 2017
What a jolly night at Cassegrain Degustation Dinner, “ Taste of Winter” with the fire crackling in the back ground, we started the night with one of our favourites, Blanc De Blanc sparkling. We then meandered down to the wine cellar in 2 different groups, where Alex Cassergrain and Mark Kirkwood explained some of the mysteries of wine making, while we sampled wines going through different stages of fermentation and maturation, directly from the barrels. One wine the 2015 Reserve Shiraz is as good as it gets, It truly is outstanding, we can not wait to get some in our cellar. What followed was a food and wine delight. The plates we saw all went back to the kitchen empty, Cauliflower & Turnip Soup served hot to the table was an achievement on such a chilly night, followed by mussels, Risotto & Mushroom stack, Pistachio crusted lamb cutlets & chocolate fruit compote served with a new creation, to test your taste buds, Hot Chocolate with Cabernet!, a taste sensation. Each course was served with new release wines. On leaving we were given a small gift of local produce, Garlic-Pappinbarra, Yarras radish, Comboyne chilli, Hunter Valley Spring Onion /French Shallots & Brussel Sprouts, to celebrate the Harvest. Congratulations another success story to the Cassegrain and Seasons Team.
Coleen Carmody - June 2017
We recently organised a function at Seasons restaurant, and everyone reported having a wonderful time when I checked at the end of the evening. The staff went out of their way to accommodate all requests such as vegetarian or gluten-free meals, and advising of the disabled entry on the side near the electric car chargers. We had to supply our own sound system for the guest speakers, but apart from that all our requests were met. There was a welcoming log fire on arrival and a glass of sparkling, wine or beer. The food was delicious and I have never seen a chocolate mousse gobbled up so fast by half the guests at each table. I have no hesitation in recommending Seasons cafe restaurant for your next function. We will certainly be returning next year.
Regular Visitor - May 17
On our way north or south passing Port Macquarie we nearly always stop at Cassegrain wines to pick up a couple of dozen. This time it included a late-ish lunch at Seasons Café Restaurant. Glad we did. We didn’t need anything too heavy as we still had a few hours of travelling to go. The meals were fresh and tasty, the wine (one glass each) were crisp and cold. The staff were a happy lot, and were happy to chat and explain the meal or the wine or even home kitchen renovation ideas. We had already purchased our wine stocks prior to sitting down for lunch, id suggest you may wish to grab a meal at Seasons and try some of the Cassegrain varieties then head down to the cellar for bulk purchases. My advice, whether you are heading up or down the coast, take a break from the road works and stop in for lunch.
FoodWineTraveller (Trip Advisor, April 2017)
We enjoyed a brilliant lunch at Seasons the café at the winery. Started with escargot snails then enjoyed delish special of the day. The waitresses were super helpful in letting us know its cheaper to buy the bottle than 2 glasses of the same wine which is unheard of these days. We also enjoyed yummy cakes and the cutest latte art ive ever seen. Then they sent us down for a wine tasting and tour. Very informative staff in cellar door. We left with a case of wine and very happy soon to be regulars when we make the sea change next month.
Lisa Heyward - 12th April 2017
We recently got married at Cassegrains and cannot fault Carolyn and her amazing team at Seasons. Carolyn went above and beyond to make our day so special, and all of the food was incredible. All our friends raved about not only how delicious it was, but the amount of food on offer! Thank you so much from the new Mr and Mrs Heyward. :)
Robert Cranna - 2017 Jaguar Post-Rally Tour Coordinator (April 2017)
Hi Carolyn, Just a note to thank you and your team for hosting the Jaguar tour group to lunch last Friday... The meal you organised was entirely adequate in quantity and quality and was delivered in a very pleasant environment. Everyone had an enjoyable time during the visit and commented favourably to me. (I was surprised at the popularity of the snails though!) The whole six day tour turned out to be a remarkable success relative to other similar Jaguar events and a very enjoyable time was had by all who attended. Please pass on my thanks to your team, and my thanks especially to you for the help with organisation.
Roxana Chan - 22 November 2016
"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for hosting the Golden Bean Awards on Saturday night, everyone looked great and thank you for being flexible with the timing of everything - and the food was amazing, especially for that quantity, please pass onto your chef. Thanks again,
David & Trish - 6 September 2016
"Thank you for a wonderful Father's Day spent at Cassegrain Winery. The feel, atmosphere and decoration of the restaurant was superb. We enjoyed delicious food and wine and were attended to by an excellent team of wait staff. Once again, congratulations and thank you for a memorable day!"
Carol & Steve Sellick - 5 September 2016
"We just want to thank you for the beautiful setting and excellent food for the Spring Launch Luncheon on Father's Day at your Season's Restaurant. This was our first time coming and we definitely will be coming again. We do hope that you continue to have the launch of each season as a luncheon, rather than a dinner. Looking forward to the next one that we can attend. Thanks Again!"
Georgia F (French Student, Mackillop College)
To Carolyn, I really enjoyed the experience I had at your restaurant. Everything was beautifully presented, the food was delicious, even the food I didn’t prefer as much were beautiful. I had a wonderful time and im positive everyone else did aswell. I had a great time and will definitely come by with my family for lunch at your restaurant.
Merci Beacous, Thank you very much
Anne O'Brien, Principal MacKillop College - 24 August 2016
"A note of thanks with regard to your assistance and organisation with our committee of our College community event, Dinner in the Vines which was held on Saturday, 6th August 2016. The food and service were great and the venue was very high quality and modern. Your venue assisted to create a wonderful atmosphere for a very successful evening."
Debbie Ward, McKillop College - 9 August 2016
"Thank you for a fantastic night . We couldn't fault you or your staff, everything was done to perfection. Thanks!"
Libby Foster - 3 August 2016
"I just wanted to write and congratulate and thank you and your Staff at Seasons Cafe-Restaurant for a wonderful evening last Saturday night at the North Coast Legendary Pacific Coast Tourism Awards. The venue at Cassegrain in the Barrel Room had such character and ambience – it was a really authentic experience. The menu showcased an array of local produce – it was totally delicious & generous (as was the champagne & of course your wines). I would also like to complement your Staff who were attentive and friendly. It was a memorable night. Thanks again."
Janette Hyde - 1 August 2016
"We recently held the Regional Tourism Awards for the North Coast Destination Network at this venue. From the minute we started to organise the function we knew we had a winner. Carolyn Fowler, Restaurant and Functions Manager, was amazing, nothing was too much trouble.
The food, the wine, the staff and the wonderful keg room provided the setting for a great night, would totally recommend Cassegrain Wines for your next special occasion. Two happy Aussies!"
Denise Forsyth - 27 Aprl 2016
"It's a pleasure to write that my friends, daughter and I had a wonderful time at the winery last Saturday, 23 April, when we first visited the cellar door where we were looked after professionally and courteously by Matt who was attending to many groups in the same way at that time and not once did he become flustered or treat anyone differently.
From the cellar, we went to the restaurant where we found a wonderful interesting menu and more professional staff. We all chose a different dish and thoroughly enjoyed our meals, plus wine, desert, coffee and hot chocolate. Whilst waiting for our meal, Matt came to the table to make sure we were happy with the choice of menu and wine which we were able to ensure him we were. That was a very nice way of continuing the service provided at Cassegrain.
After our meal, we went back to the cellar door where my friends joined the Wine Club which is not something they've bothered to do before but it was brought about by the level of service by the staff, quality of wines and delicious meals at Cassegrain.
Please feel free to use any part of this email to champion your establishment because I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cassegrain winery and must congratulate you on your management of the restaurant."
James and Robyn Smith - 18 February 2016
"We cant really thank you enough for ensuring that Rawleigh's birthday was a special day for him. He and Sandra have raved about their time at Cassegrain, they thoroughtly enjoyed the tour and tasting, thought the food and service was amazing, and felt very special with the attention they received during their visit. It sounds like everything we had hoped for Rawleigh when we are too far away to make sure his birthday was special for him ourselves. Thank you for your care and attention, it is much appreciated, and looking forward to making a visit ourselves."
Nancy Butterfield - 5 February 2016
"I'm finally back home and just wanted to say that Seasons restaurant at Cassegrain was an ideal venue to celebrate an 80th birthday. Staff were extremely obliging and went out of their way to be flexible in accommodating our needs to ensure the evening went smoothly. Family and friends all report having a wonderful time, and it was most importantly very special for Peg, the guest of honour. We look forward to a long relaxing lunch at Seasons cafe on another visit to the area, to further enjoy the menu offerings and sample more Cassegrain wines. Thank you again!"
Betty-Anne Durheim - 1 December 2015
"I wanted to thank you and your staff for making everything perfect on our visit. The food was just what we needed after our early start from Lismore... It was ready and waiting for us, there was plenty of it, the tea and coffee were a hit as well. The staff in the tasting area were also so friendly and helpful, and the area you put us in was perfect for a group of our size. My apologies for not arriving on time, long delay due to an accident on the highway. However not even that seemed to put your staff out and they were very welcoming. I will definitely recommend you to others and look forward to our next visit. Once again thank you!"