John G. - 18th January 2019
'Tesla Supercharger + Lunch'
We stumbled upon Cassegrain Vineyard by pure coincidence, since the Tesla Supercharger is located at the vineyard. The charging of our cells morphed into a spontaneous wine tasting and a beautiful lunch. The shrimp and the quality of the beef were spot on, and the kids also enjoyed their chicken breast nuggets. A nice touch was a visit from Siobhan to the wine cellar to inform us that if we wanted to have lunch, we needed to order by 3:30.
Moreover, the 2017 Reserve Chardonnay rivals our Western Australia favorites, the Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay and the Pierro Chardonnay. Additionally, the 2015 Reserve Shiraz will mature into an amazing wine over the next decade that will compete with the best names from the Barossa Valley.
We joined the Platinum Wine Club and will anxiously await the wine to arrive on our doorstep, in addition to the trunk full of wine we departed with on a Wednesday afternoon. In April, during our month long journey around Australia on motorcycles with some fellow Americans, a return visit to Cassegrain is guaranteed.
Finally, I had the pleasure to meet John Cassegrain who is a passionate individual who runs a first class Australian family-owned vineyard but relishes in his deep French heritage.
Jennifer S - 24th August 2018
A group of us enjoyed a great lunch at Seasons at Cassegrain, the choices were to everyone's liking. With each meal they recommended a suitable wine. The meals were served promptly and all very delicious.
Dianne I - 15th July 2018
'Wonderful Winery and Welcome'
We visited Seasons at Cassegrain Winery yesterday. A cold day but a welcoming slow combustion heater warmed the whole room. Room outside for tables in the sun.
The menu is French based but has the standard Aussie F & C Hamburgers etc.Prices are very reasonable. The service is outstanding with well prepared meals, expertly served and very timely. The wine list is extensive and also reasonably priced by the glass or bottle.
Serves Coffee and Cake as well.
Recommend for a Sunday lunch.
Drj7743 - 9th July 2018
'Book a Tour'
A family owned award winning winery, 20 minutes from the centre of Port Macquarie. Book a tour and see how a winery operates. The cellar door is conducted by Jenni and the silver fox Eugen and are very knowledgeable. Plenty of wines to buy and I suggest you join the CLUB. The Seasons Cafe-Restaurant menu is French inspired.
Artkleko - 8th July 2018
'A Port Macquarie Gem'
My wife and I recently visited the winery and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Loved the wine tasting, our lunch and the wine. Great place to visit. Highly recommended.
Mickfromoz - 1st June 2018
'Great Wine tasting and Food'
Booked the free mini-bus to the winery with another couple also staying in town. The wine tasting and winery tour just for the four of us was fantastic! Then we enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the deck of their restaurant - great food and service in a beautiful setting. We will go again!
DPWilson - 4th November 2017
Five Stars! - The food here is second to none and the service is friendly and helpful. We did wine tasting at the Cellar Door then enjoyed the lunch specials with a glass of wine. It doesn't get any better than this! For Tesla drivers, there are 6 superchargers so you can charge while you eat. Highly recommended!
Ann003 - 3rd November 2017
Visited mostly to eat, but spent some time tasting lots of unusual varieties of wine! Food in restaurant was interesting and tasty, and local wine by the glass was available, we will return!
Morgan Haines - 25th Sept 2017
To the team at Seasons, Thank you all so much for helping make our recent charity ball (Port Macquarie Medical Society Winter Ball) such a success. Carolyn was so helpful in organising logistics prior to and on the night of the event. The service team was highly professional and responsive to all our needs on the night. The food and drinks package was both delicious and great value. The ability of Seasons to run our event for 120 people so smoothly is to be commended. I would highly recommend Carolyn and her team at Seasons for anyone planning a similar event. Best, Morgan.
Phillip & Lorraine Lynch - 7th Sept 2017
Ah Spring!! Once again The Cassegrain Seasonal Dinner was an outstanding success: excellent food, thoughtfully prepared and presented, complemented by elegant classical wines. What a pity we have only four seasons to celebrate. Roll–on Summer! Phillip & Lorraine
Lisa & Kate Baker - 6th Sept 2017
Hi Carolyn, we just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed having our mother/grandmother's 80th Birthday celebration at Cassegrains in the Seasons Café. Everything was perfect, the food, the venue, the staff and the service before and during the event. Our family and friends all had a lovely day. We will definitely be back again very soon. Thanks!
Carol W - 25th August 2017
I enjoyed lovely tea and cake after going horse riding. Great food and friendly service, Its a great place to relax and enjoy the lovely cake. If you are on a gluten free diet, its a good place to come - good to now see somt gluten free. I come here every time I am in Port, then drop into the winery.
Robbie - Port Macquarie 23rd August 2017
Birthday lunch for a friend, service was outstanding, menu was varied. All 5 of us had a very pleasant and enjoyable meal. I chose escargot for entree, rabbit for main, and a lovely chocolate mousse and strawberry pie. I will definitely put Seasons on the list for a revisit in the future.
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.