The Heart Behind
Rosalie House Cellar Door and Restaurant opened in 2018 as a way for the Thompson family to showcase and share the wines from their vineyard. It is now a destination for visitors from near and far, who come to experience great food, excellent service and wines that have been lovingly created from this small vineyard here in the Lilyvale Valley.
The vineyard was hand-planted in 2005 by Doyle and Vicki Thompson, with their three daughters, Renee, Teshla and Emily (and the assistance of grandchildren and Jetty the Wine Dog). It’s been a labour of love for Doyle and now Renee caring for the vines, having the grapes harvested and seeing them turned into delicious local wine. From the first vintage in 2008 to the current year’s, the wine continues to develop, offering guests and online customers alike unique wines that taste of the rich soil of the Darling Downs.
AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT & TEAM
We are committed to providing each guest with an experience they will never forget. However long or short their time with us, they will be welcomed as friends and leave as family.
Our high-quality, imaginative food showcases the best local ingredients and our wines have been created with care, attention and love. We deliver guests meals that are familiar, yet unlike anything they’ve had before, paired with wines that taste of the rich soil and bright sunshine of the Lilyvale Valley.
Our aim is to create a happy and supportive environment in which our team can learn, develop and thrive as hospitality professionals. We want to support them to grow their careers and also grow as individuals, instilled with our dedication to people, community and outstanding customer experiences. We are not just a team, we’re a family.
We’re dedicated to supporting the wider Toowoomba and Darling Downs region through our commitment to buying from local growers and utilising local businesses for services and equipment.
We love what we do and are fortunate to be supported by the community. In return we give back to this community through supporting local sporting clubs and charities. We’ve made a promise to donate $1 of every bottle of Rosalie House wine sold at the cellar door to our partner charities Hope Horizons and Protea Place.
As caretakers of the land upon which Rosalie House sits, we are dedicated to caring for this environment that we are so fortunate to live and work in. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and are committed to using it productively and responsibly, repurposing, reusing and minimising waste to endeavour to leave the land better than when we first set foot on it.
Sitting just a few hundred meters from the Cellar Door and Restaurant, the original Rosalie House homestead was built in 1923 by the Lavender family. Materials were taken from existing structures on the property to create this beautiful Queenslander that is now home to the Thompson family. It was named for the area, Rosalie Shire, which has now become part of the Toowoomba Regional Council.
Rosalie House Cellar Door and Restaurant sits nestled amongst four acres of Shiraz, Chardonnay, Viognier and Grenache grapes. This beautiful railway cottage, originally from Toowoomba and moved to the property, was carefully and lovingly restored by Doyle and his father Don. The restaurant pays homage to the rich local history we are so passionate about here at Rosalie House. The beautiful verandah that wraps around the Cellar Door was added to the cottage by Doyle and his family of helpers to provide a unique Queensland alfresco dining experience. The verandah offers guests the perfect vantage point from which to admire the picturesque Lilyvale Valley. This is the place to sip a glass of wine as you watch the sun set behind our vines.