Meet the Thompson's and their team
Doyle and Vicki Thompson, with their three daughters, Renee, Teshla and Emily (with the assistance of Grandchildren and Jetty the #WineDog) hand planted the now vines we see today, in the rich black soil of the region in 2005. Henceforth, it’s been a labour of love caring for the vines, having the grapes harvested and produced into delicious local wine.
With an extensive background in hospitality and a passion for old style country charm, The Thompson family invites you into their self built piece of serenity and to enjoy a piece of their heart.
THE HOMESTEAD, SURROUNDED BY VINES
Rosalie House, an original Queenslander homestead across the way, with the adjoining Vineyard, sits at 510 metres above sea level on the eastern edge of the Darling Downs.
Restored by Doyle and his father Don, this beautiful railway cottage, originally from Toowoomba, pays homage to the rich local history the Thompson Family are so passionate about. The Cottage, now Cellar Door & Restaurant, like the rest of us here, call the picturesque Lilyvale Valley and fruitful vines home.
Rosalie House is known for creating artisan wines, reminiscent of integrity, complexity and dangerously delicious and easy to drink.
|Doyle Thompson: "Seriously" a Legend & Wine Connoisseur|
|Vicki Thompson: Kitchen Mum and Creator of Classic Homestyle Goodies.|
|Renee Brown: General Manager & Uniform Fashionista|
Stacey Conner - Head Chef
Stacey’s food philosophy is simple “keep it fresh and always keep learning”, shes always striving to learn and try new things in the kitchen.
Originally from NZ, she came to Australia working for Chef Sean Connolly in Adelaide at Sean’s Kitchen then went on to work with him in Dubai. She’s worked alongside some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s best chefs, and some of world’s biggest stars have been lucky enough to have her cook for them.
Stacey’s passions lie with Butchery, ageing of meats and grill cookery, seafood is also a huge passion of hers. She believes there is no substitute for getting the best cuts of meat, the freshest of seafood and freshest fruit and vegetable produce, she has a found a home in Toowoomba and loves the local produce the farmers and that everyone gets involved and wants to learn about her food and the wine here at Rosalie House.
You may find a middle eastern/Mediterranean spin on some of Stacey’s dishes which she has gained from her time in travelling.
Brigitte Erickson - Sous Chef