Cottontails is our preferred local restaurant to meet or celebrate.The environment is excellent set among the gently hills above the Murrumbidgee River that is a few kilometers away. The scene changes with the seasons; greens as the sun lazes elsewhere in this world and all-consuming browns and oranges in the harsh lights of summer. Cottontails is constructed to combat all seasons and they use a superb cooling system.It is set on the brow of a hill outside Wagga, an easy drive from the city. There is plenty of parking that is at the end of the kilometre plus road in ... the road has lines of olive tree all the way. We have watched them grow for many years. They seem to be well placed as do the grape vines nearby.The staff is inevitably welcoming and attentive.The menu is expansive and well presented and explained.Never have we left unsatisfied; hence we return.The twenty minute drive is well worth it as is the opportunity to admire the vista.Cottontails can easily cater for functions and they are able to provide other facilities as well.
Hi Lilly. Thank you so much for yesterday! Lunch was beyond amazing! We all had such a lovely time. Especially the Birthday girl. You do an amazing job! Thanks Again!
Friendly, welcoming, homey. Still maintains class. The perfect venue for our family day. Well enjoyed by all.
Attended cottontails for second time, this time for a meal. Service was first class,the young man knew his job and was very professional in all aspects. Food was super yummy and worthy of five stars. The tapas menu was varied and delicious. We would be happy to take our guests from South Australia back to the restaurant. The food is on a par with wineries in SA. We all tried the wines and they went home with two boxes. Well done to owners.
I can’t thank Cottontails enough for our family birthday celebration last Saturday night. The meals were spot on and came so quickly, I must mention how delicious the pizzas were. Thanks for making our mum’s birthday celebration so special. We had a fantastic evening. Thank you Gerry and Lilly.
Found this gem whilst spending a few nights in Wagga. Even though it was a wet and murky Sunday and everyone was dining indoors they found us a nice table for two and we had a lovely late lunch and were looked after magnificently. The food, wine and the service were all excellent. It was a little difficult to find the place but would be amazing on a clear and sunny day. If we were in the area again we would absolutely visit again- thank you!
My Husband and I had our wedding here and it was simply amazing! The staff were lovely and made sure our wedding was everything we envisioned and the food was just to die for! I highly recommend a visit to Cottontails if you are in the Wagga area. Thank you to Lily and the team at Cottontails for making our wedding so spectacular and a day that we will never forget!
My Husband and I had a joint 40th birthday dinner with 20 of our highly treasured friends. We had the most memorable evening, the food was devine and plenty of it. We started with drinks and platters on the grassed area watching the sunset. We then moved up onto the main deck to enjoy a 2 course meal and wow was it good, the rack of lamb was deliciously moist. If you want friendly staff who cannot do enough for you to make the night memorable, very, very good value for money, food served with quality wine at the right prices, you cannot beat Cottontails Winery. A must to consider when looking to eat out at a quality restaurant. A big thank you to Staff for your hospitality on the night and for escorting our guests via bus to and from the venue. We had a night to remember because of all of you.
My wife Di and I had a fabulous lunch on Sunday, Sasha and Bernadette treated us like royalty…we were certainly pampered with service and the most fabulous food.I am spreading the word guys….the absolute best restaurant in Wagga!Kindest Regards
Thank you again for everything you did in making the Honda CR-V Diesel Media Launch a success. Your venue along with the quality of food was fantastic and I would not hesitate in recommending or using Cottontails again.I look forward to the opportunity of working with you againKind regards
Hi Gerry ,Thank you very much to both you and your team at Cottontails.The dinner was fantastic and was really enjoyed by everyone who attended.We really appreciate your assistance with these functions and look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.Once again thank you for all your assistance.Kind regards
Thanks Gerry for all your attention and support the past couple evenings. We were entertaining overseas customers and everyone had rave reviews.The food, wine, hospitality, and views were outstanding.A perfect place to entertain guests and show off the region.
Whilst down in Wagga Wagga for the Stone the Crows festival we visited Cottontail Wines and were fortunate to meet Gerry McCormick who was gracious enough to allow me to fly around the property. Gerry is the perfect host and before we knew it we were tasting the food and wine on offer and both Deb and I were very impressed. Regards,Mike Cohen
We had our sisters 21st party at Cottontails Winery and it was such a great event. We were amazed with the beautiful scenery and location. It definitely exceeded our expectations. The night went really smoothly and everyone had such a great time. Thanks Gerry!
Cottontails was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. The food was delicious, they had a wide variety of drinks to choose from and the facilities were brilliant. It had everything that we needed and wanted. Arranging everything and setting up on the day was made easy and the staff on the night were professional and friendly. Everything flowed well and made our special day stress free and enjoyable! The fabulous venue was matched by a spectacular sunset and gorgeous view.
Thank you Lilly,It was a pleasant evening, thank you for going the extra mile and being so accommodating it was an amazing night.Thank you again to you and your team.
To Lilly Had the best night last night we thoroughly enjoyed it thank you and all the staff for a fab night Penny
Had a special lunch here and we were very impressed had a variety of food from tapas Aran ini balls very good and prawns excellent, three pizzas of different varieties excellent and one steak very good. staff were very friendly a place worth going to
Visited with my mother whilst saying in Wagga after a long road trip from Adelaide. Wanted to treat ourselves to something special for our last nights stay .. what a gem we found! Great food and wine along with friendly service and incredible views ! Make sure your try a see the sunset ! . Didn’t want to leave .. will definitely be back .
Dear Cottontails,Thank you both so much for everything you did for us to make John’s 80th such a lovely day. The food was fantastic, and your staff were wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.Kind regards,
Wanted to let you know how impressed my partner Mick & I are with your Harefield Shiraz. We recently spent a couple of lovely nights staying at Jann & Peter New, Hillview Farmstay at Tumblong, and they were featuring your wines, in line with supporting and promoting local producers.Your Shiraz is truly outstanding, and the very best we’ve ever had! A very good friend of 30+ years who lives in London these days, loves Australian Shiraz, and I’m wondering if you send OS? Keen on acquiring some for ourselves as well, of course! Cheers!
Hi there, We encountered your Sweet White Bunny wine at a farmstay in Gundagai over the summer – it was utterly amazing and we took three bottles home. Having finally run out, I was wondering if you have a Melbourne supplier? I hope so! Please let me know where I can get more – we don’t get to Wagga too often (although have been, LOL).Best wishes
Hi Gerry,A huge thank you to everyone at Cottontails.We had the best day, the food, the service, everything was just perfect for my parents and they were thrilled that they were able to celebrate this special day - their 65th wedding anniversary at Cottontails.Theirs names are Mr. Ted Macauley O.A.M. and Mrs Nell Macauley from Temora. Thank you once again I will have to return to try the High Tea, it looks lovely. Regards
Can’t thank you enough for such an amazing day on Saturday for my sister’s wedding. The food, the wine and the service was beyond anything experienced at any other venue. Your staff are a credit to your establishment. Thanks again and look forward to our next five hour drive to visit Cottontail’s again! It’s worth it!
Hi Gerry,Just wanting to let you know how much we love coming out to Cottontails, it is absolutely beautiful. We loved our meal, the service, actually everything.Thanks again.Kind regards
Dear Gerry and staff,A month ago we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary at Cottontails. We would like to thank you for all that you did to make it such a memorable occasion for us. Everyone that attended were very impressed at the quality of the food and wine, a special thank you to the chef. Having the room to ourselves was a bonus and thank you to the waitress and yourself for the swift delivery and courteous way in which the food was served. Our guests were from Sydney and Melbourne mainly and were thrilled to be entertained in such a wonderful setting. Thank you to all and we wish you continued success with your business. Feel free to include this in any publication associated with a review of cottontails.
Greetings to Cottontails, I have been to your restaurant & I must admit, it one of the most beautiful places I have visited in Australia, & I had one of my happiest evenings in my life there. Thank you for your hospitality and a good dinner. I was in Wagga to visit a local family & a school for about 5 weeks. I am back in Busan, South Korea now, where I am completing my MA in education. Australia is a beautiful country with beautiful people, it is also a land of freedom with lots of opportunities. Let me just say, I will be back!
Our wedding day was everything we dreamed it would be and we have Lilly, Gerry and the team at Cottontails to thank.We planned our whole wedding from 5 hours away so dealt with Gerry & Lilly through email and by phone, they were always quick to respond and were very helpful. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We have only wonderful memories of the whole day and we want to thank you for making our day possible. We will definitely be recommending your venue to our family and friends for any occasion.