Ballandean Estate in Top 50 Wine Destinations in the world

As awarded by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine

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Ballandean Estate, Granite Belt.
Angelo Puglisi, Ballandean Estate Wines
Wine barrels, Ballandean Estate Wines


If you love wine, then visiting the best wine destinations in the world is surely on your bucket list. Now you can include Ballandean Estate on Queensland's Granite Belt as a must-do winery of the world.

The first grape vines were planted at Ballandean Estate in the 1930s by the Puglisi family. In the 1960s, they planted more wine grapes, seeing the potential for expanding their wine business, always with an eye to alternative varieties. All along, the family has strived to produce the best wines possible as well as providing a unique wine tourism experience at the cellar door. It looks like that hard work has paid off.

In the December/January 2018 Travel Edition of Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine, Ballandean Estate is listed in the Top 50 Wine Experiences of the world, amongst places like Barolo, Sardinia, and Prague. Special mention is made of events such as the now iconic Opera in the Vineyard and the production of their award-winning alternative or "Strangebird" varieties.

“It was definitely a surprise to be listed” says Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi, “We work hard as a family to do what we do and we are very thankful that our hard work has been recognised in this way.  We look forward to sharing our story, our award winning wines and food with more people in 2018”

Ballandean Estate is open 7 days with wine tasting from 9am to 5pm and the award-winning Barrelroom and Larder Restaurant are open from Thursday to Monday for lunch and dinner. Opera in the Vineyard is on the first weekend in May. See links below for more information

 Read more on Ballandean Estate and the Granite Belt wineries here »
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  • Granite Belt (QLD)

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