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Autumn Race Day galloping ahead at Ballandean Estate

Ballandean Estate is preparing to host The Rotary Club of Stanthorpe’s Autumn Race Day on Sunday 1 May 2022. The charity fundraiser, held out in the vineyard, features a long lunch from The Barrelroom, fashions on the field, raffles, lucky door prizes and alternative races on the big screen.

Image credit: Sandra McEwan. Di Winfield from Brisbane gets into race day spirit.

Event ambassador and local Rotarian Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi says,

Last year’s inaugural charity fundraiser was a runaway success. Over 150 punters joined us for a great day out amongst in the vines, from as far afield as Noosa, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Opera in the Vineyard raised over $1 million for charity in partnership with The Rotary Club of Stanthorpe. After 27 brilliant events, we shook up the format so that this premier experience could be enjoyed by all.

Autumn Race Day was born! Off to a shaky start and postponed for a year due the pandemic, 2022’s inaugural race day combined the thrill and glamour of racing with raising funds for Rotary charities.

This year’s punters can expect a party atmosphere, gambling for a good cause, some fantastic prizes up for grabs, a three-course luscious lunch from The Barrelroom and the chance to sample some of Queensland’s finest wines.

Make your May long weekend a Granite Belt good time! It’s your chance to win weekend getaways from Sancerre Estate and Just Red Wines, luxe dining experiences, soon-to-be-revealed prizes from Argyle diamond specialist Stanthorpe Jewellers, cases of fine wine, Lirah Vinegar and Suttons Juice Factory hampers, and last be not least,  an exclusive Ballandean Estate pop-up tasting at home with ten lucky friends.”

  • Autumn Race Day will combine the thrill and glamour of racing on Sunday 1 May 2022 at Ballandean Estate Wines, 354 Sundown Road Ballandean from 11:30am until 5:30pm.
  • Funds raised at Autumn Race Day will be distributed to Rotary charities.
  • Your $130 ticket includes a three-course lunch from The Barrelroom, a welcome glass of sparkling and $4000 in “funny money” to bet on the and to bid with for the major prizes auction.
  • General admission tickets to the paddock cost $50 and give you a welcome glass of sparkling and $4000 in “funny money”.
  • A shuttle bus will be running from the town centre for just $20 return. 

Book your lunch table here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/876337


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