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The Barrelroom at Ballandean welcomes its new owner-chef

Ballandean Estate’s signature restaurant The Barrelroom has welcomed new owner-chef Brian Maclellan. Trading commenced Friday April 5 and bookings are coming in fast. His ambitious new menu is serving up fresh takes on the classics, showcasing the best of local produce. 

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The Granite Belt weighs in to Geographical Indications (GI) debate with European Union at Bond University

Taking Provenance Seriously: Will Australia Benefit from Better Legal Protection for GIs? Colloquium at Bond University on Monday 12 February saw the Granite Belt weigh in to a Geographical Indications (GI) debate with EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan.  Organised by the…

Can you catch our latest Strange Bird™ this Australia Day? Malvasia, a great Italian white gets a true blue spin

Ballandean Estate Malvasia winemaker Dylan Rhymer and fourth-generation vigneron Robyn Puglisi-Henderson

Ballandean Estate’s is launching its twelfth Strange Bird™ this Australia Day, the much-anticipated Malvasia (mal-VAH-zia). Originating in Croatia, and widely grown throughout northern Italy, this variety is a truly rare alternative wine, with less than 200 Australian estate-grown cases produced for the…

Grape expectations for Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi, Queensland’s first female voice and vote on the Winemaker’s Federation board

Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi of Ballandean Estate on the Granite Belt has been elected to the Winemaker’s Federation (WFA) board of 12 at an historically significant annual general meeting on 13 November 2018. Ms Puglisi-Gangemi is the second Queensland board member to be elected since WFA’s

Ballandean Estate’s Strange Bird varietals and 2018 vintages scoop the pool at the Australian Small Winemakers Show

The Australian Small Winemakers Show is the national show for wineries crushing less than 500 tonne a year, with 1033 entries from 200 wineries from wine regions throughout Australia and New Zealand. Ballandean Estate’s Strange Bird varietals showed strongly, with three of our wines declared winners….

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