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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 releases 30th vintage of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Ballandean Estate is set to release its 30th vintage of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc on 12 November 2018. Angelo Puglisi, estate founder of Queensland’s oldest family-owned and -operated winery, planted his first Semillon vines in 1973.

He was excited by the possibility of the Granite Belt’s warm days and cold…

Ballandean Estate Celebrates 50 years of Shiraz with the Father of Queensland Wine

2018 marks 50 years of Shiraz plantings on the Opera Block vineyard at Ballandean Estate, Queensland’s oldest family-owned and -operated winery. 

Estate founder Angelo Puglisi had a vision to develop a viable and sustainable commercial wine industry in the Granite Belt region, and in 1968, he planted a…

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….

Ballandean Estate launches At Our Table, an Eat Local, Drink Local initiative

Ballandean Estate Wines continues to innovate with its latest visitor offering, At Our Table, an intimate look behind the scenes at Queensland’s oldest family-owned and -operated winery on the Granite Belt.

“Our family has been making wine on our Granite Belt estate since 1932, and we saw a…