Wines

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…

Liquid gold to flow on the Granite Belt: Sylvaner at Ballandean Estate

Ballandean Estate’s world-class Sylvaner is set to make a splash on the international stage yet again as this dry summer is delivering optimal growing conditions for a temperamental Strange Bird variety. This decadent dessert wine has had international wine judges raving since 1985, with 15 trophies, 7 gold, 22…

Your guide to matching feast food with Ballandean wine

Is your family feast modern or traditional? Matching your Christmas menu to divine wines is a pleasure. And to make it a make it a breeze, we’ve put together this easy food and wine matching guide. Let us inspire you with some Ballandean delights.

Starters

We like to keep it light…

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…

50 years of Shiraz vineyard party at Ballandean Estate

Our Shiraz Vineyard Party was a soiree to remember. Fifty years since the first wine grapes were legally planted on the Granite Belt—at Queensland’s oldest operating winery—now THAT’S worth celebrating!

Over 230 guests gathered to revel in the vineyard overlooking the Opera Block Shiraz vines, planted 50 years ago…

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….

The true story of a fish and a family and a wine business.

To The Editor of The Week That Was
Last Friday you mentioned you love Fish and you love Families and we know you love Wine, we have it all in Ballandean.

Fish

You haven’t seen a good fish photo in awhile?  This little fish was caught on the Severn River in Ballandean…