The friendliest cellar door on the Granite Belt
A visit to the Granite Belt wouldn’t be complete without stepping inside Ballandean Estate’s rustic cellar door. You can expect the warmest of welcomes from the Puglisi family. We have premium cool climate wines to suit all tastes and the best quality at reasonable prices. Open every day apart from Christmas Day and Good Friday.
We’ll make sure your Ballandean Estate experience is unforgettable.
Go behind the scenes at Ballandean on a winery tour @ 11am daily
Immerse yourself into the world of wine with an experience that takes you behind the scenes at Queensland’s oldest winery. This is your chance to explore our wines, heritage and viticulture. Hear the stories, enjoy the heritage and meet the personalities that make up Ballandean Estate.
- Winery tours 11am daily. Please wear closed-in shoes
- $5 pp for people 18 and over. Children welcome and free of charge
- Wander through the 50-year-old Shiraz vines on the Opera Block
- Meet our winemaker Dylan Rhymer
- Explore our large barrel cellar
- Finish with a guided wine tasting at the cellar door
- Why not stay for lunch for the full ‘vine to table’ experience?
Gourmet vineyard picnic
We invite you to discover, taste and relax for the day at Ballandean Estate. If chillaxing la dolce vita-style is what you dream of, our Gourmet Vineyard Picnic is for you! All you need to do is call us the day before your arrival to order your gourmet vineyard picnic for just $80.
Sit back, relax and indulge. Our casual fine dining restaurant offers an eclectic modern Australian menu showcasing local produce. Settle in for a mouth-watering meal surrounded by the oaky gurgle of 150-year-old port barrels in the beating heart of Ballandean Estate. Thank you Krista Hauritz from Highlife Downs Living for these beautiful images!
Open for lunch Thursday to Monday, dinner Thursday to Sunday (bookings essential). Call to book on (07) 4684 1326.
Our iconic barrels
A visit to the Granite Belt is not complete without seeing the oldest working barrels in Queensland. These majestic 150-year-old German beer barrels have taken pride of place in the winery since 1971. Filled with ageing Port and Liqueur Muscat, they could well be the most photographed icons on the Granite Belt.
Meet the Puglisi family
We live and breathe wine, and we’d love to share our world-class wines with you!
Since 1932 our family has produced wine from our vineyards in Ballandean. We are exceptionally proud of our contribution to the unfolding story of the Granite Belt Wine Region. The future of the Granite Belt as a successful Australian wine region is in the hands of many talented professionals — and our future generations will continue to be an integral part of the story. Angelo Puglisi, estate owner