At Our Table

Every Monday from 11am to 2.30pm

354 Sundown Rd Ballandean QLD 4382

(07) 4684 1226

A weekly celebration of family, food and wine.

Our family has been making wine on our Granite Belt estate since 1932, and we saw a real opportunity to provide visitors with a complete and intimate experience of our operating vineyard and winery led by a Puglisi family member. We are the fourth generation of family working on the estate.

We’ll make sure your Ballandean Estate experience is unforgettable.

The journey is the destination

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.

  • Start with a vineyard tour. Please wear closed-in shoes.
  • Small groups only — up to 8 people
  • Hosted by a member of the Puglisi family (or 3)
  • Wander through the 50-year-old Shiraz vines on the Opera Block
  • Meet our winemaker Dylan Rhymer
  • Explore our large barrel cellar
  • Share a luscious two-course lunch in The Barrelroom
  • Matching wines included
  • Designated Driver Option includes half-pours of wines
  • $100 per person $90 for half pour of wine

A fully immersive and educational gourmet experience

From grape to glass

  • From the vineyard tour, we then visit the winemaking facility, where guests have the chance to meet our winemaker Dylan Rhymer, who is always happy to explain how we produce the intensity of colour, cool climate flavour profile and silky tannins our wines are world-famous for.
  • All that fresh country air really works up an appetite! Our next stop is The Barrelroom, where our guests are introduced to the five wines that will be accompanying the long lunch. We love to share our Strange Bird™ varietals; they are such great food wines.

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

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The Barrelroom

Sit back, relax and indulge. Our casual fine dining restaurant offers an eclectic modern Australian-Italian 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.

The Barrelroom is open Thursday to Monday.  Lunch and Dinner.  Call to book on (07) 4684 1326.  

Getting here

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.