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Nebbiolo crowned Best Italian Red Varietal at wine show

Ballandean Estate’s 2019 Nebbiolo took home the Trophy for Best Italian Red Varietal at the Queensland International Emerging Wine Variety Challenge. Angelo Puglisi, founder of Queensland’s oldest family-owned and -operated winery, accepted the prize at the Brisbane awards dinner held at 66 on Ernest restaurant at Southbank,…

Ballandean Estate releases Fiano, a great Italian white

Fiano bottle and trophy

Ballandean Estate has released the latest vintage of its much-anticipated single-vineyard Fiano. Could this Strange Bird™ be Australia’s best alternative white wine? Originating in southern Italy, and widely grown throughout Sicily and the Campania region, this is a truly rare varietal. Ballandean Estate’s 2015…

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…

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