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April 29, 2022

Coming soon: Ballandean Estate takes the reins back at The Barrelroom

Ballandean Estate is preparing to convert its much-loved signature restaurant into the Granite Belt’s first wine lounge. Slated to open late July 2022, The Barrelroom will evolve into an atmospheric, cosy venue where visitors can sit back, relax and indulge in fine wine and platters of local produce.

The venue makeover is the brainchild of fourth-generation vigneron Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi, who is beside herself with excitement as she prepares for her role as chief storyteller.

Now that we can travel freely again, we saw an opportunity to enhance our cellar door experience with the ultimate space for wine lovers.

This has been years in the making, and the first time in 30 years we have stepped back from having an onsite restaurant.

The massive increase in visitation over the pandemic has given us the opportunity to innovate with our visitor offering. As a family, we live and breathe wine. We want the wine lounge to be an extension of our Italian hospitality, a place where we can share our stories, heritage and of course our world-class wines!

Bring your friends and family, sink into a leather lounge beside the fire, indulge in a wine flight of your choice, a Strange Bird varietal, or a glass of our 50th Anniversary Opera Block Shiraz. The ambience will be rustic, moody, and a just a little bit quirky. Think leather and luxury, the oaky gurgle of our port barrels, a roaring fire, ambient lighting and mirrors. Decadent platters will be yours to graze upon.

“If you can’t imagine a Granite Belt visit without a meal made with love by Matt and Bobbi Wells, never fear! You can find them at their new venture in Stanthorpe, Marley’s Little Kitchen”, says Ms Puglisi-Gangemi.

Reservations for the wine lounge will open in May 2022 for bookings in July. Walk-ins will be welcomed. Bookings are recommended. Add The Barrelroom to your must-do list during a visit to the Granite Belt, just over two hours from Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast. 


For all media enquiries please contact: Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi

Ph: (07) 4684 1226 Leeanne@ballandeanestate.com

354 Sundown Rd Ballandean 4382  www.ballandeanestate.com

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