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A great day awaits at Ballandean Estate

We are open daily from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.  A warm welcome is waiting for you at the friendliest cellar door on the Granite Belt. Established in 1932, Queensland’s oldest winery is home to 50-year-old Shiraz vines.

Our rustic and beautiful cellar door on Sundown Road, Ballandean, is in the heart of wine country. Take a seat inside and taste a selection of our award-winning wines.  Or sit back, relax and indulge by the fire in the Barrelroom Wine Lounge, where we are serving grazing and cheese platters. You are always welcome to enjoy a glass of wine and platter on the front lawn in our courtyard, with views over the Opera Block vineyard.

Walk ins are always welcome. Bookings are recommended on the weekend and for groups of 4 or more.

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Wine tastings

Like to try our wines at the cellar door? Our wine tasting experience is $10 per head, refundable on bottle purchase and typically lasts an hour. The tasting includes six pours and allows your  freedom of choice between all of our wines (excluding any members’ only wines). Your friendly tasting host will guide you through every pour. 

Bookings are essential for large groups and recommended on weekends. 

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Eat local, drink local is our mantra.  The Barrelroom Wine Lounge offers signature grazing platters,  cheese and dip platters 7 days per week. We also have a Gourmet Food gallery, where you can buy local artisan products and build your own platter. 

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Our cellar door is located at located at 354 Sundown Road in Ballandean, 20 minutes south of Stanthorpe. Australia’s highest altitude wine region is home to great wineries, food, relaxation and escape.

We invite you to visit the Granite Belt today, and immerse yourself into the birthplace of Queensland wine. It’s an easy escape from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast:

  • 2 hours’ drive south-west from Brisbane
  • 3 hours’ drive south-west from the Gold Coast
  • 2 hours' drive south from Toowoomba

To plan your journey, check out RACQ’s easy to use trip planner. Start planning your wine country visit today. 

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We want your visit to Ballandean Estate is safe, welcoming and accessible.  There's a dedicated parking bay, wheelchair access, accessible toilet facilities and more. Visit our Accessible Tourism page to help you plan, and find out how we can tailor experiences to suit you.

Accessible experiences

Yes, we are pet-friendly

We are a dog-friendly winery, and love meeting your four-legged friends, so bring them along! Dogs are welcome outside in our courtyard, where you can enjoy a seated tasting, cheese platter or signature grazing platter.


Established 1932 — Queensland’s oldest winery and home to 50-year-old Shiraz vines.

We have two vineyards in Ballandean: Ballandean Estate and Bellevue. Our free-draining granitic soils, cool climate and high altitude provide us with the perfect conditions to create national and international award-winning cool climate wines.

Bellevue Winery

Try our rare and alternative wines

We love experimenting with alternative varietals. Ballandean Estate owner Angelo Puglisi planted his first Strange Bird™ variety Malbec in 1984. A wine pioneer, Angelo’s vinicultural vision has delivered 13 new Strange Birds™ for the Granite Belt Geographical Indication. In early 2019, we launched Queensland’s 27th Strange Bird™, Malvasia , the first to be released on the Granite Belt.

Ballandean Estate blends the history of five generations with modern winemaking methods, resulting in a remarkable wine experience.

Top things to do when you visit the Granite Belt

It’s not just our fine wine that puts the Granite Belt on the map — we have a bounty of local produce, breathtaking national parks, the largest granite rocks in the county, hiking, cycling, fields of wildflowers and boutique bush accommodation. Think rolling hillsides lined with vineyards, artisan cheese producers, olive groves, picking your own strawberries and enjoying luscious desserts, and orchards growing apples, pears, plums and peaches. 

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  • star ratingEducational experience!! - Visiting Ballandean Estate Wines was an experience like no other. The service received from Robyn during our wine tasting was personalised, attentive & filled with knowledge. Robyn made visiting Ballandean... read more

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    March 14, 2024

    star ratingBallandean estate cellar door  - I cannot express in words how beautiful this place is. Booked the vineyard picnic the food was amazing the wine spectacular definitely worth the drive

    avatar thumb Pamela C
    February 17, 2024

    star ratingVineyard  - Brilliant vineyard, beautiful family, wonderful hospitality. Treat you like family every time.,Food amazing. Wines are balanced & cater for all tastes.

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    February 7, 2024
  • star ratingBallandean Estate = FUN  - A wonderful birthday celebration for Angelo, who was in top form with the microphone. A well attended and catered event, and best of all we got to taste the... read more

    avatar thumb Brad J
    February 3, 2024

    star ratingGood times  - We attended Angelo’s 80th birthday party at Ballandean. A wonderful family business that has been established for years. Yes, there have been ups and downs but the family have triumphed.... read more

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    February 3, 2024

    star ratingWinery day  - My wife and family were greeted on entry with a glass each of sparkly, very nice. We had a great table with all the views and trimmings the smorgasbord was... read more

    avatar thumb Mario D
    February 3, 2024
  • star ratingWhat an enchanting place to visit and have a wine tasting with lunch. Graham our host was highly knowledgeable and provided outstanding service. We felt like royalty being... read more

    September 4, 2023

    star ratingTop Service - Decided to pop in for wine tasting and so glad we did. Such a lovely winery with great wines and just the best service. We decided to get a platter... read more

    August 20, 2023

    star ratingWhat an experience - Thanks Graeme!  - After a morning of hiking and being limited on lunch options on a Monday, I called and spoke with Graeme, who said it was OK that I arrive in my... read more

    August 14, 2023
  • star ratingNot to be Missed - This is one winery no to miss!! Superb family owned winery, Some of the best wines I tried in the area.

    August 2, 2023

    star ratingAmazing - One winey stood out on our tour from the rest, so we went back for a cheese platter the next day. Welcoming, informative, excellent customer service and of course the... read more

    July 6, 2023

    star ratingFantastic food wine and service!  - Fantastic! We had a superb local cheese board accompanied with wine tasting! The wine was exceptional and the cheese charcuterie was divine. To top this off, we had the... read more

    Leigh A
    June 26, 2023
  • star ratingA must visit cellar door, fantastic people and fantastic wine. Can't rate them high enough. We now buy regularly and their delivery and product is amazing.

    June 8, 2023

    star ratingWe went to this winery on a stop on a tour and it was amazing! The staff were so friendly and accommodating and the wine was even better! If you... read more

    April 17, 2023

    star ratingTop Spot - Loved the wine, history of the family and friendly staff! Highly recommend Highlands Wine Tour, and generally love lots about the Stanthorpe area, we’ll have to visit again as we... read more

    April 16, 2023
  • star ratingWine tasting and lunch - Very helpful staff member (Graham?) who guided us through the tasting informatively. Processed our order and arranged our membership very efficiently. Took us through to the restaurant and... read more

    April 13, 2023

    star ratingBeat Winery Experience Ever! - It’s rare these days that you get such a pleasant surprise whilst travelling around but today’s visit to Ballandean Estate Wines was just that.

    After a warm welcome... read more

    April 13, 2023

    star ratingQLD wine - Absolutely lovely place to visit who said qld don’t have nice wine THEY DO
    Most help and would recommend if you are in the area ..
    Mr nobody .

    mark m
    April 12, 2023
  • star ratingA must visit! - My personal favourites are the Rosé and the Fiano, but everyone has different tastes so you should go and try some for yourself. Everyone I’ve taken there have their personal... read more

    April 12, 2023

    star ratingI would like to thank Leanne and Robyn for a wonderful afternoon. In 2021 l was lucky enough to have been gifted an adopt-a vine (Shiraz) and a picnic voucher... read more

    Mhairi M
    April 9, 2023

    star ratingGreat day out - Had a fantastic day at Ballandean Estate with wine tasting and then a beautiful lunch, The staff were so friendly and helpful, and we will be going back as soon... read more

    April 6, 2023
  • star ratingAfternoon treat - We had a delightful afternoon with family at the Ballandean Estate.
    I must admit that it has become our regular place to bring family or friends when visiting us.... read more

    Ruth T
    April 5, 2023

    star ratingWonderful afternoon! - Spent a wonderful afternoon with friends at Ballandean Wineries. We had the Tasting platter and did some wine tasting. Great to see people so passionate about their product... read more

    February 14, 2023

    star ratingGreat Atmosphere and Well Guided Tasting - Staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and well organised. Wines were well presented and explained, and confirmed its ranking with me of one of the two best experiences in the Granite Belt... read more

    February 1, 2023
  • star ratingGreat time - Had a great time. The staff were great. Helpful and friendly. The wine was great, joined the wine club so we can order our wine.

    February 1, 2023

    star ratingThird visit to Ballandean Estate Wines and first since the pandemic. Great wines and the lunch experience in the Barrel Room was exceptional. Only disappointment was the 3... read more

    Graham E
    November 2, 2022

    star ratingVery enjoyable wine tasting experience - Very friendly, polite and efficient staff who were most welcoming. Did not dine there but impressed by the aroma of the Barrel Room. Very enjoyable wine tasting experience.

    Peter C
    October 24, 2022
  • star ratingSplendid venue and wine tasting. - My friend and I were fortunate enough to stop here on our way home from Stanthorpe, thank goodness we did as it was a highlight of my trip.
    ... read more

    September 14, 2022

    star ratingOutstanding - It’s worth lingering fireside with a cheeseboard. A fitting setting with some of the best wines in Queensland.
    THANKYOU Ballandean Estate Wines

    September 7, 2022

    star ratingFriendly and lovely staff with tasty wines and delicious food to boot - Looking for a place to do a tasting, it was tough during the week as most of the wineries in Stanthorpe seem to just cater for weekend visitors. Ballandean Estate... read more

    September 3, 2022

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