Gold Coast Brewery is proud to be a cellar door for one of Queensland’s finest wineries and the only location on the Gold Coast where Ballandean Estate Wines produce can be purchased.
The Queensland Wine Awards is the night of nights for the industry and a celebration of the people, the places and the wines of our great state. The 2013 awards turned out to be a confirmation that industry icon Ballandean Estate Wines is back on track.
In her acceptance speech for the Queensland Winery of the Year trophy, client relations manager Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi indicated that it had been a tough couple of years at Ballandean Estate with rebuilding their wine stocks after the devastating fire of 2011. “This award makes all the hard work and difficult decision making of the past couple of years worthwhile” she said “this will give our family and team a great boost”
Picking up trophies for Champion Alternative Red Wine for the 2012 Saperavi, which also took out Champion Wine of the Show, as well as Champion Fortified Wine with the White Liqueur Muscat, the company also won another Gold medal for the 2012 Malbec, a Silver for Chardonnay and Bronze for the Fiano, Viognier, SSB and White Pearl.
To top the night off, Angelo Puglisi was awarded Viticulturalist of the Year and Dylan Rhymer Winemaker of the Year bringing the total number of trophies to 6. “We have a great team at Ballandean” said Leeanne and to have Dad and Dylan win these awards is testament to both of their hard work and dedication to their wines. They are both very deserving of this accolade and we could not be more proud”
The big question now is when will our customers be able to buy the award winners? Well, all of the whites are available at cellar door now, with the reds hitting the shelves in a couple of months time.
Ballandean Estate Wines is situated 40 kms south of Stanthorpe in the Granite Belt Wine Country of Queensland.
The winery has been crafting wines that display regional flavours and character for 4 generations, over 70 years. Granite Belt Wines are truly world class, winning awards around Australia and across the world.
At present Gold Coast Brewery stocks the following from Ballandean Estate Wines:
2012 SSB (Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc)
Touches of passionfruit & citrus with a zesty finish. $20.00.
2012 WHITE PEARL (semi-sweet white)
A Moscato style with a heady bouquet and light sweet finish. Delicious! $18.00.
SUMMERTIME (semi-sweet red)
A perfect wine to serve with pizza, pasta or around the BBQ. $18.00.
A gorgeous, fruit driven bouquet and palate with a soft finish $22.00
2010 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Medium to full bodied with blackcurrant & mellow oak flavours $22.00
WHITE LIQUEUR MUSCAT (12 yrs)(500ml)
Like a mouthful of sultanas. Delicious and moreish. $26.00.
A 10% discount applies for mixed dozens.
We also stock red and white bulk wines, which start as little as $4.00 per bottle. Please contact Gold Coast Brewery for more details.
If you wish to sample some of these great wines, Gold Coast Brewery holds a wine tasting between 5pm to 7pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Please subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to be informed about our tasting days.
Private tastings can also be arranged at the Brewery.