At Our Table — Long Lunch & Winery Experience

From AUD $100.00
  • Duration: 210 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Ballandean, QLD
  • Product code: BEWAT
Join us At Our Table. This weekly event celebrates family, food and wine, hosted by the Puglisi family. Ballandean Estate Wines has partnered with Barrelroom operators Matt and Bobbi Wells to deliver the ultimate Italian family and feast experience.

We will be hosting a vineyard tour and degustation lunch every Monday in The Barrelroom for one to eight visitors from 11am until 2:30pm. You’ll be joined by a Puglisi family member (or three!). The Barrelroom has built a reputation on its paddock to plate tradition over the last 25 years.

Our guests meet at the cellar door then head out to the Opera Block, where we are celebrating 50 years of Shiraz plantings for a viticultural master class—you may run into Uncle Sam or Dad (Angelo Puglisi, estate founder) pruning the baby vines and having a yarn, there is just so much history to explore.

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.

We then share a luscious two-course meal accompanied by our wines. Imagine feasting on handmade fettuccini al a puttanesca with prawns, spring bay black mussels, onion garlic, chilli, capers, anchovies, fresh tomato concasse, rich tomato sugo and grated reggiano. Or local honey-glazed confit duck Maryland, with fancy bubble and squeak, buttered brussel sprouts, roast carrot puree and muscat-poached muscatel jus.

Love your dessert? Try our famous tiramisu. Think coffee-soaked savoiardi layered with traditional zabaglione, muscat soaked muscatels and vanilla bean gelato. Or a Stanthorpe Apple tarte ta tin with vanilla bean gelato and burnt orange drizzle.

We aim to provide a fully immersive and educational gourmet experience. Our hosted lunch is a great chance to relax and unwind, or ask a thousand questions—the journey is the destination!

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.