Queensland | Granite Belt

Our Review

Angelo Barbagallo, a post-war migrant, settled on the property in the 1920s. He planted muscat, and began making wine for Italians working in the cane fields, progressively setting up a winery that was to continue in production for 50 years. Now owned by Jeff Harden, and christened Bungawarra (Aboriginal for 'granite rock by shallow water'). The winery has been progressively modernised, new buildings erected and a vineyard planted to shiraz, cabernet, malbec, chardonnay, semillon and gewürztraminer has been established alongside the venerable muscat vines, now over 90 years old. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Jeff Harden
Region Granite Belt
Address Bents Road, Ballandean, Qld 4382
Established 1975
Dozens 900
Vineyards (area) 4.16 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-4
Telephone (07) 4684 1128
Website www.bungawarrawines.com.au