Queensland | Granite Belt

James' 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 gewurztraminer has been established alongside the venerable muscat vines, now over 90 years old.


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