Monday, April 30, 2012


We've turned pink for May to celebrate Opera in the Vineyard's 20th year, and of course Mother's Day.

Opera in the Vineyard, 6 May, is one of South East Queensland's premier cultural events, and the jewel of the Granite Belt's social calendar.

This year, the program looks amazing and Opera Queensland is proud to announce the artists as Ms Emma Matthews, Mr Virgilio Marino and Mr Andrew Collis, all of whom have performed extensively around the world.

Once again, the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane will be one of the main beneficiaries of the event's proceeds, with almost $350 000 being donated to date.

Why not make this your year to experience the wonderful and magical Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean!


As the temperature begins to drop in the Granite Belt the action heats up, with an array of other events also on offer including:
  • Barrel Room Cafe's Opera Eve Degustation Dinner - 5 May
  • Art in the Mill - 4-7 May 
  • Robert Channon Wines Bold as Brass Concert - 5 May
  • Stonemasons Workshop at Girraween Environmental Lodge - 7-10 May
  • Ravens Croft Wines 1920s World Class Wine Dinner - 12 May
  • Graphite Stone and Wood Exhibition - until 24 May.
You can also spoil your mum for Mother's Day (13 May) with a range of options on offer:

Tempt mum's tastebuds with a three-course Mother's Day luncheon at the Vineyard Cafe. Featuring Ballandean mushroom risotto, saltwater barramundi and Granite Belt apple tart, the sumptuous lunch menu includes wine and is just $65 per person ($55 for seniors). Contact

You can also celebrate Mother's Day with a scrumptious seasonal menu at the Cellar Door Cafe. Breakfast from 9am or lunch from 12.30pm. Receive a handmade Washpool Farm Soap gift from Mum with each booking.

Hidden Creek Winery is offering a special 3-course Mother's Day lunch for only $36. Enjoy succulent parmesan rusted lamb cutlets and more.

Or enjoy a luscious lilting lunch of lazy tunes and jazzy croons for Mother's Day with Aperitif and Teri Welles in the Singing Lake Cafe, Robert Channon Wines. $10 cover charge per person with lunch.

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So this May, make sure you enjoy great music, wine, art, and of course, great mothers!