Monday, December 17, 2012

Full moon over grape harvest

ECCENTRIC Queensland winemaker Mike Hayes will harvest some of his grapes in the nude during a full moon to revive an ancient winemaking ritual. [read more]

Friday, December 14, 2012

Michelle answers the call of the land

FOR one female Ballandean farmer, working the land is more than just an income.It is a way of life, a mind set, a passion and a personal dream. For Michelle Coelli the outdoor office of Twisted Gum Wines is the perfect place to live and work. Read more at the Warwick Daily News.

Peter explores real belter of a spot in Stanthorpe region

"When I was invited back by Granite Belt Tourism this month, I really didn't know what to expect. I had noted that some of the wineries were making their mark at national shows, but if you asked me to name three Granite Belt wineries, I would have struggled. Not so any more. The wines being produced in this region stand up among the best in the land. But it was not just the quality of the wine that won my family's heart. The rugged beauty of the Stanthorpe region with granite boulders dotting the panorama as if they had cascaded out of a giant's bag of marbles gives the district a special appeal." Read more at the Gladstone Observer.

Champion Granite Belt winery tastes the fruits of its labour

"IT IS hard to decide which tastes better for champion wine maker Ray Costanzo, the taste of his wines or the sweet taste of success. Mr Costanzo and his family's Ballandean winery, Golden Grove Estate has once again taken out the top prize of Champion Small Winery at the Australian Small Winemakers Show on the weekend." Read more from The Chronicle

Golden Grove's Stunning Performance

"THE state's leading winemaker won a further five gold medals and five trophies at a national show yesterday... In a stunning performance at the Australian Small Winemakers' Show, Golden Grove's Ray Costanzo even picked up a trophy for sauvignon blanc, defeating competitors from New Zealand's fancied Marlborough region." Read more from

Monday, December 3, 2012

Summer video

Watch our newest promo video to be shown on CityCats in Brisbane over summer.