Wine Industry

Top drops in Granite Belt

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 05/10/2006, pg.19

A SWAG of wine medals awarded to a Granite Belt winery in the New Zealand International Wine Show has the potential to boost tourism to southeast Queensland and put the emerging wine region on the map.

Kominos Winery entered the international competition for the first time this year and organisers believed the entry to […]

Vintage herbal wines a winner

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 18/02/2006, pg. 43

HERBAL wines have been brewed since 1000BC in China and since the 1500s in Europe.

Now a pocket-sized winery 26km west of Toowoomba, Wedgetail Ridge, has become the first producer to make commercial quantities of herbal table wines in Australia.

Set in a gently undulating landscape 3km north of Kingsthorpe, Wedgetail Ridge Winery has […]

Run your car on chardonnay – why not?

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 27/01/2006, pg. 35

LEADED or unleaded petrol could be laced with ethanol produced from excess chardonnay or pinot noir, according to Granite Belt wine grower Angelo Puglisi.

A worldwide glut of wine is forcing prices down and Australian grape growers need alternative markets such as distilleries producing greenhouse-friendly fuel, he says.

The Ballandean Estate winemaker says Granite […]

Winemaker strikes gold

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 19/02/2005, pg. 3

QUEENSLAND’S youngest winery has snatched the state’s first ever gold medal at the prestigious Sydney Royal Show wine competition with a shiraz discovered in barrels in a farm shed at Ballandean.

Of more than 2000 wines blind-tasted by a panel of judges, the 2003 Reserve Shiraz grown at Ballandean’s […]

This club’s a real bottler

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 10/09/2002, pg. 4

TOOWOOMBA’s Downs Club has outclassed the nation’s finest clubs and restaurants to pick up top awards in the prestigious 2002 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards.

The club was one of only two in the state to win a rating at the industry’s most coveted awards, achieving a […]

Graduate applies science to the art of wine

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 22/06/2002, pg. 10

RAYMOND Costanzo has always been surrounded by grape vines.

He learned to walk around the wine barrels stacked in the cellar at his parents Golden Grove Estate winery in Stanthorpe.

But it was not until he worked in other wine regions of Australia that he realised winemaking was chemistry as […]