Leeanne Gangemi was very excited at the recent Granite Belt Market at Southbank. She was busily sticking blue-gold labels on Ballendean's 2008 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc ($16.50) that had just arrived from the Sydney International Wine Competition. The blue-gold medals are judged on wine matched with food.
Inspired by the fresh produce available on the Granite Belt, Ballandean Estate are now producing their own range of preserves, all available at the cellar door. Look for nectarine and fig chutney, onion jam, chilli onion jam, spicy tomato relish and maple apple jam - yum!
Find Ballandean Estate on Sundown Road at Ballandean. p 07 4684 1226. www.ballandeanestate.com