Opera in the Vineyard 2019 dazzled on Sunday 5 May at Ballandean Estate. More than 550 people attended the charity gala, co-hosted by Rotary Stanthorpe, with all funds raised going to charity. “Sunday was our first frost of the season, and from a chilly start of one degree in the morning, the day blossomed into a crisp, cool day, bathed in sunshine and cerulean skies”, said Leeanne-Puglisi-Gangemi’ daughter of Ballandean Estate owner and event founder Angelo Puglisi. “2019 is our 27th Opera event, and we are thrilled to work in partnership with Rotary Stanthorpe. Over $1 million for charity has been raised since the event’s inception. This year’s fundraising will be distributed by Rotary to charities End Trachoma 2020, Hummingbird House and several more.”

Readers also enjoyed our socials from Curve Ball.