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We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of much-loved Hunter Valley winery, Brokenwood, to the collection. Brokenwood completed construction on its stunning new cellar door at the end of 2018, featuring circular tasting 'pods', an expansive outdoor terrace with views over the Hunter Valley, private tasting and dining rooms, as well as a wine museum overlooking the working barrel hall. The stunning new cellar door is the largest complex in the Hunter Valley wine region, covering 1,400 square metres.
Established in 1970, Brokenwood Wines has become one of Australia’s most reputable wine labels. Consistently listed as a 5-star winery, Brokenwood is home to the famous Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, the highly acclaimed ILR Reserve Semillon, and the popular Cricket Pitch Range.
Also onsite, casual eatery, Cru Bar + Pantry is open for breakfast, lunch and snacks every day, serving homemade pies, toasties, wood-fired pizzas and cheese and charcuterie platters and wine by the glass or bottle; as well as sophisticated modern dining room, The Wood Restaurant, offering a contemporary fine dining experience with a strong focus on seafood.
Two fabulous Ultimate Winery Experiences are currently available at Brokenwood:
The Brokenwood Journey – An introduction to Brokenwood and its range of premium wines. The Journey begins with an intimate tasting in the private tasting room, six premium Brokenwood wines, three white and three red, accompanied by six specially prepared canapés introduced by the Head Chef of The Wood Restaurant. Next, the experience continues with an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the winery to gain an insight into all aspects of winemaking, and delve deep into the history of Brokenwood Wines, before finally an opportunity to taste pre-release Brokenwood wine straight from the barrel.
VIP Soil to Cellar Experience - A rare opportunity to gain exclusive access to one of Australia’s most iconic vineyards and taste Brokenwood’s flagship Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, whilst enjoying a unique and personalized soil-to-cellar experience. Brokenwood’s Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz is consistently recognized as the best single site shiraz in New South Wales and sits in the top echelon of Australian Wine. On arrival, guests will be greeted by a personal host for a guided tasting of premium Broken- wood Semillon matched with three individually garnished oysters from The Wood Restaurant. A detailed tour of the winery follows to learn the secrets of wine production before taking a closer look at the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Hunter Valley - the exceptional Graveyard Shiraz vines.
Next, an intimate fine dining experience seated in the private dining room with a locally sourced four-course degustation lunch, with expertly matched award-winning Brokenwood wines.
The experience concludes with a gourmet grazing charcuterie platter amongst the wine barrels in the Barrel Hall sampling Brokenwood’s pre-release Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz and presentation of a bottle to take home.