The Brokenwood Journey
Behind the scenes tour and tasting
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.
Brokenwood's stunning new cellar door is the largest complex in the Hunter Valley wine region, covering 1,400 square metres. Featuring unique circular tasting 'pods', an expansive outdoor terrace with views over the Hunter Valley, private tasting and dining rooms and a wine museum overlooking the working barrel hall.
Also onsite, casual eatery, Cru Bar + Pantry is open for breakfast, lunch and snacks everyday, 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.
Brokenwood was founded by three Sydney based lawyers, John Beeston, Tony Albert and James Halliday, who paid a then record price of $970 per acre for a 10-acre block in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges. The original block was destined to be a cricket ground for the local community but was instead planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Its first Vintage won Gold at The Sydney Royal Wine Show.
Brokenwood’s single vineyard philosophy has grown to capture the essence of its premium sites throughout Australia. The first single vineyard selection for the Graveyard Vineyard was in 1983. Since then the Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz has gained considerable international recognition year after year.
Brokenwood's new and much lauded cellar door opened in 2018 offering guided wine tastings and a selection of immersive beyond the cellar door experiences.
The Hunter Valley is located just two and a half hours from Sydney. As well as world-class wineries and breathtaking scenery, Australia’s most visited wine region is also renowned for its national parks, wine and cooking schools, fine dining, spa retreats, and golf.
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo (Rose), Tempranillo, Merlot
401 - 427 McDonald’s Road, Pokolbin 2320
Brokenwood is a 2-hour car journey from Sydney or 1 hour journey from Newcastle.
9:30 – 5:00pm Monday – Saturday.
10:00 – 5:00pm Sunday
+61 2 4998 7559