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The Hunter Valley’s Most Spectacular Cellar Door!

One of the Hunter Valley's favourite wineries has unveiled a new cellar door that raises the bar on cellar door experiences in the Hunter.

Brokenwood Wines new $8m redevelopment makes it one of the largest cellar doors in the region, covering 1,400 square metres and expected to accommodate a staggering 250,000 visitors annually. It replaces the original, quaint cellar door built in 1975 by the winery's founders James Halliday, Tony Albert and John Beeston.

"The new offering will provide customers with a world-class experience and allow more people to taste our wines than ever before." said Chief Winemaker Ian Riggs.

Guests are greeted on arrival by a Concierge team that will guide you through the cellar door offerings and venue spaces.

The handsome new complex has been designed with a mixed palette of natural woods and materials, featuring a large tasting room with circular tasting 'pods', an expansive outdoor terrace, two private tasting rooms, two private dining rooms, a wine museum and a lounge area. The two dining venues led by Andrew and Janet Wright, known for The Cellar Restaurant at Hunter Valley Gardens, includes casual eatery, Cru Bar + Pantry and modern dining room, The Wood Restaurant.

Visitors can choose between two guided wine tastings at the circular pods or upgrade to one of the private tasting rooms. A 'Varietal Tasting' sees you enjoying a selection of six white, six red and two dessert wines during the 45-minute guided tasting. The $10 per person fee is redeemable on purchases. Upgrade to a 'Single Vineyard Tasting' and try the premium single vineyard wines for $25 per person, also redeemable on purchases. There are also a selection of bespoke masterclasses and winery tours that can be pre-booked online.

Good news for those who struggle to find a reliable breakfast spot in the Hunter Valley, Cru Bar & Pantry is open for breakfast (and lunch) 7 days! The all day brunch menu includes Smoked salmon, pasture raised truffled scrambled eggs, watercress, sourdough and lemon as well as casual dining options such as cheese and charcuterie platters.

The adjoining Wood Restaurant offers contemporary Australian dining with a strong focus on seafood. On the menu, guests will find fresh oysters, caviar and market fish with Stormy Bay clams, N'duja, caper and anchovy butter and Serrano jamon. We love that Wood Restaurant serves not only Brokenwood wines but wines from former Brokenwood alumni such as Charteris.

Premium and iconic Brokenwood wines are available at both venues, including pouring from the nifty Enomatic self-service dispenser that serves rare wines not ordinarily available for tasting at the Cellar Door.

Brokenwood offers not just an exceptional cellar door but also an exciting tourism experience and a must-visit when venturing to the Hunter Valley. Raise your glass, Brokenwood Wines new cellar door has arrived and it's spectacular!

Brokenwood Wines
401-427 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
Book Here for daily tasting and winery tours

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The writer was a guest of Brokenwood Wines
Photo credit: Kevin Chamberlain, Wasamedia
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