Brokenwood Wines
Brokenwood Wines
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Brokenwood Wines produces premium wines from 'all the right regions, for all the right reasons'. Our award-winning Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz, ILR Reserve Semillon, and beloved Cricket Pitch range are just a few examples of our pledge to produce exceptional tasting wines. At the heart of Brokenwood lies the belief that everyone should ‘enjoy great wine and have fun’ in a relaxed atmosphere. From our tasting 'pods' to the outdoor Terrace Wine Bar and The Wood Restaurant, every corner of our Cellar Door upholds this philosophy. Whether you’re a seasoned epicurean or a curious novice, you are sure to find a slice of Hunter Valley heaven at our ‘must-visit’ winery.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Lec
    Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
    Good for a larger winery
    One of the larger wineries in Polokbin. Gorgeous place to visit. Our server was great, very knowledgeable, and able to offer us so extra tastings that weren’t on the list, after finding out what we liked. The whole redeemable wine tasting was rather unclear and so we bought 2 bottles but because we only used one card, only got one of the tastings as redeemable. No conversation or mention about this at any point, despite us booking well in advance so beware.
    Hi Leclovesfoodanddrink. Thank you for visiting Brokenwood Wines during your time in the Hunter Valley! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and that you were able to find a few wines that you liked.
    Written March 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2023
  • Kel G
    2 contributions
    Another cracking Brokenwood wine tasting experience.
    Another cracking members taste with the wonderful Martelle hosting. Brokenwood never ceases to impress. A lovely taste, followed by a food plater on the deck with live music. Kind regards Kel.
    Hi Kel G. It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Brokenwood for a members tasting. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your afternoon listening to live music on The Terrace as well. We will be sure to pass your kind words onto Martelle and the team. Cheers!
    Written March 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 3, 2023
  • Luu07
    Sydney, Australia65 contributions
    A must when in the Hunter
    My brother and I dined at their restaurant The Wood which was truly a spectacular experience, an evening of fine dining which consisted of local and fresh produce. The chef Shaun is amazing at what he does, his food is a combination of different, unique but tasteful flavours. Shaun was kind enough to introduce and explain each course from their four course set menu. We found him to be friendly, easy going and very professional. The female wait staff were exceptional with their service, quite friendly as well as efficient. The team ensured we were well taken care of and catered to us to ensure we enjoyed our experience. Overall we were very impressed as well as satisfied with the whole experience. Brokenwood is conveniently located, the decor is sophisticated, great value for money and has a beautiful ambience.
    Hi Luu07. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Wood Restaurant at Brokenwood Wines, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto Sean and the team! Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written March 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Erin S
    North Sydney, Australia85 contributions
    Delicious food
    At at the Cru bar and the food was awesome. It may have looked small, however we did not leave hungry, in fact we were very satisfied. Can recommend the crispy pork and the seafood plater for 2 and oh yes the 4 cheese Pizza. had the favourites wines selection and was equally as good as the food
    Hi O2666SKerins. Thank you for visiting Brokenwood Wines for lunch during your time in the Hunter Valley! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.
    Written March 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • NRJF
    Sydney, Australia56 contributions
    Lovely Winery and Staff
    After failing to get in during our last visit to The Hunter due to it being fully booked, we finally managed to get in this time and had a lovely experience. Our host was warm, welcoming and knowledgeable about all of the wines we were tasting. The wines themselves weren’t our favourites out of all of our Hunter Valley wine tastings, but that’s all down to personal preference. The winery is beautiful and the staff were lovely!
    Hi nf1997. Thank you for visiting Brokenwood Wines during your time in the Hunter Valley! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback of your Brokenwood experience. Cheers!
    Written March 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 14, 2023
  • John W
    3 contributions
    Highly Recommended.
    Highly Recommended!!! We had the talented and exceptionally knowledgeable Troy for our tasting. As someone who grew up In the Barossa Valley and has attended many wineries I have never been entertained and educated as well as Troy was able to. I learnt many tips and tricks which I will use when selecting my wine and trying new things.
    Hi M5251SKjohnw. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Brokenwood, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto Troy! Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written April 2, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 31, 2023
  • Meredith M
    1 contribution
    VIP experience
    We had a wonderful experience with Amy! Full of information and interesting facts! Followed by an exclusive tour back of house…we met the wine makers, apprentices and the all-important winemaker’s dog, Mr. Winston! Thank you to Amy for a wonderful tasting and tour!
    Hi 969meredithm. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Brokenwood, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto Amy! Cheers!
    Written April 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 11, 2023
  • Simone Z
    1 contribution
    Amazing wines and wine tasting
    We had a lovely experience at Brokenwood! James took our very large big family through a wonderful wine tasting to celebrate dad’s 60th birthday. The wines were exceptional and we had the best time. Thanks for a fantastic afternoon and wines that we will enjoy for celebrations to come.
    Hi R8782GIsimonez. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Brokenwood, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto James! Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
    Written May 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2023
  • marc m
    3 contributions
    Awesome
    Our group did the wine taste pack, our host was Sally, she was fantastic and interacted extremely well with our group. Sally is very knowledgeable about the wines. I'd highly recommend Brokendwood cellar and Sally as your host.
    Hi marcmT7992FZ. Thank you for visiting Brokenwood Wines. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your wine tasting experience with Sally, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto her.
    Written June 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Aimee C
    Newcastle, Australia5 contributions
    Amazing member’s tasting with Ash
    My friends and I had a great wine weekend in the Hunter Valley and as a member I organized a members tasting for the seven of us on the 8th of July. We had the most amazing team member Ash, a young wine appreciator who made our experience incredible! She knew so much about wine and Brookenwoods history and vineyards. Ash took us through the flight of Brookenwoods wines and we walked away with a fair few cases! Ash was friendly, knowledgeable and very entertaining, one of the best wine tastings I have had as a member at Brookenwood.
    Hi Charge86. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Brokenwood, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto Ash. Thank you again and enjoy the wine! Cheers.
    Written July 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 10, 2023
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dave_asaa
Highton, Australia8 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
If you have a genuine interest in wine then this is not the place to go in the Hunter Valley. It’s all about tourism - viticulture and winemaking is incidental. We did the ($25pp) single vineyard tasting and the staff knew nothing about the vineyards and wines, they just gave us the pre prepared spiel every time. Compared to our other experiences at Tyrrells and Mount Pleasant we were really disappointed. No doubt that Brokenwood are an iconic winery that make some very good wines, but this experience just left us cold and $50 poorer. We departed without buying anything to get our tasting fee back. Why throw good money after bad? Leave this one for the tourist hordes and go to real cellar door, would be my advice.
Written March 9, 2020
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Dear Dave, I am very sorry that your experience recently at our winery Cellar Door was disappointing. Our people pride themselves on delivering the best experience available in the Hunter Valley in terms of wine knowledge, friendliness, experience and other things to do when visiting the Hunter Valley. Brokenwood is the current "Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year", as judged by secret shoppers working for the Industry Body, the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association. Nevertheless, it seems you and your guest did not receive the best available service and for that we are sorry. if you would like to give us another chance, please contact me at geoff@brokenwood.com.au and i would be very happy to organise a return visit to remember - for all the right reasons. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for considering my request. best regards,
Written March 10, 2020
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Aimee L
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Dec 2020
I visited Brokenwood for the first time earlier this month and I have to say I'm disappointed in myself for not going before now. The atmosphere is beautiful and the team were all very aware of making sure that COVID guidelines were followed.

Unfortunately, you cannot roam freely anymore but one of the staff was very happy to give us a brief history and tour of the winery while we waited for our tasting to be set up. Once it was ready the host was very knowledgeable on the wines and extremely friendly. Unfortunately, I cannot remember his name but he is a credit to Brokenwood. We enjoyed it so much that between six of us we purchased enough wine for two of our group to become members. The Sticky Wicket is a must-have and so is the Rosato. My only regret is that I only bought one bottle of each.

All that to say my friends and I already know the first place we'll be visiting next time we're in the Hunter Valley.
Written December 27, 2020
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Jason
4 contributions
Oct 2020
My wife and I visited Brokenwood wines for the first time not knowing the history or the background of the winery. I was tasting and my wife wasn’t but you wouldn’t know that from the way they accommodated her during COVID restrictions.

I was allocated to Baiden a young man whose knowledge of the winery and the regions belied his youthful looks. He was not only an excellent host but an engaging one for those that were genuinely interested in the Brokenwood vineyards story. A story that spans 4 states across Australia.

Baiden quickly understood my interest beyond the normal tasting experience and quickly pivoted to some of the more premium (add on) options for the tasting. To which I handed over my credit card and entered a world of bliss for a Graveyard tasting.

As a result of Baiden’s service I sm now happily a Single.Vineyard member. As a result I then got to meet the broader team And their service was outstanding. We visited the winery daily as a result and couldn’t fault the customer service. Will definitely return on our next visit to the Hunter. Thank you Baiden and Elaine.
Written October 12, 2020
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Brooke J
Port Macquarie, Australia56 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Loved our tasting with Baiden. He did a fantastic job of explaining the wines and also what foods they would go with. The decor and tasting pods were absolutely fantastic and can’t wait to come back. The price of tasting was reasonable for the amount of wines tasted. We bought some Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Written July 26, 2020
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Miss_Cheltenham
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
May 2022
Been many times to Brokenwood and always had a great experience. Went in the middle of May 2022 with visiting friends (tourists) and unfortunately it just wasn’t the same as the past. I know things changed post-Covid, but they are really missing the mark here. I was quite embarrassed.
You can only do scheduled wine tastings, so you have to book on the hour. We were there for lunch and still had to make a booking for wine tasting. Went up to make the booking and saw two groups decide to leave and not wait.
The charge has increased to $25 per person. So I paid $125 for the 5 of us even though we were having lunch there. It is now redeemable if you spend $50 per person.
We finished our lunch and went over to wine tasting........there were 3 other people. So a whole 8 in the whole area (the last time I was there it was buzzing with 100 people dinning and wine tasting).

So Paid $125 to taste bloomin Cricket Pitch ($18 in Dan Murphys), but sold here for $25.

I realise the wineries have had it tough, but I don't think this is the way to do it.

I would avoid and try smaller wine makers.
Written May 15, 2022
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Hi Miss_Cheltenham. Thank you for visting Brokenwood Wines during your time in the Hunter Valley! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback of your Brokenwood experience.
Written October 13, 2022
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Tommo_Travel_Pix
Balgowlah, Australia37 contributions
Oct 2022
The staff here are the highlight in my opinion. Very welcoming and work very hard to keep guests well looked after and informed, apologetically keeping us updated with our delayed tasting session ('Taste' at $25 per person). Even providing colouring sheets and pencils for our two kids. I just struggle with the large, and what feels like an impersonal experience compared to some other wineries. We waited about 30 minutes before we could be accommodated, two of us joining a total group of about 8 people, with our host doing their best to talk over what was a very busy and noisy afternoon. We couldn't fault our host, although they do seem very well versed and more tenacious in selling the virtues of becoming a member here. More so than the other wineries we visited anyway. The $25 is refundable if you spend $50 or more, so we ended up buying a couple of bottles.
Written October 3, 2022
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Hi tommo_travel_pics. Thank you for visting Brokenwood Wines during your time in the Hunter Valley! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit.
Written October 13, 2022
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Kimmiegee
Wollongong, Australia916 contributions
Jan 2020
The decor at Brokenwood is stylish and modern with lots of warm wood and feature green tiles. The service was excellent. The food & wines
were top class.
The ingredients were all fresh and top quality. We started with warm fresh bread, which had a lovely crust, and olives.
Our group shared a few entrees. Special mention must go to the whitebait which was a standout dish. The whitebait was cooked perfectly and the serving was generous. It was served with a spicy mayonnaise sauce. The burrata with a salad tomatoes and nectarines was simple and delicious. The burrata was silky smooth. The addition of nectarines really added to the dish.
For mains I had the confit duck and beetroot tart. It was just beautiful. The barramundi with clams and a spicy broth was also well received. Another standout dish was the Wagyu beef with bone marrow and hand cut chips.
The service was excellent and the waitress was very helpful when we were choosing some fantastic Brokenwood wines.
As a big group we appreciated that we weren’t restricted to a set menu and there was no surcharge.
If you’re in the Hunter I would highly recommend dining at Brokenwood.

Written January 20, 2020
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lukasz666
Melbourne, Australia87 contributions
Jan 2023
If you like big commercial cellar doors this one is for you. I knew what I am signing up for and got what I expected. Kind of production line tasting with a group of people served by on person, going through a predefined list of wines in a relative hurry to vacate the place for the next group.
Having said that, the girl running the show was flexible, poured some extra wines when we asked and knew her stuff.
There is $25 tasting fee, but refundable when you purchase $50 worth of wine. This was the highest tasting fee from any of the wineries and if it was not refundable, I'd say rip off. Since we always purchase wine it was not a problem.
Another interesting thing about Brokenwood. A lot of their wines do not come from Hunter Valley and all that we purchased we either Vic or SA. Kind of disappointing since I like to drink regional wines, but this is true for most of the bigger wineries there.
Written January 16, 2023
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Kerala Spicegirl
Auckland, New Zealand90 contributions
Jul 2022
You enter the building into a reception area from where you are directed to either the wine bar/deck, wine tasting area or restaurant. It feels a bit corporate, but seems to work well as there are distinct areas with dedicated wait staff.

Wine tastings only happen at specific times and unless you have lots of time to wait around for the next one, it pays to book in advance as the tastings are not very frequent. A good alternative is to opt for a flight of wines in the wine bar where you can also have one of the platters. There is a choice of two flights (three wines each) with a moderately priced ‘favourites’ selection or the double-the-price ‘reserve’ selection. Do not expect to pay HV wine tasting rates though. It is significantly more pricey. Our server gave a very brief description of each wine, but the printed tasting notes made up of this. It would have been good to hear or read a bit about the history of the place and the wines though.

We (almost) visited twice. On our first visit, we were recommended to book for breakfast the following day. This turned out to be a big mistake. When we turned up the following morning, we were then told that they do not actual serve breakfast but only coffee and pastries. Had we been told this when we were "sold" the idea of making a reservation for breakfast, we would not have wasted the time. Unfortunately it had a significant flow on effect on our plans for that day which impacted overall impressions of the place.
Written July 23, 2022
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Hi keralaspicegirl. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback after your visit to Brokenwood Wines.
Written October 13, 2022
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kelbear3
23 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Four of us attended a members wine taste at Brokenwood Wines fabulous new Cellar Door facility in the Hunter Valley.
The taste was hosted by Leah who is such a credit to the winery. We very much enjoyed the new tasting rooms and new wine releases as well as Brokenwood’s top end wines which always impress. Thanks again Leah for an amazing experience. The best tasting we’ve had in a very long time.
Written May 23, 2021
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Hi kelbear3, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent members tasting with Leah and we will be sure to pass on your feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers!
Written May 24, 2021
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