Brokenwood Wines
Brokenwood Wines
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 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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  • ellec13
    Canberra, Australia21 contributions
    Overrated
    The wine tasting experience was disappointing as while I don't expect every winery to provide entertainment for my children, it was unfortunate that they were shoved onto a bench separate from the tasting pod. We bring colouring books etc with us when we visit cellar doors but there was no where for them to sit and do this. I'm sure you are aware that mums and dads are big consumers of wine and it would be in your best interest to provide a more family friendly experience. The tasting itself was fairly ordinary - the staff member doing our tasting was not hugely knowledgeable and it felt we were part of a production line rather than having a tasting experience. I don't understand the rationale for 'the pod'? As well as not being family friendly, I would also expect anyone with mobility problems to struggle with the seating arrangements as well. I expected better from such a reputable winery like Brokenwood. At the end of the day, a cellar door is about providing a positive experience - i can buy great wine anywhere - it's the experience that makes your brand memorable and unfortunately Brokenwood did not live up to the hype. With that said, the staff at The Cru where very kind and helpful and the food was lovely.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 11 January 2023
  • lukasz666
    Melbourne, Australia86 contributions
    Everyone else does it, so go for it.
    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.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 15 January 2023
  • Sarah C
    London, United Kingdom89 contributions
    Lovely afternoon wine tasting. Thanks for the lift home Alex!
    Really nice afternoon spent trying a number of different wines with Oli who was attentive, knowledgable and friendly. Make sure you have organised a way to get home in advance if you aren’t driving- we thought Brokenwood would be able to organise us a taxi but they couldn’t so in the end one of their kind staff members (Alex) dropped us back to our hotel which was really appreciated. Thanks Alex!
    Hi sarahcF5282XI. Thank you for visiting Brokenwood Wines during your time in the Hunter Valley! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and will be sure to pass your kind words onto Oli and Alex. Cheers.
    Written 13 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2023
  • 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 13 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 March 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 19 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 March 2023
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Rachael T
1 contribution
Dec. 2023 • Solo
I had an amazing tasting led by Amy who was incredibly knowledgeable. The wines were delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you so much and I would definitely recommend this wine tasting. Thank you Amy
Written 5 December 2023
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Pam S
8 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
My husband and I experienced the Brokenwood Journey with Amy as our host. We may not have chosen this but it was arranged by our travel company as part of a two day visit to the Hunter Valley. However we thoroughly enjoyed it ,especially exploring the wine and food pairings. I think my palate is shot as I age as I couldn’t taste much difference in the taste of the wine before and after food . The concept is excellent however and much thought had obviously gone into the pairings. It was great to have a personal tour of the winery with Amy who was very knowledgeable and personable. All in all a great experience.
Written 22 November 2023
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Hi Pam S. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Brokenwood Wines! Thank you for sharing your feedback, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!
Written 26 November 2023
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MWylie2017
County Dublin, Ireland42 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
We had an excellent lunch here during our trip to Hunter Valley. We have been in Australia for 3 weeks and we agreed it was one of the best meals we had during our entire trip. Brokenwood is one of the few places that is open for lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday in Hunter Valley
Written 20 November 2023
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Hi there. 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 the team! Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers!
Written 26 November 2023
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Peter K
Melbourne, Australia84 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Had a wonderful wine tasting at Brokenwood eagerly and expertly led by James. Our tasting took longer than usual as we explored the wines and asked James questions, all of which he answered with a wealth of background knowledge. We followed this up with an excellent lunch on the deck. Will no doubt come back again.
Written 14 November 2023
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Hi Peter. 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! Cheers!
Written 19 November 2023
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Curious66711535762
1 contribution
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Martelle was exceptional at what she offered us. She asked and listened to our requests and likes/dislikes and offered great wine selections for us to try. She was warm, engaging and fun. She is a great storyteller too. She’s a keeper!
Written 11 November 2023
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Hi there. Thank you for visiting Brokenwood Wines. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your wine tasting experience with Marty, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto her. Cheers!
Written 12 November 2023
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EJADER
Newcastle, Australia9 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Couples
Experienced the wine tasting experience with Amy. Excellent knowledge and patience…. Catered for all tastes. Would recommend.
Written 4 November 2023
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Hi Ebonney R. 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! Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 5 November 2023
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John K
2 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Amy was our guide and she was great. Really informative. The selected wines were great and the paired food was amazing. Definitely recommend this experience.
Written 17 October 2023
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Hi John. Thank you for visiting Brokenwood Wines. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your wine tasting experience with Amy, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto her. Cheers!
Written 22 October 2023
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Ed Sutton
Wix, UK139 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Friends
Everything about our visit to Brokenwood was professional. An interesting and informative tasting hosted by James who provided the perfect approach to making the tasting itself an enjoyable experience. There was a diverse range of wines with flexibility depending on your feedback as the tasting progressed. Would happily recommend.
Written 16 October 2023
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Hi Ed. 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 enjoy that wine!
Written 22 October 2023
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Stevie C
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Couples
My husband and I did the wine tasting with James who was absolutely awesome! His knowledge on not just the wines, but food pairings and also educating us on the wine making process was fantastic. We learnt so many things about the grape to glass process and happily left with some beautiful wines. The Cru Club also was very good value to join. We will definitely be back with friends and family. A great morning!
Written 6 October 2023
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Hi Stevie C. 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 welcome to the Cru Club. Cheers!
Written 9 October 2023
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Sophie C
1 contribution
Sep. 2023 • Friends
We had a lovely time wine tasting today with Amy! She was very friendly and knowledgable. The wine was amazing and this was a great experience. Would definitely recommend, lots of different wines to try.
Written 25 September 2023
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Hi Sophie C. Thank you for visiting Brokenwood Wines. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your wine tasting experience with Amy, and we will be sure to pass your kind words onto her. Cheers!
Written 2 October 2023
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