Brokenwood Wines launch $8 million cellar door

04 December, 2018 by
Annabelle Cloros

Brokenwood Wines will open its new Hunter Valley cellar door on Saturday 8 December after an $8 million development.

The space has been under construction for the past year and is one of the largest cellar doors in the Hunter valley region, sitting at 1,400 square metres.

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“The new offering will provide customers with a world-class experience and allow more people to taste our wines than ever before,” says managing director and chief winemaker Iain Riggs. “This is a monumental step in our brand’s history and we are beyond excited.”

The cellar door will feature a large tasting room complete with designated tasting pods, an outdoor terrace, two private tasting rooms, two private dinign rooms, a wine museum and lounge area.

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Andrew and Janet Wright (The Cellar Restaurant at Hunter Valley Gardens) will be running two dining venues  — Cru Bar + Pantry and The Wood Restaurant — that will serve Brokenwood wines.

The Wood Restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday and focus on a seafood offering. Menu items include salt cod fritters, market fish with Stormy Bay clams and fresh oysters.

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Cru Bar + Pantry will be open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving homemade pies, wood-fired pizzas, cheese, charcuterie and snacks.