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Broke Fordwich Wine Trail

We are excited to be part of the Broke Fordwich Wine Trail, dedicated to over 15 wineries and cellar doors. Take a tour of our small boutique vineyard nestled between the rolling hills in the Hunter Valley. We have been producing exceptional wines from our own organic grapes, using traditional methods which includes fermented in open vats and basket pressed.

We hope to see you soon at our Cellar Door, as you journey you way thru the Broke Fordwich Wine Trail, showcasing this magnicifient wine region, and discover why Broke Fordwich is the Hunter Valley’s best kept secret!


Friday to Sunday 9.30am – 5pm
Sales by appointment only

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The Wine Region of Broke Fordwich

Broke Fordwich is renowned for its Hunter Valley classics, Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz, and increasingly the premium quality of its Verdelho.

Broke Fordwich was first planted to grape vines back in the early 1900’s and boomed again through the late 1980’s and 1990’s with significant expansion occurring throughout the region with over 475 hectares growing and over 35 grape growers. The main producers in the area established themselves during that period include Margan, Pooles Rock and the biodynamic Krinklewood. It was during this period of expansion that many new varieties were introduced to grow alongside the traditional Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz.

The sub-region was granted its own GI in 2003. It was the first sub-region declared for the Hunter Valley and the second in Australia. The Fordwich Sill, a plug of red volcanic clay which runs through the area, is the weathered product of ancient volcanic eruptions and brings valuable trace elements to the Broke Fordwich vineyards, including basalt and iron. The vineyards planted on the Fordwich Sill were planted in the late 1960’s and early 70’s are still producing grapes and making excellent styles of varietal Hunter Valley wines. In addition to the red soils, local vineyards are also planted on free-draining alluvial soils and sandy loams which produce particularly fine Semillon – the variety for which the Hunter Valley is best known. The wines of Broke Fordwich are recognised for their slightly richer, softer style (particularly those grown on the Fordwich Sill) whilst still maintaining their unique Hunter Valley characteristics.

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