Brokenwood Wines has broken ground on its new cellar door complex, which will also feature a restaurant and café, and which is due to open in late 2018.

The winery is hopeful that the new complex, will not only boost its own business, but will also see more people visiting the Hunter and increase local jobs.

Chief Winemaker and Managing Director, Iain Riggs said: “This marks a significant moment in Brokenwood’s history. Our current Cellar Door was built in the 70’s so this new venture means a lot to us, but most importantly it will allow for more fun and exciting wine experiences for our dedicated customers.”

Among the changes for the new complex is a change to the tasting principle, with the traditional long central bar banished in favour of ‘customer-focused wine pods’. Brokenwood is installing an Enomatic wine dispenser, which will allow previously not-for-tasting and museum wines to be available.

Brokenwood will also feature a selection of wine on tap, which they have been successfully trialling in bars around the country.

General Manager, Geoff Krieger said: “Our entertainment terrace will have a revolving calendar of events, music, pop-up guest chefs and food trucks. Picnic packs will be available for parents to relax on the front lawn while kids play or explore our on-site veggie patch.”

The complex will also feature an impressive wine museum will include floor to ceiling glass overlooking the working barrel shed and private dining rooms will be available for hire.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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