This Popular Hunter Valley Winery is Getting Two New Restaurants

Brokenwood Wines is set to welcome Hunter Valley hospitality stalwarts, Andrew and Janet Wright to run two new dining offerings, The Wood Restaurant and Cru Bar + Pantry, at the winery’s new Cellar Door development that is opening this December.


Centring around a brand new cellar door, the development will feature circular wine tasting bars, an expansive outdoor terrace, two private tasting rooms, two private dining rooms and a wine museum.

The Wood Restaurant, the Cellar Door’s modern dining room will offer contemporary Australian dishes, many of which will be cooked in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. With seating for 90 guests both inside and outside, The Wood Restaurant will serve lunch daily and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings and will use local Australian produce wherever possible.

A market-style display of the freshest seafood delivered from the Sydney Fish Market will be an eye-catching feature while the menu will be designed to pair seamlessly with Brokenwood’s flagship wines, the Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz and ILR Reserve Semillon. The extensive wine list will serve premium and iconic Brokenwood wines, as well as “friends of Brokenwood” from across the globe.

Then there is Cru Bar + Pantry, a casual eatery serving up shared plates, cheese, wood-fired pizzas, charcuterie, made-to-order coffee, homemade pies, toasties, sweets, and picnic packs to sit on the lawn or take away.

Visitors to the Hunter Valley can drop into Cru Bar + Pantry for breakfast or simply for a glass of red on the sun-kissed terrace. The café area will also feature an Enomatic self-serve dispenser (aka. a wine vending machine!) which will serve a selection of premium and rare wines that would not ordinarily be available for tasting.

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Images courtesy of Brokenwood Wines

The new Cellar Door is set to open on Friday 7 December 2018.

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