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Brokenwood Wines

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Lauretta Parker
 
9 November 2017 | Lauretta Parker

BROKENWOOD WINES BREAKS GROUND ON NEW CELLAR DOOR, RESTAURANT & CAFE

The next big Hunter Valley development is officially underway. Yesterday Brokenwood Wines broke ground on their highly anticipated Cellar Door complex, due to open in late 2018.

Along with the aim of boosting business, the new space will also bring more people to the Hunter region and increase local jobs.  


Above: The new Brokenwood Cellar Door, opening late 2018.

Chief Winemaker and Managing Director, Iain Riggs said, “This ceremony marked 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”.   


Above: Brokenwood's Chief Winemaker & Managing Director, Iain Riggs, announcement at the Breaking Ground Ceremony

Innovative architecture and design duo, Eduardo and Maria Villa from Sydney’s Villa & Villa were brought on board to create a “Home in the Hunter” for Brokenwood’s wine club members and the Hunter Valley’s growing tourism. Integrated Project Group will manage the construction.  

The building will feature a mixed palette of natural materials and will house a range of flexible spaces, all themed around the enjoyment of great wine. Gone is the traditional long central bar, instead, Brokenwood has opted for customer-focused wine pods. Guests can relax by a fire with a rare drop thanks to an Enomatic wine dispenser that 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.”



Above: Brokenwood Staff, Shareholders and Guests at the Breaking Ground Ceremony

An impressive wine museum will include floor to ceiling glass overlooking the working barrel shed and private dining rooms will be available for hire. In a nod to Brokenwood legends past, a lookout and education space has been dedicated to long standing Vineyard Manager, the late Keith Barry (KB).

An announcement will soon be made on the appointment of a Chef, but fresh and local produce will dominate the seasonal menu in both the café and restaurant.   

The current Brokenwood Wines Cellar Door will remain open throughout construction.

Brokenwood was founded as a hobby venture in 1970 by three Sydney based Lawyers, James Halliday and John Beeston who both attended yesterday’s event, and the late Tony Albert. The 2018 vintage will mark 36 years with Iain Riggs at the helm. 


Above: Chief Winemaker & Managing Director, Iain Riggs with Founders James Halliday and John Beeston at the Breaking Ground Ceremony
 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR IMAGES (HI RES) PLEASE CONTACT:  
Lauretta Parker, Marketing Manager - p: 0423 231 397 e: lauretta@brokenwood.com.au

 

Time Posted: 09/11/2017 at 11:00 AM