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10 November 2022 | Brokenwood Wines

The Wood Restaurant - A Culinary Journey Awaits at our Hunter Valley Winery Restaurant


Located in the beating heart of the Hunter Valley, nestled amongst rolling vineyards and scenic vistas, you’ll find our much-loved Brokenwood Wines. Our 5-star cellar door is also home to The Wood Restaurant, an award-winning winery restaurant in the Hunter Valley. Open every Friday and Saturday evening for dinner, The Wood Restaurant is the ultimate way to experience the best local Hunter Valley wines, ingredients and cuisine on offer. 

The beauty of dining at a winery restaurant in the Hunter Valley is spending the afternoon exploring the sprawling vineyards and relaxing at the cellar door before your dinner experience.  With our iconic Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz and ILR Reserve Semillon awaiting intrepid aficionados, you can unwind at the Terrace Wine Bar with a bottle of your favourite vino, or explore our winery with a VIP experience - all before sitting down to a delectable 4-course dinner paired with a hand-picked selection of reds and whites. 

To help you plan the perfect Hunter Valley winery restaurant experience, here’s a little more about the Wood Restaurant and what to expect.


Welcome to the Wood Restaurant

Located just a 2-hour drive from Sydney CBD and 50-minutes from Newcastle CBD, sit down to a carefully curated four-course menu at one of the best winery restaurants in the Hunter Valley, for a culinary journey like no other. Discover modern Australian cuisine, expertly prepared using fresh and seasonal produce and perfectly paired with matched wines from both the estate and international producers.

Soak up the refined yet relaxed ambience as you savour every bite amongst the elegant wooden decor and rustic fixtures that reflect the rurality of the area. From melt-in-the-mouth 8-day dry-aged Hiramasa Kingfish to roasted Wollombi pumpkin and tender Jacks’s Creek beef to a dreamy elderflower parfait, enjoy gourmet dishes made to give you a hug from within. Matched with a selection of chardonnay, shiraz, semillon and tawny, explore flavour palettes from mild and delicate to deep and rich across plate and glass.

Giving equal attention and respect to both plate and glass, indulge your senses with substantial fine cuisine that draws on a mix of French flare and Australian flavours. Every element on the plate is selected to compliment the next, finished with generous glasses of reds and whites. 

Open for dinner every Friday & Saturday evening from 6pm. Book your table now to avoid disappointment. We also offer complimentary shuttle transfers and twilight pre-dinner drinks at The Terrace Wine Bar on Friday and Saturday from 3:30pm to streamline your night. Enquiries for transfer availability are encouraged to be made at the time of your restaurant reservation.


Meet the Chef

Curating a modern Australian menu that’s influenced by European flavours and techniques, executive chef Sean Townsend champions fresh and seasonal ingredients and locally-sourced produce - some of which comes directly from the chef’s on-site garden. With a bounty of garden-grown herbs and citrus on offer, flavour notes can be freshly plucked and artfully placed into his creations, changing with the seasons and always packing a sensory punch.

With a genuine passion for fine wine and exceptional food, Sean delivers a culinary experience that showcases the best of Brokenwood wines, local Hunter Valley produce and his years of working at some of the Hunter Valley’s best winery restaurants. Elevating the offerings available both in the Wood Restaurant and Cru Bar + Pantry, Sean embodies the best of the region's rustic charms and home-grown produce with dishes designed to compliment our premium wine offerings. 

Expanding on minimising single-use plastics and showcasing the best of vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes equally, every element on the menu is designed to be a treat for all of the senses, planned and executed with perfection by chef Townsend.


Make a Day of it

Being located within the grounds of one of the Hunter Valley’s most popular wineries means there are plenty of experiences available to enjoy on the day, prior to settling in for your dinner experience. From an exclusive VIP look behind the scenes to light bites and wine flights, creating an itinerary to fit your plans has never been easier. 

To help kickstart your plans, here are just a few things to do at Brokenwood Wines before sitting down to dinner at The Wood Restaurant. 

Journey: Enjoy a behind the scene tour and tasting and take a seat in the private tasting room for a delectable wine flight. Sample a pre-release tasting directly from the barrel as part of this exclusive 2-hour experience - the perfect pre-dinner, late lunch wine flight.

Match: Sit down to 6 beautiful Brokenwood Wines perfectly matched with bite size canapes loaded with flavour. Discover seasonal flavours that reflect the local Hunter Valley region, with hand-picked sips to compliment each bite.

Taste: Relax at one of our tasting pods for a truly unique tasting experience that delivers 7 premium single and varietal wines. The perfect choice for the wine lover who’s here for the bottle, not the bites, your experience is hosted by a member of our Cellar Door Cru. 

Cru Bar + Pantry: Take your time and relax into the afternoon, sipping on some of Brokenwood’s most popular wines, while enjoying freshly made grazing platters, perfect to keep hunger at bay until dinner. 

Icons of the Hunter: Immerse yourself in the perfect trifecta of Hunter Valley wines at Brokenwood Wines, Audrey Wilkinson and Tyrrell's Wines. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at the winemaking process, their history and their vineyards.

Soil to Cellar: Gain exclusive access to Brokenwood’s vineyards with the VIP Soil to Cellar experience. Begin with fresh oysters and some of our most popular wines before embarking on a tour of the vineyard and facilities. Next, sample a 4-course degustation lunch before finishing with a unique barrel tasting.


Best Winery Restaurant in Hunter Valley

Whether you’re planning a special birthday, celebrating an anniversary or simply looking to create new memories with your loved ones, dinner at the Wood Restaurant at Brokenwood winery is a great choice. As one of the most popular Hunter Valley winery restaurants, get ready to rediscover the beauty of fine dining and home-grown wines in the heart of wine country.

Take your time to explore our wide variety of award-winning wines. From Semillon to Chardonnay and Rosato to Sangiovese, sample local sips perfectly paired with an ever-changing and thoughtfully curated seasonal menu. Open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, make every moment of your Hunter Valley winery restaurant experience one to remember.

Book a table at The Wood Restaurant today.


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