Broke's Promise Wines

+61 2 6579 1165 26 George Street
Greenwich, 2065
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Broke’s Promise is a small family owned vineyard and olive grove, located in the tranquil region of Broke Fordwich in Australia’s world renowned Hunter Valley. Our property is nestled between the foothills of the Yengo National park and the banks of the Wollombi Brook with an amazing view of the Brokenback Range and Yellow Rock. We specialise in handcrafting wines from some of the Hunters most renowned varieties, Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Shiraz and for something a little different a Northern Italian red variety Barbera. Our grapes are grown close to the river banks on sandy loam and basalt soil and we pay every attention to vineyard quality. The vineyard has 8 acres of vines with Chardonnay being the first variety planted in 1994 and has produced vintages since 1998 with its’ own distinctive regional style. The Barbera was planted in 1999 and produces a medium bodied aromatic style wine which is a perfect accompaniment to pasta and Mediterranean style food. More recently planted are Shiraz Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

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