BROKENBACK VINEYARD - Planted in 1960's
LEOGATE ESTATE WINES
Leogate Estate is a sustainable estate nestled at the foot of the Brokenback Mountain Range in Australia's oldest wine producing region, The Hunter Valley.
First planted in the late 1960's by "one of the founding fathers of the modern Australian wine industry", Len Evans AO OBE, current custodians Bill and Vicki Widin bought the original 50-hectare Brokenback Vineyard in 2008. The Widins and Senior Winemaker, Mark Woods, have presided over international accolades including the International Wine Challenge Trophy for Best New Wine, wines poured on Qantas First and Business class flights over the past five years, and various medals have been awarded on the national wine show circuit for their prestigious wines.
James Halliday's 2021 Australian Wine Companion awarded Leogate Estate Wines a red 5-star rating for the 10th consecutive year.
The current vineyard has 50 hectares under vine, comprising of
Chardonnay (18.1ha), Semillon (3.9ha) on the flat gravelled soils and Shiraz (28ha) on the eastern and western-facing slopes of the adjacent rise as well as Verdelho (2.5ha) and Tempranillo (1ha) which were planted in 2009.
This ultra-modern facility has been built as a showpiece in the middle of the Brokenback Vineyard and offers luxurious facilities which include a Cellar Door, The Gates Restaurant, Wedding Venue and The Gatehouse Accommodation.