BROKENBACK VINEYARD

Planted in late 1960's

HUNTER VALLEY – REGION

 

The Hunter Valley is acknowledged worldwide as being the birthplace of Australian wine. Some of the most awarded varieties that are produced in the area, include Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz.

 

Brokenback Vineyard is situated at 1693 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia. The nearest town is Cessnock, some 16 kilometres to the south-east, and Sydney is approximately 2.5 hours away (160 kilometres) by road.

 

Location: Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia

 

Oldest Vine Age: 55 Years

 

Elevation: 50-100m

 

Vineyard Size: Property size 330 acres of which 220 acres are under vine.

 

Varieties: Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz Planted in the 1960’s.

Additional Plantings: Verdelho, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and

Tempranillo.

 

Vine Orientation: Majority North-South; some areas of the vineyard are planted East–West to the contours of the land allowing good sunlight.

 

Soils:  White varietals; deep, well drained sandy loam with fine gravel content.

           Red varietals; fertile clay loam over a medium clay base sloping into the gentle undulations of the valley floor on the eastern and

           western facing slopes.

 

Harvest: January/February each year

 

Vineyard Team: Michael Burgoyne, Vineyard Manager & : Paul Baguley, Viticulturist.