Broke Fordwich is definitely the place to go if you are looking for a Hunter get away with the premium experience. Be prepared for exclusive wine and for those who are very conscious of what you put into your body - you must check out the organic wines.
Whispering Brook Vineyard
Whispering Brook Vineyard is a highly exclusive vineyard, cellar door and accommodation estate. Yes, it's a bit posh. With a focus on high quality wine and olives/olive products; they only have a limited release of their products. The photo (below) shows olive trees in the background of the vineyard - look at that beautiful sky!
Get ready to join their wine club once you taste their wines. I had a taste of several of their wines and to be honest, I wanted to buy them all! Make sure you book if you are going to visit the Whispering Brook.
Location: 165 Hill Street, Broke NSW 2330
My two favourites were the 2013 Whispering Brook Semillon which was light in colour, fresh subtle flavours and was very easy to drink. I had a sneaky salmon dill snack to accompany this wine.
The 2011 Shiraz was easily my favourite red whilst visiting all the cellar doors in the Broke Fordwich region. A full bodied wine that was smooth and dances a little bit on the back of your tongue. This wine would be so beautiful with a posh meal.
You must also try their very high quality olive oils as well. The chili flavoured oil is quite popular but I would buy the original. You can taste the freshness and the difference.
Ascella Pure Wines
Ascella Wines are award winning and have a particular focus on reducing what is necessary in sprays and pesticides but also making natural alternatives. Ascella Pure Wines is Australian Organic certified (Interesting concept of organic wine).
Interesting fact: The owners imported sheep which have the wool fall off themselves. What a smart couple, Barbara and Geoff are!
Their vineyards are simply beautiful but are also very extensive grounds.
Ascella Pure wines have 50% more antioxidants than your normal wine. What more of an excuse do you need to drink more wine! I normally find Chardonnay to be too sharp in flavour and hard to drink but surprisingly; I tried Ascella's Chardonnay 2011 and was pleasantly surprised and then amazed by how delicious this wine tasted. I would definitely recommend this wine to purchase and drink. The Semillon was also very easy to drink and was light with fruity flavours.
Location: 203 Thompsons Rd, Milbrodale, NSW