Whispering Brook

New South Wales | Hunter Valley

Our Review

It took some time for partners Susan Frazier and Adam Bell to find the property on which they established their vineyard over 20 years ago. It has a combination of terra rossa loam soils on which the reds are planted, and sandy flats for the white grapes. A trip to Portugal in 2007 inspired the planting of Portuguese varieties, including touriga and arinto, alongside Hunter staples, shiraz and semillon. The partners have also established an olive grove and accommodation for up to 18 guests in the large house set in the vineyard, offering vineyard and winery tours.

About

Whispering Brook is located in the Hunter Valley in an area of natural beauty. The estate features a winery, picturesque cellar door, olive groves, a large guesthouse and food and wine experiences. The vineyards are located on the highly prized “Fordwich Sill”, a plug of red volcanic clay and sandy loam soils located near the Wollombi Brook. A passion for Portuguese varietals has led to innovation and a focus on high quality artisan wines. Wines include outstanding Shiraz, Semillon and Touriga Nacional with some new and exciting yet to be released Portuguese varietals.

Specialities

Touriga Nacional, Shiraz, Semillon, Chardonnay

Cellar Door

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Whispering Brook’s guests are offered unique experiences to gain a deeper understanding of the viticultural and winemaking process. Experiences such as “Beyond the Cellar Door” include a tutored walking tour of the vineyards and olive groves, followed by an introduction to the winery and a tasting at the cellar door. The annual Olive Long Table Luncheon event for members and guests is a highlight each year held at the beginning of wine and food month in the Hunter in early June.

Hours

10:30am - 5:00pm Thursday to Sunday, Wednesday by appointment

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Food

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Platters and pizzas available Friday to Sunday.

Cuisine

Charcuterie and cheese platters, hand made pizzas

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Accommodation

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Whispering Brook country house commands spectacular views of the estate's 25 acres of vineyards, olive groves and charming cottage gardens. The panoramic views are framed by sweeping mountain ranges. With so much natural beauty on your doorstep, you are invited to relax and unwind in the privacy of your own country house. Accommodation for larger groups 10 - 19 guests.

Facilities

Featuring accommodation for 10-18 guests, the house is set in our vineyard and olive grove and is fully equipped including an outdoor entertaining area with BBQ, open fireplace and wood heater, reverse cycle air-conditioning, linen, washing machine, table tennis and games room.

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Details

Whispering Brook logo
Rating
Winemaker Susan Frazier, Adam Bell
Established 2000
Dozens 1100
Vineyards (area) 3 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours Thurs-Sun 10.30-5
Address Rodd Street, Broke, NSW 2330
Telephone (02) 9818 4126
Website www.whispering-brook.com