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A new chapter for Brokenwood
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A new chapter of the Brokenwood story was revealed last week with the opening of the Albert Room, Brokenwood’s new two-storey private tasting area named after the late co-founder Tony Albert. The launch also marked Brokenwood’s 35th birthday.
Brokenwood recognised the need for a new tasting area a number of years ago. Managing Director Iain Riggs has watched the steady growth in popularity of Brokenwood and the Hunter Valley as a whole. Committed to their long-time supporters, the board members decided to embark on the process of designing and building a new space.
“We recognised the need for a larger cellar door area,” said Brokenwood managing director Iain Riggs. “The continued popularity of the Hunter Valley as a tourist destination, with more than 2 million visitors a year and the demand for tasting facilities from Brokenwood’s Single Vineyard Club, meant that visitors couldn’t always stop and enjoy our wines. The new area will solve that for us.”
Brokenwood has invested in maturation stock over the years in anticipation of such a facility. Mature Hunter Semillon and superbly aged Graveyard Shiraz along with older regional wines will be featured and savoured in the Albert Room.