Biodynamic wine, provincial-style gardens, and—roaming peacocks. Yes, Krinklewood is no ordinary cellar door, which means you need to round up your road trip crew and make for the hills.
Located in the ever-beautiful Broke Fordwich Valley in the Hunter Valley, Krinklewood is the perfect weekend destination to sit back and relax with your wine-loving friends (and any furry friends you’d like to bring along too).
This vineyard specialises in biodynamic farming. Krinklewood has been using these principles for the better half of 18 years now, meaning only natural processes are used to obtain a better, more sustainable, and healthier end product. Over the years, Krinklewood has seen a big increase in fruit intensity with hints of passionfruit and citrus flavours in its white grape varieties.
As for what’s available to taste, sip your way through a Krinklewood Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay, or Shiraz. Or sample a dry French-style rosé, some basket press wines, a dessert wine, sparkling Blanc de Blanc, sparkling Shiraz, and the popular “Wild” range.
Scenery-wise, let’s just say if Marie Antoinette could have set up shop anywhere in Australia, it would have definitely been here. The cellar door features big barn doors, reminiscent of the rural settings you might find in the south of France. You’ll also find a whole lot of antique and charming, mismatched seating around Krinklewood’s gardens, with lush vines, oversized weathered planters, and stunning views to match.
On the aforementioned cheese platter side of things, you can purchase these in two different sizes and enjoy alongside your wine tasting booking in the cellar door gardens. The platters are loaded with three kinds of cheese, local river flats olives and chutney, almonds, cornichons, apricots, and crackers (and you can opt-in for some gluten-free goodness too). If you head in for a tasting, Krinklewood’s cellar door experts will run you through a sample of up to 10 of the vineyard’s biodynamic, organic wines and if you nab a seat in the courtyard, you’ll most likely get a sneaky visit from the property’s resident peacocks. Book your tasting here.
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