Boutique wines and accommodation in the Hunter Valley


 Wine Accommodation

• EST. 1890 •

Years of captivating history have lead us to this

Gregory Blaxland was commissioned to find ‘The Great North Road’ for the fledgling colony of Sydney and passed through Broke in 1816. His elder brother John was later granted land where the Blaxland family built the cottage around 1890.

John Blaxland pioneered the beef cattle industry. He later diversified and was the first to export wine from Australia and win an overseas award for it.

With a rich family history in Broke, Bernadette and Max Tolson returned to the valley and purchased Broke Estate in 2012.

In 2016 the first grapes were harvested under the new label and the guidance of Max with his 40+ years of experience in viticulture and agriculture. With the help of Bernadette and Max’s children, Laura and Alex, the Broke Estate wine and brand has been relaunched in 2017.

Baxter hiding in the Broke Estate Vineyard

Broke Estate’s Blaxland Cottage, a charming and luxurious heritage cottage in the heart of the Hunter Valley

Soak in the serenity of surrounding vineyards and picturesque mountain ranges from the comfort of a lovingly restored two bedroom cottage


Boutique wines

Our 14 acres of previously neglected vineyards have been nurtured back to life to now produce small runs of premium wines. Available now when you stay at Blaxlands Cottage or purchase online through this website.


We would love to hear from you

If you have any questions about Broke Estate, accommodation, wine or something different entirely, please feel free to contact us.

1260 Broke Road
New South Wales 2330

Wine and general enquiries

All accommodation enquiries
(02) 4998 6961

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