The Paynes Crossing Wine District occupies the southern end of the Broke Fordwich
Sub-Region of the Hunter Valley Wine Zone and is centred on the small village of
Paynes Crossing on the upper reaches of Wollombi Brook.
Paynes Crossing is surrounded by forest and natural reserve areas and is very popular for
bushwalking, mountain biking, camping, 4WD adventures and ecotours.
Paynes Crossing is about 10 km from Wollombi and Sweetmans Creek and the
delights of Yanco State Forest. The district includes wineries along Paynes Crossings
Road and other areas south of Broke.
The Broke Fordwich Region is home to 4 districts: Bulga ; Broke ; Paynes Crossing ; Fordwich
Briar Ridge Vineyard & Winery, NSW 593 Mount View Rd, Mount View
Briar Ridge is a 5 star rated winery nestled in the picturesque Mount View region. Visit our beautiful vineyard and cellar door for the ultimate tasting experience and discover a more hidden and scenic part of the Hunter Valley. Award-winning wines, tranquil gardens and mountain views… With vineyards first planted in 1972, Briar Ridge is one of the Hunter’s oldest boutique wineries and a leading producer of iconic, award-winning wines both nationally and internationally. Winemaker and General Manager, Gwyn Olsen is passionate about the Hunter Valley and creating wines speaking of true place and heritage. In 2015, Gwyn was awarded the Rising Star of the Year at the Hunter Valley Legends Awards and also become a Len Evans Tutorial Scholar. Gwyn was also awarded the prestigious Gourmet Traveller WINE, Young Winemaker Medal in 2014 and the title of ‘Dux’ at the Australian Wine Research Institute, Advanced Wine Assessment Course in 2012.
KRINKLEWOOD BIODYNAMIC VINEYARD, NSW 712 Wollombi Road Broke NSW 2330
Krinklewood is a family run biodynamic organic vineyard and farm in Broke Fordwich. We are passionate about the vineyard and farm being managed in a holistic and sustainable manner, therefore we incorporate biodynamic organic principles into everything we do. Working alongside nature and in alignment with the lunar cycles, we are able to create wines that reflect the unique characteristics of Krinklewood terroir.