A8NMXG Wine country - Hunter Valley, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA. 
A bottle of Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz amidst the Graveyard Vineyard in the Hunter Valley. The region is renowned for its Shiraz and Semillon wines
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Known for semillon and shiraz, plus the popular 'Cricket Pitch' range, this acclaimed winery has a slick modern visitor centre appropriately decked out in wood. Gather round a sociable circular tasting pod and try the range. It's well worth investing in the $25 tasting, which covers lots of high-quality single-vineyard wines. There's also a viewpoint over the barrel room, a cafe – Cru – doing deli plates, and a restaurant, The Wood.

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