Milldale Estate Pty Ltd
Milldale Estate is in the Broke-Fordwich area of the Hunter Valley wine growing region, a few kilometres west of the little village of Broke along Milbrodale Road. The vineyard backs on to Wollombi Brook, a quietly meandering brook which runs past some of the top vineyards of the Hunter Valley. The lovely Broke area is a beautiful valley that most tourists don't see! (From Cessnock, go a few km north, turn left at Broke Rd, go through Pokolbin and straight to Broke.) Our History page has interesting information about the Milbrodale area. The vineyard was planted ten years ago and came under our management in July 2007, a few months after the entire vineyard was inundated by a raging '100 year' flood. This has caused some major problems that have taken some time to overcome and still to overcome. Our vineyard is home to a family of wombats, and kangaroos visit regularly. The abundance of ladybirds in the vines are an indicator that we are providing a friendly habitat for 'good' insects. We can see that organic farming practices in harmony with nature are good for the environment, and we know these are much safer for humans!