Susan Frazier and Adam Bell established Whispering Brook in 2000, while both were completing a Bachelor of Applied Science, Wine Science at Charles Sturt University.
Whispering Brook is nestled in the charming area of Broke Fordwich in the Hunter Valley. Shiraz vines were already established on the property and planted on the highly sought after “Fordwich Sill”, a plug of red volcanic clay which runs through the property. The soil is the weathered product of ancient volcanic eruptions. It brings valuable trace elements to Whispering Brook’s vineyards, including basalt and iron. The soil and terroir are integral to the production of premium wines. Sandy loam soils located near the Wollombi Brook, which borders one end of the property, are the source of high-quality white grapes.
A passion for Portuguese grape varietals was sparked by a winemaking trip to Portugal in 2007 which has led to the introduction of several new award-winning Portuguese varietals being made at Whispering Brook. A charming olive grove and large onsite guesthouse complete the experience for guests.