We are part of the Sweetwater area of the Hunter Valley. Each owner in the area was given the opportunity to name their property and rumour has it that the previous owners did not submit their application in time. Block Eight was applied to the nameless property arbitrarily and well, it’s just kind of stuck.
When Brokenwood released its highly praised Belford Block 8 Semillon in 2006 the name was well and truly established. When the current owners purchased the property in 2012, they considered changing the name but Block Eight was what everyone called it, so the name stays.