Food and Wine in Broke
Broke provides a relaxed vineyard experience. The area is free of large-scale developments, and part of its appeal is that visitors encounter winemakers who are proud of their products and passionate about hand-crafted wines.
Known as the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley, the Broke-Fordwich area was declared a viticultural subregion in 1994. Rustic and set against the dramatic backdrop of the Yellow Rock escarpment, the village of Broke has become the hub of an emerging wine-growing area. The warm climate and fertile soils produce soft and distinctive wines, such as semillon, shiraz, chardonnay and verdelho, as well as Italian varieties, including sangiovese, barbera and dolcetto. Explore the vineyards on two wheels, and don't forget to book ahead to enjoy great country dining at one of Broke's restaurants or cafes. If you decide to stay, choose from many charming accommodation options.
Beyond the vineyards, Broke and its surrounds offer plenty of things to do. Join a tour and get a bird's-eye-view of the Hunter region from a helicopter or balloon ride. Get in the saddle and set off on a horseriding adventure or pack a picnic to go for a bushwalk along the scenic walking trails through Yengo National Park. Country drives are relaxing here, so head off to nearby Wollombi, Lovedale or Maitland. Don't forget to check out the local Broke events calendar when you're in town.
Monday 1 June to Tuesday 30 June 2015
The Original 100 Metre Meal The original Margan 100 Metre Meal
Saturday 6 June 2015
Whispering Brook Olive Long Table Luncheon The Annual Whispering Brook Olive L
Friday 12 June to Friday 19 June 2015
Garden to Plate Start your adventure with a tour of
Fly into Newcastle Airport
Newcastle Airport is located 15 km from Newcastle’s city centre. Choose from a range of transport services on arrival, including car hire, limousine rentals and door-to-door shuttle buses to make the short journey north into Newcastle. Port Stephens Coaches operate a public bus service from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle train station up to 11 times a day, as well as a service to the Nelson Bay area. Hunter Valley Buses operate a public bus service from Newcastle Airport to Maitland, Raymond Terrace, and Stockton.
Newcastle Airport services four flight operators to several major Australian cities. Regional Express operates direct flights to and from Sydney, Ballina and Byron Bay. Jetstar flies direct to and from Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Brisbane. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Brisbane, while Virgin Australia flies direct to and from Brisbane and Melbourne.
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month
Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month
Explore Australia’s most renowned wine region during the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Month.
In addition to great events, outstanding local produce and award-winning wineries and vineyards, the Hunter Valley is filled with other indulgent activities to enjoy including amazing restaurants, day spas and championship golf courses.
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Broke vineyard with Yellow Rock in the background. Image Broke Fordwich Wine Tourism Association
Olive picking in Autumn. Image Broke Fordwich Wine Tourism Association
Whispering Brook vineyard and cellar door