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Broke Fordwich

Welcome to Broke Fordwich, a tranquil rural experience with authentic quality wines, scenic accommodation and the ideal getaway.

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Nestled in the foothills of the Broken Back Range is the intimate community of Broke Fordwich. There are high quality boutique wineries and olive growers and a range of quality accommodation, restaurants and cellar doors in this corner of the Hunter Valley.

 

The scenic Broke Fordwich stretch of the Wollombi Brook has quietly developed into a quality wine tourism region where visitors can enjoy premium wines, fresh olive oils and innovative farm gate products, wonderful restaurants and cafes, luxury Hunter Valley accommodation, local wine tours, and most importantly, a tranquil rural experience which is far removed from the hustle and bustle.

 

Situated in a wide section of the valley, the surrounding hills frame some of the best scenery in the area with the striking Brokenback Mountain Range and iconic Yellow Rock providing an impressive backdrop.  The natural beauty of the region coupled with the great food, relaxed accommodation, skill and dedication of the locals has seen many couples choose Broke as the ideal place for their Hunter Valley wedding.

 

There’s also FREE CAMPING at McNamara Park right in the centre of the village. A large grassy campground with shady spots adjacent to the Wollombi River, surrounded by bush, and has basic facilities including picnic tables, rubbish bins and toilets. For more information phone Singleton Visitor Information Centre on 02 6571 5888.

 

More Information:  http://www.brokefordwich.com.au/

 

Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn

With amazing views of the valley as the backdrop for your ceremony, and accommodation for 24 people, Adams Peak Country Estate & The Barn is the perfect location for a destination wedding in the Hunter Valley.

66 Adams Peak Road, Broke


Ascella Organic Wine

Ascella Organic Wine is the largest certified organic vineyard in the Hunter Valley. Ascella has a full line of award winning wines and offers unique accommodation in a pristine environment surrounded by National Parks.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

203 Thompsons Road, Milbrodale


Barefoot at Broke

Barefoot at Broke offers you a perfect Hunter Valley getaway in a unique blend of modern and country home with 3 bedrooms (on 2 separate wings), huge open plan living, dining and gourmet kitchen and furnished with all the luxuries and modern touches to spoil you and your furry friend.


Guests: 6

596 Milbrodale Road, Broke


Glenguin Estate

Glenguin Estate, home of Aristea Shiraz and makers of award-winning semillon and shiraz. Home to one of the most unique cellar doors in the Hunter Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Thursday - Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm

997 Milbrodale Road, Broke

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Great North Road - The Convict Trail

The Great North Road is a 240 km convict built masterpiece constructed between 1826 an 1836 to provide an overland route from Sydney to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. It was — and remains — an extraordinary feat of engineering as it traverses sandstone gorges, razorback ridges and towering passes. Much of the original convict built road remains in use today although a lot of the original surf...

Great North Road


Greenway Wines

You will find Greenway Wines Cellar Door – just around the corner – 3.5kms south of Broke, within an ‘old world’ Red Barn. A charming wine tasting experience set against the dramatic backdrop of Wollombi Brook and the Brokenback Ranges.


OPENING HOURS: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 05:00pm. Saturday & Sunday (winter months) 10:00am - 04:30pm.

350 Wollombi Road, Broke


Hunter Valley Way - Scenic Drive

Hunter Valley Way is one of the newest self drive tours on the eastern seaboard of NSW. Starting at the M1 at Freeman’s Water Hole in Lake Macquarie and finishing at the end of the Hunter Valley in Merriwa on the Golden Highway.

Freeman's Waterhole - Kurri Kurri - Broke -Merriwa


Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard

Certified Biodynamic Organic family owned vineyard set amongst beautiful Provencal gardens, urns and fountains, nestled in the picturesque Broke Fordwich Valley.


OPENING HOURS: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm

712 Wollombi Road, Broke


Margan Winery & Restaurant

Margan wines are all estate grown and estate made in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley. The business was established in 1996 and is owned and operated by Lisa and Andrew Margan who are proud to have over 100 hectares of quality vineyards, a state of the art winery and striking cellar door and Margan restaurant as part of their onsite wine tourism operations.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm Winery & Vineyard Tours: Friday - Sunday only. Restaurant: Lunch, Fri - Sun 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Dinner, Fri & Sat 6:00pm - 8:30pm

1238 Milbrodale Road, Broke

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McNamara Park Rest Area

On the banks of Wollombi Brook, with a ton of choices for a campsite to choose from. The Broke Village Store is within easy walking distance on Paynes Crossing Rd.

Main Road/Paynes Crossing Road, Broke


Nightingale Wines

Located in the beautiful hamlet of Broke, Nightingale Wines offers a fantastic cellar door experience, luxury spa villa accommodation and restaurant.


OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm Accommodation Guests: 16

1239 Milbrodale Road, Broke


Running Horse Wines

Located in the picturesque hamlet of Broke, overlooking the Yellow Rock escarpment, lays a new look cellar door - Running Horse Wines. Running Horse Wines produces wine born out of the Fromberg family passion for fine horses and fine wines.


OPENING HOURS Daily 10:00am - 6:00pm. (Monday - Thursday - hours may fluctuate)

1133 Milbrodale Road, Broke


Starline Alpaca Farmstay Resort

Starline Alpaca Farmstay Resort is nestled in picturesque Broke, the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley. Our comfortable self-catering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cottages and suites are spread over our 100 acre working Alpaca farm. All 16 cottages offer rural views and are fully equipped with everything you will need for your stay.


Guests: 1 - 80

1100 Milbrodale Road, Broke


Whispering Brook

A visit to Whispering Brook provides an experience that goes beyond wine. The estate is renowned for its welcoming ambience, relaxed Australian architecture, intimate cellar door with artisan wine and olives, boutique winery and natural beauty. The panoramic mountain views, estate vineyards and olive groves, casual dining and large guesthouse provide for a memorable experience.


OPENING HOURS: 10:30am - 5:00pm Friday to Sunday

Rodd Street, Broke

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Catherine Vale Wines

656 Milbrodale Road, Fordwich. PH: 02 6579 1334.