Broke Fordwich

Nestled at the foothills of the Brokenback Range in the shadow of the majestic Yellow Rock escarpment, Broke Fordwich has a rustic charm and is the perfect destination for a relaxing rural retreat. The hamlet is peppered with boutique and biodynamic vineyards, olive groves, restaurants and cosy accommodation. It’s a short drive that sometimes flies under visitors radar, but well worth it.

This is where locals go to chill out and relax. It’s home to the largest organic vineyard in the Hunter, a chef’s hatted restaurant, significant aboriginal history, stunning scenery, sprawling olive groves and hands-on, award-winning winemakers. And peace and quiet. Lots and lots of peace and quiet.

VINEYARDS

You may be surprised to learn that it’s the location of many of the Hunter’s greatest vineyards but only has a handful of dedicated wine producers and cellar doors. They may be small in number but they punch above their weight, serving some of the best boutique wines around.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take the scenic route on Tourist Drive 33, along the Great North Road or Convict Trail, and through beautiful country side.
  • Significant Aboriginal History to be discovered
  • Lots of peace and quiet —a great place to stay if you really want to unwind, with plenty of comfy country-style accommodation tucked away in the hills, olive groves, farms and vineyards
  • The locals love a social shindig, holding countless events with a food and wine focus throughout the year. These include the monthly community market held on the first Sunday of each month in Broke village and big-ticket events: A Little Bit of Italy held each April, which celebrates all things Italian, Smoke in Broke in June and the Broke Village Fair and Vintage Car Display in September.