A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Broke Fordwich

Category: population under 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
See full Terms & Conditions




Quintessential modern country charm welcomes you to a stunning, peaceful pocket of the Hunter Valley. 

The Hunter Valley’s hidden gem, accessible via Tourist Drive 33 and just a 20-minute drive from Pokolbin, Broke Fordwich is home to some of the Hunter’s greatest vineyards and awe-inspiring scenery. Nestled in the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges and framed by the iconic Yellow Rock, with a history dating back to the early 1900s when the first grapes were planted, this region of the Hunter Valley produces award-winning wines from Semillon, Chardonnay and Verdelho to Shiraz, as well as some exciting new varieties to explore.

With 17 Cellar doors, visit the Hunter’s largest organic vineyard, Krinklewood Estate, or discover your new favourite wine at one of the smaller boutique wineries.  Unearth the Broke Fordwich Wine Trail which immerses you in a journey of discovery to some of the Hunter Valley’s best kept secrets, from trophy-winning wines, delicious local cuisine to idyllic accommodation.With 3 restaurants, 7 casual eats and catering offered at self-contained accommodation, you’ll be sure to find something to enjoy.





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Dine in style at Broke Fordwich’s hatted restaurant, Margan Wines & Restaurant, or take a look behind the scenes from paddock to plate with the ultimate foodie experience followed by a degustation meal. Local produce is aplenty with many wineries offering food accompaniments with their exclusive experiences or at on-site restaurants and cafes.Take a moment to unwind and escape reality; from boutique fireside accommodation to luxurious houses with pools, rooms with a view to vineyard accommodation.Whatever the occasion there’s something for everyone. Join in with this tight-knit community at their regular food and wine events, from monthly markets to signature events: A Little Bit of Italy; Smoke in Broke; and Broke Village Fair.

There’s so much to see and do in Broke Fordwich, from history and heritage to arts and culture, food and wine experiences and country charm. Broke Fordwich; the ultimate country escape to explore, savour and unwind. Experience the Broke Fordwich Wine Trail and discover some of the Hunter Valley’s best cellar doors and restaurants. Meet the makers, go behind the scenes at a vineyard, winery, olive grove or restaurant and gain exclusive insights into the journey of a grape, from vineyard to glass, and the lifecycle of your meal, from farm to table. Appreciate the arts with a visit to Winmark Wines Art Gallery & Sculpture Walk, engage in an Art & Sip class with Greenway Wines and take a trip to Wollombi for the Sculpture in the Vineyards Festival each September. Join in with the locals and make memories with friends at one of the signature events or monthly markets.Take the scenic road less travelled on Tourist Drive 33 to get to Broke through the historic town of Wollombi.

Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Broke-Fordwich!

A romantic Escape in the Hunter Valley for laid-back wine lovers and foodies

Quintessentially Hunter Valley with a taste of modern country charm, Broke Fordwich is waiting to welcome you to its stunning peaceful pocket of the Hunter Valley. Broke Fordwich is the perfect place to escape with your loved one and spend quality time with each other enjoying life’s little luxuries. From relaxed to adventurous, fun-loving to laid back, whatever the type of couple you are, we’ve got you covered. When to go:some operators are only open weekends, so we have suggested an extended 4-day weekend, ensuring all operators are open. We recommend booking accommodation, winery visits, restaurant mealsand experiences in advance to ensure you don’t miss out.



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