Many people know of the Hunter Valley, but have you ever heard of the town of Broke? As the village dresses up for the weekend festival A Little Bit of Italy in Broke, we thought we’d learn a little more about the place.
Local Barb Brown, founder of Ascella Wines, gives us the lowdown:
BROKE IS FAMOUS FOR – “Award-winning boutique wineries and vineyards, fresh products made from local produce and gourmet eating experiences.
“Broke Fordwich (region) is situated within the striking Brokenback mountain range and iconic (escarpment) Yellow Rock. For this breathtaking landscape it is often referred to as the hidden gem of the Hunter Valley.
“It is historically recognised as the first sub-region of the Hunter, with ancient vineyards earthed here since the early 1800s.”
ITS TOP THREE RESTAURANTS ARE – “Nightingales Restaurant (nightingalewines广西桑拿,广西桑拿网,) for a laid-back, alfresco dining experience, with seating on the veranda for panoramic views.
“Margan Restaurant (margan广西桑拿,广西桑拿网,) for its seasonal menu, with 90 per cent of the fruit and vegetables plucked straight from the one-acre kitchen garden and orchard. Margan’s has free-range chickens, black suffolk lambs and bee hives for fresh unfiltered honey.
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AS FOR WINE – “Broke hosts a diverse offering of boutique wines which are the hallmark of this historic wine making region.
“The wineries are family-run and intimate. Visitors can meet winemakers to talk through and discover wines that suit personal preferences and tastes.”
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