Late last year I was invited to a media discovery weekend in the Broke Fordwich Wine Region of NSW. Not heard of Broke Fordwich? Not surprising, it’s often overshadowed by its faster paced cousin, Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.
I have visited the Hunter many times, but never travelled the short 10 minutes from the busy epicenter of Pokolbin to pay Broke Fordwich a visit. Actually most people I spoke to before and after visiting had little knowledge of the area whatsoever.
A sleepy and tranquil area, which makes the tour busses and cars of Pokolbin feel a million miles away. This is what the Hunter Valley use to be like. The Hunter Valley I fell in love with in the 80s.
Broke Fordwich’s vineyards and farms are nestled in the foothills of the picturesque Brokenback Mountain Range. Throughout the day, as you travel around some of the regions oldest vineyards, the scenery alters as the sunlight plays on the mountain range. Sunrise is particularly stunning, sunset with a glass of local wine in hand, even more so. Read more →