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A Little Bit of Broke 2024 | 20th Anniversary

15th – 17th March 2024

GET A TASTE FOR ALL THINGS BROKE IN ONE FABULOUS WEEKEND
Twenty years in the making, and in our Bicentennial year, this much-loved festival style weekend lets you explore the wine trail less travelled and get amongst all the wine, food and fabulousness that the Broke Fordwich region has to offer.
It’s a weekend to discover incredible wine, food, farm gate produce, events, live music, experiences, and accommodation, made easy. So, grab your gang and a Festival Kit which includes your festival entry, a keepsake tasting glass and either 4 or 8 tasting tokens which you can use at any of the 16 venues, then decide if you’ll add on any of the great range of dining experiences, events & workshops. With its wideopen spaces and fresh country air, it’s a bounty for food and wine lovers alike, and a festival sure to please.

Online ticket sales Closed

Festival Kits and Shuttle Tickets will be available for purchase at The Hub from 10 am Saturday 16th March and Sunday 17th March

SECURE YOUR TASTING TICKETS

Your Festival Kit is your entry ticket – access all venues with your kit! It’s a kind of choose-your-own adventure weekend where you set yourself up with a Starter Kit or Super Kit which, from just $35 will give you your festival entry, a take home tasting glass, festival map and a minimum of 4 tasting tokens to use at your chosen wineries.

Or if 4 tastings over an entire weekend isn’t going to quench your thirst, we have introduced the Festival Super Kit which gives you 8 tasting tokens redeemable at any of the 8 Cellar Doors taking part in the festival. It’s the very same thing as the Festival Starter Kit, only contains 8 tasting tokens instead of 4, it’s for the ultimate wine lover and festival goer, and saves you going back for top up tokens, grab yours for just $50.

Festival Starter Kit – 4 tasting tokens $35
Perfect for those looking to get a taste of Broke Fordwich perhaps over just one day of the festival. Your Festival Starter Kit includes your entry to the Festival, a take home tasting glass, event map and program as well as 4 tasting tokens which are redeemable at any of the participating Cellar Doors.

Festival Super Kit – 8 tasting tokens $50
The Festival Super Kit is the very same thing as the Festival Starter Kit, only contains 8 tasting coupons instead of 4, it’s for the ultimate wine lover and festival goer, and saves you going back for top up tokens. Entry, take home tasting glass, event map and program as well as 8 tasting tokens redeemable at any of the participating Cellar Doors.

Shuttle Bus – one day $25
The hop on hop off bus is back for 2024, circling Milbrodale and Wollombi Roads daily. Only have limited time for the festival? Book a one day shuttle when you purchase your festival kit to ensure you sample all the tastings and experiences the festival has to offer.

Shuttle Bus – both days – $40
Looking to sample more of what the Little Bit of Broke festival has to offer over the weekend – simple book the shuttle bus for both days when you purchase your festival kit.

Browse below the incredible range of tastings, experiences, dining options and events on offer at the 16 different locations in the region over the festival weekend. 6 of the venues have exciting bookable events where you need to secure tickets to participate. All venues welcome guests with no bookings.

1813

Veronton in the Vines of 1813

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Join us for Veronton in the Vines at the 1813 cellar door on Tinonee Vineyard Estate. Enjoy five 30mL tastings of our estate grown wines paired with five Veronton dumplings (vegan options available) and a small gift for $25 per person. Elevate your experience – add a spring roll for $10. Relax and enjoy this perfect pairing among the vines, no bookings required.

MARGAN WINES & RESTAURANT

A Little Bit of Margan

Friday 15th March Dining from 6pm
Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Relax in our courtyard and cellar door and sample a selection of sustainably farmed wines and small plates. For an outstanding farm to table dining experience, book a table in our acclaimed restaurant. Learn a little on a one-hour guided tour of the vineyard, kitchen garden and winery, including a flight of premium wines. Don’t miss Dining Under the Stars on the Friday evening to kick off the festival.

MOUNT BROKE WINES

Mount Broke Vineyard Delights

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Experience the pure joy of wine tasting, paired with delectable pasta dishes and wood-fired pizza while taking in the stunning view of the Hunter Valley and a picturesque outlook over the Brokenback Range’s sandstone escarpments. Meet Phil, the passionate mind behind Mount Broke Wines, dedicated to creating an atmosphere that’s best appreciated in person. A celebration of wine and culinary delights, all against the fabulous Hunter Valley backdrop.

WHISPERING BROOK

Wonders of Whispering Brook

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Discover our passion and learn the secrets of artisan winemaking and olive oil production at Whispering Brook. Indulge in our unique Portuguese inspired wines and experience the flavours and aromas when paired with sensational local artisan chocolates. We will also be offering special wine tasting events over the weekend at set times. Cheese and antipasto packs can be pre-ordered from Whispering Brook and Pizzas will be available on Sunday only.

HUNTER LAVENDER FARM

Lavender Experience Extraordinaire

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Explore the wonders of lavender in a stunning countryside setting, discover the power of scent as you meander through the farm shop filled with aromatherapy, bath and body, home decors, culinary products and lavender themed gift sets. Complete the day with a lavender gelato tasting!

STARLINE ALPACA FARM

Alpaca Farm Experience

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Join us for a day filled with farm adventures and animal encounters. Take a leisurely stroll through our scenic farm and meet, and even feed, our friendly farm animals. While you’re here, be captivated by the incredible art of Whip Cracking, explore unique market stalls, witness the art of weaving at live demonstrations, and gain insights into the world of alpaca fibre and wool.

Pre-purchase of tickets is not required for this event however to enjoy the farm experience, a $9 entry fee is required.

TALITS ESTATE

Tastes of Talits

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Come and explore Talits Estate, blending modern flair with French-inspired elegance. We’ll be offering tastings of our award-winning wines, including chardonnay, rosé, sparkling wines and a variety of reds. Enjoy the scenic lake view with a glass of wine or draught beer, complemented by locally sourced cheeses, charcuterie, and homemade cakes.

KAWAL ROCK DISTILLERY

Cocktails & Jazz @ Kawal Rock

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Experience the unique charm and immersive experience of Kawal Rock Vineyard. Sip on $15 cocktails and refreshing $10 G&Ts, sample our range of wines and savour a diverse array of flavours from food trucks, all while enjoying the soulful tunes of a live jazz band.

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MAGOONY'S COFFEE HOUSE

Magoony’s Coffee House Collaboration

Saturday 16th March, 8.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 8.00am – 2.00pm

At the heart of Broke Village, Magoonys will be serving up some of the region’s best coffee and cakes all weekend. We’ll also be offering cheese and charcuterie platters, and will open on the Friday evening for Pizza, beer, wine and cheese. Our sister catering company Motty’s will also serving delicious Italian spaghetti and meatballs over the weekend, pop by, you won’t go hungry!

THE LITTLE WINE COMPANY

A Little Masterclass

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Immerse yourself in Italian varieties with a winemaker-led Masterclass where you’ll taste 6 beautiful wines matched with 6 individual food pairings. Winemaker Suzanne Little, along with husband and fellow winemaker Ian have been trailblazers of alternative grape varieties in the Hunter Valley. Join Suzanne for a fun and informative hour, chatting about all things Italian including Pecorino, Vermentino, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese and Barbera.

HONEY WINES

Sweet Sips: A Mead Exploration

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Nestled in the heart of Broke, we’re a family-run business inviting you to discover the ancient art of mead-making, also known as honey wine, often referred to as the “drink like a Viking.” For just $10, embark on a flavourful journey with 6 mead tastings and as a sweet bonus, tantalise your taste buds with a honey tasting – unlocking the essence of this golden elixir. 

WINMARK WINES

Winmark Chardonnay & Seafood Experience

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Winmark Wines is not just a premium Chardonnay producer, but a remarkable destination of Wine & Art. Discover Winmark Wines and enjoy a delicious Seafood Platter matched perfectly with a glass of our extraordinary Chardonnay. Or Chardonnay in hand, meander through our fabulous sculpture park or art gallery, even pull up a seat at or evening of wine and music – Sunset Vibes on the Saturday evening.

GREENWAY WINES

Signature Greenway Experience

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Celebrate in country style gardens at the iconic Red Barn Cellar Door. Try our signature range of Italian inspired wines, or a chilled glass of Frosé or simply enjoy a shared antipasto picnic and take it all in. We’ll have live music in the afternoons!

Be sure to book your seat in our Studio Kitchen as Chef Nathan Cooper shares the tips of his trade, and demonstrates his perfect Crispy Skin Barramundi and caramelised cauliflower dish. Sip, listen, participate, and later enjoy your seafood meal, paired perfectly with our wine.

RIVER FLATS ESTATE + BARE NATURE'SKIN

Embrace Artisanal Creations

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Indulge yourself in free samplings of locally made body scrubs, foot scrubs, and moisturizing creams. Delight your palate with tastings of hot olive, olive oil, and exquisite gourmet condiments including caramelised soys and vinegars. Join us for a collaborative journey into natures embrace and artisanal creations.

CAEL'S GATE WINES

Cael’s Gate Wine Affair

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

We’re a family-owned and operated boutique winery, crafting award-winning wines since 2016. Join us for a day filled with exceptional wines, delicious grazing boxes and live music from 11am – 2pm in a warm and welcoming ambiance, where you can relax, sip and relish. Come and experience the passion we pour into every bottle. It’s sure to be an affair to remember!

KRINKLEWOOD ESTATE

A little bit of Italy at Krinklewood

Saturday 16th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 17th March, 10.00am – 5.00pm

We are kicking off for A Little Bit of Broke at Krinklewood with the flavours of authentic wood-fired pizzas, heavenly gelato, and exquisite biodynamic wines crafted on-site by our acclaimed Italian winemaker, Valentina Moresco. Immerse yourself in the enchanting European ambiance of our estate, basking in the irresistible allure of Italy.

With thanks to our Festival sponsors