Touch of Italy in our backyard

THE beautiful Broke Fordwich area will once again be on show for the annual Little Bit of Italy Festival this weekend.
Nanjing Night Net

Anne-Maree McLoughlin and Catherine Boulton

It started off as an intimate dinner party catered by an Italian chef but has now grown into a burgeoning festival attracting more than 3000people to area every year.

“It’s been brilliant and really put the Broke region on the map,” Broke Tourism’s Eden Anthony said.

“We want people to discover all we have to offer including some of the best wines in the Hunter Valley.

“It’s not just great food, wine and activities inspired by la dolce vita but also the fantastic views.”

The format hasn’t changed for this weekend with people encouraged to go on a journey from one vineyard to the next.

First stop is the passport office at the Broke Fire Station, opposite the general store, where you can pick up apassport, map and winetasting glass.

The passport is stamped when you visit participating venues and if you visit more than four venues you can go into a $2000 prize draw.

The festival is on both Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4.30pm.

Shuttle buses will available every day from only $5.

Participating venues this year are Ascella Pure Wines, River Flats Estate & Bare Nature’s Kin, Catherine Vale Wines, Glenguin Estate, Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard, Lavender Ridge, Margan Family Winegrowers, Mount Broke Wines, Nightingale Wines, Somerville Wines, Stomp! Wines, and Whispering Brook.

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