Situated an easy 15-minute drive from Pokolbin, the Broke Fordwich region is considered to be a separate viticultural
subregion of the Hunter Valley. It accounts for approximately 11% of the vineyard area planted in the Hunter Valley and has quietly developed into a quality wine tourism region where visitors can enjoy premium wines, fresh local produce, unique restaurants and cafés, and most importantly, a tranquil rural experience.
Situated in a broad section of the Valley, the surrounding hills frame some of the area's best scenery, with the striking
Brokenback Mountain Range, the iconic Yellow Rock and World Heritage wilderness providing an impressive
backdrop to rolling vineyards and stunning cellar doors. Wines on offer include Hunter Valley classics alongside emerging varieties.
Historically, the region was first inhabited by the indigenous Wanaruah tribe many thousands of years ago and were known as ‘the people of the hills and plains’ with many direct descendants still living in the area today. These culturally rich people left many significant cave paintings in the area, which are still accessible today.
The natural beauty of the region, coupled with fine Hunter wines, eateries and restaurants, local farm produce, great
places to stay and cultural significance, make Broke Fordwich well worth a visit and an excellent reason to return.
Running Horse Wines , Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley