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A Little Bit of Italy in Broke



Love food and wine? The highly anticipated culinary celebration A Little Bit of Italy in Broke returns to the Hunter Valley in April for another incredible Italian-style weekend of wine and Mediterranean hospitality.

Set in the stunning rural setting of Broke Fordwich, the festival showcases the region's diverse wine offerings along with its abundant local produce with a splash of Mediterranean magic!

Now in it's 15th year, A Little Bit of Italy in Broke spans 12 venues kicking off with Margan's famed Welcome Dinner on Friday night where a three-course Italian-inspired menu in the stunning piazza under the stars will set the tone for the Festival. Over the weekend the Margan piazza will continue to be
a drawcard, offering antipasto platters, salads, cheeses, coffee and sweets to guests as they indulge in all the pleasures of the cellar door.


Among some of the incredible cuisine on offer will be gourmet Italian barbecue, organic cheese and olives at Ascella Organic Wines; gourmet Italian picnic share hampers from Greenway Wines; wood-fired pizza and gelato in the Tuscan-inspired courtyard at Krinklewood; and delicious antipasto platters at Winmark Wines.

Visitors will also love the dishes at Mount Broke Wines such as traditional wood-fired pizza, antipasto, truffle gnocchi and delicious Italian desserts overlooking the vines at the rustic cellar door at Mount Broke Wines; while nearby Greenway Wines will host the famed Long Red Table on the bank of the Wollombi Brook.

Tinonee Vineyard Estate will tempt you with classic favourites like gelato and Italian-originated macaroon, while at Whispering Brook a mouth-watering menu of Italian favourites will be served.


As well as wining and dining in the vineyards, visitors can enjoy cooking classes, workshops, demonstrations, vineyard tours and more. While some workshops and demonstrations are free, others charge a fee and require bookings. Check the full program and find out more at

Once again, a Little Bit of Italy in Broke has partnered with the Singleton Cancer Appeal and glass sponsor Zafferano, with $2 from every Zafferano glass sold going to the appeal.

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke will run over Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April and will span 12 venues, bringing with it a weekend full of fun and hospitality. The event is the perfect foodie escape and is a well-loved short-break destination famed for its premium wines, laid-back vibe and welcoming locals.


Transfer buses will run on Saturday and will pick visitors up from a wide range of accommodation in the Cessnock, Rothbury, Lovedale or Pokolbin areas, with shuttle buses running between festival venues over the course of the weekend.

Browse our handpicked collection of unique Hunter Valley accommodation here and book your escape to luxury for a Little Bit of Italy in Broke.

Download A Little Bit of Italy in Broke 2019 Program here.

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