Thursday 12 March 2015

A Little Bit of Italy in the Broke Fordwich Wine Region in the Hunter Valley


Come and experience A Little Bit of Italy as the flavoursome festival celebrates its 10 year milestone. On April 11th and 12th, 2015, the Broke Fordwich Wine Region in the Hunter Valley will become all things Italian, providing rustic ambiance and mouth-watering aromas, all in the one location. Known as the picturesque and more tranquil side of the Hunter Valley, Broke Fordwich will have an array of gourmet delights and world class wines, on offer to provide the ultimate Italian experience, without the hassle of overseas travel.

The renowned event was initially born in 2005 from an intimate Italian dinner that was hosted at a local home and catered by Italian chef Bruno di Sarno. Growing immensely each year through word of mouth largely, the festival now attracts more than 3,000 people to the region during the weekend, as it authentically celebrates the traditional Italian lifestyle revolving around food, music, wine, family and community.

Starting at the 'Passport Office' on the main street of the historic village of Broke Fordwich, visitors can pick up a passport which will outline all the venues that are participating in the Festival.

The price of entry is a $10 souvenir tasting glass to be used for a complimentary sample of local wines from each of the region's top 12 producers.

As you travel around from venue to venue, get your passport stamped to go in the draw to win over $2,000 worth of wine, food and accommodation.  Plus, to make getting around easier, there will be a shuttle bus available all weekend for only $5 per day.

In love with Italian food? Indulge in nonna's old-town recipes with live cooking demonstrations happening at several locations across the two days, or enjoy a luscious spread of woodfire pizzas, gelatos, olive oils, formaggi, wines and fresh local produce.

Other highlights during the festival will include live entertainment, market stalls and puppet shows that are fun for the whole family.

President of Broke Fordwich Wine & Tourism Association, Eden Anthony says, "We have had a great time in bringing to our Festival the love for good food, wine, music, fun, warmth and friendship that is always Italian, and so reflective of the general way of life in the Broke Fordwich region."

Che sta per essere un buon weekend! Buon Appetitio!! - It's going to be a good weekend, have a great meal!

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A Little Bit of Italy in Broke is produced by the Broke Fordwich Wine and Tourism Association

This event is proudly supported by Glencore.

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