Hunter Valley Local Produce

There are some fantastic shops in the Hunter Valley and we have our fair share of them in the Broke Fordwich area. Visit the Starline Alpaca Farm Shop where you can see a large selection of alpaca knitwear, scarves and rugs plus much more.

Spend some time at Pickled and Pitted where you can taste River Flats Estate olive oils and wonderful condiments, and see a huge selection of handmade soaps and natural skincare products from Bare Natures’Kin.

Of course, don’t forget to choose some local wine at the great cellar doors in the region.

The Broke Village Store can supply you with all you need to stock up at your self-contained cottage or farmhouse accommodation, with plenty of fresh food and groceries, along with a great selection of local wines.

The first Sunday of every month is the date for the monthly Broke Community Markets, held in the park across the road from the Broke Store. Stalls with a huge array of local produce and bric-a-brac for sale from 8am until around 1pm.

1100 Milbrodale Road Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1081 Visit Website
Photo of Starline Alpaca Farmstay Resort

A working alpaca farm set on 100 acres in picturesque Broke.

The farm has 16 cottages on site ranging from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms. All up we can sleep over 80 guests in comfort and style and there’s plenty to do on site with a pool, spa, sauna, tennis court and of course feeding the alpacas and other animals on site.

The Powerhouse Function Centre offers a Rustic wedding, conference and event venue that can seat up to 120 Dinner guests or 100 conference delegates.

We currently have about 160 alpaca on site which are sheared once a year. At our reception you will find our shop which stocks a large range of alpaca fashion for both ladies and men as well as a large range of souvenir, gifts and toys for the kids.

19 Singleton Street Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1063 Mobile: 0409 791 063 Visit Website
Photo of Pickled & Pitted

‘Pickled & Pitted’ is Riverflats Estate’s retail store and is located in Broke Village. Our product range includes Olive Oil, Olives and Tapenades, Chutneys, Relishes, Jams, Dukkah and range of Caramelised Vinegars.

Pickled & Pitted also stocks cheeses, crackers and other goodies from local Hunter Valley businesses.

A taste sensation!

Rodd Street Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1386 Phone: 02 9818 4126 Visit Website
Photo of Whispering Brook

Venture beyond the cellar door for a memorable experience. Visit Whispering Brook for an experience that goes beyond the cellar door. 

A visitor highlight is the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a viticulturist, winemaker and olive producer.  Join us for a tutored walking tour of the vineyard, olive grove and winery and uncover what happens behind the scenes.  A relaxed and educational tasting in the cellar door reveals the secrets of the vineyard, winery and the makers.  Visitors can linger with a glass of artisan wine and olives on the verandah or in front of the fire with a light lunch – needs to be pre-booked.

Whispering Brook is renowned for its welcoming ambience, relaxed Australian architecture, intimate cellar door with artisan wines and olives, boutique winery and natural beauty.

Cellar door open 10.30am to 5pm, Friday to Sunday, and by appointment at other times. Get in touch with us to organise an educational wine and olive experience and tour.

166 Hill Street Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 9953 2333 Mobile: 0407 533 573 Visit Website
Photo of Woodlands Olive Grove

Born from Greek passion and heritage, the origins of our family, and of olive oil production centuries ago, Woodlands has harnessed the natural energy of Australia to produce an olive oil with a fruity aromatic quality and a distinct wild peppery flavour.

1238 Milbrodale Road Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1317 Visit Website
Photo of Margan Restaurant

Margan wines are all Estate Grown and Estate Made in the Broke Fordwich region of the Hunter Valley. The business was established in 1997 and is owned and operated by Lisa and Andrew Margan who are proud to have over 100 hectares of quality vineyards, a state of the art winery and striking cellar door and Margan restaurant as part of their onsite wine tourism operations.

Margan Restaurant is regarded as ‘acclaimed agri-dining at its finest’. It pioneered the Kitchen Garden concept in the region and is committed to the business ethos of estate grown- estate made. Menus are constructed around what is harvested from the one acre kitchen garden and orchard to maintain a truly season focus. In addition, the estate produces olives, free range eggs, honey and lambs and chooses to source quality produce from local farm gate growers.

OPEN for Lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

203 Thompsons Road Milbrodale NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6574 5275 Mobile: 0431 357 105 Visit Website
Photo of Riverpines Cottage

Quaint 2 bedroom cottage nestled in the grape vines at Ascella Estate Wine.

Enjoy the peaceful Thompson Valley and the unique Broke Fordwich experience. Visit the nearby world heritage Baiame Cave. Sample our award winning wines. Hike up into the Brokenback National Park, or simply walk through the vineyard. End the day lazing by the pool. Ascella is the largest organic vineyard in the Hunter Valley.

Located in Milbrodale about 10 minutes through the vineyards from Broke, and home of Jack and the Vine Stalk  and Jack’s Barbecue in the Orchard, Ascella offers an experience like no other.

The Riverpines Cottage has two bedrooms with a queen bed in one and two singles in the other. There is a queen bed chesterfield in the living area and 2 other singles when required.

4 Wollombi Street Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1056
Photo of Broke Village Store

At the crossroads of the main Wollombi to Singleton and Pokolbin to Milbrodale Roads in the centre of Broke Village is the Broke Village Store. Open 7 days until late, this is the centre of the village with a general store for the essentials, a take-away and cafe, licensed bar, petrol and diesel, post office and bottle shop! Tourist information is available in the Willows Cafe.

1273 Milbrodale Road Broke NSW 2330 Mobile: 0409 774 280 Visit Website
Photo of Stomp Wines

Stomp! Wines is a family owned and operated boutique wine company. With two stunning contemporary brands, Stomp! and Pssst ‘n’ Broke, our wines are a must for those searching for authentic, stylish, fresh, fruit-driven wines with a true sense of place.

Join us in our relaxed, friendly cellar door, to share the tastes, sights and people that make our stomping ground unique. Our winemakers will guide your tasting of our highly awarded, contemporary brands. We’ll share our knowledge, passion and hands-on approach to crafting wine.

Enjoy a delicious cheese plate; a wickedly delightful matched wine and chocolate tasting; or pick up some of our local gourmet delicacies or bespoke, recycled, oak barrel homewares. Our delicious cheese plates are laden with local olives, muscatels our ‘to die for’ chilli jam, and of course, cheeses. Available all day – no need to prebook. $15 serves 2, or $20 serves 4-6 people.

Stay & Play Picnic Hamper – $90 per couple. To book phone Meredith – 0409 774 280 – 48hours notice must be given and hampers to be paid at time of booking. No refunds available. Enjoy a premium wine tasting with one of our family members handcrafting our wines. We’ll take you on an educational journey from the vine to the glass. Choose your favourite wine to enjoy a complimentary glass with your delicious hamper. Wander outside and find your ideal spot to relax and enjoy your freshly prepared lunch. Our picnic games – Giant Jenga, Giant noughts and crosses, Giant Connect 4 or bocce – will be available to play. (Games only available with this booking).

OPEN Friday to Sunday, 10.30am – 4.30pm and by appointment midweek.

203 Thompsons Road Milbrodale NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6574 5275 Mobile: 0431 357 105 Visit Website
Photo of Ascella Organic Wine

Taste Inspired by Passion! Ascella is the largest certified organic vineyard in the Hunter Valley.

Geoff and Barb welcome you to their picturesque Country Cellar Door where you can taste a wide range of award winning wines. Become a Friend of Ascella  with no obligation – just great prices.

Join us and make a difference. Groups welcome by appointment. Open 7 days a week. Book for a complimentary tasting with organic cheese and olives.

Broke NSW 2330 Mobile: 0419 244 785 Visit Website
Photo of Belarna Grove

The Hunter Valley has around 150,000 olive trees: we take the best of the local olives for our oils and olives – available at selected cellar doors throughout the Hunter and several regular local markets.

712 Wollombi Road Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1322 Visit Website
Photo of Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard

Krinklewood is a family run biodynamic organic vineyard and farm in Broke Fordwich. We are passionate about the vineyard and farm being managed in a holistic and sustainable manner, therefore we incorporate biodynamic organic principles into everything we do. Working alongside nature and in alignment with the lunar cycles, we are able to create wines that reflect the unique characteristics of Krinklewood terroir.

Set amongst provencal gardens overlooking the picturesque Wollombi brook and the foothills of the Brokenback mountain range, the cellar door is a must visit when in the Hunter Valley.

OPEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday our cellar door features our biodynamic organic wines for tastings, delicious cheese plates and a range of seasonal organic produce.

19 Singleton Street Broke NSW 2330 Phone: 02 6579 1368 Visit Website
Photo of Bare Natures’Kin

BARE Natures’Kin is located in Broke Village. Michelle has combined her love of aromatherapy with training in natural herbs to develop an extensive and superb array of Olive Oil soaps, natural skin care products, milk and honey baths. She also has an impressive array of crystals, jewellery, salt lamps and original cards.

A truly unique experience.