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Meet the Makers Pop-Up Wine & Food Festival


Sat 14 Jun 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Broke Hall, 4 Wollombi Rd, Broke, Hunter Region

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: intern9

Have you ever wondered about the talented and crafty hands that created your favourite bottle of Shiraz? Wonder no more. June 14th will see the launch of the inaugural Meet the Makers Pop-Up Wine & Food Festival in the beautiful Broke Fordwich region, a quick 20 minute drive from the heart of the Hunter Valley.
The exclusive pop-up event will see boutique growers, makers and masters behind Australia’s finest wines, olive oils and other produce throw in their rubber boots to share their secrets from the country’s oldest winemaking region.

For one day only, you will have the opportunity to not only rub shoulders with talented and somewhat mysterious winemakers and olive oil processors from the country’s most loved wine region, but you will have the opportunity to sample and take home a plethora of wines and olive oils that certainly cannot be found on shop shelves.

The main hub of the event will be held at the intimate Broke Hall in the historic Broke Village where visitors are invited to sign in from 10am. Entry tickets, including tasting glasses will be available for purchase for $10.

In need of quirky tips and advice around your favourite tipple? The region’s masters will dust off their suede shoes and gather here to enjoy a glass with you. Chat and learn about wine production, blending, tricks of the trade and wines that best suit your flavour palate.

Visitors will be able to get lost in the colours and aromas of wholesome food stalls, kitsch gifts and woodcraft, tastings, as well as a live show-and-tell of the olive pickling process. From morning until sunset, exhibits will include regional specialties and delicacies such as earthy olives oils, vinegars, jams, and relishes.

At dusk, unwind, tell stories, drink wine, devour S‘mores and take in the breathtaking scenery around a giant bonfire, lit at dusk. Visitors can warm their wintery bones around the flames and bask under the stars in what is known as the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley.

The event, which is in its first year, will be a part of the June long Hunter Valley Wine & Food Month with over 60 events taking place throughout that period.
Discover the distinct varieties and blends particular to the Broke Fordwich and Hunter Valley region, which have been developed across two centruries, including Verdelho, Semillon and Shiraz.

Olive groves famously dominate the landscape, with over 30,000 trees currently producing varieties such as the California Queen and Kalamata. Take home richly infused virgin olive oils and aromatic tapenades.

At a stone’s throw away, ten of the region’s finest cellar doors will also be joining in the festival atmosphere by welcoming visitors to their fold all within a 10k radius of Broke Village.

Eden Anthony, President of Broke Fordwich Wine & Tourism Association (BFWTA), says "Wine and produce from hidden vineyards and farms provide the centre point for this new event. It fits in with the growing awareness of the quality that can found in hand-made product. Handcraft wine makers and olive growers are realising that their skills are being appreciated by more and more people."
Visitors are invited to post, share, comment around the Festival, including hashtag #brokefordwich, to be in for the chance to WIN a beautiful Broke Fordwich experience package.

Broke Fordwich is located twenty minutes from the bustling centre of Pokolbin and just two hours from Sydney. Nestled in the stunning surrounds of the Broken Back mountain ranges and Yengo National Park, Meet the Makers Pop-Up Wine & Food Festival is the perfect excuse for a truly memorable country escape.

Located at Broke Hall in the historic Broke Village, Meet the Makers Pop-Up Wine & Food Festival will go ahead rain, hail or shine.

Meet the Makers Pop-Up Wine & Food Festival is produced by the Broke Fordwich Wine and Tourism Association.