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Address: 2416 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7507
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Australia's first boutique winery, Lake's Folly was established in 1963.

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Australia's first boutique winery, Lake's Folly was established in 1963.

A small, true 'estate' producer with only 30 Acres (12 Hectares) of vineyards, Lake's Folly's wines have been grown, vintaged and bottled on site since 1963.

 

ONLY TWO WINES ARE MADE: a Cabernets (Red) blend and a Chardonnay, which are available in limited quantities and are highly sought, selling out each year through Lake's Folly's Cellar Door and loyal Mailing List.

The Cellar Door is open 7 Days (when wine is available), but is closed for several months each year after the wines sell out.

* Five RED Stars Winery - James Halliday

* Best Small Cellar Door, Hunter Valley - Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine: 'Australia's Best Cellar Door Awards' 2015

* 'Most Collected Cabernet' - Australia's Most Collected Wines 2013 (Wine Ark)

* 2nd 'Most Collected Chardonnay' - Australia's Most Collected Wines 2013 (Wine Ark)

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Probably one of the best spots we stopped on our trip! My friend had previously visited and wanted a return stop to see if she could buy the Chardonnay (which was already sold... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alena K
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best spots we stopped on our trip! My friend had previously visited and wanted a return stop to see if she could buy the Chardonnay (which was already sold out!). Unlike the larger vineyards, intimate setting with charming decor and let's face it, fantastic wine! There were only 2 to taste (as mentioned the Chardonnay was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Roger is delight and the wine on tasting is outstanding. We have wanted to visit Lakes Folly for such a long time and finally we're lucky enough to drop by at the right time. They sell out of their wine for a reason, well worth a visit!

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Thank Mindak1
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Just the most icon winery in the Hunter only a couple of wines on taste but the History Not always open need to book your visit

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Thank Ladylil_12
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Lake's Folly is as good as it gets for Australian wine. One of the ten best wineries in Australia and the best in NSW. Exquisite hand-crafted wines that dance in your mouth and age for many many years. Rod, the winemaker and General Manager continues to produce outstanding wines years after years that are a true reflection of their terroir.

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Thank David A
Lake Cathie, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We only had time to drop in to two or three cellar doors and chose Lake's Folly based on its reputation for greatness. Were the only ones in the cellar door and basically had to ask the fella if we could taste. He then responded there was "a red and a white"... and then no further information. Basically could have... More 

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Thank LongPointVineyard
Lakes_Folly_Vineyard, Chief Winemaker - General Manager at Lake's Folly Vineyard, responded to this review

Dear LongPointVineyard Thank you for your feedback. As recent winner of Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine's 2016 Best Cellar Door, Hunter Valley (Australia's Best Cellar Doors 2016), and previously, Best Small Cellar Door, Hunter Valley (Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine Australia's Best Cellar Doors 2015), I am disappointed to learn of your experience when you visited. At Lake's Folly, we pride ourselves... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

This winery is not always open as they generally sell out of their new vintage very quickly. I was fortunate to be able to taste an buy their 2013 and 2011 Cabernet but unfortunately there was no chardonnay left. The cellar door is small but the service, explanation, discussion and tasting was of the highest level and a great experience.... More 

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Thank Peter C
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Lake's Folly's vines are some of the oldest in the Hunter & is reflected in the quality each season. The red blend is my favourite & I try to get there every year to try & get a case before they go. Thoroughly recommended

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Thank Glenn D
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Having ordered each vintage for the last 25 years, it is wonderful to make the pilgrimage to the vineyard. The vigneron was helpful and on this occasion offered a tour of the vineyard to give more insight into the history of the vines

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Thank WenA000
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a small winery but produces some of the best quality wines in the Hunter. They often sell out of their wines but you can still taste them. It's a good idea to sign up for their mailing list so you can order the wines as each vintage is released. Friendly and knowledgable staff.

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Thank Angela_Wollongong
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Was recommended to call in and buy a few bottles. Glad I did. Not your everyday drink at 70 a bottle but if you've not tried it you should

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