Ivanhoe Wines
Ivanhoe Wines
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Premium Wines from a boutique Hunter Valley vineyard. Enjoy the exceptional service and stunning views. Owned and operated by Stephen and Tracy Drayton since 1996, the Ivanhoe Estate continues to produce premium Hunter wines and is renowned for its gutsy reds and great whites. A fifth-generation member of the famous winemaking Drayton family, Stephen & Tracy brought the historic Ivanhoe vineyard to life with their own style and passion.
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  • Allison G
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kylie is the best!
    We had a wine tasting with Kylie on Saturday afternoon and she has to be one of the most engaging, friendly and experienced employees of this vineyard! She took the time to understand our preferences in wine and gave us wines to sample accordingly. We bought a few bottles and when we came back the following day to purchase an aerator, she remembered us and asked how our weekend was going. Such a lovely person and she went above and beyond to make our visit great.
    Thank you for your wonderful review Allison! Kylie is thrilled you enjoyed your tasting. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
    Written 14 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 August 2023
  • FionaKekic
    Sydney, Australia42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEST OUTLOOK IN THE HUNTER
    I love this winery. It's such a lovely spot to kick back and watch the world (and geese) go by. Jonathan is a knowledgeable and friendly host. The wines are lovely. Make sure you book on weekends.
    Thank you for your lovely review and comments about Jonathan. We are really lucky to have such a beautiful property to look at while working or enjoying a wine tasting! See you next time, Lewis Drayton
    Written 20 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Mariam
    Liverpool, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Views & Great Wine
    We absolutely loved this place. The views were amazing and the Wine was great. Johnathon looked after us and was absolutely amazing to deal with. We aren’t big wine drinkers and he really took his time to explain things to us and find the best suited wines for us. An amazing place , would definitely recommend and visit again!
    Thank you for such a wonderful 5-star review! Jonathan is delighted you enjoyed the tasting experience and looks forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
    Written 23 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Alex M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Winery
    Delicious wine, beautiful setting, and great service. The membership prices are probably some of the best in the valley. Have to give a shout out to Kylie who had some great recommendations and was so friendly. Highly recommend a visit to Ivanhoe if you're in the valley.
    Thank you for your 5-star review! Kylie is glad you enjoyed the experience and looks forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
    Written 24 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Diane C
    Wollongong, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks Kylie!
    My sister, a cousin and I enjoyed a private tasting on Thursday. Of the five or six wineries visited during our girls' trip, I give the gold star to Ivanhoe. Our hostess Kylie was great - friendly, knowledgeable, and made us feel very welcome. The Estate is in a beautifully tranquil setting; the metal sculptures are very cleverly done and certainly add interest to the Estate. Thank you Kylie for a lovely afternoon - we will return for sure.
    Thank you for your lovely 5-star review and kind words about Kylie! We are really lucky to have her as part of the Ivanhoe Team. See you again next time. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
    Written 17 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • j refaat
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    I highly recommend coming here and being served by the lovely Kylie. Kylie went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional. The wine tasting was amazing, as well as the gorgeous view. Thanks Kylie for your amazing customer service, we will definitely be back.
    Thank you for your lovely 5-star review! Kylie is thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Ivanhoe. Until next time, Lewis Drayton
    Written 13 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Shirley
    Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopping for a wine tasting we end up buying for a good wine and their good Muscat.
    I have been visiting Ivanhoe for the last couple of years. I often get a family visit and friends from overseas, Hunter Valley is a good place for tourists, first thing mostly one of our stop for a wine tasting is Ivanhoe. The staff of Ivanhoe are so friendly and informative specially Jonathan he makes you feel welcome, if you’re not a wine person you end up amazed the way Jonathan entertains.
    Thank you for your lovely 5-star review! We are so glad you enjoy our family business at Ivanhoe and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
    Written 22 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Hugh S
    St. Albans, United Kingdom171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing wine and service
    Top friendly place, family run. Not pushy or hurried. We tried more than the advertised 6 wines under the very knowledgable and humorous eye of Kylie and Steve. Great cheese too. Not as fancy and glam as some others round here but for a great welcome, service and most important of all beautiful wines this is the place to come.
    Thank you for your 5-star review and comments about Steve and Kylie! We are lucky to have them in our team and they look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
    Written 22 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 November 2023
  • Jay H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Time at Ivanhoe!
    Four of us visited on a Friday afternoon and had a great time. The wines were delicious, the views amazing and the overall experience was laid back and very comfortable. If you are tired of pretentious wine testings then this is the place for you. Enjoy.
    Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and delicious wines. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
    Written 22 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Janellesteve
    Copacabana, Australia779 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best
    Yep, one of the best visits. Wonderful range of whites...through to deep reds. Prices higher than some, moderated with wine club membership, which does allow cases of 6, not just 2x 12 pa. Reds designed to drink now or cellar for 4-8 years. As club members treated to lovely cheese plate. Gorgeous views off the balcony...helpful staff. No cafe.
    Thank you for your lovely 5-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the experience and find our wine club to be great value. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
    Written 14 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 December 2023
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Aussiefamily99
Sydney54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Sam was a great tasting host -friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful views. You need to book and pay upfront- you don’t get the tasting fee back when you purchase and unlike Lucy’s run, there’s no nibble platter included in the experience.
Written 5 July 2020
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Thank you for your recent visit and review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our service and our beautiful views. As mentioned in your review we are requesting for guests to book in and pay for their seated wine experiences as our building is quite small and we are required to comply with the current Covid restrictions for our customers and our teams safety. We also offer a seated wine masterclass with gourmet cheese plate - (this also requires to be pre-booked). You may consider this experience on your next visit. Warm regards, Tracy Drayton
Written 8 July 2020
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Em B
Sancrox, Australia60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had the pleasure of a personal tastes great with Bel yesterday. It was a pleasant afternoon sitting on the balcony overlooking the vines. Our cheese platter was delicious and Bel’s knowledge of the wines informative. I would highly recommend joining the wine club. Great experience. Can’t wait to come back.
Written 5 February 2020
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Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation to others about our Wine Membership. We are so pleased to receive feedback that you thoroughly enjoyed Bel's knowledge and service. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Warm regards, Tracy Drayton
Written 5 February 2020
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Adam K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A friend and I were served by Lewis, it was a standard wine tasting. His knowledge of the wines was exemplary, he was quite engaging and we shared a few personal stories together. Due to a great experience and the quality of the wine, I became a member of the wine club that day. Thanks for a wonderful and engaging afternoon
Written 18 April 2022
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Thank you for visiting us and for your 5-star review! Lewis was thrilled you enjoyed his tasting. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards, Ivanhoe Wines
Written 20 April 2022
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Anita B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Apologies for not remembering the gentleman's name who was of South African origin but he was very engaging, very informative and consequently I had $100 less in my bank account when I drove away. We were lucky that we were able to slot into a tasting session and looking over the Ivanhoe vineyard it was such a lovely way to sample the products. (Not so much me but my 2 daughters).
Written 20 July 2023
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Thank you for 5-star review! Jonathan was the gentleman who hosted your tasting and he is thrilled you enjoyed the experience and the wines. We look forward to seeing you again next time! Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
Written 20 July 2023
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Shirley
Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I have been visiting Ivanhoe for the last couple of years. I often get a family visit and friends from overseas, Hunter Valley is a good place for tourists, first thing mostly one of our stop for a wine tasting is Ivanhoe.
The staff of Ivanhoe are so friendly and informative specially Jonathan he makes you feel welcome, if you’re not a wine person you end up amazed the way Jonathan entertains.
Written 14 November 2023
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Thank you for your lovely 5-star review! We are so glad you enjoy our family business at Ivanhoe and look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
Written 22 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jlcblack
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We are regular visitors to the Hunter Valley and Ivanhoe wines is the best find of our most recent trip. It is a true gem, and we would certainly place it in our top 10 favourite cellar door experiences in the Hunter. A fantastic view, excellent wines and a welcoming atmosphere. Kellie was warm, informative, and efficient in running our tasting. She and all other staff present were also absolutely lovely with our little dog Kirby, making us feel very welcome with the dog and even bringing him a container of water. It was definitely a highlight of the trip, and we will be back next time!
Written 7 February 2020
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Thank you for your 5 star review and lovely comments about Kellie and our team and wines. So pleased to hear that Kirby also enjoyed his experience in the Hunter! We hope to see you again soon, Warm regards, Tracy Drayton.
Written 9 February 2020
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jhanleach
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This was the worst wine tasting experience in my life. The wines were unpalatable and the staff member serving us extremely rude. When I complained about the wine tasting portion he then lessened it for me but not the others with me and this was noted by them all. We had to pay $10 each for the worst wine tasting experience of our lives.
Written 27 February 2023
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Thank you for your review. However it is disappointing to see that you have failed to include a number of details regarding your experience. Your group of 4 visited us on Saturday 25/2/23 at approximately 1130am-12pm. You arrived without a booking and abruptly demanded a tasting from our staff members. Although we were busy, we kindly accommodated your group on the main veranda. Throughout the tasting, one member of your group was abusive, dismissive and extremely demanding of the staff member hosting your tasting. It is also worth noting that you referred to our staff member as "incestuous" when he mentioned his family heritage and connection to the winery. The staff member hosting your tasting advised you that under RSA law, a 30ml pour is standard for wine tastings and we offer a tasting of 6 wines. He actually poured 8 wines for your group with the aim of helping you find a wine you would enjoy. The $10 tasting charge is to cover the rising costs associated with hosting wine tastings and running a small business, including taxes and the wage costs. It is a shame that you felt our service and wines were not up to standard, however given the cruel behaviour of your group, we did the best we could. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact me directly- lewis@ivanhoewines.com.au. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
Written 28 February 2023
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Brabsct
East Glastonbury, CT133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This was our first stop upon coming to Hunter Valley and we were not disappointed. Jonathan did a fabulous job with our tasting. He spent time understanding what we liked and yet challenged us to try new wines as well. It was amazing. I would highly recommend it.
Written 28 October 2022
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Thank you for your 5-star review! Jonathan is glad you enjoyed your tasting with him and looks forward to seeing you again next time. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
Written 1 November 2022
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Allison G
Menai33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We had a wine tasting with Kylie on Saturday afternoon and she has to be one of the most engaging, friendly and experienced employees of this vineyard! She took the time to understand our preferences in wine and gave us wines to sample accordingly. We bought a few bottles and when we came back the following day to purchase an aerator, she remembered us and asked how our weekend was going. Such a lovely person and she went above and beyond to make our visit great.
Written 13 August 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review Allison! Kylie is thrilled you enjoyed your tasting. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
Written 14 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mariam
Liverpool, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We absolutely loved this place. The views were amazing and the Wine was great. Johnathon looked after us and was absolutely amazing to deal with. We aren’t big wine drinkers and he really took his time to explain things to us and find the best suited wines for us. An amazing place , would definitely recommend and visit again!
Written 22 September 2023
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Thank you for such a wonderful 5-star review! Jonathan is delighted you enjoyed the tasting experience and looks forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Lewis Drayton
Written 23 September 2023
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