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“❤️ cosy, quaint, sweet and relaxing”

Ballabourneen Wine Co.
Ranked #63 of 112 things to do in Pokolbin
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Owner description: Located along McDonald's Rd, Pokolbin is the Ballabourneen Wine Company Cellar Door. Ballabourneen Wine Compnay is a small producer of an exceptional range of Hunter Valley wines. Award winning winemaker Daniel Binet is a young gun who is creating wines that will tantalise your palate. The Ballabourneen label first emerged when husband and wife Alex and Di Stuart moved to the Hunter Valley, NSW Australia over 23 years ago and planted a small block of Chardonnay, Verdelho and Shiraz. Since then the range has grown to include Sparkling Chardonnay, Semillion, Gamay Noir, Chambourcin, Cabernet Blends, Moscato and a Liqueur Shiraz. Ballabourneen (pronounced Balla-bour-neen) is a Gaelic name that refers to a town road, as close as we can work out. The original Ballabourneen vineyards were on a property close by The Old North Road of convict built fame, which when subdivided, was simply called "The uextensive wine list makes this cellar door a must when visiting the Hunter.
Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Our stay at Ballabourneen Dairy Cottage was just beautiful. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, even the 2 resident dogs, Matilda and Charlotte made us feel like part of the family. Perfect spot for relaxing and recharging. The wines are delicious and the cheese platter was divine. Thank you Ballabourneen, we will be back.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

This is a great winery with super friendly staff and great wines. We stayed at their cottage as well which is very pleasant (nicer than some 5-star hotels I've stayed at). Very pleasant scenery, nice amenities, and comfortable bed

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We took our visitors from Cape Town to Ballabourneen yesterday knowing in advance we would be taken care of but were delighted by the wonderful reception that we received. By far the most enjoyable wine tasting experience that the Hunter Valley has to offer.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Went to Ballabourneen as part of an organised wine tour. Jenny was our host for the wine tasting. Fantastic fun, interesting wine insights and great wine! Also wonderful Dukkah to taste. Definitely a place to include on a Hunter Valley visit. Will go back again and again for both the entertaining staff and wine.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

We were welcomed by the winemaker, who made us feel completely comfortable and at home, the tastings were a good size so we really got a sense of what we were drinking/ buying. It was like hanging out with friends. After joining the wine club & purchasing 1/2 case we sat out on the verandah and had a cuppa with their puppies at our feet. Sensational place, tops my list!

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