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Lake's Folly Vineyard

2416 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7507
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Must visit if in hunter. No questions asked.

Was our last visit before turning for home after a long weekend away with some couples. It was... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Best wines in Hunter Valley

If you are wine tasting in the Hunter Valley then a visit to Lake Folly is a must. Only 2 wines... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Richard J
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible11%
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2416 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7507

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Was our last visit before turning for home after a long weekend away with some couples. It was going to take a lot for us to be impressed as we had seen, eaten and drunk a lot at that point. What I loved was the...More

Thank mbado85
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you are wine tasting in the Hunter Valley then a visit to Lake Folly is a must. Only 2 wines - Chardonnay and Cabernet. Grapes grown in their own vineyard and both are some of the finest you will find in Australia.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Open 4 to 7pm 7 days if they have wine for sale so look for signs or ring before hand. Lovely small boutique winery. I love their red but at $70 to over $100 per bottle it is at the high end of the price...More

Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A long time supporter of their wines (including the fact that a friend in China has a bottle shop carrying this label) - our visit to this winery on Thursday Dec 29 was an absolute disappointment. We were the only ones at around 12.30 -...More

1  Thank scorpioshanghai
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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...More

Thank Alena K
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Mindak1
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

Thank Ladylil_12
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...More

Thank David A
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...More

Thank LongPointVineyard
Lakes_Folly_Vineyard, Chief Winemaker - General Manager at Lake's Folly Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Peter C
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