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Lake's Folly Vineyard

Broke Road, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 (0)2 4998 7507
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Ranked #33 of 88 activities in Pokolbin
Type: Wineries
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Phoenix, Arizona
17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Loved this place. It's small, the tasting room is simply a small counter with a couple of barrel tables and chairs. They only have 2 wines so you can taste them both. Their Cab is ranked #2 collectible in Australia. Their Chardonnay was outstanding. They're not like US Chardonnays. Bought a 2011, 50th anniversary vintage cab. Delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Lake's Folly vineyard and cellar door, came really highly recommended and our expectations were quite high. But they were exceeded. The warmth of the people, the friendly atmosphere and quality of the wine were the top highlights of the visit . The guys at the cellar door, inclusive of the winemaker Rodney Kempe, were more than happy to spend time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you are looking for an everyday wine, I think this would not be what you're looking for at $65/btl (of course cheaper by the dozen) but if you are looking for something special well this could be an option ... I cannot afford Penfold's Grange and given that this rates #3 on the same list you should drop by... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Don't go here expecting a big tasting range...there are two wines and that's it..that's all there has ever been. The wines are around $65 a bottle and you will have to trust your palate because they are young. You will also need patience because they are not going to be ready to drink for a while. Nice small cellar door... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

This winery only had two winners a chardonnay and a Cabernet but both were amazing. They close when they sell both varieties. Their wine is not cheap but the quality is extraordinary. It is a must place to visit. So far my favorite winery in the region.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Lakes Folly which is now owned by West Australians , only dishes up a Cabernet and Chardonnay, both of which could do with a lot of time in the bottle. The person behind the bar was very helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Lake's Folly only produces two wines, simply a red and a white. They are of the highest quality. They onlyt make a small quantity and if you visit late in the year the cellar door may in fact be closed.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Small boutique winery. Not much choice & too expensive for the quality. My husband said their Chardonay was nice but I did not try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Lakes Folly is a fantastic winery that focus on what they do well making cabernet and chardonnay. They only make two wines but both of them are spectacular. For such a highly rated winery the staff are laid back and make you feel welcome.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Lake's Folly has 2 wines on offer only. Though the quality was undisputedly good, we felt that this was a wasted trip as we could have sampled more wines in the time we were there.

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