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Address: 2416 Broke Road, 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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The best in the Hunter

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Glenn D
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 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 stars Reviewed October 17, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 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 stars Reviewed September 20, 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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Thank Matthew S
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Was not intending to visit as I know that the supply is very limited, but as I already have a small amount of their reds decided at the last moment to call in and enquire about upcoming releases. Mark was very informative and we were able to taste the 2013 Cabinet. The tasting room is rather small and not the... More 

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Thank Peter C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

great white wines. Not the cheapest ones but great value.They have a limited production and once they are gone (mostly to upper market ) restaurants..they close the door

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Thank Eduardo D
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

I organised a wine tour for myself and six friends for Easter. Knowing it would be busy I contacted the vineyard in advance, they suggested we turn up and see if we can get in which was fine. When we arrived however, we were ignored for a good proportion of our time there and it wasn't that buys. When eventually... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were quite excited to come see "Australia's first Boutique winery" situated in the gorgeous Hunter Valley. The small, cute tasting room had two couples already there for a tasting and we were invited to try the wines. The service was terrible, with the male attendant at cellar door ignoring us for the large portion of our time there, making... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lake's Folly vineyard has a cute little cellar door and if lucky to taste a vintage they make an excellent wine however they only produce small amounts as a boutique vineyard so supply is limited. Regular customers who order cases annually obviously are the winners however if you are lucky enough that they have some in stock in the tasting... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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