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Address: 2416 Broke Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 4998 7507
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Description: Australia's first boutique winery, Lake's Folly was established in...
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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Two wines of high quality that are a legend

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
44 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Brisbane
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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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Perth
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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