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“A wine tasting experience that stands out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scarborough Wine Company

Scarborough Wine Company
Gillards Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 (0)2 4998 7563
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Ranked #8 of 96 Activities in Pokolbin
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A wine tasting experience that stands out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Scarborough Winery has fantastic views across The Hunter, but it is the wine tasting experience that really stands out. The wines are tasted seated at a table and accompanied with small bites of complimentary cheese and biscuits. Using a fresh glass for each wine, your guide takes you through a range of white, red and dessert wines. Each wine is explained and there is no rush. In fact the pace was leisurely with the emphasis on answering any questions. We have been twice and will be back - not least because we love the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir!

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Lights on but no-one home!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

There are so many wineries to choose from, that selecting one to visit can be a bit bewildering. We selected this one for the promised view and incredible welcome. The view was great but the welcome - not so much. We wandered into the cellar door and around the grounds, couldn't find anyone except a gardener. He was happy to wax lyrical on the garden but that was all. It was a Friday morning so maybe it is only staffed on weekends.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“A new love for Chardonnay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Most Hunter Valley wineries feel touristy and focused on sales, but Scarborough felt very different. Much more personal and friendly and also a lot quieter! Had a lovely tasting of Chardonnay and learned to finally appreciate this wine. Thanks Talin!

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Enjoyed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Fairly new winery. Helpful staff. Interesting wine tasting so of course made a purchase! Would revisit Scarborough again.

Visited November 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Pleasant experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This was a great winery to visit, they supplied a snack plate for a minimum cost and served each wine in a new glass. The guy who served us was polite, friendly and knowledgable about his product. The wines themselves were, for the most part, fine examples of thier type. I have no hesitation in recommending this winery as one to visit.

Visited November 2012
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