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“Lovely staff and the vitai yum”
Review of James Estate Wines

James Estate Wines
Ranked #56 of 112 things to do in Pokolbin
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Owner description: Visit our new Cellar Door on Hermitage Road to discover that welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, along with something a little different.We have a wide selection of wines on offer for tasting from our Verdelho, Petit Verdot, Shiraz and something a little bit sweet we like to call Vitai.Free Tastings Cellar door is open 7 days 10am to 4:30pm Groups & Tours welcome (max 20 people - we have a small cellar door)
Brisbane, Australia
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“Lovely staff and the vitai yum”
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Attended with tour group at the end of our tasting day.. We were all a bit hot and tired but we perked up when we met our server.
Served by a lovely lady at the cellar door (?Robyn/Roslyn).
She was so friendly and genuine and great for a chat.
Had a great tasting and even bought home a bottle of the Vitai for xmas.
Would come again.

Visited December 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Great friendly cellar door”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Thank you to James' Estates for a great cellar door experience. We arrived as a lone couple and were welcomed in and given a great personal tasting your. We could have enjoyed up to 15 different wines, and the person manning the cellar door was knowledgable and chatty. Delicious wines available to buy at great value, a whole range at 16 AUD, including sparkling wines. Thank you!

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Hunter Valley
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“Good tasting and good views”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

James Estate has a cellar door in Pokolbin and a winery/cellar door in the Bylong Valley in the Upper Hunter. We enjoyed a lunch overlooking the vines and then walked the Ridge Trail which is well marked and winds up a hill behind the winery. It is quite steep in places but well worth it for the views, including Mt. Dangar which is the highest hill in the area. The walk can be completed in less than an hour and a half (on a hot day!). We then enjoyed a very pleasant tasting and came away with a few bargains including some nice cleanskin reds. We noted for our next visit that there is a gas BBQ and seating under the verandah. A very pleasant afternoon!

Visited February 2013
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“Great settings and very friendly staff”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Came here for more tasting and a hike up the hill behind the winery (which they've marked out) the views were lovely and the walk wasn't too hard!

The wines here are varied and the staff were very friendly and helpful, letting me try all their wines, the biggest wine tasting I've had for sure, all with out the fee and you were not made to feel like you were imposing as I find you do in other larger wineries.

Well worth a visit if your passing through.

Visited January 2013
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