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“David Hook wines-Must visit in every way!”
Review of Pepper Tree Wines

Pepper Tree Wines
Ranked #29 of 112 things to do in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Handcrafting wines since 1991, Pepper Tree produces wines of purity, elegance and distinction. Nestled in the heart of Pokolbin, Pepper Tree has been designed as one of the show places of the Hunter Valley, offering a unique and relaxed wine experience set amongst the spectacular gardens that surround the property. The professional and friendly team at Pepper Tree are passionate about all things wine. Let them guide you through the range of premium wines and introduce you to the many facets of Pepper Tree. Experience first hand the service that gained them the respected title of 'Cellar Door of the Year' voted by their industry peers. Pepper Tree provides a great atmosphere for discovery!
Reviewed November 4, 2013

So this was our first visit to Hunter valley and since we had to choose just 3-4 wineries (of 200+) given the short duration of stay, we went with a 2011 review by CNN traveller where David Hook wines was no 1. David Hook wines was the third winery we visited and it truly is no 1 in every manner. The property itself is breathtaking. A gorgeous lake/Picturesque setting welcomes you as you park and walk towards the wine cellar/venue. There is a big restaurant in the property as well so it's perfect to stop here for a brunch/lunch. Though it was a busy day, we were welcomed and seated for wine tasting within 2-3 mins of entering. You have to pay to taste but if you buy a bottle or two, it's waved off. We bought 2 delicious wines. Their trophy winner- Barbera as well as the Riesling wine. Highlight of the day at Hunter Valley :)

Thank Globetrotter-Saabrin
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Pepper Tree is always a favourite to visit when in the Hunter Valley. Excellent wine, friendly staff, and a beautiful location. I have been numerous times, with different groups of friends and family and each time this has been the highlight of the day. Definitely have a look at The Convent when you are in the area as well. Gorgeous.

Thank NotMeantToFlyEconomy
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were in the Hunter for three days, staying in the Peppers Convent in the same grounds as the Pepper Tree cellar door. We had heard all good reports about the wine but unfortunately left it to the last and rushed down to the cellar door at 4.30pm only to be told in a very rude manner that there really wasn't time. Fair enough, but we only wanted to taste one wine that we had heard was very good. There were a number of groups at the bar and we were ignored. Finally another staff person provided our one tasting and we purchased the wine. We were leaving by 4.45 and the others were still going strong and being encouraged to try other wines! How one rude service person can mar your impression of the place! When there is so much choice in the Hunter Valley and so many good wines, why go to Pepper Tree and be spoken to so rudely.

2  Thank Ruth W
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Pepper_Tree_Wines, Manager at Pepper Tree Wines, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

Hi Ruth,

I’m very sorry to hear about your recent visit to Pepper Tree Wines Cellar Door. I can’t justify the actions of the staff member that greeted you on the day of your visit however I can assure you that this matter won’t be over looked and will be dealt with accordingly. There is no excuse for the level of service you received and we humbly apologise. If you would like to contact us directly we would love the opportunity to rectify your recent experience and would like to send you a bottle of the wine you came to the Cellar Door especially to taste so you can enjoy it in the environment and atmosphere in which it should have been served in. Our contact details are listed on trip advisor however my direct email is (tristanj@peppertreewines.com.au) and I look forward to hearing from you soon about this matter. Once again I sincerely apologise for your disappointing experience and we will endeavour to address this situation in house to prevent this from occurring again.

Kind Regards

Tristan Jones

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

A must visit for anyone visiting the wine country! The staff a passionate about their product and provide knowledge about the wines and professional service. We are club members and have no hesitation with introducing friends to experience The Peppertree experience! Thank you Leonie for another great wine tasting!

1  Thank Jacqui M
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Enjoyed the great wines, the staff are very friendly and are happy at all time. Our time was spent tasting some lively wines and very good desert wines. Also the other items on sale where great. I would recommend you to anyone.

Thank Theo V
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