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“Cracker Chardonnay amongst other”

Ballabourneen Wine Co.
Ranked #65 of 111 things to do in Pokolbin
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Owner description: Located along McDonald's Rd, Pokolbin is the Ballabourneen Wine Company Cellar Door. Ballabourneen Wine Compnay is a small producer of an exceptional range of Hunter Valley wines. Award winning winemaker Daniel Binet is a young gun who is creating wines that will tantalise your palate. The Ballabourneen label first emerged when husband and wife Alex and Di Stuart moved to the Hunter Valley, NSW Australia over 23 years ago and planted a small block of Chardonnay, Verdelho and Shiraz. Since then the range has grown to include Sparkling Chardonnay, Semillion, Gamay Noir, Chambourcin, Cabernet Blends, Moscato and a Liqueur Shiraz. Ballabourneen (pronounced Balla-bour-neen) is a Gaelic name that refers to a town road, as close as we can work out. The original Ballabourneen vineyards were on a property close by The Old North Road of convict built fame, which when subdivided, was simply called "The uextensive wine list makes this cellar door a must when visiting the Hunter.
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The wine maker here is not scared to experiment. Wine enthusiasts out there will definitely appreciate his funky take on more traditional blends. Shame it was the last winery we visited on our Hunter Valley escape! Katherine who 'mans' the cellar door is an attraction in herself with her wit, knowledge and tenacious take on the wines.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Had a wonderful new experience with the Olive and Vinegar Oil tasting what a treat. Well done and thank you to the staff. Very easy, no pressure to buy and get out, the time spent was most relaxing and we also enjoyed wonderful coffee and warm polite chat with the staff.

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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Kathryn and Dan for an amazing tasting journey. It was very entertaining and enjoyable. Kathryn should be employee of the year! The Gamay is worth the visit. Thanks.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

The staff were great, we went on the Queens birthday and they had fun music, we had a laugh and really enjoyed our time there. We tried some great wine and would happily go back again.

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great wine, loved the Three Amigos and the Moscato will go great on a hot summers day. The Celler Door is a must visit, great views, amble seating areas and warm and friendly staff.

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