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“Professional wine tasting at this beautiful venue”

Scarborough Wine Co Tasting Room
Ranked #1 of 112 things to do in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Please be aware that we are generally unable to take walk-in groups over 8 people if not booked prior to arrival.
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Years ago, when I visited this winery, Ian Scarborough made only Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and then only if the grapes were good enough. On my most recent visit, I found that the range of wines produced has widened considerably. Their quality and the professionalism of the wine tastings remains the same.

I loved the wines (and bought a few) but the use of 9 glasses for 9 different wines is so important, as is the explanation of the wines by the attentive staff and the relaxed, unhurried atmosphere for the tastings. Personally, I do not taste wines and eat cheese and crackers at the same time, but our nominated driver for that day enjoyed the cheeses as much (or perhaps almost as much!) as we savoured the wines.

Add to this the beauty of the location and tastings at this winery are a must on a visit to the best of the Hunter.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Scarborough is a must stop destination in the Hunter Valley. The wines are consistently good and staff and service are the best in the Hunter. A very personal approach to wine tasting. Loved that we could take our young family and they were looked after aswell and made to feel very welcome. A must stop destination for your trip to the Hunter Valley.

2  Thank MastermindTB
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great wines, the barmaid was very knowledgable about the wines and the area. 1st time visiting the new tasting rooms, great spot.

3  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

What a beautiful location. This has to be one of the best tasting experiences in the Hunter. The professionalism of the staff should be noted and the presentation of the tasting glasses. We always make a trip to Scarborough Wine as the wines are great, the view fantastic and the staff helpful.

3  Thank msdizzy
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Reviewed January 13, 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!

3  Thank Muchtravelled64
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