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Lake's Folly Vineyard

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Best of Hunter Hospitality

Have been visiting for for many years. Today was special, time with Rodney Kempe and other Lake’s... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Jock009
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Castle Hill, NSW
Dog-friendly, top quality wines, cheerful hosts

Lakes Folly is a small boutique winery with about 5 car spaces out front. The building is white... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Ilikecheesealot
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London, UK
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Australia's first boutique winery, Lake's Folly was established in 1963. A small, true 'estate' producer with only 30 Acres (12 Hectares) of vineyards, Lake's Folly's wines have been grown, vintaged and bottled on site since 1963. ONLY TWO WINES ARE...more
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2416 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Have been visiting for for many years. Today was special, time with Rodney Kempe and other Lake’s “family” sampling new vintages from barrels. Always friendly and informative, often busy but nothing’s a problem. Exciting and exceptional wines.

1  Thank Jock009
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Lakes Folly is a small boutique winery with about 5 car spaces out front. The building is white washed and cute and charming. They only do two grapes varieties (Chardonnay reminiscent of a fine Burgundy wine and a Cabernet blend with 4% Merlot to round...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Haven't been to this winemaker before and was late in the day so didn't spend much time here but the 2 wines tested we very good, couldn't leave without one for the cellar

Thank Carlos P
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Supply and demand works agains the wine buyer at Lake's Folly. We got lucky and were able to visit, taste and take a tour, although they don't normally offer all of that. They only sell by the half-case and the wine is pricey, so be...More

Thank JDinLA
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing boutique vineyard and cellar door. Fantastic wines have been created here. A must visit!!

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a small lovely little boutique winery. They do not have a huge range like many of the other wineries (they usually have 2 or 4) but their wines are second to none and they usually run out quite quickly. But if you are...More

Thank Barbara Z
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Was our last visit before turning for home after a long weekend away with some couples. It was going to take a lot for us to be impressed as we had seen, eaten and drunk a lot at that point. What I loved was the...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you are wine tasting in the Hunter Valley then a visit to Lake Folly is a must. Only 2 wines - Chardonnay and Cabernet. Grapes grown in their own vineyard and both are some of the finest you will find in Australia.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Open 4 to 7pm 7 days if they have wine for sale so look for signs or ring before hand. Lovely small boutique winery. I love their red but at $70 to over $100 per bottle it is at the high end of the price...More

Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A long time supporter of their wines (including the fact that a friend in China has a bottle shop carrying this label) - our visit to this winery on Thursday Dec 29 was an absolute disappointment. We were the only ones at around 12.30 -...More

7  Thank scorpioshanghai
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