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Calais Estate

151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 7654
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Great place, especially good for a spot of lunch!

We visited this winery as part of our route provided by the Grapemobile company, and so glad this... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
PatriciaFl2
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Dublin, Ireland
Very knowledgeable

Very knowledgeable staff. Ok wines. Close to restaurant. Busy vibe compared to others in the area... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
miman_o
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Sydney, Australia
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Calais Estate is a family owned and run boutique winery in the Hunter Valley that is famous for it's great wine and hospitality. Calais is home to one of the largest ranges of boutique wines in the Valley as well as the renown Verandah Restaurant and Come What May, a vintage modern homewares store.Eat in the restaurant or one of our numerous picnic spots, ride or walk the wine eco-trail between the 6 Palmers Lane Cellar Doors, Shop and enjoy great wine all at Calais.Cellar Door is open 7 days a week, 9am-5am. Verandah Restaurant open for lunch and dinner Thursday-Sunday. Come What May is open Thursday-Sunday, 10am–5pm.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (9 reviews)
“cellar door” (19 reviews)
“gnocchi” (2 reviews)
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151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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"cheers bus"
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"lovely surroundings"
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"long lunch"
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"hunter valley"
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"friendly staff"
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"beautiful lunch"
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"crackers"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited this winery as part of our route provided by the Grapemobile company, and so glad this is on the map. This estate is beautiful and the staff were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We explained to the woman doing our tasting that we...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Very knowledgeable staff. Ok wines. Close to restaurant. Busy vibe compared to others in the area. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I along with our daughter, her husband and our son attended the “Winery Long Lunch” at the Calais Estate. We did a winery tour first and then did a “hands on” experience of blending our own sparkling wine. We then had canapés...More

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Ambler78, Owner at Calais Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks PeteS333. We had a lovely time getting to know your family last week and are so glad you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

While on a multiple wineries tour, we were asked to grab a bottle from Calais Estate. We planned on spending a couple minutes there and ended up staying for more than an hour. We were greeted by Lana at the Cellar Door and from this...More

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Ambler78, Owner at Calais Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thank you for visiting and for your very kind review. Larna had a lovely time with you and really enjoyed meeting you. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

What beautiful grounds to drive into with wines to match. Unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to dine as the food looked superb. The staff member was very helpful with our wine tasting and we walked out with two very nice wines.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Thank you Larna for showing us thru the sparkling room. The wines we tasted were beautiful and have a special spot in my wine fridge. Don't tell too many people about your wines, id hate for you to run out seeing as I've just rediscovered...More

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Ambler78, Owner at Calais Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks Marty for your review. We are excited to have you join up as a member and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Sitting in The Verandah Cafe on the Calais Estate, great tapas, wine and extremely great service. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited and had Lana show us through all of their wines. She was so friendly and knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about their wines. The wines were very great - we signed up for their wine club! Highly recommended.

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Ambler78, Owner at Calais Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks for your lovely review - we are glad you had a great time and look forward to having you in our Wine Club.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful and warm winery, very passionate and special staff showed us a lovely time with private tour and 5 course lunch. Food and wines are outstanding. View from the restaurant overlooking the winery is stunning. This is a must see.

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Ambler78, Owner at Calais Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for your kind works. We loved having you both here on Saturday and glad you enjoyed the Winery Long Lunch. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful winery. The grounds are beautiful with rolling hills and such a perfect outlook. Staff were friendly and fun. Their Chardonnay Cuvée is lovely. Definitely worth a try

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Ambler78, Owner at Calais Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for coming by DBro78 and for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon.

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