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Ballabourneen Wine Co.

2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4998 6505
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always love coming back!

Another visit and more excellent wines purchased from the always-helpful team at Ballabourneen. The... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
James E
,
Kiama, Australia
Tempranillo 👍

Awesome Tempranillo. Love the wines and the service. Dan was great. Have been here before and would... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
james10vino
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Maitland, Australia
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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 extensive wine list makes this cellar door a must when visiting the Hunter.
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2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Another visit and more excellent wines purchased from the always-helpful team at Ballabourneen. The wines are undoubtedly right up there with the best in the Hunter and being a wine club member means I am not far away from the next tasting! Strongly recommend a...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Awesome Tempranillo. Love the wines and the service. Dan was great. Have been here before and would come again.

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

the last tasting afternoon we had here was one of the best. we have been going to Ballabourneen for about 5 years now and have been members for about 4 years. my go to is always the moscato and i believe this is the best...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

We came here on a wine tour with a very large group, but were still treated to a great range of wines, plus bonus chili tasting too! Friendly and helpful staff made this one of the many highlights of the day.

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

We visited this cellar door as DH wanted to try their gamay but they had sold out. The hostess suggested he try a blend of Grenache, Barbera and Nebiolo which he really liked. The wine was called "Accidental Tourist". She explained the origin of the...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a great tasting afternoon here. Great quality wine and really fantastic service . Highly recommend a visit. The la mere red was so good we had to get it

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Reviewed August 7, 2016

We visited on a wet, windy afternoon and whiled away a couple of hours tasting the full range of wines (including the Binet range) and came away with a case! They also offer chilli sauce tastings and sell various chilli based chutneys, which we couldn't...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2016

We had a stop here on a hens bus. Our host for our tasting was very hospitable and gave a great little lesson on wines in general and on his wines. The Balllabourneen Shiraz ($50) Probably one of the best shiraz i have tasted- this...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

A brilliant place to enjoy a very informative Wine tasting with Young, Vibrant, Passionate Winemakers. Daniel and Natalie are wonderful hosts. Well worth a visit. Can't wait to see the new premises when they move.

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Our first stop today, the girls serving are charming, cheeky and very good fun. It was all we could do not to settle in and spend the day there. Between the stories and chuckles we tried ( and bought) some lovely wine,

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