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Cockfighter's Ghost

576 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4993 3688
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Absolutely Wonderful

We visited Cockfighter’s Ghost not knowing much about their wines nor the beautiful view. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miss M
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Very enjoyable experience!

Had a wonderful time in a relaxed setting, learning from the very informative Tresna about wine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tin S
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In 1835, Governor Macquarie directed 6 explorers to find routes to open up the Hunter Valley. One wild and windy night, as the explorers attempted to cross a flooded creek, their strongest horse - Cockfighter - drowned bravely trying to get his rider across the raging waters." When convict gangs were later sent to construct a bridge over what was now known as Cockfighter's Creek, they swore that on stormy nights you would see Cockfighter's Ghost galloping free across the countryside. The Legend was born. In addition to the Cockfighter's Ghost ranges, the multi-award winning Poole's Rock series of wines showcases the classic Hunter Valley varietals of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Founded in 1988 by the late David Clarke AO, former Chairman of the Royal Sydney Wine Show and co-founder and Executive Chairman of Macquarie Bank, the Cockfighter's Ghost and Poole's Rock wine labels have become synonymous with passionate winemaking which exemplifies the best of regions and varieties. Today, under the ownership of the Agnew Wines Pty Ltd, Cockfighter's Ghost wines continue to be made from the best grapes, specifically selected from vineyards and regions throughout Australia, acknowledged as amongst the best for each variety. At the same time, they have introduced a renewed vigour in pursuing single vineyard perfection with the Poole's Rock range of wine
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576 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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+61 2 4993 3688
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cockfighter’s Ghost not knowing much about their wines nor the beautiful view. It was tiny but huge in greatness. Tresna was informative, fun, and engaging. She made every effort to tell us about all the wines that we tasted; one of our favorites...More

Thank Miss M
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Tresna looked after you during your tasting experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to her. We look...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time in a relaxed setting, learning from the very informative Tresna about wine appreciation and the pairing of food with wine for an even better wine experienceMore

Thank Tin S
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tin, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Tresna looked after you during your tasting experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to her. We look...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cellar door is a bit out of the way, just off McDonalds Road in de Beyers Road, but is well worth a visit. We called in for a tasting only but there is a very attractive restaurant adjacent to the tasting room. The wines...More

Thank Rod S
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rod, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that the staff looked after you during your tasting experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place. Wayne is awesome. Highly recommend. A must do if you’re out this way. The best was the liqueur semillonMore

Thank Regan P
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Regan, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Wayne looked after you during your tasting and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to him....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Combined a trip to the cellar door at Cockfighter's Ghost with a tour of the adjacent winery where the wines are produced. An extremely enjoyable afternoon being taken through the full process of wine creation, with a very friendly and informative guide...and then a very...More

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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Abrel, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that the staff looked after you during your tasting experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

To be honest, we only visited this place for the name... But what a surprise we had! I can not recommend this Cellar Door experience highly enough. Phil was not only an awesome guy in general, he definitely knew his stuff. Apparently had only been...More

Thank Rachel F
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rachel, Wow! Thank you for sharing your fantastic review during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Phil looked after you during your tasting experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to him. We...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a wine tasting. Extremely friendly and knowledgable service, fab views and nice wine. But as with other locations in the Hunter, there really is no exscuse for the unfriendly practice of charging for tasting. Having worked in the industry for many years...More

Thank Hart D
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Dear Hart, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during you recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the experience and that you found the staff to be “extremely friendly and knowledgeable". I take on...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views, fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Amazing value for money. Cannot fault our experience! Was a stand out and by far the most fun wine tasting we had.More

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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Stacey, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience and that you found the location to your liking. Most pleasing to read was that...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Phil who works in the Cellar Door is not only an amazing sales man, he is welcoming and friendly. My family and I felt extremely comfortable at the Cellar Door and very well looked after. The views are breath taking and there is plenty of...More

Thank Johanna H
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Dear Johanna, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Phil looked after you during your tasting experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to him. We look...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

What a magic spot for a relaxed lunch. View over the winery and duck pond. Menu full of wonderful options, where do you start and where to finish. All six of us had different entrees, mains and dessert and everyone gave glowing reviews. Highly recommend...More

Thank Brett H
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Golda D
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Sorry we only visited for wine tasting and lunch. You will need to look at their website.
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