Poole's Rock

Poole's Rock, Pokolbin: Hours, Address, Poole's Rock Reviews: 4.5/5

Poole's Rock
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Poole’s Rock was established in 1988 by the late David Clarke OAM. The 23-ha Poole’s Rock vineyard at Broke was the starting point, followed by the acquisition in 2002 of the 74-ha Glen Elgin Estate at Pokolbin. Upon his passing, the brands, vineyards and winery in Pokolbin were acquired by the Agnew family, who also own the neighbouring vineyard, Audrey Wilkinson, and have been established in the wine industry since 2004. All brands under the Agnew Wines umbrella have kept separate identities, however areas of consolidation include management, sales, marketing and viticulture, and there has also been significant investment in upgrades to their winery.
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Elf on Tour
Perth, Australia51 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Wow - great wines, fabulous ambiance and winemaker discussion with Paddy - and a beautiful estate with views.
Highly recommend- not just for the delicious wines of Cockfighter’s Ghost but the entire experience.
Could have stayed all day.
Written 21 May 2022
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Dear Guest, Wow what a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Paddy in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 22 May 2022
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Zac R
1 contribution
Apr 2022
On a couples weekend to the Hunter, Cockfigher's Ghost was first on our list. Little did we know that it would surpass our expectations of what a wine tasting experience could be. Paddy took us personally through our Premiere wine tasting list and customised it based on our preferences and how we were liking the wines we tasted. He showed us great hospitality and knowledge set looking over the vineyards in a beautiful cellar door. What was above and beyond for me was when I requested to try an off list wine and without hesitation he brought out a bottle. Beautiful wines and best experience compared to every other cellar door we visited.
Written 1 May 2022
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Dear Zac, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your tasting experience. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Paddy in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 4 May 2022
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steve r
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Had a great tasting experience with Paddy. We loved the location, so peaceful and with a great outlook over the vines. It was great to get away from the very commercial wineries and go somewhere with a personal touch. I would absolutely recommend to go to Poole's Rock. Ask Paddy about how the label Cockfighters Ghost came about.
The wine is very good as well. Looking forward to my wine arriving later on this week :)
Written 18 April 2022
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Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your tasting experience. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Paddy in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 20 April 2022
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Adam T
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia6 contributions
Feb 2022
Wines are lovely, and very affordable.

Tastings are very casual and comfortable, especially out on the verandah and the staff are excellent!
Written 27 February 2022
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Dear Adam, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your tasting experience on the verandah. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to the team in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 1 March 2022
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Angela
3 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
My husband and I spent the weekend in the Hunter Valley and our first stop was Poole’s Rock. Laura looked after us and we had such a lovely experience. The wines were amazing and a beautiful location. Would highly recommend this vineyard if you are in the Hunter Valley
Written 13 February 2022
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Dear Angela, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your tasting experience. I will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to Laura in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 13 February 2022
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Nadia C
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing experience here. I come everytime I’m in the Hunter and it never disappoints. Greta view, great wine and exceptional service.
Written 11 February 2022
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Dear Nadia, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent return visit to our cellar door. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your tasting experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to the team in due course. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 12 February 2022
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Mario S
8 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Fantastic service, superb drops, beauriful vista, clean amenities and over-all a worthwhile visir.

Paddy''s a great asset to your org
Written 28 May 2021
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Dear Mario, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your visit to our cellar door. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 31 May 2021
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Eugene L
42 contributions
Jan 2021
Wines were mixed but some very nice ones and we did purchase a case. However, despite the very knowledgeable cellar staff, they were under manned and after 75 minutes we only managed to sample about 5 wines and didn't finished the offered tasting selection because we had another engagement. The original booking was for 45 minutes, so it was pretty slow going. Staff worked hard, just too few of them. Worth a visit when not too busy.
Written 25 January 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our cellar door. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the wines and take on board your feedback regarding the service. I will review this with my cellar door manager in due course and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 26 January 2021
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Amanda J
Tinonee, New South Wales, Australia17 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Very disappointing; the staff member was rude and unfriendly. He seemed to judge us on sight and decided we were not worthy of his attention ...... or his wine.
It was the only sour spot in our Hunter stay.
Written 2 October 2020
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Dear Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to reply to us. I am sorry to hear that we did not deliver on our high standard of service that we pride ourselves on. I was hoping that you could contact me at your earliest convenience so that we could go through your experience and learn from the shortfalls from your visit. My contact details are as follows: m 0429 032 953 or e. brooney@agnewwines.com.au Once again I am sorry for the poor service you received and I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 2 October 2020
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Mandy Seymour
1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Friends
Sitting outside, good friends and our wine host was extremely kind, friendly and informative. White and red wines were lovely and walked away learning so much more about wine
Written 14 September 2020
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Dear Mandy, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your visit to Cockfighters Ghost. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian Rooney Operations Manager
Written 14 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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