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Address: 2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4998 6505
10:00 - 17:00
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Located along McDonald's Rd, Pokolbin is the Ballabourneen Wine Company...

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 uextensive wine list makes this cellar door a must when visiting the Hunter.

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Tempranillo 👍

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maitland, Australia
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Maitland, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank james10vino
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in the hunter valley, Its not as sweet as other moscato's. there is a lot... More 

1 Thank Wilsot
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 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.

Thank CJSkels
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 30 October 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 name. We both liked the sparkling Moscato which was a little less sweet than most.

Thank MarjofromBrissie
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Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank Peter and La K
Perth Western Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 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 leave without buying! A great way to spend some time on a gloomy afternoon.

Thank Car0bella
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 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 was also backed up by some of my friends who have just recently opened their... More 

Thank feefeeij
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Reviewed 9 February 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.

Thank Brad R
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 September 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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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Our group had to go back to this wonderful winery again after an amazing discovery last year. We weren't disappointed. We were greeted by the lovely Kathryn and Helen (Pukara Estate) and were pleased to see that it is still the most friendly winery in the Hunter. The wines and array of oils are lovely. I would be surprised if... More 

1 Thank Tanya D

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