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Great wines ageing well ... a tad better than the cellar door itself maybe.

Have been visiting Drayton for over 30 years on an off. Always great.... and I always buy. To me... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
mural777
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Sydney, Australia
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I visited the Winery with a group of 25 people from West Pennant Hills Probus Club on Thursday 22... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
Colin B
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We had been looking forward to finally visiting the famous Drayton winery after a few previous visits to the Hunter. When we walked in the staff member didn’t seem that interested in serving us. The initial stages of our wine tasting experience after we mentioned...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank avarona
Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to pass on the above comments, although I am extremely disappointed and sorry that your experience was not a positive one. There is a fine line between being friendly and conversational compared to being perceived as not interested, pushy...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018

Have been visiting Drayton for over 30 years on an off. Always great.... and I always buy. To me though the cellar door area seems a bit tired... compared to so many of the great deck-outs of other wineries who have lifted the game to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mural777
Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you for your response, both the good & the not so good I will pass them on and discuss them at the next family meeting Regards

Reviewed 24 November 2018

I visited the Winery with a group of 25 people from West Pennant Hills Probus Club on Thursday 22 November 2018. Everyone enjoyed the wine tasting with Daniel. He made the experience so much fun. The sales pitch on the Port was good fun from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you Colin, he is an asset I will pass on your comments to both the Drayton family & to Daniel himself Regards

Reviewed 9 September 2018

My partner and I attended for a lunch on Saturday about 2pm. We had no booking and appreciate that can be risky - but only regarding not getting a table. The wait staff abruptly told us there was no vacancies. Many tables were available though!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Good morning, I am very sad to hear of your disappointment While the Café is a separate business, owned and operated by different operators, I apologies for the disappointment experienced. It is sad that Drayton's Family Wines name has been tainted because of this, as...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Draytons Family Wines is a wonderful place to visit for wine tasting and great food. We had the grilled Barramundi with salad. Beautiful ! The Moscato - Traminer - Jungle Juice & Rum Port were just Yum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ian2340
Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

So pleased you had a wonderful experience My personal favourites at The Log Press Café are the Thai Beef Salad & Smoked Salmon While all the Semillons are amazing Looking forward to your next visit Enjoy

Reviewed 20 July 2018

We specifically wanted to visit here to try the fortified wines- which are lovely. Mainly red tawny but also a white version. The lady serving was friendly, but possibly a little new as unsure about some questions like how long they'll keep once opened. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback, in particular the need for a little more confidence & staff training We will address these and all will be good when you visit us next I do also enjoy fortified wine especially during the colder weather and or with...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The ports from here are divine.... Nothing else to say Do drink wine so can't comment on those.... They have a great wine and port tasting area where you can sample all the items they have available to buy.... Staff very helpful. Also the very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your positive comments, in particular about the staff The Drayton family will be pleased to hear Agree totally regarding the fortified wines, I am particularly fond of the Heritage Vines 1978 Tawny and enjoying a little in front of a fire and...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful cellar- Fantastic collection of wine. Absolutely loved our wine tasting with Daniel on 09 June. Wow, he was so knowledgeable and made the entire experience so much fun! Our entire group were raving about how great he was, truly an asset to the business!!!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your comments I will pass on them on to not only Daniel but also to the Drayton Family I have had the pleasure of listening in on to his presentations, and totally agree with him being an asset with his knowledge, wit...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went to The Drayton Family Wines vineyard as part of a Hunter Valley Shuttle Service Tour. It was our first wine tasting on the tour (my second in the Hunter Valley). Daniel, the host was originally from the UK, so maybe I understood his sense...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your comments, I am very happy that your experience was so pleasing They will be passed on to Daniel and to the Drayton family too, both will be please to read your positive comments Regards

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Never before have a seen blue wine & it surprisingly tasted quite nice. Staff were really friendly & knowledgeable & I never felt pressure to purchase although I did walk away with a couple of bottles of blue for the uniqueness of it all

Date of experience: January 2018
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Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hunter Blue is a great little blend of Semillon & Verdelho and extremely popular :) I am very pleased to hear positive comments about our staff, they are great ambassadors Thank you Paulie

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