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Calais Estate

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Address: 151 Palmers Lane, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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+61 2 4998 7654
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Calais Estate is a family owned and run boutique winery in the Hunter...

Calais Estate is a family owned and run boutique winery in the Hunter Valley that is famous for it's great wine and hospitality. Calais is home to one of the largest ranges of boutique wines in the Valley as well as the renown Verandah Restaurant and Come What May, a vintage modern homewares store.Eat in the restaurant or one of our numerous picnic spots, ride or walk the wine eco-trail between the 6 Palmers Lane Cellar Doors, Shop and enjoy great wine all at Calais.Cellar Door is open 7 days a week, 9am-5am. Verandah Restaurant open for lunch and dinner Thursday-Sunday. Come What May is open Thursday-Sunday, 10am–5pm.

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Great winery to visit for a tasting!

We came here with the Cheers Bus as our first stop of the day, and what a great stop it was! The girl who helped us (Tana?) was very knowledgeable and charismatic, and really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Eliza W

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here with the Cheers Bus as our first stop of the day, and what a great stop it was! The girl who helped us (Tana?) was very knowledgeable and charismatic, and really engaged with the group. We ended up trying around 12 wines and she would have been happy to help us with more if we'd wanted. The... More 

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1 Thank Eliza W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a couple of days on Hunter Vally and picked Calais Estate at random. Great boutique vineyard - lovely location and very friendly staff. We have done vineyard visits all over the world and Calais Estate was one of the best. As I write the review I am sipping a glass of their reserve Chardonnay - hopefully will go... More 

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1 Thank Stevewp692
Yarra Glen, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were with family celebrating a birthday. We started off by tasting some wine, where the young lady serving was very helpful. Good to see they check the opened bottles before tasting. Everyone enjoyed their wines, especially the port. We had lunch upstairs at their restaurant, which had beautiful views of their estate. The food is served Tapas style and... More 

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2 Thank Teresa N
Penrith, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Came with cheers bus and had an amazing time. The lady at the cellar door was lovely and very knowledgeable. Will come back again 😊

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Thank Tina L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Early morning visit. Great overview of Calais' products. Shariz is solid. Try the port you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Andrew M
Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

And excellent chambourcin. The staff and food at the restaurant were terrific. We were given great service in a very busy establishment.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Friendly staff and dogs greeted us at this cellar door. I liked their Sec Semillon and DH chose their Sangiovese Dolce as his favourite

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Thank MarjofromBrissie
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Found this vineyard and loved the cafe and gift shop which stocked beautiful candles soaps and unique local gifts. The wine tasting was great, really friendly helpful staff made it a real treat, unlike some of the other vineyards this one encouraged you to taste wines you normally might not choose. We were lucky to be served in shop and... More 

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Ambler78, Owner at Calais Estate, responded to this review

Thanks for coming by Merle, we loved having you and are glad you enjoyed the whole experience. More 

Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Calais Estate was the third cellar door that my partner and I visited whilst on a bike tour through the hunter valley. An older woman conducted our wine tasting, she did not treat us with any respect because of our age from what I could gather. She did not take us seriously, and appeared disinterested throughout the tasting even though... More 

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Thank sasquiz
Ambler78, Owner at Calais Estate, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your review as we strive to ensure everyone has a great experience while at Calais. I can assure you this feedback has been taken seriously. We were delighted to hear you did enjoy the wines, gourmet picnic pack and all the lovely treasures available next door in the gift shop; Come What May. Again I'd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I didn't normally drink wine, but i like ports etc. We visited here and they matched wine with different cheeses and port with chocolate. Now i enjoy wines with food and cheeses. Call it an education for me. We went there 3 times in the end and purchased alot of wine, really love the place and their products. Outstanding service... More 

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