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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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Listen to the history and enjoy the wine

Some really good wines to be found here. Do not drive past this winery or you will miss out on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pamela J
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Victoria, Canada
Don’t give this one a miss!!!

Wow! What an experience. Phil was so welcoming and friendly. We had such a relaxed afternoon during... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niki N
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 days ago

Some really good wines to be found here. Do not drive past this winery or you will miss out on something special. Memorable visit made more so by our genial host Phil who steered us right on wines as well as a great place for...More

Thank Pamela J
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Pamela, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am truly delighted to read that Phil went above and beyond to make your tasting experience a truly memorable experience. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What an experience. Phil was so welcoming and friendly. We had such a relaxed afternoon during our tasting. While Phil was extremely knowledgeable he was also fun. Will definitely be back the next time we are here!More

Thank Niki N
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Niki, Wow what a review. Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback provided during your recent visit to our cellar door. Our staff strive to ensure that each and every guests that visits our Cellar Door has a truly memorable experience. It is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot praise the professionalism and utmost courtesy we were extended during our visit. Phil, the Cellar Door Manager was informative and very knowledgeable about his products and others in the Hunter Region. I highly recommend this cellar door to anyone who enjoys great service...More

Thank Nicholas V
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nicholas, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us during your visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Phil was able to look after and you had a memorable experience as a result of this. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first arrived, it was a slow start, it was new years day, with a lot of people in the room. Service wasn't great at the beginning, with the two staff members simply being under the pump. We tried a couple wines, then the...More

Thank Konrad P
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Konrad, 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 your time with us and that Phil provided a wonderful attentive tasting experience. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A cellar door should be fun, friendly and leave you with a positive memory of the winery . Cockfighters gost has it all wrong . It's all about how much $ they can get out of you. It was a effort for the staff ,...More

Thank craig2013a
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Craig, Thank you for taking the time to write to us following your recent visit to the cellar door. I apologise that the experience was not to the high standards that we strive to achieve. I was hoping that you could contact me at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phil was outstanding at our tasting this afternoon. He was extremely thorough in his knowledge of the wines, and the educational experience with wine tasting. His friendliness, character and love for the profession made our afternoon an experience we’ll never forget! Oh, the wine is...More

Thank Coz84
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Coz84, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am truly delighted to read that Phil went above and beyond to make your tasting experience a truly memorable experience. Welcome to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tasting with Wayne, he made us all feel welcome, great story telling. He is by far the best in the hunter. Thanks!More

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

Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am delighted to read that Wayne looked after your tasting experience and made your day in doing so as each of my staff strive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a bit dubious about the front door salesman to start with (I think he thought we were there just for freebies) but it turned out to be one of the best winery experiences I've ever had! Wayne was great fun, entertaining and knew...More

Thank Snip267
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, 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 your time with us and that Wayne provided a wonderful attentive tasting experience. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017

Last stop of the day was a final wine tasting experience at Cockfighter's Ghost cellar door, this bright and modern room has delightful views out into the vineyard. We were well looked after by the staff member, he was very knowledgeable and friendly, and there...More

Thank kpiddy
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, 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 were looked after during your tasting experience as each of my staff strive to ensure that you are...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

If you are planning to visit more than one wine house when you are in Hunter Valley, put Cockfighter's Ghost at the last, because it was too good, no the others wine tasting can compare with Cockfighter's Ghost. Phil delivered an amazing wine tasting experience...More

Thank 軒嘉 許
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Wow! What a fantastic review. Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us during your visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Phil was able to look after and you had a memorable experience as...More

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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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