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Cockfighter's Ghost

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The place you shouldn't miss in Hunter Valley

5 of us had fabulous wine tasting experience at Cockfighter's Ghost last week. The place is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tsekm
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Hong Kong, China
Lovely wine tasting experience

The lady who served us was excellent (unfortunately I didn't write down her name), we tasted about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
COB111
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Cooma, Australia
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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...more
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576 De Beyers Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 of us had fabulous wine tasting experience at Cockfighter's Ghost last week. The place is superb, we spent around 1.5 hours there at a table outdoor overseeing part of the vineyard on a cool sunny day. Not only the wine and ambience impressed us,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tsekm
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tsekm, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during you're recent visit to our Cellar Door. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience and that Tresna was able to look after you. I will be sure to pass...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lady who served us was excellent (unfortunately I didn't write down her name), we tasted about 7 wines, all very good. We especially liked the the Reserve Semillon and The Legend.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank COB111
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience & we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brian...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A group of six friends spent a wonderful hour one afternoon at the cellar wine tasting. We tasted six wines, all very good, and purchased bottles of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and the McClaten Vale Rose. Very knowledgeable staff, the tasting was part of accommodation package...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marg S
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Dear Marg, Many thanks for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door and White House accommodation. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience and that you found the staff to be very knowledgeable. We...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Wayne was excellent. He spent a lot of time with us explaining the wines. Couldn’t have asked for a better host! Thanks Wayne.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Wayne looked after you during your tasting and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to him....More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Cockfighter’s Ghost not knowing much about their wines nor the beautiful view. It was tiny but huge in greatness. Tresna was informative, fun, and engaging. She made every effort to tell us about all the wines that we tasted; one of our favorites...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Miss M
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Tresna looked after you during your tasting experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to her. We look...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Had a wonderful time in a relaxed setting, learning from the very informative Tresna about wine appreciation and the pairing of food with wine for an even better wine experienceMore

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tin S
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Dear Tin, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Tresna looked after you during your tasting experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to her. We look...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

The cellar door is a bit out of the way, just off McDonalds Road in de Beyers Road, but is well worth a visit. We called in for a tasting only but there is a very attractive restaurant adjacent to the tasting room. The wines...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Dear Rod, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that the staff looked after you during your tasting experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome place. Wayne is awesome. Highly recommend. A must do if you’re out this way. The best was the liqueur semillonMore

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Regan P
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Dear Regan, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Wayne looked after you during your tasting and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to him....More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Combined a trip to the cellar door at Cockfighter's Ghost with a tour of the adjacent winery where the wines are produced. An extremely enjoyable afternoon being taken through the full process of wine creation, with a very friendly and informative guide...and then a very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Abrel
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Dear Abrel, Thank you for taking the time to write to us during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that the staff looked after you during your tasting experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

To be honest, we only visited this place for the name... But what a surprise we had! I can not recommend this Cellar Door experience highly enough. Phil was not only an awesome guy in general, he definitely knew his stuff. Apparently had only been...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachel F
Brian R, Manager at Cockfighter's Ghost, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Dear Rachel, Wow! Thank you for sharing your fantastic review during your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I was delighted to read that Phil looked after you during your tasting experience and will be sure to pass on your wonderful feedback to him. We...More

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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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