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Wine and Food

Draytons Family Wines is a wonderful place to visit for wine tasting and great food. We had the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Ian2340
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Tamworth South
Lovely port

We specifically wanted to visit here to try the fortified wines- which are lovely. Mainly red... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
dalton1skiing
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London
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555 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Daniel was fantastic serving us today. Explained all the wines that we tasted. No pressure into purchasing. Look forward to returning in the near future.

2  Thank Leisa C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 September 2011

Went there this weekend with Family, ordered burgers and steak sandwiches....waited 45 minutes for 1 steak sandwich, People that came after us were being served. They lost our order of the burgers. The steak sandwich was very poor quality meat - it was dry and...More

6  Thank Sarah B
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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

Thank hilaka18
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.

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

Thank dalton1skiing
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

Thank Kerry T
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

Thank FoodSunLove
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

Thank DidiB1503
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

Thank Paulie S
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

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Not only were we shoved into a smelly wine cellar to taste our wines the overall experience was not up to standards compared to other wineries. The young guy who served us was lovely however ill informed about the wines and did not provide us...More

Thank Lilly B
Draytons F, General Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for your comments Lilly, I am always pleased to received feedback, be it good or no so good While you may not appreciate the smelly wine cellar others visitors love it The authenticity of a working winery differs from the purpose built cellar...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Called here with friends from Sydney and I wondered why he got out of the cat with a 10.5 litre plastic container. All was revealed when we went in, it was for his refill of Their port all 10.5 litres. We then got to tasting...More

Thank magwll
Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for you positive comments, I am very please you had a great experience I will pass on your positive comments to Stephen Regards

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful afternoon winetasting at Draytons - one of our most favourite wineries in the Hunter Valley. We were attended to by a lovely gentleman - Daniel who was not only very helpful in explaining the wines but most entertaining (ask him about the...More

Thank tntpaq
Draytons F, Manager at Drayton Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful comments, I will pass them on to Daniel, his team & the Drayton family

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