- Lake's Folly White Label Cabernets
"Established by Dr Max Lake in 1963, Lake’s Folly was one of Australia’s first boutique wineries. The ‘crisis of expectations’ is an ironic description for his once over-famous wines. The Cabernet however is back in form illustrating the inscrutable fact that the weather in the winemaker’s mind is as critical as vineyard site. The vineyard is located on a combination of volcanic and alluvial soils. The Cabernet is open fermented and then matured for approximately 12 months in a combination of new and used French oak barriques, the proportion of new oak ranging from 1/3 to a 1/2 depending on vintage. The Cabernet is an elegant perfumed style with violet, blackcurrant, earthy characters, fine-grained tannins and underlying savoury oak."Andrew Caillard MW
- Lake's Folly
Australia's first boutique winery!
5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion
"Excellent" Classification (Cabernets) - Langton's Classification of Fine Wine IV
"First the hobby, then the passion of a distinguished surgeon from Sydney, Max Lake. He started the first new Hunter winery in 40 years, ignoring tradition to prove that Cabernet can be the same splendid thing under Hunter skies as elsewhere. Then he did the same with Chardonnay, making vibrantly lively wines. Both can be among Australia's best." - Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion (4th edition).
"Lakes Folly is now the third most collected wine in the country alongside Grange Hermitage and enjoys a very loyal following with much of the wine pre-sold even before release. Making around 1,000 cases of Chardonnay and around 3,500 cases of a Cabernet blend per annum the demand for Lakes Folly is so great that the cellar door itself usually only opens for around 6–7 months of the year. When the cases are gone Rodney says, “we just hang a little sign out that says ‘Come back next year’”." - HUNTERhunter
"Lake's Folly was the first new vineyard in the Hunter Valley last century. In early 2000, Lake's Folly was purchased by Peter and Lee Fogarty and family who, along with Hunter-born and bred winemaker, Rodney Kempe, have continued to maintain the integrity and direction of this significant vineyard. Our two flagship wines, a Cabernet blend and a Chardonnay, are made in limited quantities and are grown, vintaged, and made on the Estate. The wine styles are restrained and elegant, showing finesse and complexity. They have clarity of structure and great length of flavour." - Lake's Folly
Gift Packaging for single 750mL bottles
Any bottle of wine from our range can become a gift with our wrapping options and cards...
Single Gift Box $4
Available in White, Gold or Silver.
Single Gift Box with Lid $6.50
Available in Gloss Black, Gloss Red or Recycled Matt.
Timber Box with Straw $15
The wooden presentation box with straw insulation and perspex lid is the ideal way to dress up that special bottle of wine.
Please note timber boxes are not permitted to be exported overseas due to custom quarantine laws. Also, certain champagne bottles and bottles of irregular shape may not be able to fit into the timber box. We will let you know prior to shipping if this happens and present you with other options.
Small Gift Card Attachment $1.50
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