Lake's Folly was the first new vineyard in the Hunter Valley last century, established by Max Lake and his family in 1963.
Fifty years on, the tradition continues, with the first boutique winery in Australia making two flagship wines, a red (Cabernet blend) and a white (100% Chardonnay), using all estate grown fruit.
The property changed hands in early 2000 to Peter Fogarty and his family who, along with local Hunter winemaker Rod Kempe, have continued to maintain the integrity and direction of the Folly.
With a total production of around 4,500 cases, less then a quarter is Chardonnay. The most important aspect is great fruit and attention to detail from vineyard to bottle.