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Fox Creek Wines

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Address: 90 Malpas Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Fox Creek Wines began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong...

Fox Creek Wines began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The sunshine was free.Jim and Helen Watts purchased the 32 hectare Vineyard property in 1984 and were advised against planting vines in the heavy clay soil. Undeterred by the sceptics they planted and nurtured fine quality cuttings. Their labours bore quality fruit which they lovingly converted into supreme quality wines. Success followed and blends and single varietal wines are produced from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourverdre, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho vines. Their Reserve Shiraz received an Excellent Classification in Langton’s 5th Classification of Australian Wine.The nineteenth century stone Cellar Door Cottage is surrounded by beautiful tranquil grounds where visitors often picnic. The Cellar Door is open for tastings daily, 10am and 5pm. Winery tours are available at 10:20am on Mondays and Fridays; bookings essential.

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Beautiful wines, scenery & people.

A 'must see' for all the wine lovers out there. An absolute delight for the senses. Country air, tasty eats, gorgeous wines and stunning views. 10/10 all the way with particular... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A 'must see' for all the wine lovers out there. An absolute delight for the senses. Country air, tasty eats, gorgeous wines and stunning views. 10/10 all the way with particular mention to the JSM and Postmaster reds.

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

What a lovely review, thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear you all had a memorable and enjoyable experience and enjoyed our wines too! More 

Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fox Creek cellar door is situated in a charming house in some tranquil and well kept gardens. We stopped by whilst walking part of the Shiraz Trail (it's about a 20 minute walk off the trail itself) and weren't disappointed. We sat outside on the verandah, where after a slightly slow start, the service was excellent. We sampled half... More 

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Georgy1967214, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

Thank you Dom for your lovely review. You are definitely welcome and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit after that walk!. My staff will be very happy to read this and enjoyed meeting you. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Wonderful small winery with flare and character. The wine is excellent and the cellar door is family friendly. Would recommend it to everyone.

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our cellar door and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Aldinga Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A wonderful place to sit quietly and taste a extensive range of good quality wines at reason able prices in beautiful gardens

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

Glad to hear you not only enjoyed our wines but our lovely gardens too. Thank you for the lovely feedback, we hope to see you all again soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Fox Creek Wines is a " Must Visit" on any serious wine lovers schedule. We revisited this winery 10 years after first discovering it in 2006. Their wines still are among the best you will find in McLaren Vale. 2014 Short Row Shiraz - Yum !, 2013 Reserve Shiraz - unbelievable !!!

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you still enjoy our wines 10 years after your first visit. We are passionate and committed to only produce high-quality wines. Thank you for the lovely feedback, we hope to see you all again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stunning location, gardens and views. The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable . My partner and i enjoyed a wine tasting accompanied by a delicious cheese platter. We could of stayed and enjoyed the surroundings for hours. We also took home a couple of bottles of their limited release "Nero d'Avola'. Definitely worth a visit if you are in McLaren... More 

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our cellar door and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, the scenery and our wine. We look forward to your next visit. More 

McLaren Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

It was a wonderful experience,superb food and wine.Lovely venue very attentive staff it was just a beautiful time.Thank you.

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Georgy1967214, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

It was a beautiful morning and a lovely way to launch our Arctic Fox. I am so pleased you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again at our next event. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Recently visited SA and friends took us to FC Winery where we were treated to an excellent wine tasting accompanied by cheese platter. It was our first introduction to sparkling Shiraz which is now a firm fave and the dessert wine 'Late Harvest Verdelho' is worth the visit alone! The hostess was a true wine expert and knowledgeably led us... More 

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our cellar door. We are so glad you all had a memorable and enjoyable experience and that you enjoyed your visit and our wines. Kind Regards, Vici More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautiful location with pleasant staff serving delicious wines. The winery is easy to find but feels far away from the busyness of life.

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

Hi Anna, I am so excited and pleased you enjoyed our cellar door and wines. We are very proud of our passionate cellar door staff and will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback. We hope to see you all again soon. Kind Regards, Vici More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are considering a tour of the local wineries or just want to visit one or two, this one should be on your list. Great wine!!

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this review

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our cellar door and are so pleased to hear that you like our wine. We look forward to your next visit. Vici More 

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