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Fox Creek Wines

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Address: 90 Malpas Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8557 0000
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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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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... read more

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

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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McLaren Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Impressed with passion of staff in product and service. Very busy but everyone was being treated with respect and as individuals. Wines very good, have difficulty letting them age or enjoying them now.

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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 our 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.... More 

Broken Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We've visited and bought regularly from this small high quality winery since being introduced by friends a few years ago. Very family friendly experience - kids love the treasure hunt and prizes on offer whilst mum and dad do their tasting. Great selection across red, white, sparkling and sweet. Become a circle member (free) to get additional discounts. Lovely setting... More 

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

Really thoughtful of you to give us such a great review. The staff at Cellar Door pride themselves on making every visit interesting and memorable. Yes, our circle club membership is free with many membership benefits. We would love to see you again soon. Cheers, Vici More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink and stayed 2hrs. Fantastic staff and wine. Did the treasure hunt with our 3.5yr old and was great. Awesome woodwork and displays of local art. Definitely recommend.

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

Ha that happens a lot 😀 Very happy you and your family enjoyed your visit. We live in a amazing region with great artists, wine and food. Thank you so much for this fantastic recommendation. More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Gorgeous gardens, views, well presented tasting area and the staff were very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and happy for us to taste. It's true, the reds are incredible!!

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

Cheers Alison, we are really lucky to work in such a beautiful place and really happy to share it with everyone. Thanks for the feedback and we look forward to you visiting and enjoying our great wines again soon. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The visit was informative and very enjoyable. One of the best tastings of our visit to the region. The young lady who was our host had a very good understanding of the wines and the range of wines made available for the tasting was excellent.

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

Thank you it was really enjoyable to read your review. The staff at Cellar Door pride themselves on making evert visit interesting and will appreciate your comments. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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