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Fox Creek Wines

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Address: 90 Malpas Rd, 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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Fox Creek Winery McLaren Vale

Well with many cellar doors to choose from around McLaren Vale we started out at Fox Creek and what a great start the staff were great and the wines delicious. We enjoyed a... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well with many cellar doors to choose from around McLaren Vale we started out at Fox Creek and what a great start the staff were great and the wines delicious. We enjoyed a wonderful tasting from sparking through a range of beautiful whites and reds accompanied by a wonderful dialogue from background of the wines and the winery with no... More 

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

What a lovely and comprehensive review Leo, thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you all had a memorable and enjoyable experience. We are very proud of our passionate cellar door staff and will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback. Welcome to our Circle club, we look forward to your next visit. The Fox Creek... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant visit to Fox Creek today for some wine tasting. A friendly host who took us through their range of wines. The setting is an older cottage which is tastefully decorated. The tasting area is quite small and feels like you are in the kitchen. Possibly there are other areas set up for tasting with larger groups. Overall we... More 

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

Wow Mark, what a wonderful review. We are very proud of our passionate cellar door staff and will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback. It is great to hear that you had a memorable and enjoyable experience and enjoyed our wines too. The Fox Creek Team More 

Colchester Essex UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This winery has a traditional homestead house where we had a tasting on the veranda Our server was very good explaining the wines and details about the vintages etc. The Vixen sparking red was superb, highly recommended

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

Your review is very much appreciated Totham, we love our little cottage and glad you enjoyed your visit and our Vixen Sparkling Red. The Fox Creek Team More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At Fox Creek Wines, you will find an early settler's cottage, that's out of the way and has been sensitively restored in a pleasant old-world garden with an intimate, pleasant tasting room. It is a great, quiet place to visit and enjoy stunning wines.

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

We really appreciate you posting this comprehensive review Brenton! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Cellar Door and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thanks, FC More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely ambiance, good staff who know their wines, and possibly the best wines I have ever tasted, and very happy about my case purchase, with more to come.

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

What a lovely review, we are glad to hear you all had a memorable and enjoyable experience and enjoyed our wines too! We look forward to your next visit. The Fox Creek Team More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service by the staff at Fox Creek! In particular Gerlinde who insured that we had everything that we needed and made us feel very welcome. Beautiful peaceful setting, great wines, both white and red varieties. Only 5 minutes from Mclaren Vale Main Street. Also offer a variety of platters at a reasonable price. A lovely place to spend a... More 

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

Thank you Belinda, we really appreciate you posting this comprehensive review. We are so glad you all had a memorable and enjoyable experience. Gerlinde always works hard to maintain the high level of client service. We hope to see you again soon. The Fox Creek Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visited this winery a month ago. We were greeted by two very friendly staff who offered us a private tasting of their wines. Impressed with the quality of the wines and the knowledge that the staff had. We joined the Circle club committing to buy two dozen wines per year. Looking forward to visiting again in April.

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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 private tasting! We are very proud of our passionate cellar door staff and will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback. Fox Creek is committed to only produce high-quality wines. Welcome to our Circle club,... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Beautiful setting sitting on the veranda wine tasting with a cheese board. Very accomodating to people's tastes for tastings. Was on an organised bus tour.

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

Thank you Lisa, 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. The Fox Creek Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a beautiful stunning location, coupled with outstanding wines and the best service I have ever received. We were given the option of sitting in the sun room, the tasting room or on the veranda, because it was a lovely cool day we sat outside and the tasting was bought to us..... the children were at home straight away with... More 

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

What a lovely and comprehensive review Heather, thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at Cellar Door and look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thanks, FC More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

On our visit to Adelaide on 27 Jan, we went on a winery tour to 5 different wineries in McLaren Vale and loved the quality of Fox Creek wines, so much so that we signed up as members on the day! Knowing that you can't buy most of their wines at Dan Murphy's or BWS made our wine purchase going... More 

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Thank you Kathryn, 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. FC More 

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