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Fox Creek Wines

90 Malpas Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8557 0000
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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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90 Malpas Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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+61 8 8557 0000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely greeting allowed us to settle in the sun room for an hour or so of wine tasting. As it wasn't over busy we had time to chat with the staff. We covered the history of the winery as well as the wines themselves....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Earlier this month my wife and I visited Fox Creek wines and tasted and purchased some wonderful current vintages. I told them the story that a good friend had give me a 1999 Magnum of Fox Creek JSM for my seventh birthday some years ago...More

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James M, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We throughly enjoyed meeting you and hearing your connection to our wines. Thank you for the lovely review and we look forward to hearing how the next magnum tastes. Cheers Georgy

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous afternoon on my own at Fox Creek. Thank you to Amelia for looking after me. Awesome place if you are on your own or in a group - seems every one is catered to as they wish. Beautiful spot, such wonderful history attached to...More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove to Victor Harbour from Adelaide and called into the McLaren Vale on the way back. Chose Fox Creek as the winery we wanted to visit and weren't disappointed. Beautiful old farmhouse filled with memorabillia and history in a stunning location. The host was friendly...More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our cellar door. We love our little cottage and glad you enjoyed your visit and our wine. We all look forward to seeing you again when you visit us next. The Fox Creek Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a four day trip to Fleurieu Peninsula last week of May 2017 with one day in the Mclaren Vale wine region. As a group of eight we picked out 6 wineries to visit out of the 100+ options, with Fox Creek being the first....More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a lovely and comprehensive review, thank you for your kind words. It is great to know all of you had a memorable and enjoyable experience and enjoyed our wines too. I especially thank you for the lovely feedback for Nicola, she will be pleased....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a visit and wine tasting at this iconic winery in Maclarenvale. Our hostess was very friendly and had excellent knowledge of the wines available and the history of the winery.More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to review our cellar door. Our Cellar Door staff have always worked hard to maintain a high level of customer service. It is great to hear that you had a memorable and enjoyable experience. We all look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fox Creek winery is a beautiful place to visit. They have an exceptional range of wines - especially their reds. My daughter and I often visit wineries in the McLaren Vale wine district. It is so lovely to have the opportunity to buy a bottle...More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our cellar door. We are passionate and committed to only produce high-quality wines and very pleased to hear you enjoyed tasting the wine. We will pass on your lovely feedback to our Cellar Door...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

I visited here on Tuesday 28 February with two friends who were on holiday from the UK. Over their weeks holiday we visited over a dozen wineries and this was by far the best experience out of all of them. The setting is absolutely stunning...More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

What a lovely and comprehensive review, thank you for your kind words. It is great to hear that you had a memorable and enjoyable experience every time you visited. We are very proud of our passionate cellar door staff and will be sure to pass...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

From the wine (of course) to the location and the service, there is no way to fault this winery! Every visit has been a great experience and I can't wait to go again.More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Wow, Dianna what a wonderful review. You described exactly what we hope you and all our customers experience every time they visit us. We pride ourselves on being approachable and our wine appealing to all. Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Recently we visited Fox Creek for the fourth time and as always walked away with a great experience and case of wines! The idea of sitting at the table while tasting works really well, avoids crowding at the counter and eases the pressure on staff....More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Your review is very much appreciated, we love our little cottage and glad you enjoyed your visit and our wine. We look forward to your next visit. The Fox Creek Team

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Valerie H
I'm looking for a tour from Adelaide which takes in Fox Creek, any suggestions please. Valerie
3 March 2015|
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Response from KristinMcLarty | Property representative |
A thousand apologies Valerie, I have only just seen your question. Please find above the link to the various tour companies that operate in McLaren Vale. There are three that visit Fox Creek as part of their tours and... More
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