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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 2 days ago

The best cheese platter on the planet, and we have travelled far and wide. Sitting in the room behind the tasting room, with sofa and fore, we had a long lazy afternnon drinking great wine but eating the best selection of cheeses and crackers and...More

Thank susan l
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Welcoming cellar door good service and bubbly conversations. Preferred arctic sparkling. Include this in your travels ahead of larger impersonal vineyards.

Thank rhondalil
Reviewed 6 days ago

The lady was very helpful with our tasting and explaining about the wines, we were the only people there so enjoyed the personal experience.

Thank Bernie T
Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Your review is very much appreciated, Bernie. We will be sure to share with all the team at Cellar Door. Glad you enjoyed the personal touch and we look forward to your next visit. The Fox Creek team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was taking my brother from Sydney around McLaren Vale and stopped in at this gorgeous little winery. The customer service was fantastic, as we were greeted at the cellar door and discussed the history and tasting notes of this brilliant winery. The wines are absolutely...More

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

What a lovely review, thank you! 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 and welcome to the Circle Club. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your best picnic hamper and dedicated driver and you will never look back! Best wines at a beautiful place, rain wind or shine.

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

Wow, what a great review Derek, thank you! We all look forward to seeing you again when you visit us again. The Fox Creek Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great setting to enjoy delicious wines and interesting art. Friendly and informed cellar door staff.

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

Thank you John, your review is very much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit. The Fox Creek Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was one of our highlights from our trip to McLaren Vale. The ladies at the cellar door were very welcoming, the wines were some of the best we had in the area, the cheese platter was delicious. The place ticked all the boxes....More

Thank Hayunit
Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your review is very much appreciated. Our Cellar Door staff have always worked hard to maintain a high level of customer service. It is great to know you enjoyed your tasting and regional cheese platter. We look forward to your next visit. The Fox Creek...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a previous day of many wineries in the Barossa what a beautiful discovery at fox creek wines. Vintage house setting still very stylish yet retains traditional feel. Gardens also lovely. We were hosted by Nicola who was an absolute delight. Knowledgeable, professional but it...More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, much appreciated! We are so glad you had a memorable and enjoyable experience. Nicola always works hard to maintain a high level of client service. We are passionate and committed to only produce high-quality wines and glad to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fox Creek Wines as it was on my list of family friendly wineries. Im so glad that we visited as we we loved the place. The cellar door is in a cute warm cozzy cottage. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. There...More

Thank NikkiGAdelaide
Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this comprehensive review of our Cellar Door. You described exactly what we hope you and all our customers experience every time they visit us. Our Cellar Door staff have always worked hard to maintain...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For my 40th birthday, I rented a limo to take my friends to McLaren Vale to visit a few wineries. Our first stop was Fox Creek and it was spectacular! The platters I pre-organized were BEAUTIFUL and so delicious. My friends were completely impressed. They...More

Thank rlsommer
Georgy1967214, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Totally awesome review Rachel, you and your friends were lots of fun to have visit us. Gerlinde is a great member of our team and I will pass on your compliments We wanted your birthday to be special and with the fabulous local food we...More

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Valerie H
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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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