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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 yesterday via mobile

Fox Creek was the second stop on our Wine and Cheese trail. The Cellar door was based in the original cottage and provided a cost environment. We were once again greeted by friendly staff who had seen our hamper and had the next wine ready!...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Fox Creek wines with friends. We were provided with a table to enjoy our tasting. We were well attended to by staff who were also busy with a large tour group at the time. The cellar door was quaint and the wines enjoyable...More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, we really 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...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of the 10 beautiful wineries we visited in McLarenvale and The Barossa, Fox Creek stood out. It's hard to imagine a more picturesque spot to taste wine at. Our host Gerlinde was friendly, warm, and knowledgeable. This winery may be relatively obscure when compared to...More

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Georgy1967214, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jack, I had great pleasure in receiving your review and being able to read it to a delighted Gerlinde. McLaren Vale is an amazing wine region and at Fox Creek we love to share it. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small tasting room but they seem to do tastings for bigger groups in rooms off the main tasting room. Groups of 12 were doing tastings while we were there. Amazing wines. We wanted to buy a case of everything on the tasting menu! Couldn't...More

Thank Judith M
Georgy1967214, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Judith, your review was simply wonderful, thank you. We love our wines and our cellar door and its our pleasure to share it with our customers. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Can't believe we hadn't checked out this local sooner. After tasting a few of the wines we went with a bottle of Shiraz to go with a lovely cheese platter and added the Little Acre pate to make a filling meal for 2. Lovely venue...More

Thank anniejwright13
Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a lovely review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Cellar Door. We all look forward to seeing you again when you visit us next. The Fox Creek Team

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visited Fox Creek 2 weekends ago - great welcome, delightful wines, engaged and attentive service despite a number of people being there. the quirky 'aircraft' made out of a barrel is a nice touch as you look out of the cellar door window. do yourself...More

Thank Carl A
Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your great review, much appreciated! 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 forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Fox Creek Winery was the last winery we visited on our trip and it was very enjoyable. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about their wines. They provided us with a good selection of wines to taste as well as some good conversation. We...More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our cellar door and are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable time. You described exactly what we hope you and all our customers experience every time they visit us. Our staff...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Our first stop of the day was here. What a spectacular and beautiful little vineyard. We were greeted for our tastings by Rosalind and as well as some of the nicest wines in the region we were given a very generous sample of some local...More

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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to write this lovely review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Cellar Door and our wine. We all look forward to seeing you again when you visit us again. The Fox...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

A wonderful host with some lovely wines. The old vine was exceptional. Do yourself a favour and enjoy a tasting.

Thank kirsteengrumont
Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

What a lovely review, thank you. We are passionate and committed to only produce high-quality wines and very pleased to hear you enjoyed tasting our Old Vine Shiraz. We hope to see you again soon. The Fox Creek Team

Reviewed 22 June 2017

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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Vici P, Manager at Fox Creek Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for your great review, Kate. Our Cellar door staff is quite knowledgeable and always works hard to maintain the high level of client service. It is good to hear that you had a memorable and enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again...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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