Fox Creek Wines

McLaren Vale

Star Rating:
   

www.foxcreekwines.com

Address
140 Malpas Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
McLaren Vale SA 5171
Telephone
(08) 8557 0000
Facsimilie
(08) 8556 2104
Opening Hours
7 days 10-5
Winemaker
Scott Zrna, Ben Tanzer
Established
1995
Dozen
35 000
Vineyards
21 hectares

James' Review

Fox Creek is the venture of the extended Watts family, headed by Jim (a retired surgeon). Although Fox Creek is not certified organic, it uses sustainable vineyard practices, avoiding all systemic chemicals. In June 2015 Fox Creek announced a $500 000 winery expansion, developed in close collaboration with the winemaking team. Exports to all major markets.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion -creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free.

Between them and their families Fox Creek Wines was born and they could not have imagined what a success their venture would be!

In 2009 Fox Creek Wines celebrated an Australian first, the launch of their new Braille wine labels, an initiative they undertook with the help of the Royal Society of the Blind.

The first three wines with braille and large print on their back labels were the 2009 Shadow’s run Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 Red Baron Shiraz and Vixen but this has now extended to include every Fox Creek wine.

Braille tasting notes are available at the Cellar Door and large print tasting notes are available for each wine on the website.

Specialties

Fox Creek produce a selection of stylish, balanced and interesting wines, with specialties in Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz based blends,Chardonnay, Vermentino and the alluring sparkling Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc named Vixen.

Cellar Door

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Visitors are always welcome at Fox Creek's cozy Cellar Door cottage which emulates the history of the region, maintaining its original nineteenth-century stone exterior and many other original features. This family owned company's award winning wines are best enjoyed whilst viewing one of the bi-monthly art exhibitions or on the verandah, overlooking the vineyards and the beautiful gardens. Relax and enjoy a regional platter while your children test their skills on our free treasure hunt.

Fox Creek also offer complimentary behind the scenes winery tours on Monday and Friday mornings at 10.20am. Bookings essential.
Food - Restaurant

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Cuisine: Regional Platters

Fox Creek's regional platters are full of fresh, delicious local produce.

Stocklist

Not Available

Distribution Information

Domestic Distributors

South Australia. Northern Territories, ACT and NSW, Queensland
PURE WINE CO
Tom Grant | hq@purewine.co
T : 08 8332 4311

Tasmania
WINE DIRECT
Ben Vaughan | dwstas@netspace.net.au
T : 03 6234 7498

Victoria
NELSON WINE COMPANY
Warren Hammond | orders@wholesalewines.com.au
T : 03 9486 0744

Western Australia
TERRA WINES
Sarah Woodfin | info@terrawines.com.au
T : 08 9331 2188

International Sales Information

Brazil | DECANTER VINHOS FINOS LTDA
T : 55 47 3326 0111
E : decanter@decanter.com.br

Canada | RENAISSANCE WINE MERCHANTS LTD
T : 1 403 296 0170
E : jdenis@renwine.com

China | YU TAI WINE DISTRIBUTION PTY LTD
T : 86 755 26546507
E : yutai.cn@gmail.com

Colombia | LICORALA SAS
T : 57 1 313 3183
E : gerencia@licorela.com
W : www.licorela.com

Germany | VINEXUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
T : 41 61 403 972170
E : info@vinexus.eu
W : www.vinexus.de

Indonesia | COMMODORE TRADING
T : 02 9476 3510
E : commodore@commodoretrading.com.au

Japan | FARMSTONE CO LTD
T : 813 3761 5354
E : wine@farmstone.com

Malaysia | CALDBECK MACGREGOR (M) SDN BHD
T : +603 5569 2283
E : thiong@caldbecks.com

Papua New Guinea | ANDERSONS FOODLAND ERIKU
E : rodney.navus@chemcaregroup.com.pg

Philippines | PHILIPPINE WINE MERCHANTS FOOD & BEVERAGE INC
T : 63 2 513 9676
E : wineman@compass.com.ph

Russia | CAUDAL LTS COMPANY
T : 7 95 935 7010
E : golubchikova@winedom.ru
W : www.caudal.ru

Singapore | MAGNUM SPIRITS & WINE PTE LTD
T : 65 6488 1270
E : andy@magnum.com.sg

South Korea | LUVINCOREA CO LTSA
T : 82 2 824 6606
E : luvincorea@yahoo.co.kr

Sweden | STELLAN KRAMER
T : 46 8 544 905 90
E : anastasia.dere@kramer.se
W : www.kramer.se

Switzerland | ZWEIFEL & CO AG
T : 41 44 344 2323
E : info@zweifelweine.ch

Thailand | BEST CELLAR CO LTD
T : 66 2 2614602
E : gm_bkk@winegallery.co.th

United Kingdom | TILLEY'S WINES
T : 44 0 1933 664 792
E : ivor@tilleys-wines.com

Information Provided By: Fox Creek Wines
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5R

Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. 4.9%. Where the winery name is itself is printed in red, it is a winery generally acknowledged to have a long track record of excellence – truly the best of the best. 3.8%

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