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Galli Estate produce a variety of quality wines from fruit grown on their vineyards at Sunbury and Heathcote. Galli Estate have been very well received by reviewers, and have been recognised for quality at competitions, already receiving Gold for their Pinot Grigio, a varietal that the winemaking team find very exciting. Galli Estate»
Named for a rare grasshopper Sigaus childi found only at Central Otago within the Earnscleugh gold mine tailings just across the road from the vineyard. The site is fortuitously harsh and sufficiently challenging to make the vines work their hardest. Grasshopper Rock»
Originally released in 1976, the Koonunga Hill range has established a sound reputation for quality and consistency, while availing red wine enthusiasts of the opportunity to approach the enduring Penfolds style. The inaugural 1976 vintage of Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet was a legendary wine, still drinking well at Penfolds red wine recorking clinics. Penfolds»
One look and you're hooked, the ultimate experience in Moscato must not only taste good, it should delight all five senses. Brown Brothers have been making Muscat wines ever since 1889, today they can assemble harvests of Muscat Alexandria, Orange Muscat and the red CSIRO grape Cienna, to add the darling blush colour. Brown Brothers»
Chapel Hill is built around an historic stone church, so it's entirely appropriate that the estate's flagship wine be named The Vicar. More wine Vicar? A McLaren Vale icon which has previously claimed the prestigious Australia Trophy and twice collected Silver at the London International. Chapel Hill»
A staple on fine wine lists everywhere, one of Marlborough's most palatable exponents, having claimed top gold at the Washington International Wines for Oysters Competition! The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce the finest, articulate New Zealand wines, assertive yet elegant, laden with glamorous fruit flavours. It all begins in the vineyard, significantly, each vine is treated as an individual. Oyster Bay»
The long, late ripening conditions and exhilarating continental microclimes of Barwang Vineyard, marked by cold nights and warm summer days, produce red wines of considerable flavour profile, power and extract. Since the 1996 edition, Barwang Cabernet Sauvignon has claimed trophies and prestigious accolades, with every vintage collecting at least one significant gold medal. Barwang»
Lenton Brae can justifiably claim to be one of Margaret River's leading proponents of the ebullient fusion between Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, having claimed multi trophies and gold medals for the style at regional, state and national competitions. The site was chosen after a chance conversation with the owner of Moss Wood who mentioned that the soils were uniformly excellent and equal to those of the eminent vineyard nearby. Lenton Brae»
Howard Park is internationally feted as one of Australia's great Riesling wines, it shot to superstar status after claiming gold at the prestigious London International. Fruit is grown to some of the most elevated vineyards around Mount Barker and the Porongurups, nourished by a continental pattern of warm days and cold nights, which translate into vibrant fruit exhibiting zest and super fine citric minerality. Howard Park»
From low yielding vines planted to the rich Terra rosa soils of Wrattonbully. Big on flavour and deep in colour with an intense aroma that displays classic spice and ripe berry notes supported by well integrated oak, Shiraz has long been a wine that Yellow Tail does best. Yellow Tail»
Penfolds Grange 1972 won a Gold and four other medals at Australian wine shows in 1973, 1976 and 1977. Originally described by the winemakers as, medium deep brick red in colour, intense liquoric dark chocolate blackberry violet aromas with hints of vanilla spice. Penfolds»
Shingleback know about Cabernet Sauvignon, having claimed a Jimmy Watson Trophy in 2006. Winemaker John Davey selects the best blocks of vine, then picks them right at the precise moment that both sugars and flavour are mature. Shingleback»
Fox Creek Vixen Sparkling Red $21.99 / $261.00
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Shiraz Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon by Fox Creek of McLaren Vale. It is a perfume so alluring, so very arousing, that if it weren't already under glass, you might just think about bottling it yourself. Have you ever imagined yourself sipping on a luscious effervescent red wine? Vixen makes makes it a reality. All vineyard staff at Fox Creek take pride at growing the best wine grapes in McLaren Vale. Pure bliss when served on her own, Vixen is also a mouthful of deliciousness with festive puddings, tapas or meats.
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VarietalShiraz Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon
RegionMcLaren Vale / South Australia
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Fox Creek Chardonnay 2014
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Varietal Chardonnay
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Dozen $213.00
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Fox Creek Red Baron Shiraz 2014
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Dozen $189.00
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Fox Creek Reserve Merlot 2008
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Varietal Merlot
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2012
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Shadows Run Shiraz Cabernet 2011
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Varietal CabernetSauv Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Short Row Shiraz 2013
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Fox Creek Vixen Sparkling Red
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Varietal Shiraz CabernetFranc CabernetSauv
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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http://www.foxcreekwines.com.au/ - Fox Creek - Tasting Notes On Australian & New Zealand wines
It all began when a group of medicos decided to realize a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine

In the past years since Fox Creek was established, many of the Fox Creek wines have been recognized by being awarded both Trophies and Gold Medals from National and Regional Wine Shows. The McLaren Vale Region has a Mediterranean style climate with a strong maritime influence and is frost-free as we are 7km from the sea. Annual Rainfall is 600-700mm falling mainly in Winter. It is an ideal location for growing grapes, with little disease pressure.

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Fox Creek has three company vineyards or approximately 60 hectares of vines. The vineyards are within a range of 5 kilometres, near the village of Willunga. "On our vineyards we grow most common grape varieties. The red varieties are our specialty, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The white varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon.

"Fox Creek has always protected and enhanced the areas surrounding the vineyards with plantings of indigenous native trees. These provide habitat, food and shelter for native birds. Our focus is to be environmentally friendly and only use sustainable practices if possible. We strive to minimise the use of any chemical or other artificial agents."

There are many different soil types at the estate vineyards. About one half are black cracking clays full of organic matter which can develop deep cracks in summer. The rest are red sandy loams with rocks right through their profile. These soils are well drained and aerated.

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Fox Creek manage the vineyard floor with a mix of cover cropping and permanent swards. Mulching the under-vine area is also carried out to improve the structure, fertility and microbiological diversity in soil. Cultivation is kept to a bare minimum to conserve soil structure. The vineyard layout and trellis systems have been designed to best suit the specific needs of individual varieties.

Most of the Shiraz is grown on a trellis system called Scott-Henry, and the vines are trained to two cordons. The shoots from the top cordon are lifted by a set of foliage wires while the bottom cordon shoots are down-turned. This system helps control the natural vigour of Shiraz while allowing maximum sunlight penetration and ventilation of the canopy. Most white varieties are grown on a Vertically Shoot Positioned trellis. This gives excellent fruit exposure and ventilation to reduce disease pressure, but enough shading to prevent sunburn damage to the bunches.

With the use of weather stations and continuous monitoring of soil moisture, stress can be minimalized in critical periods such as the time of flowering, controlled stress is utilized to dictate shoot size after fruitset. The outcome of this careful management is to make the most efficient use of limited underground water supplies. All the estate vineyards have drip irrigation, with the exception of one premiere dry-grown Shiraz vineyard.

"All of our vineyards are hand pruned to control vigour. Hand pruning also controls cropping levels which are kept quite low, enabling us to produce small berries full of concentrated flavour and colour. Vintage time is always hectic!" The winemakers sample the grapes regularly to determine the optimum picking time as judged by flavour development and baum (sugar levels).

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