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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»
Majella are one of the most highly awarded small wineries in Australia, the inaugural release of The Musician was met with unprecedented critical acclaim. In the tradition of the most salubrious Coonawarra vineyards, the Majella property was used extensively for grazing before being planted to vine. Majella»
Born at Guildford, very near the Houghton Swan Valley winery, Dr John Gladstones was an internationally acclaimed scientist who identified the Margaret River in 1965 as being world class for planting vines and growing grapes. Dr Gladstones also played a role in the development of the Frankland River region, Pemberton and Manjimup. Houghton»
The 1964 Grange claimed a Trophy, four Gold and three other medals in 1968 and 1969. Individual bottles are labelled Bin numbers 95, 395, 66, 67 and 68.. Penfolds»
Jimmy Watson Finalist 2006, Gold Medals Sydney International + Royal Melbourne, Silver National Wine Show. Shiraz for this wine came from superior Blocks 6 and 7, positioned to a north south aspect. Plunkett Fowles»
Exclusively Adelaide Hills Chardonnay? You bet, it's a Wolf and it's nothing but the finest, in a modern adults only styling. Wolf Blass captures the affinity between Adelaide's Hills and Chardonnay, fashioning a vital wine with crunchy fruit characters and solid structure. Wolf Blass»
Stella Bella have won resounding critical acclaim and a reputation for producing artisanly crafted Margaret River wines of great expression, personality and quality. Stella Bella have established an almost peerless reputation after receiving numerous accolades at significant competitions, including coveted Gold and Mission Hill Trophy at the London International, the only southern hemisphere Chardonnay to win such a prestigious award.. Stella Bella»
Mayfield Vineyard is one of the highest and coolest vineyards in Australia, endowed with an extended, gradual ripening period. The hundred hectare estate surrounds the historic homestead on the Icely Road leading to where gold was first discovered in Australia. Mayfield»
Waipara Hills made a name as Marlborough's best Gewurztraminer after romping home with the trophy for best entry at Liquorland International. Waipara Hill's low cropping Traminer vineyard produces fruit with intense aromas of rose petal, lychee and turkish delight. Waipara Hills»
Paringa Estate has established an unassailable repute over the last twenty years as one of the leading small winery vineyards in the country, named Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday. Paringa Shiraz won a total of six trophies including Best of Show at the 2006 Royal Sydney, sweeping the field with five Gold Medals and five Trophies, including the prestigious Best of Show and Best Shiraz at the 2009 Royal Sydney, as well as Best Shiraz Trophy Royal Melbourne. Paringa Estate»
From two blocks of superior vines grown to the McLaren Flat estate, hand planted by the Scarpantoni brothers in the early 1970s. Brothers Block claimed Australia's most illustrious award, the highly coveted Jimmy Watson trophy in 2007. Scarpantoni»
Mt Burrumboot was going to be a legend from the very outset, the inaugural vintage of this magic Shiraz claimed Gold in San Francisco. An awesome example of Heathcote, the earliest editions all showed fantastic aromas, intense fruit, and true finesse. Mount Burrumboot»
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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Fox Creek Red Baron Shiraz 2014
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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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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