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A vineyard of some historical import, Bernoota is the original block, planted to the Follett family homestead along the banks of River Bremer, two decades before federation. A splendid construct of Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet, selected from old vines around the distinguished Follett family vineyard, perennially released to resounding accolades. Lake Breeze»
The inaugural release of Hanging Rock Shiraz was vintage 1987 and what an event it was, immediately claiming gold and inspiring comparisons to Grange by the industry press. From from fruit grown to the estate Athols Paddock, a traditional Heathcote Shiraz, boasting three trophies and over fifty gold to its distinguished history, big, powerful and rich, yet exhibiting an elegance and finesse that's rare in Australian wine.. Hanging Rock»
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»
Excellent Langtons Classification. Winner of Australia's most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for vintage 1992, Elderton are one of the nation's great icon winemakers. Elderton»
Trophys for Best Bottle Fermented Canberra, Best Sparkling Adelaide, Best Sparkling Murrumbateman Wine Show and 8 Gold Medals! An exclusively Tumbarumba wine crafted from hand picked grapes, mostly Pinot Noir 62% with a third of Chardonnay and a good component of Pinot Meunier. Hardys have taken their sparkling wines very seriously, mobilizing teams of specialist artisans who set the highest standards, traversing the nation to develop the most superior vineyards, whilst honing their skills to stellar heights.. Hardys»
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»
Gold Label is an ever evolving proposition, as emergent and resurgent genres in wine serve to enthuse the impassioned team at the House of Blass. As a prolific award winner, Gold Label inspires Wolf Blass to produce a beautifully perfumed, piquant style of Shiraz, endowed with a chewy palate of complex Rhonesque fruit. Wolf Blass»
Heathcote Winery was one of the first commercial winemaking operations in Heathcote. It can also boast some of the earliest Australian plantings of Viognier. Heathcote Winery»
Paringa is one of Victoria's leading estates, having claimed Royal Melbourne Most Successful Winery Trophy and earning impressive international acclaim for it's founder, the eminent Lindsay McCall. His style is defined by his passion for viticulture and devotion to the art of making nothing but the finest wines. Paringa Estate»
So popular are the wines of Pepperjack, that the label hosts its own society of dedicated enthusiasts. This devout cohort of zealots, converges at bespoke venues to discuss matters Pepperjack, they dine on prime angus beef and imbibe in their cherished libation. Pepperjack»
Elderton know what it takes to make Australia's best Cabernet Sauvignon, having claimed multiple trophies including the 1993 Jimmy Watson. The Ashmead block has consistently produced small parcels of outstanding quality fruit. Elderton»
Clancy is a perennial favourite for enthusiasts of good red wine everywhere around the globe. Peter Lehmann starts with a firm backbone of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, totting up the cepage with a component of Merlot, to fashion a rich yet soft, fully approachable young wine. Peter Lehmann»
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 2013
Available by the dozen
By Fox Creek
Varietal Chardonnay
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
Each $17.99
Dozen $213.00
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Fox Creek Red Baron Shiraz 2013
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
Each $15.99
Dozen $189.00
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Fox Creek Reserve Merlot 2008
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By Fox Creek
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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Dozen $189.00
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Fox Creek Short Row Shiraz 2012
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Varietal Shiraz
Region McLaren / SouthAustralia
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Dozen $357.00
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Fox Creek Vixen Sparkling Red
By Fox Creek
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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