Although Jim and Helen Watts were warned against planting vines in soils of heavy clay on their newly purchased Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they persevered. The result was exceptionally good quality fruit that have become the supreme wines within Fox Creek’s range. The 1994 Shiraz, Fox Creek’s first wine, won best wine at the 1995 McLaren Vale Wine Show.

Although Jim and Helen Watts were warned against planting vines in soils of heavy clay on their newly purchased Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they persevered. The result was exceptionally good quality fruit that have become the supreme wines within Fox Creek’s range. The 1994 Shiraz, Fox Creek’s first wine, won best wine at the 1995 McLaren Vale Wine Show.

In 1996, the Fox Creek Cellar Door was opened in a nineteenth century stone cottage built by the Malpas family in the 1880’s.

In the Fox Creek Cellar Door was opened in a nineteenth century stone cottage built by the Malpas family in the

Complimentary behind-the-scenes Fox Creek winery tours are available every Monday and Friday at 10.20am...

Complimentary behind-the-scenes Fox Creek winery tours are available every Monday and Friday at

Cellar Door in Winter time...

Cellar Door in Winter time.

Cellar Door in Springtime...

Cellar Door in Springtime.

Cellar Door in Springtime...

Cellar Door in Springtime.

Our JSM Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc was named after the decorated army Captain, James Stanley Malpas who was born in Willunga in 1873.  His family lived in what is now our cellar door cottage and ‘Stan’ (as he was known) carved his initials in the stone lintel above the front door in 1891 when he was 18 years old.

Our JSM Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc was named after the decorated army Captain, James Stanley Malpas who was born in Willunga in 1873. His family lived in what is now our cellar door cottage and ‘Stan’ (as he was known) carved his initials in the stone lintel above the front door in 1891 when he was 18 years old.

Our resident duck family...

Our resident duck family.

Sunset over the vines..what a view!

Sunset over the vines.what a view!

Robin Turner's barrel bi-plane sculpture in the Cellar Door garden...

Robin Turner's barrel bi-plane sculpture in the Cellar Door garden.

One of Robin Turner's amazing barrel sculptures featured in our Cellar Door garden...

One of Robin Turner's amazing barrel sculptures featured in our Cellar Door garden.

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