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Hugh Hamilton Wines

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Address: 94 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Hugh Hamilton Wines is a 'must see' winery in McLaren Vale. Set on a ridge...

Hugh Hamilton Wines is a 'must see' winery in McLaren Vale. Set on a ridge line it provides nearly 360 degree 'stunning' views of the McLaren Vale wine region. The wines are all estate grown and include the main stream varietals such as Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot plus the unusual varieties including White Frontignan, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo and Saperavi. All wines have fun names and include The Trickster, The Scallywag, The Loose Cannon, The Rascal, The Villain, The Ratbag, The Mongrel, The Scoundrel, The Nutter, The Floozie, The Strumpet, The Oddball, and The Madam. Visitors from overseas are all welcome.

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Fun in the Rotunda

Having entered the drive at the Black Sheep sign we enjoyed tasting a selection of wines in their beautiful 360° view Rotunda.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter B
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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795 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having entered the drive at the Black Sheep sign we enjoyed tasting a selection of wines in their beautiful 360° view Rotunda.

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Thank Peter B
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stopped here because you can see the cellar door from the road and it looks very unique. It does not disappoint. The 360 degree views are outstanding. You could spend all day just looking at the landscape. We had hoped to get a hot drink but they don't do coffee, however, they did give us an excellent recommendation for... More 

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Thank Rachel B
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Greetings Rachel, Many thanks for your comments. The 'Floozie' Rose is a particular pre-dinner favourite of mine which I chase down with the Rascal Shiraz with dinner. Come back and try the great range of wines we have on tasting with cheese when you're back in McLaren Vale. Cheers, Hugh More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

If your in McLaren Vale undertaking a winery tour this place is a must experience. Take the time out to taste all 7 wines on offer with the cheese platter .. the staff were excellent, the wine delightful and if your lucky see if you can get a taste of all 3 Black Blood Shiraz! I will be visiting this... More 

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Thank Andrew E
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Greetings Andrew, We're delighted you visited us last week. We're 'one-eyed' about what we do here and the number one topic in our production meetings is the quality of our wines. Our staff are very much in line with what we do and are more than staff. They're our close friends. Call in again anytime you happen to be in... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Awesome staff and view from the cellar door. Tasted some wonderful wines. The playful names of the wines is a testament to the winemakers humour.

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Thank CarmodyTravel
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Hi Carmody Travel, I name the wines after my friends! Many thanks for visiting us and your excellent review. Cheers, Hugh More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The architecture and overall ambiance at Hugh Hamilton in McLaren Vale is exceptional. There is much for this "black sheep" to be proud of! The staff are wonderful (thank you ladies) as is the drink, and the full scope of the overall experience! All the way from the east coast of Canada, this is a definite MUST. It was hard... More 

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Thank Lindsay O
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting all the way from PEI Lindsay. Since I'm the self-appointed 'Chowder-Hound' of McLaren Vale your suggestion is compelling. I'll never turn away from that bridge again! Cheers Hugh More 

Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Hugh Hamilton is a relatively small cellar door but lacks nothing in comparison to bigger wineries. The tastings comprise a diverse range and the quality of this range shouldn't be understated. The surroundings are stunning. From the architecturally impressive cellar door, to the entrance and scatterings of black sheep to the green landscape and vines which surround most of the... More 

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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Greetings Matthew, Many thanks for your review of our winery. It's very much appreciated. Cheers, Hugh More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great award winning wines with stunning cellar door views across McLaren Vale foot hills. Cheese platters with local regional produce are great.

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Thank WhiskeyNQuincey
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Greetings Chef, We're delighted you visited us back in February. Call in again anytime. Cheers, Hugh P.S. If you just add in an 'i' into your handle you'll be immedietly elevated to the Chief Chef! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very good wines, excellent service in a sunny cellar door with a great view of the vineyards!! I would totally recommend it :)

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Thank Katerina G
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Hi Katerina, We very much appreciate you visiting us and writing the review. Call in again if you're ever in McLaren Vale. Cheers, Hugh More 

London, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited this quirky vineyard as part of a tour to the McLaren Vale area, we loved its quirkiness and the fabulous rotunda. We were looked after by Carolyn - a generous host who certainly 'knew her stuff'. We really enjoyed the wine tasting and the oil and Dukkar. Would loved to have met Hugh - another time. Great wines.

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Thank Polly D
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Greetings Polly, I'm delighted you had a great time at our Cellar Door. Carolyn is a 'gem' and really knows how to make visitors feel special. I'll pass along your message. When you visit again, ask our staff if I'm around the place as I'd be delighted to meet you. You just have to 'winkle' me out of my hiding... More 

Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Set atop an old wine tank, this cellar door has stunning views of the surrounding vineyards, set only a couple of minutes' walk off the Shiraz Trail. A standard tasting allows you to sample four different wines (we could have easily tasted a few more), with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Thank Dom B
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

Hi Dom, Many thanks for visiting us when you were in McLaren Vale. I'm delighted your tasting was a success. Call in again sometime and try some different wines. Cheers Hugh More 

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