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Hugh Hamilton Wines

94 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8689
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sheep” (16 reviews)
“cellar door” (47 reviews)
“dont miss” (2 reviews)
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94 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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+61 8 8323 8689
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"water tank"
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"surrounding wineries"
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"beautiful rotunda"
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"tasting room"
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"stunning location"
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"sensory experience"
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"tasting menu"
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"excellent knowledge"
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"great wine"
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Reviewed February 18, 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...More

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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

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

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Reviewed February 15, 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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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2017

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!

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Reviewed February 13, 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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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

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

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Reviewed January 7, 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...More

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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2016 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),...More

Thank Dom B
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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

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

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

The views from Hugh Hamilton are simply stunning and some of the best in McLaren Vale. However, the service could definitely be improved on. We visited during a busy period but after standing around for 10-15 minutes, not one staff had acknowledged us, so we...More

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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Greetings Whiz, We very much appreciate you visiting us on the 30th of December. I must apologise for you not receiving our best attention. For the past nearly 20 years the period between Christmas and New Year, and specifically the 30th of December has been...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

After being black sheep members for a couple of years now and having bought wines regularly for a couple before that, we always make a beeline for Hugh Hamilton wines when in the Mclaren vale. This time I brought along my parents visiting from the...More

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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Hi Jessica, Many thanks for flagging a problem in our offering at our Cellar Door. I am bringing your review to the attention of our staff so that when you make a return visit you are looked after in the way we have done in...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

This was by the far the best winery we visited on our day trip to the McLaren Vale area. The staff were friendly and special thanks to the lady who sat with us and explained the different Black Blood wines to us along with the...More

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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Greetings sc207, We really appreciate your views expressed on Trip Advisor. It's much appreciated, and we were delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Cheers Hugh

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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I drive by this place so often, but today I finally drop in. Why it took so long, I don't know. It was such a lovely experience, Sabine our host was totally in control, excellent knowledge of the wines, great sales person too, I signed...More

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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Greetings Chefmeng, Were glad you finally decided to head up our drive after passing by so often. Don't leave it so long in the future. I'll definitely pass along your review to the delightful Sabine. As a member of our Black Sheep Club you'll be...More

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Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

First time and certainly won't be the last. Wow Such great wine and a rotunda view To top it off fabulous service- The winery has such a proud heritage too that the staff seem to not only respect but are keen to show - and...More

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Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Greetings Michael, That review is so good you must be my relly! We appreciate your comments very much. We're very proud of the way our staff look after visitors with genuine care. I'll pass along your comments to all our staff. Cheers Hugh

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