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“Nice view - terrible wines”

Hugh Hamilton Wines
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McLaren Vale Winery Small Group Tour from Adelaide Including Wine Tasting and...
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Owner description: 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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“Nice view - terrible wines”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

The only nice thing about High Hamilton is the view. The wines are very average when compared to other wineries in the region. If you're a wine lover I wouldnt waste time going here. There are much better wines to taste!

Visited March 2012
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6372, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Greetings Sare,

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our wines. Our whole focus is about producing quality wines. Each year we constantly invest to improve our vineyards because that's where the wine is really made. Our business relies solely on word of mouth and third party endorsements on the quality of our wines as we don't have big advertising budgets to propagate our message. Therefore I take your comments extremely seriously. We have been rated 5 star by Australia's most serious wine writers for a number of years now but we don't rest on our laurels as we believe you're only as good as your last wine. We currently produce 17 different wines, some in such small quantities there is less than 100 dozen, so it's very hands on intensive wine-making here. 11 of these wines have been rated above 90 points. You also won't find our wines in the big retail stores anywhere in Australia so even if you were of a mind to retry our wines it's not possible. However, if you plan to return to McLaren Vale please let me know and I would be delighted to take you through a personal wine tasting of any or all of the 17 wines we make. You can email me anytime at hugh@hughhamiltonwines.com.au.
Kind regards,

Hugh Hamilton
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

not a bad drop among any of the wines we tried... we are now proud members of the Black Sheep Club!

Visited March 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great spot, lovely people and the Black Sheep club!”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Superb views from the tasting room and fabulous wines. Even if you are not a fan of sweet wines you must try the Moscato; the perfect brunch tipple!

Visited June 2012
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Lyndoch, Australia
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“stunning location”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

the views of the vineyards are remarkable - the food tastings of local produce - got the flavour buds going - the wines - yes they do great wine too!

Visited February 2012
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6372, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review, April 25, 2012
Many thanks for your kind words Kim.

Cheers

Hugh
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“The Black Sheep”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

What wonderful staff!!! Great wines, great merchandise, amazing View, SPECTACULAR

Visited March 2012
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