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Hugh Hamilton Wines

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Address: 94 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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+61 8 8323 8689
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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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Stunning architecture, fantastic views, good wine

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
matthew12345jucio
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank matthew12345jucio
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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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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), 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 

Sydney
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 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 left without doing any tasting. A couple standing next to us also did the same... More 

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Thank whiz85
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

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 our busiest time in terms of visitor numbers. Our Cellar Door is not large and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 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 UK and expected the usual tasting of the wines we had just received as part... More 

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

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 the past. Also please ask for Mary, Pam or myself when you return. Cheers Hugh More 

aberdeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 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 different types of soil that affect their produce. The tasting room has wonderful views, amazing... More 

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Thank sc207
Hugh H, Owner at Hugh Hamilton Wines, responded to this review

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 More 

Magill, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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 up for the BSC. Great wine, great venue and great people behind another great brand,... More 

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

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 in line to receive some extraordinary wines which are not available anywhere else but through... More 

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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 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 rightly so If only at McLaren Vale for a short visit and limited in wineries... More 

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

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 More 

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