By default, we love our wines. We love them because we know exactly how much hard work, passion and unrelenting dedication goes into them each and every day, every month, every year.
So it's really wonderful when others tell us that they do too!
Here's just a small snapshot of some nice things our customers and commentators have said.
TELL US WHAT YOU THOUGHT!
"This is part of the wineries of McLaren Vale but is away nestled in the country side and is an old style small place. It is friendly and easy to relax and enjoy the nice range of wine for tastings." - Brian B (via TripAdvisor)
"Fantastic! Thanks for all the information - our favourite winery!" - Di & Paul C (via Guest Book)
“Although this beautiful winery wasn't on our list of intended tastings, we are so glad that we visited. We visited last week on a Friday and we were the only ones there when we stopped by. Wow, what an experience. It was one of the better places we visited. We tried some of their bolder reds and reserve wines and came away delighted with our purchases. A nice variety of wines, served by a very knowledgeable and friendly lady." - Dinkumpomm (via TripAdvisor)
"Hamish Maguire together with Naked Wines invited 100 to a visit to this winery for a marvellous meal & wine tastings, showing us over their winery after having picked about half of us up in 2 buses from Adelaide - the other 50 drove themselves. Our glasses were filled with Sparkling Shiraz, Sav Blanc, Shiraz Tempranillo & Shiraz Mataro Grenache - all of which were very drinkable, especially the bubbly red. More food than we could eat, with the wines made a most enjoyable visit." - Butts74 (via TripAdvisor)
"Lovely wines, venue and doggie book. Thankyou for a memorable time down South." - Lyn, Gavin, Chelsea & Nick (via Guest Book)
"Impressive winery, friendly staff." - West D (via Guest Book)
“We had a beautiful day Saturday and loved the Hut and the wine! Thank you very much for everything." - Mat (via email)
“Went to this vineyard to check out our recent discovery of the 2012 Merlot. We were greeted by a really warm friendly staff member who unfortunately I did not get her name. Nothing was a trouble at all for this staff member who was really helpful with each of our tastings without being over the top. Discovered a lovely sparkling white wine which was a hit when I took some to have for dinner later that night. Enjoyed all of the reds and would rate the 2012 Shiraz as highly as the same vintage Merlot. Finished the tasting by ordering a shipment to be delivered back to Sydney whilst also purchasing a few more bottles to enjoy whilst still in Adelaide. Lovely wine, lovely venue, great staff and even the dogs are friendly if you get the chance to meet them. Worth a visit!!" - Helen A (via TripAdvisor)
“Brilliant wines. Estate range was good but go up a level and try the Scarce Earth - damn good drop." - Jeffrey F (via Google Reviews)
"Great wine, friendly staff, interesting tour." - Maureen & Peter (via Guest Book)
“I discovered Shottesbrooke Winery after wanting to have a picnic in McLaren and coming across their Picker's Hut. It is the perfect location for a picnic in any weather, since the hut is installed with transparent blinds that can be pulled down to create walls. The scenery is picturesque, located between the vineyards and a creek. Let's not forget the Winery itself! While it doesn't have a restaurant or cafe like many others, they have a cellar door where their high quality wines can be purchased. The service we received was excellent also. Next time you visit McLaren, don't pass by this hidden gem!" - Susan A (via Yelp)
"Great wines, great hospitality at Picker's Hut, great host." - Russo Clan (via Guest Book)
“Very friendly staff who are happy to help and chat. The wines we tasted were delicious and I could have bought them all. I highly recommend trying the GSM!" - Thomas W (via Google Reviews)
"Returned again for your amazing wines and grounds!" - Chanelle & Chris (via Guest Book)
"We called in today to Shottesbrooke winery, home of Hamish Maguire & The Engine Room, what a beautiful place & a fabulous cellar door. Our time spent with an incredibly knowledgable local guy, Nick, we learnt a lot, sampled some beautiful wine, brought some of the GSM & Nick took us into the barrel room for a look. A credit to your business Hamish, Nick was a pleasure, we'll be back tomorrow for lunch at The Currant Shed!" - Dani L (via Naked Wines)
"Great estate wines, including some interesting liqueur wines. Nice tasting room and friendly staff - nice dogs!" - Steve D (via TripAdvisor)
"...[I] just wanted to express my gratitude to the staff at Shottesbrooke for looking after us. Being a group on a hen's day, we felt welcomed and catered for... we felt right at home at Shottesbrooke and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Thankyou very much for having us, everyone had a lovely time - especially the bride." - Alexis (via email)
“Our group was having a late lunch nearby and realised that most wineries in the area were closed, however Robyn at Shottesbrooke agreed to stay open for us. She made time to discuss all of the wines and adjusted the information and discussion to suit all of our different knowledge levels and catering to our individual tastes. The winery is intimate and the vino's were delicious, we're glad we visited and very grateful for their hospitality." - Posseof4 (via TripAdvisor)
"Great wines, great service." - Heather (via Guest Book)
“The staff here are very friendly and full of good humor and won't let you leave without trying their best wines. They're obviously very proud of them and so they should be." - Davo60 (via TripAdvisor)
“We lucked into a time when there were no visitors to Shottesbrooke so we had the whole place to ourselves. Plenty of nice wines for everyone to taste and reasonably priced. Very nice Chardonnay." - Navek (via TripAdvisor)