Founded by the late Terry Markou, it all started from the purchase of a hobby farm in the 1990s and the recognition of the potential for organic produce, especially Organic wine which was unheard of at the time. Originally established along the historical Gawler River in the Adelaide Plains, South Australia, Wild Fox gained organic certification in 1998 out of a respect for health and the environment. On their 17 hectare vineyard, every practice was taken to the nth degree with practices documented by Adelaide University.
The brand was named after the village Terry's father came from in Greece called Agrelopo, which translates to Wild Fox. The business was a family affair with Terry’s brother, Petros, taking care of the brand nationally, based in Sydney. The Patriarch of the family Theo, was enthusiastically working at the vineyard despite being well into his 80’s and was a popular figure when visiting the vineyard. Making wines from varietals like Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in sparkling and table styles, the winemaking team fashioned wines that were fruit-driven, soft and generally lower in alcohol at everyday prices.
Sadly, Terry tragically passed away in 2014 when Wild Fox was well established as a leading Organic wine brand and the vineyard had to be sold. This temporarily halted the Wild Fox journey.
The good news is now Petros is continuing the journey whilst still paying homage to the significant past. He is sourcing grapes from number premium organic vineyards throughout South Australia and now New South Wales. So, the Wild Fox brand is back with some delicious wines that are sure to please the palate and continue the tradition of “wild in taste, mild on nature”.