As as winemaking business our mission is to produce and showcase the region’s fruit quality, varietal expression and natural diversity, particularly with Shiraz which is now well recognised as the top performing variety from McLaren Vale.

Our approach to viticulture and winemaking involves combining traditional, hands-on management, integrated and complimented by modern technology; we call this approach “back to the future”.

 

The vineyard site characteristics we target have soil profiles that allow us to perfectly control soil moisture content via irrigation, maximising fruit quality and intensity. We work with the concept of “terroir”, although we do not necessarily agree with the mystery that is often attached to the word. It can be complex but it is not magic. We consider “terroir” as the interaction between a vine, its environment and the impact of man’s management with the moisture balance of the soil being possibly the major influence.

 

Management techniques are varied to suit variety and style. Utilisation of techniques such as shoot thinning, leaf plucking and fruit thinning are employed to attain superior quality.

We continually strive to minimise inputs, sulphur dioxide is kept to an absolute minimum. Mastering of biodynamics and non-chemical weed control is ongoing.

 

In regard to winemaking, we have refined and narrowed our focus on oak, honing in on our preferred barrel suppliers. We’ve also reduced our toasting levels, limiting the oak footprint, and focusing more on what the vineyard has to offer in order to elevate the fruit profile of each wine.

 

Our focus is on small ferments/batches from each block within each vineyard, which has aided in better classification. As an example, our highly acclaimed Jones Block vineyard has 14 blocks over 50 acres, each undergoes a separate ferment. This approach gives us a better understanding of the characteristics of each vineyard and how each is evolving under our organic and biodynamic farming practices.

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Meet Bella! A friendly reminder that we are a dog friendly space 🐾 when coming to visit our cellar door, feel free to bring along your furry friends (as long as they're on a leash) 🧡

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It may not be the season for strawberries... but we have the next best thing! Lucious notes of strawberries in the height of summer, our Queen of the Hive Red Blend 🍓 A taste of summer!

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Our cellar door at Landcross Farm is in such a special spot... How about this sunset? 🌅 Most of all we love to share it - have you been to visit us?

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Meet Meg, our cellar door manager! Beautiful wines and platters to share with you all. Come along this weekend and say hi 🤩

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #paxtonwines #cellardoor
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Happy birthday to our Cellar Door superstar Karyn! If anyone’s been married at Paxton you’ll know her well as she keeps things running smoothly! We hope you have a fabulous day and enjoyed your cakes 🎂 and maybe a sneaky 🍷 later today 💗 ...

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Today is World Food Day! Time for a feast! 🥙🍜🍱 Very thankful for the various cuisines of the world and the colour they bring to our lives... and of course the divine wines to match! What better than Natural Organic Wine (NOW) range?

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #worldfooddaychile
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Your platter, your way at Paxton 🧀 With our build-you-own platter option, it's all in your hands! Come visit us this weekend for a nibble and some lovely wines.

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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Racking off our 2021 Tempranillo 😲 ready for bottling next week! Very exciting day in the winery. #mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine #tempranillowine ...

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Smiles to be shared, wines to be explored, sunshine to be soaked 🥰 Come and visit our cellar door this weekend for all of the above!

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Meet Bella! A friendly reminder that we are a dog friendly space 🐾 when coming to visit our cellar door, feel free to bring along your furry friends (as long as they're on a leash) 🧡

This celebrity pooch was being shot by the South Aussie with Cosi crew!

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Winemker Ash sharing the love of what we do with SA Wine Weekly - a snapshot into the industry 🍇

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It may not be the season for strawberries... but we have the next best thing! Lucious notes of strawberries in the height of summer, our Queen of the Hive Red Blend 🍓 A taste of summer!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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