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.

Pinot Gris is a white wine as we know but the grapes, Gris meaning Grey, look more like a red wine on the vine. Our Thomas Block vineyard is where we grow our beloved Paxton Pinot Gris. #vintage21 #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #pinotgris ...

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The wine that started it all. The 1998 Paxton Shiraz from our Jones Block vineyard and released in 2000. It’s still tasting a charm, and has aged gracefully.
#mclarenvale #shiraz #singlevineyard
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CHAIRPERSONS TROPHY awarded to 2019 Grenache at McLaren Vale Wine Show...well done to the whole team at Paxton #paxtonwines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #trophy #grenache #winnersaregrinners #sawines #wineaustralia #supportlocalmv #mclarenvalewineshow ...

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Picnics at Paxton are back from this long weekend and we can’t wait! For event details check out our Facebook Event or call Cellar Door on 08 83239131
#picnicatpaxton #picnic #octoberlongweekend #longweekend #familyfun #winesa #glamadelaide #mclarenvale #supportlocalmv #fleurieu
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Crackers is back! Available from this Friday in Cellar Door our favourite Shiraz Cabernet blend will be open for tasting 🍷 Only 50 dozen bottles so be quick to avoid disappointment. Shop online or in Cellar Door #crackerbarrels #newvintage #shirazcabernet #aussieclassic #paxtonwines #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #sawines #wineaustralia ...

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Our Thomas Block vineyard budding & basking in the Springtime sunshine #organicfarming #organicwine #mclarenvale ...

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Grab a bottle of Paxton wine and kick up your heels this weekend and enjoy this beautiful sunshine 🌞 Tasting experiences available at our Cellar Door - bookings preferred please call 8323 9131. If you can’t make it into our Cellar Door visit our online wine shop at www.paxtonwines.com with FREE delivery on 12 bottles or more! Photo credit @poppyfitzpatrick 💗 #paxtonwines #nearlyspring #sunshine #pinotgris #sawines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #supportlocalmv #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula ...

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Well done Team Paxton #winecompanion2021 #halliday #paxtonwines #consistency ...

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Introducing our new Queen of the Hive Red Blend which is available at our Cellar Door and online from this weekend.
Don’t miss out on the grand launch and be one of the first to try this beautiful new wine at our Cellar Door. Bookings essential so call 08 8323 9131 to book your tasting experience 🍷 🐝 Photo credit @poppyfitzpatrick #paxtonwines #qoth #newreleasewine #organicwines #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #sawines #wineaustralia #supportlocalmv #redblend
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Who is the new Queen arriving at Paxton Cellar Door and our online wine shop soon? Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new wine release...#QOTH #paxtonwines #newreleasewine #redblend #organicwines #biodynamicwines #mclarenvalewine #sawines #supportlocalmv ...

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Pinot Gris is a white wine as we know but the grapes, Gris meaning Grey, look more like a red wine on the vine. Our Thomas Block vineyard is where we grow our beloved Paxton Pinot Gris. #vintage21 #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #pinotgris ...

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The wine that started it all. The 1998 Paxton Shiraz from our Jones Block vineyard and released in 2000. It’s still tasting a charm, and has aged gracefully.
#mclarenvale #shiraz #singlevineyard
...

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CHAIRPERSONS TROPHY awarded to 2019 Grenache at McLaren Vale Wine Show...well done to the whole team at Paxton #paxtonwines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #trophy #grenache #winnersaregrinners #sawines #wineaustralia #supportlocalmv #mclarenvalewineshow ...

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Picnics at Paxton are back from this long weekend and we can’t wait! For event details check out our Facebook Event or call Cellar Door on 08 83239131
#picnicatpaxton #picnic #octoberlongweekend #longweekend #familyfun #winesa #glamadelaide #mclarenvale #supportlocalmv #fleurieu
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Crackers is back! Available from this Friday in Cellar Door our favourite Shiraz Cabernet blend will be open for tasting 🍷 Only 50 dozen bottles so be quick to avoid disappointment. Shop online or in Cellar Door #crackerbarrels #newvintage #shirazcabernet #aussieclassic #paxtonwines #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #sawines #wineaustralia ...

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Our Thomas Block vineyard budding & basking in the Springtime sunshine #organicfarming #organicwine #mclarenvale ...

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Grab a bottle of Paxton wine and kick up your heels this weekend and enjoy this beautiful sunshine 🌞 Tasting experiences available at our Cellar Door - bookings preferred please call 8323 9131. If you can’t make it into our Cellar Door visit our online wine shop at www.paxtonwines.com with FREE delivery on 12 bottles or more! Photo credit @poppyfitzpatrick 💗 #paxtonwines #nearlyspring #sunshine #pinotgris #sawines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #supportlocalmv #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula ...

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Well done Team Paxton #winecompanion2021 #halliday #paxtonwines #consistency ...

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Introducing our new Queen of the Hive Red Blend which is available at our Cellar Door and online from this weekend.
Don’t miss out on the grand launch and be one of the first to try this beautiful new wine at our Cellar Door. Bookings essential so call 08 8323 9131 to book your tasting experience 🍷 🐝 Photo credit @poppyfitzpatrick #paxtonwines #qoth #newreleasewine #organicwines #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #sawines #wineaustralia #supportlocalmv #redblend
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Who is the new Queen arriving at Paxton Cellar Door and our online wine shop soon? Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new wine release...#QOTH #paxtonwines #newreleasewine #redblend #organicwines #biodynamicwines #mclarenvalewine #sawines #supportlocalmv ...

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Rocco has taken over the boardroom trying to find a warm spot to sit...we all know who is in charge around here! #winerydogs #paxtonwines #winter #sawines #wineaustralia #lookingforthesun #organicwine #biodynamicwine #supportlocalmv ...

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