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.

🚨 NEW LABEL 🚨 A fresh new look for our Quandong Farm Shiraz has been launched!

Our 2020 Vintage now released in this sleek style... 😍 (Available online)

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Our Cellar Door will be open from 11am – 2pm from today until Saturday for take-away sales and Click and Collect only 🍷
Please visit our online wine shop at www.paxtonwines.com to see our current special offer with 15% discount and FREE shipping across our whole range with a 12 bottle purchase!

*No cash sales with contactless EFT only*
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Vineyard update! Our wooly winter visitors captured on camera! 🐑 They love chomping on the grass in the rows during the cooler months... And the green netting is to protect vines from wind damage on those gusty days 🌫 ...

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At a loss for a wine to pair with dumplings? We suggest our Graciano! Although it is a Mediterranean varietal, the distinct savoury white pepper characteristics pair perfectly 🥟

#mcalrenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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🚨 Watch this space🚨 our much beloved Quandong Farm will be back with a new label soon! A metamorphosis of sorts... 🐛 🦋 How exciting!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Liquid chocolate... our MV Shiraz with notes of cocoa is the ideal chocolatey hug on World Chocolate Day! 😍 🍫

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Wanting to thank all of those who have shared their Paxton exeriences with us by tagging @paxtonwines ❤️ your posts and stories are FABULOUS!

If you've got a spare minute, please leave us a note on Trip Advisor - we love the feedback!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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Queen of the Hive 👑 ... a red blend as a tribute to all the hard working bees out there! Ever thankful for these buzzing beauties and their role in looking after our environment, and by extension us 🐝

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Winter has its own particular delights... such as precious reflections in barrel heads! Birds have been making the most of these pools for a little dip at our cellar door 🕊️

#mclarenvalewine #biodyanmicwine #organicwine
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Let's take a walk! Assistant winemaker Owen showing SA Wine Weekly around our golden vineyard rows... 🍁

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Here is our winemaker Ash taking a barrel sample 🔥 keeping a close eye on how the wine is developing, to send it for bottling at the ideal moment!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Great to see these little creatures braving the cold and still coming to visit our vineyards 🐝
With the rain taking a break this weekend, we hope to see you too!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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🚨 NEW LABEL 🚨 A fresh new look for our Quandong Farm Shiraz has been launched!

Our 2020 Vintage now released in this sleek style... 😍 (Available online)

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

136 3

Our Cellar Door will be open from 11am – 2pm from today until Saturday for take-away sales and Click and Collect only 🍷
Please visit our online wine shop at www.paxtonwines.com to see our current special offer with 15% discount and FREE shipping across our whole range with a 12 bottle purchase!

*No cash sales with contactless EFT only*
...

78 0

Vineyard update! Our wooly winter visitors captured on camera! 🐑 They love chomping on the grass in the rows during the cooler months... And the green netting is to protect vines from wind damage on those gusty days 🌫 ...

48 0

At a loss for a wine to pair with dumplings? We suggest our Graciano! Although it is a Mediterranean varietal, the distinct savoury white pepper characteristics pair perfectly 🥟

#mcalrenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

59 1

🚨 Watch this space🚨 our much beloved Quandong Farm will be back with a new label soon! A metamorphosis of sorts... 🐛 🦋 How exciting!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

50 0

Liquid chocolate... our MV Shiraz with notes of cocoa is the ideal chocolatey hug on World Chocolate Day! 😍 🍫

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

45 0

Wanting to thank all of those who have shared their Paxton exeriences with us by tagging @paxtonwines ❤️ your posts and stories are FABULOUS!

If you've got a spare minute, please leave us a note on Trip Advisor - we love the feedback!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

142 0

Queen of the Hive 👑 ... a red blend as a tribute to all the hard working bees out there! Ever thankful for these buzzing beauties and their role in looking after our environment, and by extension us 🐝

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

119 10

Winter has its own particular delights... such as precious reflections in barrel heads! Birds have been making the most of these pools for a little dip at our cellar door 🕊️

#mclarenvalewine #biodyanmicwine #organicwine
...

47 0

Let's take a walk! Assistant winemaker Owen showing SA Wine Weekly around our golden vineyard rows... 🍁

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

71 1

Here is our winemaker Ash taking a barrel sample 🔥 keeping a close eye on how the wine is developing, to send it for bottling at the ideal moment!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

86 0

Great to see these little creatures braving the cold and still coming to visit our vineyards 🐝
With the rain taking a break this weekend, we hope to see you too!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

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