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.

Romantic scenes at Paxton 🥰 Imagine the possibilities @venyusecrets...

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Budburst in the vineyard has begun... how cute are these little fluffy buds?! 🥰
An exciting time in the Vale! Summer is coming...
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What's today? It's Grenache Day! 🥳 Our winemaker Ash, tasting the 2021 vintage straight from barrel here: "Beautiful pine, strawberry and cherry flavours coming through there, very excited for 2021 vintage of Grenache" 🍒

Stay tuned for the 2021 vintage Grenache being released soon! (Current vintage almost sold out, and only available at cellar door)

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Time to smash some avo, it's Guacamole Day! 🌶 We recommend our Tempranillo, variety originally from Spain, as the perfect pairing... come in to cellar door this weekend to try the 2020 vintage - we're almost sold out! 💜

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New look - same great service! 🙋‍♀️ With the launch of our refurbished cellar door coming up... we've also got some flash Paxton shirts for the team!

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Pink pimp your Friday! Our Graciano is a lighter style wine - perfect for the warmer weather today 🎆

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busy bees in a barrel 🐝 we love visits from these little critters! #mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine ...

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An iconic Aussie Shiraz, in an iconic Aussie location! Paxton on the road 🛣 (Quandong Farm Shiraz)

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A day just for dad! We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating today 🎉 Come in for a tasting of our museum resease wines... today only!

(Ang, David and Ben Paxton)

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Holding out for the weekend already?... So are we 🙄

Looks like we'll get some sun too! ☀️

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Our core range all lined up! Which would you recommend? 🌹 MV, CAB or AAA?

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Romantic scenes at Paxton 🥰 Imagine the possibilities @venyusecrets...

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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Budburst in the vineyard has begun... how cute are these little fluffy buds?! 🥰
An exciting time in the Vale! Summer is coming...
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62 1

What's today? It's Grenache Day! 🥳 Our winemaker Ash, tasting the 2021 vintage straight from barrel here: "Beautiful pine, strawberry and cherry flavours coming through there, very excited for 2021 vintage of Grenache" 🍒

Stay tuned for the 2021 vintage Grenache being released soon! (Current vintage almost sold out, and only available at cellar door)

#grenache #grenacheday #mclarenvale #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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93 3

Time to smash some avo, it's Guacamole Day! 🌶 We recommend our Tempranillo, variety originally from Spain, as the perfect pairing... come in to cellar door this weekend to try the 2020 vintage - we're almost sold out! 💜

#mclarevalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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49 5

New look - same great service! 🙋‍♀️ With the launch of our refurbished cellar door coming up... we've also got some flash Paxton shirts for the team!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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149 12

Pink pimp your Friday! Our Graciano is a lighter style wine - perfect for the warmer weather today 🎆

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

37 1

busy bees in a barrel 🐝 we love visits from these little critters! #mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine ...

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An iconic Aussie Shiraz, in an iconic Aussie location! Paxton on the road 🛣 (Quandong Farm Shiraz)

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

73 2

A day just for dad! We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating today 🎉 Come in for a tasting of our museum resease wines... today only!

(Ang, David and Ben Paxton)

#mclarenvalewine #biodyanmicwine #organicwine
...

102 4

Holding out for the weekend already?... So are we 🙄

Looks like we'll get some sun too! ☀️

#mcalrenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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36 0

Our core range all lined up! Which would you recommend? 🌹 MV, CAB or AAA?

#mcalrenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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