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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  • A winery is nothing without great venues supporting our wines, here in Australia and around the world. Here’s to our dear friends at @trinastarlite in Boston USA for their support of Paxton wines. We truly appreciate the love and congrats on the opening of @trinastarlite_amesbury. #bestoflucktoyou
  • David and Ben Paxton talking with @merrickwatts on all things biodynamics and @grapesofmirth. Some cool videos coming #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #biodynamic #organic #grapesofmirth
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  • #likeaboss David Paxton, the boss, on the tractor and rotary hoe in the young #tempranillo grafted vines on #jonesblock also home of new #paxtonpopup cellar door
  • We’ve had a big 2017. We have a feeling 2018 is going to be even bigger. 
From the team at Paxton, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and enjoyable Christmas, and we will see you all in the New Year.
  • Join this bloke @merrickwatts amongst our vines, on Sunday March 4, with six of his comedian mates for @grapesofmirth. Tickets on sale now, link in bio
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  • Springtime dig up of the horns where the manure has transformed over winter into a #biodynamic #soilenhancer called #prep500
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  • Have you spotted our Pop Up on Olivers Rd yet? Come say hello, and let us know where you think we should ‘pop-up’ next #paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • A winery is nothing without great venues supporting our wines, here in Australia and around the world. Here’s to our dear friends at @trinastarlite in Boston USA for their support of Paxton wines. We truly appreciate the love and congrats on the opening of @trinastarlite_amesbury. #bestoflucktoyou
  • David and Ben Paxton talking with @merrickwatts on all things biodynamics and @grapesofmirth. Some cool videos coming #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #biodynamic #organic #grapesofmirth
  • 🎄🍇 A CHRISSIE PRESENT FROM US TO YOU! 🍇🎄 TAG. FOLLOW. WIN! 
Tag 3 mates, follow @grapesofmirth, and be in the running to win 4 tickets to Grapes of Mirth 2018. Enter as many times as you like! Winner drawn at 8pm boxing day! 
#grapesofmirth2018
  • #likeaboss David Paxton, the boss, on the tractor and rotary hoe in the young #tempranillo grafted vines on #jonesblock also home of new #paxtonpopup cellar door
  • We’ve had a big 2017. We have a feeling 2018 is going to be even bigger. 
From the team at Paxton, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and enjoyable Christmas, and we will see you all in the New Year.
  • Join this bloke @merrickwatts amongst our vines, on Sunday March 4, with six of his comedian mates for @grapesofmirth. Tickets on sale now, link in bio
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#paxtonwines
#grapesofmirth
#mclarenvale
#wine
#comedy
  • Just a little bit excited by this @grapesofmirth
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#paxtonwines 
#grapesofmirth 
#mclarenvale
#fleurieupeninsula
  • Springtime dig up of the horns where the manure has transformed over winter into a #biodynamic #soilenhancer called #prep500
  • We've been working on a secret project; the secret is almost out. We recommend cranking your audio for this little video. Join us to hear all about it, link in bio. .
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#paxtonwines
#paxtonpopup
#mclarenvale
#fleurieupeninsula
#adelaide
#southaustralia
#container
#popup
#wine
#biodynamic
#organic
  • Our new website is now 'live', and in particular, Paxton Social. Come take a squiz. www.paxtonwines.com Link in bio
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#paxtonwines
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#mclarenvale
#fleurieupeninsula
#organic
#biodynamic
  • They say change is as good as a holiday. Well, we might just put our feet up for a minute or two then. Paxton 2.0 is coming! #sneakpeak #thinkpink #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #changeisgood





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