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.

  • A little sneak peak at our newly packaged wines, one from each range. We think they look and taste great.
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#paxtonwines #paxton2.0 #organic #biodynamic #wine #instawine #mclarenvale #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • #95pt #grenache #2017 #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #killervintage
  • Pictured here is one of our EJ Shiraz vines, planted in the late 1800s, and can be found in our Thomas Block Vineyard. The is one of the oldest surviving vineyards in the region, and still on original rootstock.
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Every vineyard has its story, and this one is out of this world. Thomas Block is named after the previous owners, who incidentally, are the grandparents of South Australian astronaut Andy Thomas. The low lying site where this vineyard sits is one of the coolest in McLaren Vale, and as a result produces fruit of exceptional natural balance and flavour. 
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  • #Trophy #bestinshow #shirazblends #AAA #Paxtonwines #2018
  • Cheers to an incredibly delicious Paxton Wine Dinner with our dear friends @morselstapasrestaurant  #goldcoastfood #tapasbar #deliciousfood @bouchonwinesandspirits
  • Live music is back at Paxton Wines for Spring Affair, Sunday 30th September. Join us for the entire day, or choose your own adventure; combining a visit to Paxton with a couple of other McLaren Vale producers. For tickets go to www.springaffair.com.au
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  • Winter at Landcross Farm aint so bad. Bush vine Mataro looking the goods
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  • #Repost @winsordobbin
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Looking for a #wine that is “natural”, organic and with no added preservatives? The 2018 @paxtonwines Now Chardonnay fits the bill. It is also gluten free and “vegan friendly”. #wine #Australia @mclaren_vale
  • Quandong Farm Vineyard converted to Biodynamics' in 2004. After 14 years we thought we could do with some help with the under-vine and inter-row grass / weed management. We would like to introduce the new members of the Paxton team! 📷 @richardfreebairn .
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#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • This is the mortar and pestle used to grind up oak bark and valerian flowers for the production of biodynamic preps which go into our compost. It’s a very hands on and labour intensive process, but totally worth the effort
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#organic
#biodynamic
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#instawine
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#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • We had the privilege of hosting @evangoldsteinms from the USA at the end of June. Evan is a Master Sommelier, author and educator.  His enthusiasm for all things food and wine is infectious. It was a pleasure showing him some Paxton wines while talking about our region and practices, and hearing about his experiences from around the world.
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  • Sunrise on Wednesday morning at historic Landcross Farm, home to our cellar door #nofilter 📷 Ben Paxton @ the crack ass of dawn
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  • A little sneak peak at our newly packaged wines, one from each range. We think they look and taste great.
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#paxtonwines #paxton2.0 #organic #biodynamic #wine #instawine #mclarenvale #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • #95pt #grenache #2017 #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #killervintage
  • Pictured here is one of our EJ Shiraz vines, planted in the late 1800s, and can be found in our Thomas Block Vineyard. The is one of the oldest surviving vineyards in the region, and still on original rootstock.
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Every vineyard has its story, and this one is out of this world. Thomas Block is named after the previous owners, who incidentally, are the grandparents of South Australian astronaut Andy Thomas. The low lying site where this vineyard sits is one of the coolest in McLaren Vale, and as a result produces fruit of exceptional natural balance and flavour. 
#paxtonwines
#thomasblock
#oldvine
#shiraz
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • #Trophy #bestinshow #shirazblends #AAA #Paxtonwines #2018
  • Cheers to an incredibly delicious Paxton Wine Dinner with our dear friends @morselstapasrestaurant  #goldcoastfood #tapasbar #deliciousfood @bouchonwinesandspirits
  • Live music is back at Paxton Wines for Spring Affair, Sunday 30th September. Join us for the entire day, or choose your own adventure; combining a visit to Paxton with a couple of other McLaren Vale producers. For tickets go to www.springaffair.com.au
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#paxtonwines
#springaffair
#mvspringaffair
#mclarenvale
#wine
#adelaide
#southaustralia
  • Winter at Landcross Farm aint so bad. Bush vine Mataro looking the goods
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#paxtonwines
#landcrossfarm
#mataro
#bushvine
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • #Repost @winsordobbin
・・・
Looking for a #wine that is “natural”, organic and with no added preservatives? The 2018 @paxtonwines Now Chardonnay fits the bill. It is also gluten free and “vegan friendly”. #wine #Australia @mclaren_vale
  • Quandong Farm Vineyard converted to Biodynamics' in 2004. After 14 years we thought we could do with some help with the under-vine and inter-row grass / weed management. We would like to introduce the new members of the Paxton team! 📷 @richardfreebairn .
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#paxtonwines
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • This is the mortar and pestle used to grind up oak bark and valerian flowers for the production of biodynamic preps which go into our compost. It’s a very hands on and labour intensive process, but totally worth the effort
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#paxtonwines
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • We had the privilege of hosting @evangoldsteinms from the USA at the end of June. Evan is a Master Sommelier, author and educator.  His enthusiasm for all things food and wine is infectious. It was a pleasure showing him some Paxton wines while talking about our region and practices, and hearing about his experiences from around the world.
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#paxtonwines
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • Sunrise on Wednesday morning at historic Landcross Farm, home to our cellar door #nofilter 📷 Ben Paxton @ the crack ass of dawn
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#paxtonwines
#sunrise
#landcrossfarm
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula

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