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.

  • Our EJ block - 125+ year old vines - swimming in sour sobs. Sour sobs are a little weed flower that will die off at the first bit of heat, right about now actually. .
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#spring #paxtonwines #shiraz #oldvine #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nothing like hosting a new release tasting on the deck at Luna Park, overlooking two iconic structures, watching the storm clouds roll in.
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #sydney #lunapark
  • Oh Grenache, how we love you dearly - how you grow beautifully in our home on the Fleurieu Peninsula - how you go perfectly with the diversity of Australia’s cuisines - we love you for your beautiful aromatics, spice and all things nice. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GRENACHE DAY to you, it’s your day, and we’ll drink to you, by drinking you, cause you’re only a wine at the end of the day!
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#paxtonwines #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale #grenacheday #grenache
  • These two:
Roo 1 - "Mate, seriously, I'm taller than you"
Roo 2 - "Bro, you must be kidding, I've got at least a couple of inches on you"
Roo 1 - "I'm standing in a ditch!"
Roo 2 - "Screw this, let's rumble, but mind the Shiraz vines"
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#paxtonwines #seaandvines #boxingkangaroo #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • #Repost @adelaidefoodcentral
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@mclaren_vale @springaffair is happening on Sunday 30th September. Tour six iconic @mclaren_vale wineries and experience some of the best food and wine from the region. For tickets and more information, visit www.springaffair.com.au #adelaide #springaffair2018 #springaffair
  • Aerial view of @springaffair 2017 at Paxton Wines. This October long weekend, we get to do it all over again.
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #springaffair #springaffair2018
  • It's 20 degrees out, and we're starting to get those Spring vibes. We've got some exciting plans for our pop-up container this coming season. Can't say much, but we will say this - it will be popping up in more than one location!
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#paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #wine #winetasting #southaustralia #ichoosesa #brandsa
  • 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

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#biodynamic

  • Our EJ block - 125+ year old vines - swimming in sour sobs. Sour sobs are a little weed flower that will die off at the first bit of heat, right about now actually. .
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#spring #paxtonwines #shiraz #oldvine #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nothing like hosting a new release tasting on the deck at Luna Park, overlooking two iconic structures, watching the storm clouds roll in.
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.
#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #sydney #lunapark
  • Oh Grenache, how we love you dearly - how you grow beautifully in our home on the Fleurieu Peninsula - how you go perfectly with the diversity of Australia’s cuisines - we love you for your beautiful aromatics, spice and all things nice. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GRENACHE DAY to you, it’s your day, and we’ll drink to you, by drinking you, cause you’re only a wine at the end of the day!
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#paxtonwines #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale #grenacheday #grenache
  • These two:
Roo 1 - "Mate, seriously, I'm taller than you"
Roo 2 - "Bro, you must be kidding, I've got at least a couple of inches on you"
Roo 1 - "I'm standing in a ditch!"
Roo 2 - "Screw this, let's rumble, but mind the Shiraz vines"
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.
.
#paxtonwines #seaandvines #boxingkangaroo #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • #Repost @adelaidefoodcentral
・・・
@mclaren_vale @springaffair is happening on Sunday 30th September. Tour six iconic @mclaren_vale wineries and experience some of the best food and wine from the region. For tickets and more information, visit www.springaffair.com.au #adelaide #springaffair2018 #springaffair
  • Aerial view of @springaffair 2017 at Paxton Wines. This October long weekend, we get to do it all over again.
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #springaffair #springaffair2018
  • It's 20 degrees out, and we're starting to get those Spring vibes. We've got some exciting plans for our pop-up container this coming season. Can't say much, but we will say this - it will be popping up in more than one location!
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.
#paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #wine #winetasting #southaustralia #ichoosesa #brandsa
  • 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

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