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.



  • Healthy Soils > Healthy Vines > Exceptional Wines
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For us, we're always in the dirt. Through the use of natural preparations and composts we bring the soil and vine into balance. The result? Exceptionally pure and expressive fruit; exceptional wines
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#paxtonwines #healthysoils
#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale 
#wine #southaustralia
  • 31 degrees in Adelaide today. Can’t believe it’s heading towards May. So we’re reaching for one of these. This is our Guesser White, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and friends. Extremely popular at cellar door, and available in our online store
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#paxtonwines #sauvignonblanc #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nice words and reviews from #huonhooke
  • #Repost @winegrapesaustralia We love meeting our growers, winemakers & vineyard owners...everyone has a story.
This week we visit David Paxton of @paxtonwines in @mclaren_vale 🍁
  • Our Quandong Farm Shiraz is an Italian charcuterie pairing fav with our friends in New England, America’s historic Northeast #beverlymassachusetts Cheers to the Reardon’s @daniquepascallemeaux for the photo 🍷🙏🏻
  • #pumpovers making the wine even more flavourful #v18 #greatvintage
  • #prowein2018 down the hatch. Another great showing for Paxton wines as we continue to grow our community of European Paxton Socialites 🍷
  • This morning we smashed out the hand picking of our bush vine Grenache at Landcross farm. We can see start to see the 2018 vintage finish line now!
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#paxtonwines #v18 #vintage18 #greanche #bushvine #mclarenvale
  • Say hello to our new look 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. The featured letter type is based on woodblock printing, reflecting the wood grains that are so prominent throughout our vineyards and historic cellar door. Thanks to @parallaxdesign for their great work on the label design.

Now to the wine. It's Cabernet Sauvignon, make no mistake about it. Remarkably soft for a young wine; it's ready to go! Link in bio for more info.
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #southaustralia #cabernetsauvignon
  • This time last week, hundreds of smiling faces @grapesofmirth. Thank you to everyone that joined us. A day we won’t forget! #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #wine #comedy #standupcomedy #mclarenvale
  • We had a ball hosting @grapesofmirth on Sunday. Here’s a shot shortly after gates opened; it got a bit cosier later. Thank you to all the comedians: @dave_thorno @kittyflanagan @eddoedmonds @lawrencemooney , Tom Gleeson, Heath Franklin and of course our host @merrickwatts. And a massive thank you to everyone that bought tickets & joined us on the day #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #mclarenvale #wine #standupcomedy #comedy
  • Ready when you are @grapesofmirth #grapesofmirth #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #comedy #standupcomedy #wine

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  • Healthy Soils > Healthy Vines > Exceptional Wines
.
For us, we're always in the dirt. Through the use of natural preparations and composts we bring the soil and vine into balance. The result? Exceptionally pure and expressive fruit; exceptional wines
.
.
#paxtonwines #healthysoils
#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale 
#wine #southaustralia
  • 31 degrees in Adelaide today. Can’t believe it’s heading towards May. So we’re reaching for one of these. This is our Guesser White, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and friends. Extremely popular at cellar door, and available in our online store
.
.
.
.

#paxtonwines #sauvignonblanc #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nice words and reviews from #huonhooke
  • #Repost @winegrapesaustralia We love meeting our growers, winemakers & vineyard owners...everyone has a story.
This week we visit David Paxton of @paxtonwines in @mclaren_vale 🍁
  • Our Quandong Farm Shiraz is an Italian charcuterie pairing fav with our friends in New England, America’s historic Northeast #beverlymassachusetts Cheers to the Reardon’s @daniquepascallemeaux for the photo 🍷🙏🏻
  • #pumpovers making the wine even more flavourful #v18 #greatvintage
  • #prowein2018 down the hatch. Another great showing for Paxton wines as we continue to grow our community of European Paxton Socialites 🍷
  • This morning we smashed out the hand picking of our bush vine Grenache at Landcross farm. We can see start to see the 2018 vintage finish line now!
.
.
.
.
#paxtonwines #v18 #vintage18 #greanche #bushvine #mclarenvale
  • Say hello to our new look 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. The featured letter type is based on woodblock printing, reflecting the wood grains that are so prominent throughout our vineyards and historic cellar door. Thanks to @parallaxdesign for their great work on the label design.

Now to the wine. It's Cabernet Sauvignon, make no mistake about it. Remarkably soft for a young wine; it's ready to go! Link in bio for more info.
.
#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #southaustralia #cabernetsauvignon
  • This time last week, hundreds of smiling faces @grapesofmirth. Thank you to everyone that joined us. A day we won’t forget! #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #wine #comedy #standupcomedy #mclarenvale
  • We had a ball hosting @grapesofmirth on Sunday. Here’s a shot shortly after gates opened; it got a bit cosier later. Thank you to all the comedians: @dave_thorno @kittyflanagan @eddoedmonds @lawrencemooney , Tom Gleeson, Heath Franklin and of course our host @merrickwatts. And a massive thank you to everyone that bought tickets & joined us on the day #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #mclarenvale #wine #standupcomedy #comedy
  • Ready when you are @grapesofmirth #grapesofmirth #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #comedy #standupcomedy #wine





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