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.



  • Essential quality control tasting of our soon to be released 2018 Pinot Gris - overlooking a Kangaroo Island sunset with fresh America River Oysters.

Can confidently say that the wine, oysters, and view all passed with A+ results!
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#paxtonwines
#kangarooisland
#organic
#biodynamic
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • McLaren Vale is considered one of the most unique and important wine growing regions in Australia today, as well as one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. It is renowned for the production of super-premium quality wines – particularly red wines. Its history dates back to the mid-1800’s and is world renown for the production of not just Australia’s top premium wines but also some of the best wines on a global platform. This South Australian region, just 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, is known as ‘Sea & Vines’ which perfectly describes the essence of its favourable geographic location in the Gulf of St Vincent; its unique terroir soils, the winds, temperature, and Mediterranean climate. All of these unique factors are at the core of why the region’s vineyards produce such high-quality premium grapes
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#paxtonwines #seaandvines#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • This is a pink box - it contains our new look Graciano. It’s being featured at Ruby Red Flamingo, they are the first ones to get their hands on it. P.S the courier didn’t leave it there, it was our winemaker Richard making a personal delivery and trying to be creative 🤦🏻‍♂️
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#paxtonwines #paxton2.0 # graciano #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • We love throwing a good party at Landcross Farm. This was Spring Affair 2017. It's back on in 2018. But first, winter is coming ❄️🌧☂️
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#paxtonwines #weliketoparty #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • What a pleasure it was for us to host members of The Killers for a winemakers dinner and winery tour this week on their hard earned, night off. They surely rocked Adelaide, what a show...and what a tour! #thekillers #wonderfulwonderful #adelaide #mclarenvale #paxtonwines
  • Over the coming months, we'll be rolling out our new packaging, which includes this awesome capsule designed by @parallaxdesign Why the bee?
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Vines do not need bees, but they need plants for a healthier environment; that’s where the bees come into it. Bees are the primary pollinators of plants, which then aid in the natural replenishment of important soil nutrients.
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The flowers that need bees then attract more bugs, and hence the healthy ecosystems begin. Keeping this biodiversity in balance eliminates the need for chemicals.
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#paxtonwines #heathysoils #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Love this picture by @ashcapell of their Ural Motorcycle at our pop-up container #paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #wine #mclarenvale #uralmotorcycles
  • Behind the Scenes; when funny man Merrick Watts cracks a joke, and your Head Winemaker doesn't think it's funny
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#awkward
#paxtonwines
#biodynamic #organic 
#mclarenvale 
#wine 
#comedy
#southaustralia
  • #wineswithlife #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale
  • This is the door to our 1850s Biodynamic shed. Behind it lie the ingredients to our Biodynamic processes. Preparation 500, Yarrow, Chamomile & Valerian to name just a few
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • We've pumped over our last ferment for 2018. Looking forward to sharing these wines with you, they look exceptional
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#paxtonwines #v18
#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale 
#wine #southaustralia
  • 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

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  • Essential quality control tasting of our soon to be released 2018 Pinot Gris - overlooking a Kangaroo Island sunset with fresh America River Oysters.

Can confidently say that the wine, oysters, and view all passed with A+ results!
.
.
.
#paxtonwines
#kangarooisland
#organic
#biodynamic
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • McLaren Vale is considered one of the most unique and important wine growing regions in Australia today, as well as one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. It is renowned for the production of super-premium quality wines – particularly red wines. Its history dates back to the mid-1800’s and is world renown for the production of not just Australia’s top premium wines but also some of the best wines on a global platform. This South Australian region, just 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, is known as ‘Sea & Vines’ which perfectly describes the essence of its favourable geographic location in the Gulf of St Vincent; its unique terroir soils, the winds, temperature, and Mediterranean climate. All of these unique factors are at the core of why the region’s vineyards produce such high-quality premium grapes
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#paxtonwines #seaandvines#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • This is a pink box - it contains our new look Graciano. It’s being featured at Ruby Red Flamingo, they are the first ones to get their hands on it. P.S the courier didn’t leave it there, it was our winemaker Richard making a personal delivery and trying to be creative 🤦🏻‍♂️
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#paxtonwines #paxton2.0 # graciano #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • We love throwing a good party at Landcross Farm. This was Spring Affair 2017. It's back on in 2018. But first, winter is coming ❄️🌧☂️
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#paxtonwines #weliketoparty #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • What a pleasure it was for us to host members of The Killers for a winemakers dinner and winery tour this week on their hard earned, night off. They surely rocked Adelaide, what a show...and what a tour! #thekillers #wonderfulwonderful #adelaide #mclarenvale #paxtonwines
  • Over the coming months, we'll be rolling out our new packaging, which includes this awesome capsule designed by @parallaxdesign Why the bee?
.
Vines do not need bees, but they need plants for a healthier environment; that’s where the bees come into it. Bees are the primary pollinators of plants, which then aid in the natural replenishment of important soil nutrients.
.
The flowers that need bees then attract more bugs, and hence the healthy ecosystems begin. Keeping this biodiversity in balance eliminates the need for chemicals.
.
.
.
.
.
#paxtonwines #heathysoils #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Love this picture by @ashcapell of their Ural Motorcycle at our pop-up container #paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #wine #mclarenvale #uralmotorcycles
  • Behind the Scenes; when funny man Merrick Watts cracks a joke, and your Head Winemaker doesn't think it's funny
.
.
.
#awkward
#paxtonwines
#biodynamic #organic 
#mclarenvale 
#wine 
#comedy
#southaustralia
  • #wineswithlife #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale
  • This is the door to our 1850s Biodynamic shed. Behind it lie the ingredients to our Biodynamic processes. Preparation 500, Yarrow, Chamomile & Valerian to name just a few
.
.
.
.
#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • We've pumped over our last ferment for 2018. Looking forward to sharing these wines with you, they look exceptional
.
.
#paxtonwines #v18
#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale 
#wine #southaustralia
  • 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





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