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.

Stomping our way into the weekend...
This Summer Sunday Banjo Jackson will be gracing us with live music in the idyllic Paxton setting! Come join us, you deserve it ⭐

#organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale
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It's a family affair... Matilda, Ben and David Paxton on pump over duty! 🍇
Rocco the dog as supervisor.

#organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale
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On a day like today... refreshment is pink! Yours too?
Happy #globaldrinkwineday to all!

#organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale
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Vintage 2021 is underway with handpicking of Tempranillo at Landcross Farm this morning...looking good #paxtonwines #tempranillo #vintage2021 #organicwine #biodynamicwine #sawines #wineaustralia #ichoosesa ...

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Grenache in hand #v21 #organicwine #mclarenvalegrenache #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #southaustralia ...

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Old vines Shiraz of our EJ block coming along nicely. #vintage21 coming soon. #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale ...

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Pinot Gris is a white wine as we know but the grapes, Gris meaning Grey, look more like a red wine on the vine. Our Thomas Block vineyard is where we grow our beloved Paxton Pinot Gris. #vintage21 #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #pinotgris ...

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CHAIRPERSONS TROPHY awarded to 2019 Grenache at McLaren Vale Wine Show...well done to the whole team at Paxton #paxtonwines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #trophy #grenache #winnersaregrinners #sawines #wineaustralia #supportlocalmv #mclarenvalewineshow ...

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Picnics at Paxton are back from this long weekend and we can’t wait! For event details check out our Facebook Event or call Cellar Door on 08 83239131
#picnicatpaxton #picnic #octoberlongweekend #longweekend #familyfun #winesa #glamadelaide #mclarenvale #supportlocalmv #fleurieu
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Crackers is back! Available from this Friday in Cellar Door our favourite Shiraz Cabernet blend will be open for tasting 🍷 Only 50 dozen bottles so be quick to avoid disappointment. Shop online or in Cellar Door #crackerbarrels #newvintage #shirazcabernet #aussieclassic #paxtonwines #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #sawines #wineaustralia ...

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Our Thomas Block vineyard budding & basking in the Springtime sunshine #organicfarming #organicwine #mclarenvale ...

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Stomping our way into the weekend...
This Summer Sunday Banjo Jackson will be gracing us with live music in the idyllic Paxton setting! Come join us, you deserve it ⭐

#organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale
...

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It's a family affair... Matilda, Ben and David Paxton on pump over duty! 🍇
Rocco the dog as supervisor.

#organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale
...

194 2

On a day like today... refreshment is pink! Yours too?
Happy #globaldrinkwineday to all!

#organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale
...

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Vintage 2021 is underway with handpicking of Tempranillo at Landcross Farm this morning...looking good #paxtonwines #tempranillo #vintage2021 #organicwine #biodynamicwine #sawines #wineaustralia #ichoosesa ...

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Grenache in hand #v21 #organicwine #mclarenvalegrenache #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #southaustralia ...

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Old vines Shiraz of our EJ block coming along nicely. #vintage21 coming soon. #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale ...

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Pinot Gris is a white wine as we know but the grapes, Gris meaning Grey, look more like a red wine on the vine. Our Thomas Block vineyard is where we grow our beloved Paxton Pinot Gris. #vintage21 #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #pinotgris ...

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CHAIRPERSONS TROPHY awarded to 2019 Grenache at McLaren Vale Wine Show...well done to the whole team at Paxton #paxtonwines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #trophy #grenache #winnersaregrinners #sawines #wineaustralia #supportlocalmv #mclarenvalewineshow ...

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Picnics at Paxton are back from this long weekend and we can’t wait! For event details check out our Facebook Event or call Cellar Door on 08 83239131
#picnicatpaxton #picnic #octoberlongweekend #longweekend #familyfun #winesa #glamadelaide #mclarenvale #supportlocalmv #fleurieu
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Crackers is back! Available from this Friday in Cellar Door our favourite Shiraz Cabernet blend will be open for tasting 🍷 Only 50 dozen bottles so be quick to avoid disappointment. Shop online or in Cellar Door #crackerbarrels #newvintage #shirazcabernet #aussieclassic #paxtonwines #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #sawines #wineaustralia ...

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Our Thomas Block vineyard budding & basking in the Springtime sunshine #organicfarming #organicwine #mclarenvale ...

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