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2019 The Baterista

We have joined up with Ronnie Vannucci Jr, drummer extraordinaire of The Killers and avid wine lover, to launch this exclusive limited release premium single vineyard Shiraz.

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BATERISTA: AN ODE TO RHYTHM The Baterista, or the drummer, is used by cultures from around the world to create a sense of unity or harmony with rhythm, the foundation to all music and the manifestation of time. Rhythm is defined as a strong pattern of sounds, words, or musical notes, used in music, poetry, and dancing and has always been integral to human kind. We believe there is also rhythm in organic farming, a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach that promotes harmony of all living matter. Organic farming produces socially responsible vineyards of extraordinary health producing high quality wines. The health of our vineyards thrives on the rhythm of life and matter that lies beneath the soil. The Baterista & the Grape farmer are keepers of the rhythm of life. Rhythm is energy and energy is life.

This Shiraz is made from Paxton’s prestigious Jones Block vineyard, which are over 50 years old vines. It is a hand-picked, hand crafted, small batch production of only 768 bottles for the 2019 vintage which uses the best, specially selected barrels of vintage from our premium Jones Block.

The Paxton’s met Ronnie Vannucci Jr through a friend named Dr. Tim Jones, Professor of Percussion at UNLV School of Music in Las Vegas who grew up in McLaren Vale with Ben Paxton, David’s son.  “My former college professor and great friend introduced us years ago. We share a mutual admiration for what each other do, (well at least I admire what they do) and we wanted to help each other. A simple collaboration!” said Ronnie. Tim introduced Ronnie to Paxton Wines and visited the winery on a Killers tour through Australia in 2016.  “We were introduced years ago and it was very easy friendship. We couldn’t stop finishing each others sentences.”

Ronnie said, “I do love wine, and especially great wine like the ones Paxton produces. They’re unique and have an unusual passion for doing things with a real earth centric focus. In short, they care, and it shows. Meeting like-minded people with a passion for crafting something that takes time is attractive to me. It’s a treat to be involved because I know there are others out there, like me, who appreciate this kind of devotion and level of near magic and I want it to be available so they can enjoy it, too” Paxton is a certified organic and biodynamic winery that practices sustainable, regenerative farming as well as single vineyard made wines with top pedigree and quality.  Paxton Wines describe their wines as “Wines With Life”. These practices focus on soil health and regeneration for the future as well as vitality in the vineyard which creates a rhythm of life in Paxton’s vineyards.  Ronnie also added, “I believe passionately in organic, biodynamic and sustainable farming and do my part to support sustainability in how I live and consume. The older I get, I swear, the more the hippie dippy shit makes sense! Life has an actual rhythm to it. You just have to be careful not to lose the beat!“, which enhanced his interest in the winery.  And we at Paxton all are sincere music lovers, some of us are musicians and we really enjoy Ronnie’s music and drumming work in The Killers, so there was a clear synergy with each other’s crafts and the project idea was born.  “I want people who appreciate great sustainable wine making to know about Paxton. However that I’m able to help I will and so this collaboration made sense. I was able to find a way to bring some of my favorite wine I’ve ever had to this side of the world. As long as people enjoy it, we’ll continue to bring it to market”

If you were to ask what are our objectives with this project, I would say we want to bring a wider awareness to the importance of chemical free, organic, sustainable, regenerative farming and encouraging farmers and producers firstly for our beloved environment and planet.  We would like to showcase the excellence in quality and the exceptional results that can be achieved as well. Clean, direct, true, vibrant, expressive ‘healthy’ fruit are the core advantages biodynamic wines have over conventional wines. The use of chemicals in farming impacts health indirectly by disrupting ecosystems and communities. The compounds can contaminate groundwater and harm people and wildlife that live near vineyards. Chemical use is also believed to result in weakened vines, lower yields and even less- nutritious fruit.

Most can agree that we need to adopt on a larger scale, an ‘Earth First’ approach to farming and recognise that we need to continue to do everything that we can as custodians of our planet to do what’s best for our future.  Biodynamics ultimately embraces the best way for today and also sets up for growth and success in the future, or future proofing the vineyards.  If anything, we hope that this project can help grow the awareness and message that organic and biodynamic farming is feasible for farmers and that if we want to reduce harmful affects, reduce chemical use in farming and global warming. Today’s consumers are conscious of what they are consuming and more and more are supporting companies and products that are doing what’s best for the naturally made products and for Mother.  It all starts with the decisions that consumers make when shopping.   If we are able to drive consumers to purchase these products, then retailers around the world will further embrace what we are doing and we can make great progress forward for our future.  We want to show that the wine industry needs to further adopt these farming and production philosophies as our industries have.   And that it also does in fact make incredible premium wine as well.  We are very proud of the Baterista and feel that wine consumers will agree, its an exceptional example of a premium single vineyard, hand crafted Shiraz from McLaren Vale and shows great depth and complexity and the true purity of fruit and vitality in organic, biodynamic wine making.

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Variety: Single Vineyard Shiraz
100%: Shiraz
Region: Mclaren Vale
Vineyard: Jones Block
Colour: Deep Purple hues, rocking red
Aroma: There’s no doubt this wine will get your pulse going with pop-rock notes of late summer blackberries echoing into some old school beats of earthy cedar notes, cassia and jazzy-smooth red velvet cupcakes.
Palate: What a riff, beginning with some smooth funk vibrations building up with a wave-like rhythm into a gravelly grunge-rock sound before the explosive crescendo of dripping blood plums and cinnamon myrtle. This arena-worthy Shiraz peeters out softly like delicate hands on the skin of a drum.
Drink With: Mushroom Rissotto
Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed young, however, careful cellaring for 10 - 30 years will be rewarded.

Vintage:

2019 Vintage saw below average rainfall over spring and virtually no rain during summer leading to a heavy reliance on irrigation. This together with a severe hail storm in November, the hottest day in South Australia since 2009 and regular maximum temperatures over 36 degree Celsius in February made for some challenges. However, our close proximity to the St Vincent Gulf did help moderate some extreme weather events. All in all we saw smaller tonnages with more intense flavour in the fruit. Another consistent year for Pinot Gris and Grenache, with early signs the Shiraz will carry great density of fruit flavours moving forward.

Vinification:

Delicately selected and hand-picked in the cool of the morning, destemmed with care and fermented in small-batch open fermenters for up to 20 days on skins. Pressed straight into high calibre French oak for a minimum of 18 months, only the most spectacular barrels are selected by the winemaker for this exclusive blend. Another two years ageing in bottle before release with only 768 bottles produced.

Alcohol: 14.0%
pH: 3.42
TA: 5.9g/L
Total SO2: 95ppm
Winemaker: Kate Goodman, Ashleigh Seymour

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What was THE KILLERS’ Ronnie Vannucci and Brandon Flowers’ shout out to Paxton Wines on national TV about? Here’s the scoop! We’ve been working with The Killers’ drummer extraordinaire Ronnie on a JV to bring you a wine that truly celebrates the rhythm of life, Paxton’s BATERISTA!

Baterista, Spanish for drummer, is an Ode to rhythm in both music and In organic and biodynamic wine making. Rhythm is the back bone and heartbeat to both. When the rhythm is right, all else thrives.

Ronnie: “I do love wine, and especially great wines like the ones Paxton produces. They’re unique, and Paxton has an unusual passion for doing things with a real earth centric focus. In short, they care, and it shows. Meeting like-minded people with a passion for crafting something that takes time is attractive to me. It’s a treat to be involved because I know there are others out there, like me, who appreciate this kind of devotion and level of near-magic, and I want it to be available so they can enjoy it, too”

Baterista is a premium single vineyard Shiraz from our beloved 60 year old vines on our Jones Block vineyard, the best two barrels of vintage specially selected by winemaker Ashleigh Seymour for this limited offering.

The new 2019 Baterista is NOW! Click on the LinkTree link in our bio to get to our wine store and secure your bottles of this limited edition wine.

Ronnie Vannucci and Paxton Wines are very proud of the Baterista and feel that consumers will agree: it's an exceptional example of a premium single vineyard, hand crafted Shiraz from McLaren Vale, and shows great depth and complexity and the true purity of fruit and vitality in organic, biodynamic wine making.

Footage from Channel 9’s Today Show, Thursday 27th July, Ronnie and Brandon interviewed by Brooke Boney. Live footage from The Killers Live at Glastonbury.

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Baterista, Spanish for drummer, is an Ode to rhythm in both music and In organic and biodynamic wine making. Rhythm is the back bone and heartbeat to both. When the rhythm is right, all else thrives.

Ronnie: “I do love wine, and especially great wines like the ones Paxton produces. They’re unique, and Paxton has an unusual passion for doing things with a real earth centric focus. In short, they care, and it shows. Meeting like-minded people with a passion for crafting something that takes time is attractive to me. It’s a treat to be involved because I know there are others out there, like me, who appreciate this kind of devotion and level of near-magic, and I want it to be available so they can enjoy it, too”

Baterista is a premium single vineyard Shiraz from our beloved 60 year old vines on our Jones Block vineyard, the best two barrels of vintage specially selected by winemaker Ashleigh Seymour for this limited offering.

The new 2019 Baterista is NOW! Click on the LinkTree link in our bio to get to our wine store and secure your bottles of this limited edition wine.

Ronnie Vannucci and Paxton Wines are very proud of the Baterista and feel that consumers will agree: it's an exceptional example of a premium single vineyard, hand crafted Shiraz from McLaren Vale, and shows great depth and complexity and the true purity of fruit and vitality in organic, biodynamic wine making.

Footage from Channel 9’s Today Show, Thursday 27th July, Ronnie and Brandon interviewed by Brooke Boney. Live footage from The Killers Live at Glastonbury.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #livemusicinadelaide #whatsonadelaide #thekillers #ronnievannucci #paxtonbaterista
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From 11am enjoy pancakes, scones, and mulled wine, all featuring our Honey, plus live music and great company, overlooking the rolling hills around Paxton Cellar Door.

Pancakes with honey only available from 11am-12pm, so get in early! Scones with honey and cream available until sold out, and mulled wine infused with Honey will be served all day.

About our Honey: It’s sourced from hives situated across Paxton’s McLaren Vale Vineyards, and from other locations on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula – a region internationally renowned for its sustainable farming practices. The flavour of this 100% pure Honey reflects the terrior and floral diversity of the Region. No sugar or other ingredients are added.

Bees only survive and thrive in chemical free environments, hence why our certified biodynamic, estate vineyards in McLaren Vale are home to so many bee hives and their tireless Queens.

#mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #honey #honeybees #sconeswithhoney #pancakes #mclarenvale #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #sundaysessionsatpaxton #queenofthehive #ichoosesa
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#FireSafetyTips #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fireextinguishertraining
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In our biodynamic and organic vineyards, Paxton’s Shiraz vines – some over 146 years old – grow happily in the Vale’s enviable temperate climate which, when combined with our biodynamically prepared soils, means gorgeous fruit year after year, which we carefully harvest and lovingly nurture to become our famous range of single vineyard, multi-vineyard, and Shiraz blend wines.

So it’s Happy Shiraz Day to wine lovers everywhere from the Team at Paxton, and may we all continue to celebrate the Prince of McLaren Vale grapes with a glass of Shiraz!

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Our Tempranillo is a seriously versatile food wine, pairing wonderfully with tapas, roasted vegetables, and Mexican food such as nachos, burritos and any dish with corn as a major ingredient.

If you are yet to try this fabulous wine, head to our renovated Cellar Door where a warm fire and friendly staff await. We are open for tastings and tasty local produce 7 days a week from 10am-5pm.

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After sampling Paxton Wines – and a nice cool drink of water for Jari – they enjoyed the view with a glass or two and a platter of cheeses and other tasty local produce, and departed as newly minted Members of the Paxton Social Wine Club community, where they will enjoy discounts on future wine purchases plus access to other exclusive Member benefits and offers.

Remember, we always welcome your pampered pooches to Paxton… but be sure they’re on a leash!

#DogFriendlyWineries #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #whatsonadelaide #winerydogs #paxtonsocial
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No bookings are required, but as seats are limited, be sure to arrive nice and early 😀

*Pets are very welcome, provided they are on a leash
*Please BYO plastic glassware
*No BYO drinks
*Covid Safe setting
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