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2021 Queen of the Hive Shiraz Mataro

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91 pts Huon Hooke- The Queen of the Hive produces the bees that have a vital role in maintaining natural balance & eco-health in our world.  Bees keep plants & crops alive through pollination & without bees, humans would struggle to survive.  Bees only survive & thrive in chemical free environments, hence why our certified biodynamic, estate vineyards in McLaren Vale are home to so many bee hives & their powerful, tireless Queens.  To all the Queens we salute you!  Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming that uses natural preparations to bring the soil & vine into balance.

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91ptsHuon Hooke

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Variety: Shiraz and Mataro
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Shiraz — Jones Block North West: Mataro – Landcross Farm
Colour: Ribena jelly
Aroma: Punchy raspberry, thyme flowers and Davidson plum. Hints of pepper and sanguine propel this wine out of the glass like a supernova’s epic end
Palate: Brambly, juicy but lean, we are transported to the Cosmos, stargazing from the middle of an outback salt lake. The colour purple feels dominant in our psycadelic dreams but we are grounded by touches of ironstone reminding us of ancient rocks underneath our feet. We are bequeathed a sprinkling of pine needles and a hamper of black figs on the final moments of this journey.
Cellaring:

GOOD: Now BETTER: Easter 2022 BEST: Late 2023

Vintage:

2021 was one of those dream vintages that don’t come along every year; cool, refreshing nights and dreamy, sun-kissed days without any extended stretches of intense heat. After a warmer than usual November there were only four days above 40 degrees. It was mainly dry throughout the ripening season with the odd spattering of just enough rain to keep the grapes beautifully plump, juicy and full of bright fruit flavours and time to dry out in between so disease pressure was low. The gentle undulation between these varying temperatures and perfectly healthy canopies allowed us to really ponder picking times, spending plenty of time out in the vineyard tasting grapes getting the timing of picking just right. The generous harvest has rewarded us with delightfully delicate fruit and varietal characters, with each variety singing its own tune. Natural acids are in perfect balance and the smooth, sensuous tannins completed by an epic energetic vibration that we can’t wait to share with you.

Vinification:

Whole-bunch. carbonic maceration Shiraz. Mataro from the ancient rocks fermented in small batches in open vats, lovingly plunged daily. Aged separately in used 500lt French-oak puncheons for 6 months before blending and further ageing in tank and older puncheons before bottling.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Winemaker: Ashleigh Seymour
  • 91pts- Deep red/purple colour, with a rich, ripe, clean and superbly aromatic nose of dark cherry, spices, blackberry and very much a fruit-driven style. The wine is soft and slurpy on the palate, smooth-textured and sweet-fruited, with just enough tannin the complete the finish and refresh the palate. A lovely wine reflecting pristine winemaking. 03 APR 2022
    2022–2032

    -Huon Hooke

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Weight 1.14 kg

WINTER SESSIONS continue at Paxton this weekend!

This Saturday and Sunday the warm Pavilion Pop-Up at Paxton will be humming again with good friends, mulled wine, live music, and delicious pizza and gourmet doughballs by the wood-fired food experts, DoughBalls.

And there’s live music on Sunday by popular soloist Steve Gower from 12-3pm.

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

#paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #wintersessionsatpaxton #paxtonpopup #mulledwine #sundaysessionsatpaxton #livemusicadelaide #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide
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The talented and charming Owen Giovine has had quite the journey at Paxton Wines… and with a name like GioVINE there was never any doubt where his career was headed!

It started at Paxton Cellar Door way back in 2016, with Owen working weekends while studying Viticulture and Oenology. For his 4th year placement he worked the 2018 vintage at the winery, and he must have done something right because he was invited back for vintage the following year. After graduating he joined the Paxton team as a full-time cellar hand, and in 2021 was made Assistant Winemaker.

Owen is a dedicated food and wine enthusiast, and his favourite pairing is the 2021 Paxton Grenache with roasted mushrooms and thyme on buttery polenta. Yum! Hopefully he cooks better than he tends to barrels…#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #winebarrel #southaustralia #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #Adelaide
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Paxton’s picturesque location offers the perfect backdrop for your Wedding or special Event – whether catering for 50 or 200 guests. We offer a unique, personalised experience, challenging the ordinary to produce the extraordinary with a sky’s-the-limit approach. We’d love to host your Event, and can help tailor it to make it truly memorable.

Want to find out more about hosting your wedding at Paxton? Easy! Click on our LinkTree link in the bio, and then on 'Weddings'.

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #winerywedding #southaustralia #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #venyu #wedding #Adelaide
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How does wine tasting work?

It's actually a question we get asked a lot.

So let us break it down for you:

•Visit us at our cellar door in Mclaren Vale

•Grab a table

•Our friendly staff will bring you a menu that includes different 'flight' options for every palate

•Choose 1 [and don't worry, your tasting buddy can choose a different range to you!]

•The staff will then take care of the rest. Pouring each wine as they chat about its characteristics, significance and history.

•After your tasting, feel free to purchase a bottle and wander the beautiful property OR stay for Doughballs Pizza (weekends only.)

It’s as easy as that.

🎟Book in for a group tasting via the link in our bio
🚶‍♀️Walk-Ins are welcome for smaller groups <6

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #winetasting #australianwine
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Did you know sheep have to spend 3 weeks in quarantine before they enter our vineyards? Thats' because in order for us to remain 100% biodynamic respectful (and certified!) we need the sheep to cleanse themselves before joining us in our pastures.

Sheep reduce the need for tractors while their manure adds nitrogen, carbon and good bacteria back into our soils.

And while there is no fruit on the vines their insatiable appetites keep down the weeds in our vineyard.

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #biodynamicfarming #sheep
...

Winter Sessions at Paxton ❄️

You asked we listened: we'll now host Live Music every Sunday for the entire winter!

Relax inside the Wheaton Pavilion as you watch the winter storms roll through the valley. With mulled wine, good friends, live music and delicious Doughballs Pizza you'll be snug as a bug!

View our lineup of jaw-dropping local artists via the link in our bio

#paxtonwines #wintersessionsatpaxton #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #paxtonpopup #livemusicadelaide #fleurieupeninsula
...

Wise words from David 💬

"The future is from the past. The whole world was organic before 1847, as farming chemicals were introduced then. We take a lot of pride in being part of the solution, and we are very sincere about our organic, biodynamic ways." - David Paxton.

Want to learn more about biodynamic farming for a healthier planet? Link in bio.

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #australianwine #viticulturist #winemaking #biodynamics
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At 97 pts, this is the best score we've ever received from WineState - and it's on our 2021 Quandong Farm Shiraz!

Great job, Ash! And, disquietly, we also happen to think it might just be one of the best QDF we've done 🤫

Shop our 2021 QDF Shiraz before it sells out!
Shop in bio.

#paxtonwines #shiraz #quandongfarm #winestatemagazine #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #australianwine
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Markets at Paxton 🙌

Our first EVER markets and *WOW* what a turn out!

Thank you to all the beautiful vendors, organisers, Paxton team, ring-in staff and market goers - it was a success because of you 😘

What do you think, should we do it again?! 🙋🏻‍♀️

#paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #paxtonpopup #marketsatpaxton #livemusicadelaide #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #iChooseSA #adelaidemarkets
...

Drying herbs in our [somehat spooky] historic cottage 👻

Here at Landcross Farm, we have a little herb garden where we grow the ingredients for our biodynamic potions and preps. Laid out to dry is our homegrown Stinging Nettle:

▶️Stinging nettle has been used for centuries in natural medicines for their incredible healing qualities.

▶️The preparation's main job is to correct the soil's iron, magnesium, and sulphur imbalance.

▶️BD504 preparation (dark colloidal humus made from dried stinging nettle) loosens the soil texture allowing the nutrients to release, disperse and be absorbed by plants.

Natural preps for the win 🙌

We need LOTS of space to store our garden preps and, our onsite historic cottage, while not quite fit to live in is the perfect fit for drying our plants 🙂

#paxtonwines #stingingnettle #BD504 #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #biodynamics #australianwine #naturalmedicine #rudolfsteiner
...

If you like big reds 🍷

Many of you might know us for our roaring events, live music and delicious @doughballsau, but the best part indeed has to be a winter wine tasting in our warm and welcoming cellar door 🔥

[Mandy is serving up a Premium Red Flights, which features our *ultra-limited release* Elizabeth Jean Shiraz 😍]

Tell us, do you get into Paxton’s robust reds or quaff our whites and roses?

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #winetasting #cellardoor #shiraz #elizabethjean #seesouthaustralia #whatsonadelaide #doughballsau #kidsinadelaide
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Mandy worked as a cabin crew host in her past life, where she met all sorts of people, from grannies to celebs like Prince William and Nelson Mandela.

We're secretly glad she abandoned her high flier lifestyle because we don't know how we did it before Mandy came along! She's been with us for 7 years now, and her amiable nature and organisational skills are simply aspirational 🙌

Mandy's go-to wine: 2021 Paxton Graciano
Favourite part of the job: Chatting to guests about their travels
Mandy's Passion: Crafting projects @makingtimeatmyplace

Be sure to stop in for a wine and a chat with Mandy next time you're in the Vale!

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #cellardoor #tastingroom #graciano #makingtimeatmyplace
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WINTER SESSIONS continue at Paxton this weekend!

This Saturday and Sunday the warm Pavilion Pop-Up at Paxton will be humming again with good friends, mulled wine, live music, and delicious pizza and gourmet doughballs by the wood-fired food experts, DoughBalls.

And there’s live music on Sunday by popular soloist Steve Gower from 12-3pm.

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

#paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #wintersessionsatpaxton #paxtonpopup #mulledwine #sundaysessionsatpaxton #livemusicadelaide #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide
...

The talented and charming Owen Giovine has had quite the journey at Paxton Wines… and with a name like GioVINE there was never any doubt where his career was headed!

It started at Paxton Cellar Door way back in 2016, with Owen working weekends while studying Viticulture and Oenology. For his 4th year placement he worked the 2018 vintage at the winery, and he must have done something right because he was invited back for vintage the following year. After graduating he joined the Paxton team as a full-time cellar hand, and in 2021 was made Assistant Winemaker.

Owen is a dedicated food and wine enthusiast, and his favourite pairing is the 2021 Paxton Grenache with roasted mushrooms and thyme on buttery polenta. Yum! Hopefully he cooks better than he tends to barrels…#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #winebarrel #southaustralia #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #Adelaide
...

Meet adorable baby Lillie and her proud parents! Hannah and Russ’ stunning wedding was held at Paxton Wines, and Lillie was conceived that very night… there must indeed be something in our organic, biodynamic wines 🙂

Paxton’s picturesque location offers the perfect backdrop for your Wedding or special Event – whether catering for 50 or 200 guests. We offer a unique, personalised experience, challenging the ordinary to produce the extraordinary with a sky’s-the-limit approach. We’d love to host your Event, and can help tailor it to make it truly memorable.

Want to find out more about hosting your wedding at Paxton? Easy! Click on our LinkTree link in the bio, and then on 'Weddings'.

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #winerywedding #southaustralia #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #venyu #wedding #Adelaide
...

[Read caption to learn more] ⬇️

How does wine tasting work?

It's actually a question we get asked a lot.

So let us break it down for you:

•Visit us at our cellar door in Mclaren Vale

•Grab a table

•Our friendly staff will bring you a menu that includes different 'flight' options for every palate

•Choose 1 [and don't worry, your tasting buddy can choose a different range to you!]

•The staff will then take care of the rest. Pouring each wine as they chat about its characteristics, significance and history.

•After your tasting, feel free to purchase a bottle and wander the beautiful property OR stay for Doughballs Pizza (weekends only.)

It’s as easy as that.

🎟Book in for a group tasting via the link in our bio
🚶‍♀️Walk-Ins are welcome for smaller groups <6

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #winetasting #australianwine
...

Fresh out of quarantine 🐑

Did you know sheep have to spend 3 weeks in quarantine before they enter our vineyards? Thats' because in order for us to remain 100% biodynamic respectful (and certified!) we need the sheep to cleanse themselves before joining us in our pastures.

Sheep reduce the need for tractors while their manure adds nitrogen, carbon and good bacteria back into our soils.

And while there is no fruit on the vines their insatiable appetites keep down the weeds in our vineyard.

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #biodynamicfarming #sheep
...

Winter Sessions at Paxton ❄️

You asked we listened: we'll now host Live Music every Sunday for the entire winter!

Relax inside the Wheaton Pavilion as you watch the winter storms roll through the valley. With mulled wine, good friends, live music and delicious Doughballs Pizza you'll be snug as a bug!

View our lineup of jaw-dropping local artists via the link in our bio

#paxtonwines #wintersessionsatpaxton #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #paxtonpopup #livemusicadelaide #fleurieupeninsula
...

Wise words from David 💬

"The future is from the past. The whole world was organic before 1847, as farming chemicals were introduced then. We take a lot of pride in being part of the solution, and we are very sincere about our organic, biodynamic ways." - David Paxton.

Want to learn more about biodynamic farming for a healthier planet? Link in bio.

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #australianwine #viticulturist #winemaking #biodynamics
...

Could this be our wine of the year? 🥇

At 97 pts, this is the best score we've ever received from WineState - and it's on our 2021 Quandong Farm Shiraz!

Great job, Ash! And, disquietly, we also happen to think it might just be one of the best QDF we've done 🤫

Shop our 2021 QDF Shiraz before it sells out!
Shop in bio.

#paxtonwines #shiraz #quandongfarm #winestatemagazine #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #australianwine
...

Markets at Paxton 🙌

Our first EVER markets and *WOW* what a turn out!

Thank you to all the beautiful vendors, organisers, Paxton team, ring-in staff and market goers - it was a success because of you 😘

What do you think, should we do it again?! 🙋🏻‍♀️

#paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #paxtonpopup #marketsatpaxton #livemusicadelaide #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #iChooseSA #adelaidemarkets
...

Drying herbs in our [somehat spooky] historic cottage 👻

Here at Landcross Farm, we have a little herb garden where we grow the ingredients for our biodynamic potions and preps. Laid out to dry is our homegrown Stinging Nettle:

▶️Stinging nettle has been used for centuries in natural medicines for their incredible healing qualities.

▶️The preparation's main job is to correct the soil's iron, magnesium, and sulphur imbalance.

▶️BD504 preparation (dark colloidal humus made from dried stinging nettle) loosens the soil texture allowing the nutrients to release, disperse and be absorbed by plants.

Natural preps for the win 🙌

We need LOTS of space to store our garden preps and, our onsite historic cottage, while not quite fit to live in is the perfect fit for drying our plants 🙂

#paxtonwines #stingingnettle #BD504 #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #biodynamics #australianwine #naturalmedicine #rudolfsteiner
...

If you like big reds 🍷

Many of you might know us for our roaring events, live music and delicious @doughballsau, but the best part indeed has to be a winter wine tasting in our warm and welcoming cellar door 🔥

[Mandy is serving up a Premium Red Flights, which features our *ultra-limited release* Elizabeth Jean Shiraz 😍]

Tell us, do you get into Paxton’s robust reds or quaff our whites and roses?

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #winetasting #cellardoor #shiraz #elizabethjean #seesouthaustralia #whatsonadelaide #doughballsau #kidsinadelaide
...

From airlines to the Paxton cellar door 🥂

Mandy worked as a cabin crew host in her past life, where she met all sorts of people, from grannies to celebs like Prince William and Nelson Mandela.

We're secretly glad she abandoned her high flier lifestyle because we don't know how we did it before Mandy came along! She's been with us for 7 years now, and her amiable nature and organisational skills are simply aspirational 🙌

Mandy's go-to wine: 2021 Paxton Graciano
Favourite part of the job: Chatting to guests about their travels
Mandy's Passion: Crafting projects @makingtimeatmyplace

Be sure to stop in for a wine and a chat with Mandy next time you're in the Vale!

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #cellardoor #tastingroom #graciano #makingtimeatmyplace
...

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