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2021 Tempranillo

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The 2007 Tempranillo was the first release of this single vineyard wine, with only 100 dozen cases made. We’ve been trialling a number of different grape varieties that perform well in warmer climates and use less water. At this stage, Tempranillo shows great promise for the region. Being a lighter style the wine is approachable and soft with attractive aromatics.

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Variety: 100% Tempranillo
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Landcross (bush vines), Jones Block and Hilltop Vineyard
Colour: Venetian red with whispers of lavender
Aroma: Jujubes, fat, juicy red cherries and star anise, transport you to a seaside produce market on the Costa del Sol.
Palate: Like wandering through a stone archway into an exquisite orchard, this Tempranillo has an enveloping mouthfeel finishing with the softness of the clouds passing overhead
Drink With: Tapas, roasted vegetables and Mexican food such as nachos, burritos and any dish with corn as a major ingredient
Cellaring:

GOOD: Immediately
BETTER: Winter 2022
BEST: Winter 2022—2025

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:

The grapes in each individual vineyard are tasted over and over again until reaching perfect plumpness. Each vineyard block is fermented separately in small open top fermenters and painstakingly hand plunged for around 14 days until the sugars are completely dry. Racked into older French oak barriques and puncheons to rest for the next eight months before blending and bottling for your enjoyment

Alcohol: 13.5%
Winemaker: Ashleigh Seymour

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Weight 1.2 kg

On this 2022 International Grenache Day, let’s celebrate the most elegant of red wines!

Grenache is an important varietal at Paxton Wines, and McLaren Vale is, according to no less than James Halliday, ‘Australia’s best location for Grenache’. The Vale is also home to some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world.

Grenache is incredibly well-suited to our region because of a magic combination of soil and climate, and thrives in our vineyards.

We source our organic, biodynamic Grenache fruit from three vineyards, grown using different approaches: the vines at our Quandong Farm and Landcross Farm vineyards are ‘bush vines’, ie grown without stakes or trellis. It’s a labour-intensive pruning technique, but bush vine canopies do a fabulous job filtering the sunlight, promoting good fruit colour and flavour. The Grenache vines at our Thomas Block vineyard experience colder than average McLaren Vale mornings and warm summer days, providing the perfect conditions for ripening.

At Paxton we are proud of the Grenache and Grenache-blend wines we produce, and we know our fans enjoy them too… the 2021 Grenache is completely sold out. The 2022 vintage is in barrels, and we look forward to sharing this gorgeous wine with you upon its release later this year.

Today, enjoy one of our Grenache, or Grenache blend wines, the AAA and the Queen of the Hive Red Blend, and we wish wine lovers everywhere a very Happy International Grenache Day!

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Paxton embraces the animals’ ability to graze the vineyard floor, convert pasture to manure and return to the soil in a different form which enhances the living mass in the ground. A soil that is full of life can improve itself naturally – which for us means better tasting grapes.

The presence of sheep, and other animals, in vineyards in Australia is on the rise after about a century of decline. As leaders in organic, biodynamic viticulture, Paxton stands proudly alongside winegrowers across the world who are returning to a more holistic approach to farming that not only makes for better wine, but is better for the environment and the community at large.

And the sheep look rather contented...!

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From 12-3pm on Sunday 25th, wonderful singer/guitarist Sophie Ford will be performing. And of course, Cellar Door will be open for tasting flights and tasty local produce.

We look forward to welcoming you! Paxton Wines, 68 Wheaton Road, McLaren Vale 🍕🍷🎸

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#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #paxtonpopup #fathersday2022 #whatsoninadelaide #gosouthgolocal
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It is our intention that Paxton vineyards mimic the characteristics of a natural system. We constantly strive to promote diversity and allow natural balance to counter the effects of pests or disease, and to promote optimum soil health.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #biodynamicwine #organicfarming #sustainablewinemaking #soilhealthmatters
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Tickets are $110 inc GST and are limited to 30 to ensure the best possible experience. Click on our Link Tree link in the bio, and then click on Events to take you to our Facebook page, where you can learn more about this amazing McLaren Vale Grenache experience and book tickets.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide #grenache #mclarenvalegrenacheandgourmet #grenacheandgourmet #biodynamic #wineryexperiences
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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.

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On this 2022 International Grenache Day, let’s celebrate the most elegant of red wines!

Grenache is an important varietal at Paxton Wines, and McLaren Vale is, according to no less than James Halliday, ‘Australia’s best location for Grenache’. The Vale is also home to some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world.

Grenache is incredibly well-suited to our region because of a magic combination of soil and climate, and thrives in our vineyards.

We source our organic, biodynamic Grenache fruit from three vineyards, grown using different approaches: the vines at our Quandong Farm and Landcross Farm vineyards are ‘bush vines’, ie grown without stakes or trellis. It’s a labour-intensive pruning technique, but bush vine canopies do a fabulous job filtering the sunlight, promoting good fruit colour and flavour. The Grenache vines at our Thomas Block vineyard experience colder than average McLaren Vale mornings and warm summer days, providing the perfect conditions for ripening.

At Paxton we are proud of the Grenache and Grenache-blend wines we produce, and we know our fans enjoy them too… the 2021 Grenache is completely sold out. The 2022 vintage is in barrels, and we look forward to sharing this gorgeous wine with you upon its release later this year.

Today, enjoy one of our Grenache, or Grenache blend wines, the AAA and the Queen of the Hive Red Blend, and we wish wine lovers everywhere a very Happy International Grenache Day!

#grenache #internationalgrenacheday #mclarenvale #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #fleurieupeninsula #biodynamicwine #southaustralianwine #gosouthgolocal #organicwine #biodynamicfarming #ichoosesa
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Paxton embraces the animals’ ability to graze the vineyard floor, convert pasture to manure and return to the soil in a different form which enhances the living mass in the ground. A soil that is full of life can improve itself naturally – which for us means better tasting grapes.

The presence of sheep, and other animals, in vineyards in Australia is on the rise after about a century of decline. As leaders in organic, biodynamic viticulture, Paxton stands proudly alongside winegrowers across the world who are returning to a more holistic approach to farming that not only makes for better wine, but is better for the environment and the community at large.

And the sheep look rather contented...!

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #winerysheep #biodynamicwine #southaustralianwine #gosouthgolocal #organicwine #biodynamicfarming #ichoosesa #sheep
...

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From 12-3pm on Sunday 25th, wonderful singer/guitarist Sophie Ford will be performing. And of course, Cellar Door will be open for tasting flights and tasty local produce.

We look forward to welcoming you! Paxton Wines, 68 Wheaton Road, McLaren Vale 🍕🍷🎸

#paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #springsessionsatpaxton #paxtonpopup #sundaysessionsatpaxton #livemusicadelaide #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide #woodfiredpizza #swellbrewery #mclarenvalewine #sophiefordmusic #gosouthgolocal
...

Cheers Dads! Thanks to the many Dads, their families and friends who joined us at Paxton Wines to celebrate Father's Day 2022. A fine time was had by all, there was great food, wines and music, and we hope to see you again next year for FD23!

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #paxtonpopup #fathersday2022 #whatsoninadelaide #gosouthgolocal
...

Healthy vines make better wines, and it all starts with the soil. Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming. It uses natural preparations and composts – that we prepare ourselves at our vineyards – to bring the soil and the vine into balance. This results in exceptionally pure and expressive fruit.

It is our intention that Paxton vineyards mimic the characteristics of a natural system. We constantly strive to promote diversity and allow natural balance to counter the effects of pests or disease, and to promote optimum soil health.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #biodynamicwine #organicfarming #sustainablewinemaking #soilhealthmatters
...

It’s barre washing time. Something we need to spend quite a lot of time doing so that no nasties are growing in our barrels and spoiling our delicious wines. ...

From Vineyard to Barrel, Blending to Bottle, discover how Paxton Wines creates its organic, biodynamic Grenache and Grenache-blend wines in this special experience limited to just 30 guests, created for the McLaren Vale Grenache and Gourmet Festival.

Tickets are $110 inc GST and are limited to 30 to ensure the best possible experience. Click on our Link Tree link in the bio, and then click on Events to take you to our Facebook page, where you can learn more about this amazing McLaren Vale Grenache experience and book tickets.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide #grenache #mclarenvalegrenacheandgourmet #grenacheandgourmet #biodynamic #wineryexperiences
...

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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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Queens of The Hives... we salute you! This Sunday August 7, as part of the Fleurieu Food Festival, come help us launch our brand new Queen of the Hive Honey!

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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