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2022 NOW Chardonnay

No Added Preservatives

$25.00

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NOW by PAXTON stands for NATURAL ORGANIC WINE.

The consumer market demand has been growing steadily for No Added Preservative and Natural wines. As leaders in organic production, it was obvious that Paxton needed a product for this category. In addition to Natural & Organic, we wanted to make a young, drink NOW style of Chardonnay.

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Variety: Chardonnay
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | No Added Preservatives
Region: McLaren Vale
Colour: Sparkling straw yellow
Aroma: Native finger lime, peach candy, dried mango with a hint of rosemary bloom.
Palate: Cool ripening weather has lead to a nervy acidity, leading this wine to pair beautifully with food. Lively and energetic like front row at a Queen concert, this wine will intrigue you from the start to its honey-glazed, savoury finish
Cellaring:

Drink “NOW”

Vinification:

Selector harvested in the cool of the night once the grapes have reached optimum sugar and flavour equilibrium. Whole berry pressed and fermented between 15oc-18oc. Post primary fermentation, the wine is left on fine lees throughout and after malolactic fermentation, stirred weekly to increase mouthfeel and creaminess and protect the wine from oxidation. The wine is bottled after only a couple of months ageing in stainless steel tanks to preserve the beautiful fruit flavours.

Alcohol: 13.0%
Winemaker: Ashleigh Seymour and Kate Goodman

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Weight 1.14 kg

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.

#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!

#ShirazDay #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #winedays #landcrossfarm #shirazwine #shirazlover
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Has Mandy at Paxton Cellar Door answered an age-old question? What would you find at the end of the rainbow, in this case a fine specimen arching over our Landcross Farm vineyard? Why, the new release 2021 Paxton Tempranillo!

With a ‘rainbow’ of aromas such as jujubes, fat, juicy red cherries and star anise, one taste and you’re transported you to a seaside produce market on the Costa del Sol… a nice thought indeed on these chilly winter days.

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.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #whatsonadelaide #rainbow #mclarenvalewine #paxtoncellardoor #tempranillo
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Pooches at Paxton! Jackson and Amy from Brisbane were visiting McLaren Vale wineries… but only chose wineries that are pet friendly, because as devoted ‘pet parents' to their beloved Golden Retriever, Jari, ‘he goes where we go!’

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
#paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #wintersessionsatpaxton #paxtonpopup #mulledwine #sundaysessionsatpaxton #livemusicadelaide #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide
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This group of Mums know how to have a good time on a Wednesday afternoon in school holidays... procure a glass or two of fine Paxton McLaren Vale wine, call in the wood-fired oven gurus from DoughBalls for pizzas and gourmet doughballs, and relax and unwind in our warm Pavilion while the kids have a ball, running themselves ragged on the enormous lawns. Perfect!

#paxtonwines #schoolholidaysadelaide #paxtonpopup #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide #woodfiredpizza
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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.

#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
...

Fire safety is of paramount importance in all workplaces and homes, and the winemaking and vineyard teams at Paxton Wines were spotted brushing up on fire suppression techniques, and having a go at operating the latest model fire extinguishers.

#FireSafetyTips #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fireextinguishertraining
...

This Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August warm up with good friends, fine food and wine, and live music, at Paxton’s Winter Sessions in the Pop-Up Pavilion! There's delicious Paxton wines, pizzas and gourmet doughballs freshly prepared and cooked in DoughBalls' wood fired oven, and our winter speciality, mulled wine. Plus there's live music on Sunday from 12-3pm by Mason Lloyde Music. What a wonderful way to spend a wintery afternoon!

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

Paxton’s Shiraz wines are part of the reason why McLaren Vale Shiraz enjoys a glowing reputation, both here and internationally, for quality, and for its unique modern style.

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!

#ShirazDay #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #winedays #landcrossfarm #shirazwine #shirazlover
...

Has Mandy at Paxton Cellar Door answered an age-old question? What would you find at the end of the rainbow, in this case a fine specimen arching over our Landcross Farm vineyard? Why, the new release 2021 Paxton Tempranillo!

With a ‘rainbow’ of aromas such as jujubes, fat, juicy red cherries and star anise, one taste and you’re transported you to a seaside produce market on the Costa del Sol… a nice thought indeed on these chilly winter days.

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.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #whatsonadelaide #rainbow #mclarenvalewine #paxtoncellardoor #tempranillo
...

Pooches at Paxton! Jackson and Amy from Brisbane were visiting McLaren Vale wineries… but only chose wineries that are pet friendly, because as devoted ‘pet parents' to their beloved Golden Retriever, Jari, ‘he goes where we go!’

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
...

🍕🍷🎸 It'll be toasty warm at our Sunday WINTER SESSION today @ Paxton in the undercover Pavilion Pop-Up. Enjoy mulled wine, live acoustic music 12-3pm by Max Kelly, and delicious pizza and gourmet doughballs by the wood-fired oven gurus, DoughBalls.

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
...

This group of Mums know how to have a good time on a Wednesday afternoon in school holidays... procure a glass or two of fine Paxton McLaren Vale wine, call in the wood-fired oven gurus from DoughBalls for pizzas and gourmet doughballs, and relax and unwind in our warm Pavilion while the kids have a ball, running themselves ragged on the enormous lawns. Perfect!

#paxtonwines #schoolholidaysadelaide #paxtonpopup #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide #woodfiredpizza
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