WHAT IS BIODYNAMICS? DISCOVER

Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming. It uses natural preparations and composts, to bring the soil and the vine into balance, resulting in exceptionally pure and expressive fruit. Healthy vines make better wines

 

-David Paxton

What is Biodynamic Wine?

 

The foundation of biodynamic farming is soil health. This does not simply mean the adjustment of nutrient levels. Our farming aims to maintain a balanced and diverse population of soil biology. Compost applications initiate conditions favourable to soil micro-organisms which are active in making nutrients available to plants in a natural form. Vegetation and composts are broken down to form humus which improves soil structure and better holds water and nutrients. Irrigation inputs are thus reduced.

 

Synthetic fertilisers and pesticides which damage the soil biology are not used which allows the natural system to operate without interruption. Weeds are controlled by straw mulching or careful machine weeding. Increased soil activity has a flow on effect. The earthworm population increases rapidly and greater volumes of soil are aerated and made available for exploration by plant roots.

The farm is seen as a whole organism rather than a series of problems to be solved individually. It is the intention that PAXTON vineyards mimic the characteristics of a natural system. In this endeavour we seek to promote diversity and allow natural balance to counter the effects of pests or disease. New vineyards are propagated from our old, existing vines rather than using identical clonal material. This maintains the subtle differences between each vine and produces wines of greater individuality.

 

Between the vine rows we promote a variety of plant life, each providing different habitat and nutrient profiles. The incorporation of bee hives improves grape pollination and seed production of the mid-row plants.

The main biodynamic composts are produced primarily from cow manure. Manure tainted with treatments makes poor compost, and therefore, to ensure the integrity of our compost, we maintain our own small herd of non-drenched cattle for this purpose.

 

The necessity to focus on the smallest details is rewarded by great benefits. We now spend far more time digging amongst the weeds. Observing what is happening below the ground gets as much attention as what happens above.

 

The ultimate result, we hope, is a range of wines that highlight the individuality of the vineyard, vintage and the actions of the people who are the temporary custodians of the land.​​​​​

Why the Bee?

 

Vines do not need bees, but they need plants for a healthier environment; that’s where the bees come into it. Bees are the primary pollinators of plants, which then aid in the natural replenishment of important soil nutrients.

 

The flowers that need bees then attract more bugs, and hence the healthy ecosystems begins. Keeping this biodiversity in balance eliminates the need for chemicals.

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Stay tuned for the 2021 vintage Grenache being released soon! (Current vintage almost sold out, and only available at cellar door)

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Romantic scenes at Paxton 🥰 Imagine the possibilities @venyusecrets...

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Budburst in the vineyard has begun... how cute are these little fluffy buds?! 🥰
An exciting time in the Vale! Summer is coming...
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What's today? It's Grenache Day! 🥳 Our winemaker Ash, tasting the 2021 vintage straight from barrel here: "Beautiful pine, strawberry and cherry flavours coming through there, very excited for 2021 vintage of Grenache" 🍒

Stay tuned for the 2021 vintage Grenache being released soon! (Current vintage almost sold out, and only available at cellar door)

#grenache #grenacheday #mclarenvale #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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93 3

Time to smash some avo, it's Guacamole Day! 🌶 We recommend our Tempranillo, variety originally from Spain, as the perfect pairing... come in to cellar door this weekend to try the 2020 vintage - we're almost sold out! 💜

#mclarevalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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New look - same great service! 🙋‍♀️ With the launch of our refurbished cellar door coming up... we've also got some flash Paxton shirts for the team!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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149 12

Pink pimp your Friday! Our Graciano is a lighter style wine - perfect for the warmer weather today 🎆

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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busy bees in a barrel 🐝 we love visits from these little critters! #mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine ...

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An iconic Aussie Shiraz, in an iconic Aussie location! Paxton on the road 🛣 (Quandong Farm Shiraz)

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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73 2

A day just for dad! We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating today 🎉 Come in for a tasting of our museum resease wines... today only!

(Ang, David and Ben Paxton)

#mclarenvalewine #biodyanmicwine #organicwine
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Holding out for the weekend already?... So are we 🙄

Looks like we'll get some sun too! ☀️

#mcalrenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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Our core range all lined up! Which would you recommend? 🌹 MV, CAB or AAA?

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