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.



  • Healthy Soils > Healthy Vines > Exceptional Wines
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For us, we're always in the dirt. Through the use of natural preparations and composts we bring the soil and vine into balance. The result? Exceptionally pure and expressive fruit; exceptional wines
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#paxtonwines #healthysoils
#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale 
#wine #southaustralia
  • 31 degrees in Adelaide today. Can’t believe it’s heading towards May. So we’re reaching for one of these. This is our Guesser White, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and friends. Extremely popular at cellar door, and available in our online store
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#paxtonwines #sauvignonblanc #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nice words and reviews from #huonhooke
  • #Repost @winegrapesaustralia We love meeting our growers, winemakers & vineyard owners...everyone has a story.
This week we visit David Paxton of @paxtonwines in @mclaren_vale 🍁
  • Our Quandong Farm Shiraz is an Italian charcuterie pairing fav with our friends in New England, America’s historic Northeast #beverlymassachusetts Cheers to the Reardon’s @daniquepascallemeaux for the photo 🍷🙏🏻
  • #pumpovers making the wine even more flavourful #v18 #greatvintage
  • #prowein2018 down the hatch. Another great showing for Paxton wines as we continue to grow our community of European Paxton Socialites 🍷
  • This morning we smashed out the hand picking of our bush vine Grenache at Landcross farm. We can see start to see the 2018 vintage finish line now!
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#paxtonwines #v18 #vintage18 #greanche #bushvine #mclarenvale
  • Say hello to our new look 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. The featured letter type is based on woodblock printing, reflecting the wood grains that are so prominent throughout our vineyards and historic cellar door. Thanks to @parallaxdesign for their great work on the label design.

Now to the wine. It's Cabernet Sauvignon, make no mistake about it. Remarkably soft for a young wine; it's ready to go! Link in bio for more info.
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #southaustralia #cabernetsauvignon
  • This time last week, hundreds of smiling faces @grapesofmirth. Thank you to everyone that joined us. A day we won’t forget! #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #wine #comedy #standupcomedy #mclarenvale
  • We had a ball hosting @grapesofmirth on Sunday. Here’s a shot shortly after gates opened; it got a bit cosier later. Thank you to all the comedians: @dave_thorno @kittyflanagan @eddoedmonds @lawrencemooney , Tom Gleeson, Heath Franklin and of course our host @merrickwatts. And a massive thank you to everyone that bought tickets & joined us on the day #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #mclarenvale #wine #standupcomedy #comedy
  • Ready when you are @grapesofmirth #grapesofmirth #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #comedy #standupcomedy #wine

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  • Healthy Soils > Healthy Vines > Exceptional Wines
.
For us, we're always in the dirt. Through the use of natural preparations and composts we bring the soil and vine into balance. The result? Exceptionally pure and expressive fruit; exceptional wines
.
.
#paxtonwines #healthysoils
#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale 
#wine #southaustralia
  • 31 degrees in Adelaide today. Can’t believe it’s heading towards May. So we’re reaching for one of these. This is our Guesser White, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and friends. Extremely popular at cellar door, and available in our online store
.
.
.
.

#paxtonwines #sauvignonblanc #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nice words and reviews from #huonhooke
  • #Repost @winegrapesaustralia We love meeting our growers, winemakers & vineyard owners...everyone has a story.
This week we visit David Paxton of @paxtonwines in @mclaren_vale 🍁
  • Our Quandong Farm Shiraz is an Italian charcuterie pairing fav with our friends in New England, America’s historic Northeast #beverlymassachusetts Cheers to the Reardon’s @daniquepascallemeaux for the photo 🍷🙏🏻
  • #pumpovers making the wine even more flavourful #v18 #greatvintage
  • #prowein2018 down the hatch. Another great showing for Paxton wines as we continue to grow our community of European Paxton Socialites 🍷
  • This morning we smashed out the hand picking of our bush vine Grenache at Landcross farm. We can see start to see the 2018 vintage finish line now!
.
.
.
.
#paxtonwines #v18 #vintage18 #greanche #bushvine #mclarenvale
  • Say hello to our new look 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. The featured letter type is based on woodblock printing, reflecting the wood grains that are so prominent throughout our vineyards and historic cellar door. Thanks to @parallaxdesign for their great work on the label design.

Now to the wine. It's Cabernet Sauvignon, make no mistake about it. Remarkably soft for a young wine; it's ready to go! Link in bio for more info.
.
#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #southaustralia #cabernetsauvignon
  • This time last week, hundreds of smiling faces @grapesofmirth. Thank you to everyone that joined us. A day we won’t forget! #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #wine #comedy #standupcomedy #mclarenvale
  • We had a ball hosting @grapesofmirth on Sunday. Here’s a shot shortly after gates opened; it got a bit cosier later. Thank you to all the comedians: @dave_thorno @kittyflanagan @eddoedmonds @lawrencemooney , Tom Gleeson, Heath Franklin and of course our host @merrickwatts. And a massive thank you to everyone that bought tickets & joined us on the day #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #mclarenvale #wine #standupcomedy #comedy
  • Ready when you are @grapesofmirth #grapesofmirth #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #comedy #standupcomedy #wine





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