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.

Our 2021 Rhone blend is hitting the bottling line today! Look out for it in the next couple of months after it’s had a little sleep before heading to market. #mclarenvale has the perfect climate for these varieties mirroring the south of France where these varieties are traditionally grown and blended together.
#aaa
#rhoneblend
#shirazgrenachemataro
#organic
#biodynamic
#biodynamicwine
@torresanestate
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We’re all about keeping close to nature here at Paxton’s. From our preservative-free wines to our lush, 100% organically cared for lawns, Mother Nature is our muse.

Picnic at Paxton is a celebration of this connection.

Grab your family and friends
Kick-off your shoes
Find a shady tree
And unwind with live music, wine and food ✌🏽

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Our next Picnic at Paxton event is Sunday, December 5, from 10 am, live coastal acoustic by Russell Stuart and food all day by the fabulous DoughBalls The Pizza Place

#mclarenvale #organicwine #nonasties #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #eventsadelaide #adelaidemusic
...

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Friday night knock-off?

Rhys Coventry will be joining us tonight for our pop-up re-launch! You can expect his usual surfy acoustic style along with @doughballsau pizza and heaps of organic wine on the pour.

Tonight and every Friday night for the summer season, we will host awesome local musos here at Paxton!

The bar opens at 4pm with music kicking off at 5pm. Same shipping container, fresh digs. Now located next to the Paxton Cellar door.

See you later for some tunes and tempranillo 🤙

#mclarenvale #rhyscoventry #fleurieupeninsula #adelaidemusic #mclarenvalecellardoor #winebar
...

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You’ve been asking, and we’ve been listening 😉

Now, it’s official - we have partnered with Adelaide dough slingers @doughballsau to bring you, drum roll please… food!

For the first time ever, you will be able to enjoy hot delicious pizza (and other dough related delicacies) at Paxton's.

Dough Balls has been doing great things at their Mawson Lakes and Glenelg locations, and we are just thrilled to be hosting them here at our winery.

Food will be cooking from 5-8 pm on Friday nights and 12-3 pm Saturday and Sunday for the entire summer season alongside our Pop Up Wine Bar (next to the cellar door).

No bookings are required; seats are limited, but the lawn space is endless, so bring a rug, and we'll see you for some pizza and tempranillo soon!

Be sure to check out #doughballsau menu
https://doughballspizza.com.au

#mclarenvale #mclarenvalewinery
#fleurieufood #shiraztrail #paxtonwines
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We are very proud and excited to announce that our 2021 Paxton Graciano was awarded Best Organic Wine in Show at the recent Alternative Varieties Wine Show Gold Medal 95pt. We were one of the early adopters to this varietal in McLaren Vale and so happy to see it being recognised and awarded. Although it's orgins are in Spain, its clear that the McLaren Vale terroir has welcomed it with open arms. #graciano #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #bestinshow #goldmedal #vivaespaña #AustralianAlternativeVarietiesWineShow ...

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McLaren Vale wineries will feature on South Aussie with Cosi later today and Paxton Winery will be the highlight of the show!
Tune in to Channel 9 at 5:30pm to see our beautiful venue and meet the team at Paxton! Thanks to Cosi and his team for such a fun day #southaussiewithcosi #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

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Look at the size of that #tempranillo leaf 🌳 ...

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Our cellar door at Landcross Farm is in such a special spot... How about this sunset? 🌅 Most of all we love to share it - have you been to visit us?

#mclarenavlewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine #sasunsets
...

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Meet Meg, our cellar door manager! Beautiful wines and platters to share with you all. Come along this weekend and say hi 🤩

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #paxtonwines #cellardoor
...

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Happy birthday to our Cellar Door superstar Karyn! If anyone’s been married at Paxton you’ll know her well as she keeps things running smoothly! We hope you have a fabulous day and enjoyed your cakes 🎂 and maybe a sneaky 🍷 later today 💗 ...

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Today is World Food Day! Time for a feast! 🥙🍜🍱 Very thankful for the various cuisines of the world and the colour they bring to our lives... and of course the divine wines to match! What better than Natural Organic Wine (NOW) range?

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #worldfooddaychile
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Our 2021 Rhone blend is hitting the bottling line today! Look out for it in the next couple of months after it’s had a little sleep before heading to market. #mclarenvale has the perfect climate for these varieties mirroring the south of France where these varieties are traditionally grown and blended together.
#aaa
#rhoneblend
#shirazgrenachemataro
#organic
#biodynamic
#biodynamicwine
@torresanestate
...

67 3

We’re all about keeping close to nature here at Paxton’s. From our preservative-free wines to our lush, 100% organically cared for lawns, Mother Nature is our muse.

Picnic at Paxton is a celebration of this connection.

Grab your family and friends
Kick-off your shoes
Find a shady tree
And unwind with live music, wine and food ✌🏽

---------

Our next Picnic at Paxton event is Sunday, December 5, from 10 am, live coastal acoustic by Russell Stuart and food all day by the fabulous DoughBalls The Pizza Place

#mclarenvale #organicwine #nonasties #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #eventsadelaide #adelaidemusic
...

74 1

Friday night knock-off?

Rhys Coventry will be joining us tonight for our pop-up re-launch! You can expect his usual surfy acoustic style along with @doughballsau pizza and heaps of organic wine on the pour.

Tonight and every Friday night for the summer season, we will host awesome local musos here at Paxton!

The bar opens at 4pm with music kicking off at 5pm. Same shipping container, fresh digs. Now located next to the Paxton Cellar door.

See you later for some tunes and tempranillo 🤙

#mclarenvale #rhyscoventry #fleurieupeninsula #adelaidemusic #mclarenvalecellardoor #winebar
...

57 2

You’ve been asking, and we’ve been listening 😉

Now, it’s official - we have partnered with Adelaide dough slingers @doughballsau to bring you, drum roll please… food!

For the first time ever, you will be able to enjoy hot delicious pizza (and other dough related delicacies) at Paxton's.

Dough Balls has been doing great things at their Mawson Lakes and Glenelg locations, and we are just thrilled to be hosting them here at our winery.

Food will be cooking from 5-8 pm on Friday nights and 12-3 pm Saturday and Sunday for the entire summer season alongside our Pop Up Wine Bar (next to the cellar door).

No bookings are required; seats are limited, but the lawn space is endless, so bring a rug, and we'll see you for some pizza and tempranillo soon!

Be sure to check out #doughballsau menu
https://doughballspizza.com.au

#mclarenvale #mclarenvalewinery
#fleurieufood #shiraztrail #paxtonwines
...

139 20

We are very proud and excited to announce that our 2021 Paxton Graciano was awarded Best Organic Wine in Show at the recent Alternative Varieties Wine Show Gold Medal 95pt. We were one of the early adopters to this varietal in McLaren Vale and so happy to see it being recognised and awarded. Although it's orgins are in Spain, its clear that the McLaren Vale terroir has welcomed it with open arms. #graciano #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #bestinshow #goldmedal #vivaespaña #AustralianAlternativeVarietiesWineShow ...

71 0

McLaren Vale wineries will feature on South Aussie with Cosi later today and Paxton Winery will be the highlight of the show!
Tune in to Channel 9 at 5:30pm to see our beautiful venue and meet the team at Paxton! Thanks to Cosi and his team for such a fun day #southaussiewithcosi #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #organicwine #biodynamicwine
...

84 1

Look at the size of that #tempranillo leaf 🌳 ...

47 0

Our cellar door at Landcross Farm is in such a special spot... How about this sunset? 🌅 Most of all we love to share it - have you been to visit us?

#mclarenavlewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine #sasunsets
...

96 2

Meet Meg, our cellar door manager! Beautiful wines and platters to share with you all. Come along this weekend and say hi 🤩

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #paxtonwines #cellardoor
...

153 5

Happy birthday to our Cellar Door superstar Karyn! If anyone’s been married at Paxton you’ll know her well as she keeps things running smoothly! We hope you have a fabulous day and enjoyed your cakes 🎂 and maybe a sneaky 🍷 later today 💗 ...

90 6

Today is World Food Day! Time for a feast! 🥙🍜🍱 Very thankful for the various cuisines of the world and the colour they bring to our lives... and of course the divine wines to match! What better than Natural Organic Wine (NOW) range?

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #worldfooddaychile
...

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