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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Grab a bottle of Paxton wine and kick up your heels this weekend and enjoy this beautiful sunshine 🌞 Tasting experiences available at our Cellar Door - bookings preferred please call 8323 9131. If you can’t make it into our Cellar Door visit our online wine shop at www.paxtonwines.com with FREE delivery on 12 bottles or more! Photo credit @poppyfitzpatrick 💗 #paxtonwines #nearlyspring #sunshine #pinotgris #sawines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #supportlocalmv #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula ...

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Introducing our new Queen of the Hive Red Blend which is available at our Cellar Door and online from this weekend.
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Who is the new Queen arriving at Paxton Cellar Door and our online wine shop soon? Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new wine release...#QOTH #paxtonwines #newreleasewine #redblend #organicwines #biodynamicwines #mclarenvalewine #sawines #supportlocalmv ...

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Pinot Gris is a white wine as we know but the grapes, Gris meaning Grey, look more like a red wine on the vine. Our Thomas Block vineyard is where we grow our beloved Paxton Pinot Gris. #vintage21 #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #pinotgris ...

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The wine that started it all. The 1998 Paxton Shiraz from our Jones Block vineyard and released in 2000. It’s still tasting a charm, and has aged gracefully.
#mclarenvale #shiraz #singlevineyard
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CHAIRPERSONS TROPHY awarded to 2019 Grenache at McLaren Vale Wine Show...well done to the whole team at Paxton #paxtonwines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #trophy #grenache #winnersaregrinners #sawines #wineaustralia #supportlocalmv #mclarenvalewineshow ...

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Picnics at Paxton are back from this long weekend and we can’t wait! For event details check out our Facebook Event or call Cellar Door on 08 83239131
#picnicatpaxton #picnic #octoberlongweekend #longweekend #familyfun #winesa #glamadelaide #mclarenvale #supportlocalmv #fleurieu
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Crackers is back! Available from this Friday in Cellar Door our favourite Shiraz Cabernet blend will be open for tasting 🍷 Only 50 dozen bottles so be quick to avoid disappointment. Shop online or in Cellar Door #crackerbarrels #newvintage #shirazcabernet #aussieclassic #paxtonwines #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #sawines #wineaustralia ...

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Our Thomas Block vineyard budding & basking in the Springtime sunshine #organicfarming #organicwine #mclarenvale ...

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Grab a bottle of Paxton wine and kick up your heels this weekend and enjoy this beautiful sunshine 🌞 Tasting experiences available at our Cellar Door - bookings preferred please call 8323 9131. If you can’t make it into our Cellar Door visit our online wine shop at www.paxtonwines.com with FREE delivery on 12 bottles or more! Photo credit @poppyfitzpatrick 💗 #paxtonwines #nearlyspring #sunshine #pinotgris #sawines #organicwines #biodynamicwine #supportlocalmv #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula ...

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Well done Team Paxton #winecompanion2021 #halliday #paxtonwines #consistency ...

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Introducing our new Queen of the Hive Red Blend which is available at our Cellar Door and online from this weekend.
Don’t miss out on the grand launch and be one of the first to try this beautiful new wine at our Cellar Door. Bookings essential so call 08 8323 9131 to book your tasting experience 🍷 🐝 Photo credit @poppyfitzpatrick #paxtonwines #qoth #newreleasewine #organicwines #biodynamicwine #mclarenvale #sawines #wineaustralia #supportlocalmv #redblend
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Who is the new Queen arriving at Paxton Cellar Door and our online wine shop soon? Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new wine release...#QOTH #paxtonwines #newreleasewine #redblend #organicwines #biodynamicwines #mclarenvalewine #sawines #supportlocalmv ...

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Rocco has taken over the boardroom trying to find a warm spot to sit...we all know who is in charge around here! #winerydogs #paxtonwines #winter #sawines #wineaustralia #lookingforthesun #organicwine #biodynamicwine #supportlocalmv ...

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