Established in 1979, Paxton is a family owned McLaren Vale wine company. Founder and owner, David Paxton is one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturalists – a reputation built on managing and growing wine grapes of exceptional quality for over 30 years.
For 4 decades we’ve nurtured our vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. During this time our philosophy and reputation has been built on growing grapes of exceptional quality. Our mission now is to showcase quality, varietal expression and natural regional diversity within a range of wines that will indulge lovers of the finest drop. It’s been heads down, tails up for everyone at Paxton, for as long as we can remember, and while we have been working we’ve become one of McLaren Vale’s most respected wine producers.
The Paxton family have nurtured their own vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia, for three decades. Internationally recognized as one of Australia’s leading wine regions, McLaren Vale is renowned for the production of super-premium quality wines – particularly red wines.
Paxton vineyards are spread across a diverse number of sites and soil types, which are managed without compromise from planting to harvest. David Paxton continues to strive to minimise inputs and manages the Paxton vineyards biodynamically – a system of farming without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils through the use of natural compost preparations.
We call our approach “back to the future”. It involves combining traditional, hands-on management, integrated and complimented with modern technology. We choose to propagate vines from old pre-clonal selection vineyards to benefit from stock with a history of low-yield and high quality.