South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

David Paxton is one of Australia’s most respected viticulturists, with a career spanning 45+ years. He started his successful premium grower business in 1979 and has been involved with planting and managing some of the most prestigious vineyards in McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Yarra Valley, Margaret River and Adelaide Hills. There are 7 vineyards in the family holdings in McLaren Vale: Thomas Block (28ha), Jones Block (22ha), Quandong Farm (18ha), Landcross Farm (2ha), Maslin Beach (3.5ha), Gateway (55ha) and 19th (12ha). All are certified organic and biodynamic. The vineyards hold some of the region’s oldest vines, including EJ shiraz, established in 1887. Paxton’s principal focus is on premium shiraz, grenache and cabernet, though the winery also crafts wines from alternative varieties such as tempranillo, graciano and sangiovese with great success. The cellar door sits on Landcross Farm, a historic 1860s sheep farm in the original village consisting of limestone houses, shearing shed and a pop-up wine bar. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Shiraz, Grenache, Tempranillo, Cabernet, Pinot Gris, Mataro, Sangiovese, Graciano

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Paxton Wines - Halliday Wine Companion
Winemaker Ashleigh Seymour, Kate Goodman (Consultant)
Viticulturalist David Paxton
Region McLaren Vale
Address 68 Wheaton Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Established 1979
Dozens 32 000
Vineyards (area) 147.5ha ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Telephone (08) 8323 9131