Established in 1979, Paxton is a family owned 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. The Paxton family have nurtured their own vineyards in McLaren Vale 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.
In 2000 the family released their first wine under the PAXTON label: the 1998 Paxton Shiraz. Today, under the direction and guidance of winemaker Richard Freebairn, Paxton produces a range of estate grown wines under the family label. The Paxton wine range is an approachable collection of wines that showcase McLaren Vale’s fruit quality (through Paxton’s superior vineyard sites), natural diversity and varietal expression. In the winery, minimal winemaking intervention ensures the integrity of the fruit from vineyard to bottle.
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 minimize 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 preparation.
Since 2011, Paxton is a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine producer producing wines with life.