Paxton Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Over the last 30 years, Paxton Vineyards have represented the amazing product of well-nurtured and biodynamically grown grapes. The family-run winery has a wide range of estate-grown wines of which you can taste in full at the cellar door at Landcross Farm.

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The selection

“In 2000, the family released their first wine under the PAXTON label: the 1998 Paxton Shiraz. Today, under the direction and guidance of Michael Paxton – David’s son and Paxton winemaker & viticulturalist – Paxton produces a range of estate grown wines under the family label, including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Tempranillo, AAA (a Shiraz Grenache blend), MV Shiraz, Quandong Farm Shiraz, Jones Block Shiraz, ‘The Vale’ Cabernet, The Guesser Cabernet Shiraz and the flagship wine, the Paxton EJ Shiraz”

Paxton Vineyards

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Mel, me and the Paxton dog

I picked up some of the Jones Block Shiraz during my visit, a fruity, spicy drop that is also vegan friendly. The Tempranillo and the Guesser Red Blend were also great drops.

Visit www.paxtonvineyards.com  for more information about Paxton Wines, events and how to purchase.