South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

David Paxton is of one Australia’s most successful and respected viticulturists, with a career spanning over 40 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 for top global wineries. There are 6 vineyards in the family holdings in McLaren Vale: Thomas Block (25ha), Jones Block (22ha), Quandong Farm (18ha), Landcross Farm (2ha), Maslin (3ha) and 19th (12.5ha). All are certified organic and biodynamic, making Paxton one of the largest biodynamic producers in Australia. The vineyards have some of the region’s oldest vines, including the 125yo EJ shiraz. His principal focus is on his own operations in McLaren Vale with Paxton Wines, established in ’98 as a premium shiraz, grenache and cabernet producer. The cellar door sits on Landcross Farm, a historic 1860s sheep farm in the original village consisting of limestone houses and shearing shed. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Russia, Finland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, grenache, graciano, tempranillo, pinot gris.

Cellar Door


Local cheese platters and gourmet foods available. Wedding and special events facility. Queries to


Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pmMon: 10:00am till 5:00pmTue: 10:00am till 5:00pmWed: 10:00am till 5:00pmThu: 10:00am till 5:00pmFri: 10:00am till 5:00pmSat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

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Paxton Wines - Halliday Wine Companion
Winemaker Dwayne Cunningham, Kate Goodman (Consultant)
Established 1979
Dozens 32 000
Vineyards (area) 82.5 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 68 Wheaton Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8323 9131