Life’s too short to drink bad wine.
– Maxwell Wines
Since 1979, family owned Maxwell Wines, with its eighty acre estate vineyard, has built a reputation for producing hand made, rich and robust reds that combine exquisite fruit quality with structure and finesse. The signature Lime Cave Cabernet and Ellen Street Shiraz reds are acclaimed for their cellaring potential and purity of expression. The white wines achieve freshness and superb varietal character via slow, cool ferments that capture the delicacies of the grapes.
Over the past 35 years Maxwell Wines has carved out a reputation as a premium producer in McLaren Vale. The brand has produced some excellent red wines in recent years. The majority of the vines on the estate were planted in 1972, and include 19 rows of the highly regarded Reynella Selection cabernet sauvignon. The Ellen Street shiraz block in front of the winery was planted in 53. During vintage, visitors to the elevated cellar door can watch the gravity-flow operations in the winery. Owned and operated by Mark Maxwell.
- James Halliday
- James Halliday Wine Companion