Maxwell Wines

+61 8 8323 8200 Olivers Road
McLaren Vale, 5171
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Since 1979, family owned Maxwell Wines, with its forty 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. At Maxwell's, we believe "Life's too short to drink bad wine". The family is also famous for its range of Maxwell Meads, being the most significant producer in the southern hemisphere of this time-honoured, delicious and golden fermented honey. As mead is one of the oldest fermented drinks known to mankind, the late Ken Maxwell was inspired to research and produce what are now highly acclaimed as the benchmark of meads in the world. The Maxwell Meads’ purity of flavour is testament to almost 50 years of family research and development Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • If you're more than a casual wine drinker, if you follow wine the way bookies follow horses and TMZ follows starlets, then you're familiar with the Natural Wine movement. How could you not be? In the last couple of years, it seems as if every cogent wine commentator in print from San Francisco to Sydney has seen fit to write about the phenomenon... Read More

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  • Maxwell Creek Cabernet 2008


    Nice Cab. A small lot that is very well balanced and food friendly. One thing I noticed is that there was not much of a bouque to the wine at all. But other than that I really enjoyed this Cabernet! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion

  •  Since my queries of this nature are usually tagged to the end of other threads of (somehwat) related nature, I figured I'd start one of dedicated nature. Hopefully this'll be easier to search for and come back to in the future.Here's an offer from HDH in Chicago. Anything of particular interest, or of relatively good pricing? This offer seems a... Read More

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  • Maxwell Four Roads 2008


    Floral, red berries, earthy spice, blueberries, raspberries + nutty oak combine to produce a wine with loads of character and a nice smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by peyesquared

  • Maxwell Creek Cabernet 2004


    Great value Cabernet! Very smooth tannins with a bit of complexity not typical for this price. Enjoyable! Read More

    Wine review by winesavvy

  • Two Winemakers, One Texas Winery and Two Texas Wines: Torre di Pietra Blanc Du Bois & Black SpanishI recently stopped by Torre di Pietra Winery ( in Fredericksburg, Texas and had two wines presented to me for tasting. One was a white wine and one a red. The white wine was near straw in color with perceptible aromatic... Read More

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  • Just wanted to start a dialogue on NYC wine tastings coming up for November & December. My company (Oriel wines) has a few, Snooth is always up to something, and I'm sure there are loads more:Wed Nov 11 - Oriel Wine dinner 6-course pairing menu at Elia restaurant (Brooklyn, NY) 7-10pm $100pp/all proceeds to benefit the Child Abuse Protection Pr... Read More

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  • Maxwell Creek Cabernet 2004


    Alright, I go first! This wine was a little deceiving to me. The nose is fruity somewhat, which can turn me off, but the finish was pure, bold cabernet, which I love. It has that nice 1-2 punch. I highly recommend it! Read More

    Wine review by jacket88

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  • Maxwell Creek Cabernet 2004


    This is a nice Cab for the price. A Cab you can drink the second you open, nice fruit forward flavor with a smooth finish. Will get again. Read More

    Wine review by UWSNapaLover

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