The Maxwell family are fourth generation bred in McLaren Vale, so there was never any doubt what field Mark Maxwell would earn his living in. It would be a field filled with vines.
Carved into a limestone hill at the heart of McLaren Vale and etched into its history is the winery, meadery and restaurant he built with seductive locations for spectacular occasions: a tribute to one man’s vision and tenacity.
Concentrated, robust and characterful: the quality of Maxwell wines is reflected in the qualities of the winemaker. But that shouldn’t be surprising. Because the man who still makes every wine is the same man who designed our winery and grew the vines. So, when we say every wine is Maxwell-made, it’s because they’re made with one man’s vision and longstanding commitment to excellence.
Since 1979, Mark Maxwell has come to understand the unique terroir of our limestone hill. And extract every characteristic nuance for every estate wine, regardless of price. Little wonder James Halliday noted our consistent excellence – in red wines particularly – and accorded us his five red-star rating.