Maxwell Wines

The unique result of his elbow grease and ingenuity. Stubborn determination and unbending standards. Eccentricity and authenticity. Carved into a limestone hill at the heart of McLaren Vale and etched into its history is a winery, meadery and restaurant he built with seductive locations for spectacular occasions: a tribute to one man’s vision and tenacity. Drop by when you next visit the Vale.

Concentrated. Robust. Characterful. The qualities of the winemaker reflect in the quality of the wine. Every wine that is made by Maxwell is, indeed, Maxwell-made. This is the unique result of one man’s vision, tenacity, and unbending standards. Since establishing his brand here in 1979, Mark Maxwell has come to understand the unique terroir of our limestone hill, and can extract every characteristic difference for every estate wine, regardless of price.

Australia’s favourite honey wine. Our family treasure. If you’ve never tried wine made from honey, start with the best. Because Maxwell Mead is Maxwell-made. Making wine from honey instead of grapes was first introduced to this country by Mark Maxwell’s father, Ken (1915 – 2004) whose devotion to the ancient craft created the benchmark for modern mead-making around the world. Today, Maxwell Mead is Australia’s favourite honey wine and the most successful range in the Southern Hemisphere. Not only is mead thought to be the oldest fermented drink originating in Northern China as far back as 7,000 BC, when the ancient Greeks discovered it, but they also called it ‘ambrosia’: the nectar of the gods.