Fleurieu Living Magazine

A fertile mind

The collection of titles in David Paxton’s office bookcase is an eclectic one. Wedged between bestsellers and crime novels are the ‘The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop’ and ‘Cottage Gardens in Australia’, and a hefty variety of others. They speak of someone with varied interests and pursuits, who can’t easily be categorised.

David Paxton is such a man. He’s one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturists and a clever entrepreneur. But he’s also a passionate biodynamic farmer, who’s spearheaded the organic wine movement in both the region and the nation.

It’s 42 degrees in the shade on the day of our interview, but, despite the

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