Commercial Meadery Category: Commercial Meaderies
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. 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.
Owned and managed by Mark Maxwell (left), the winery employs a team of wine industry professionals who each take a hands-on (or paws-on) approach to ensuring Maxwell Wines maintains it’s reputation as a premium wine producer.
Maxwell Mead is Australia’s famous and favourite honey wine. It is made in simple terms by fermenting pure South Australian honey, creating a beverage brimming with uniquely rich flavours and aromas. Introduced to Australia by Ken Maxwell (1915 – 2004), the Maxwell family is the largest and most successful producer of mead in the southern hemisphere.
There are three distinct styles of honey wine in the Maxwell Mead range: Honey, Spiced, and Liqueur Mead.