It’s no secret that the Paringa Estate vineyard, in the cool climate sub-region of Red Hill, is a very special site, with a unique microclimate. North facing, on ten acres of rich, red, un-irrigated volcanic soil, it’s at an elevation of 140 meters. It curls around the slope like an amphitheater, sheltered and warm, protected from south and southwesterly winds.
Owner Lindsay McCall began planting the property in 1985. Whilst he has experimented with different varieties over the years, the estate vineyard is now planted with mature vines of pinot noir, shiraz, chardonnay and pinot gris. He also leases five vineyards around the Mornington Peninsula planted with these varieties, and a few others.
Paringa Estate is one of the jewels of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula wine region, consistently making some of the nation's leading examples of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Shiraz.
Paringa Estate's enormously popular 'Peninsula' range of wines are made from grapes sourced from five leased vineyards, and some other carefully selected vineyards around the region. The wines are an exceptional expression of the Mornington Peninsula style, with the emphasis on lively fruit.
All 'Estate' range wines are made from Paringa Estate's low yielding estate vineyards, some of which are over thirty years old. Constant attention to detail in the vineyard and vine maturity produces fruit of outstanding quality.