The home property has 10 acres (4.2 ha.) of vines planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Gris. The current winery was built in 1998, and houses an outstanding a la carte restaurant on the upper level. In 2008 Paringa Estate owned/leased 55 acres (22 ha.) of vines and processed 220 tonnes of fruit which produced 16,000 cases of wine.
Paringa Estate is one of the most awarded wineries in Australia, particularly for Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
2018 was the vintage of which winemakers’ dreams are made. Not only were the yields generous, but quality is exceptional across all varieties. The whites have delicate fruit flavours, and fine natural acidity.
In the winery the fruit was whole bunch pressed, transferred to barrel on solids and barrel fermented in seasoned French oak (approximately 1/4 indigenous yeast). Oak maturation took place on lees for the following 10 months before bottling.
Picking Date: 2nd, 6th, 8th, 12th,16th, 17th, 27th & 28th March 2018
Winemaker: Lindsay McCall & Jamie McCall
Alc level: 13.5%
Brix at Harvest: 21.0 - 23.6o
Total Acidity: 6.9 g/L
Wine pH: 3.27