Paringa Estate, Mornington Peninsula

Lindsay McCall established Paringa Estate back in 1985 on 10 ‘home’ acres of derelict orchard in Paringa Road, Red Hill South, which he planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Gris. Paringa Estate is now one of the most awarded wineries in Australia, particularly for Pinot Noir and Shiraz - set in rolling, green hills ripe with fruit

The first vines were planted in 1985 and complete by 1990. Lindsay was able to quit his job as a schoolteacher in 1996, allowing him to devote all his time and energy to growing his exceptional fruit and producing great wine. The ‘home’ vineyard is only 10 acres, but production in recent years has included fruit from additional select vineyards in the region.

Lindsay McCall is passionate about the quality and management of his fruit, and is hands-on in his winery. He works closely with his assistant wine maker to mentor and continue to invest in and investigate better techniques of making wine.

Paringa Estate Pinot Noir is dense and rich while the Shiraz has spicy herbal notes and concentrated fruit flavours. The Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are full of varietal flavour and complexity.

In the words of James Halliday "Lindsay McCall has shown an absolutely exceptional gift for winemaking across a range of styles, but with immensely complex Pinot Noir and Shiraz leading the way. The wines have an unmatched level of success in the wine shows and competitions Paringa Estate is able to enter, the limitation being the relatively small production of the top wines in the portfolio."

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