Located in the heart of Victoria's beautiful Mornington Peninsula wine region, 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 2016 Paringa Estate managed 55 acres (22 ha.) of vineyard and in an average season the winery processes around 200 tonnes of fruit or 15,000 cases.
History of Paringa Estate
Lindsay McCall began his incredible wine journey in 1984 with the purchase of a derelict orchard in Paringa Road. Having grown up on a diary farm in Fish Creek, Lindsay always wanted to have his own farm and get his hands dirty. Lindsays passion and fascination in wine began in the mid 1970s and by the mid 1980s he decided to follow his dream by establishing Paringa Estate.
In the first ten years progress was slow while Lindsay remained a fulltime school teacher. The first vines were planted in 1985 and by 1990 the home vineyard 10 acres (2.5 ha.) was fully planted. Lindsay became full-time in his business in 1996 allowing him to devote all his time and energy to growing his fruit and making great wine.
Paringa Estates first vintage was in 1988 with a mere 3 tonnes of fruit. By vintage 2000 production had grown to 78 tonnes of fruit, and by 2008 production had grown to 220 tonnes (16,000 cases). Paringa Estate has a strong presence in the Australian market and exports to the UK, Denmark, Poland, Ukraine, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, China and Taiwan.
The incredible list of awards that Paringa Estate has collected with their wines particularly over the past 10 years are testament to the quality of the wines and the passion of the people who have made them.