Matthew Jukes wrote of the 2016: "Paringa Shiraz is succulent, sensual, texturally indulgent and elegant, but with a dark hue, masses of berry notes and a liberal dusting of cinnamon spice. In short, this is a heavenly wine and it is a terrific price, too [at £23.87]".
Located in the heart of Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Paringa Estate was founded in 1984 by Lindsay McCall when he purchased a derelict orchard. Lindsay’s passion and fascination with wine began in the mid 1970s and by the mid 1980s he decided to follow his dream by establishing Paringa Estate. The first vintage was in 1988 with just three tonnes of fruit and over the years it has grown considerably, with production now at 16,000 cases. Paringa Estate is one of the most highly awarded boutique wineries in Australia, regularly winning trophies for its Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The collection includes a stunning and precise Pinot Gris, as Lindsay says anywhere capable of growing great Pinot Noir should be capable of growing great Pinot Gris. The wines pay homage to Burgundy in style and James Halliday says Paringa Estate is “one of the best, if not the best, wineries on the Peninsula”.
The fruit comes from the Paringa Estate vineyard in Moorooduc and Sea Vista vineyard on Paringa Road, Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. The vines are aged between 15 and 20 years.