The ‘Estate’ pinot noir comes from a selection of our best vineyard sites, and its signature style is elegance and complexity. The long late ripening season of 2017 allowed the fruit to develop good balance and intense flavours, which is reflected in thehigh quality of the “up the hill” pinots.The nose is complex and perfumed, with depth and vitality. The classic aromas of red fruit and cherry mingle with hints of spice. The palate is structured and elegant, with luscious mid palate fruit, poised acid,and fine tannins.
Founder and owner, Lindsay McCall, established the vineyard in 1985. He is lauded as one of the region’s handful of pioneers. He bought an old north-facing orchard and planted The Paringa vineyard. At an elevation of 140 meters it curls around the landscape like a vinous amphitheatre, sheltered from the harsh southwesterly winds. The deep, rich volcanic soils give power, flavour and structure to the wines. The vines are reaching their peak of maturity too, and this is a crucial factor in producing wine of the highest quality. In 2007, Paringa Estate was awarded the “Best Winery in Australia,” in the ‘James Halliday Wine Companion,’ an astonishing achievement for someone with no formal training in viticulture or winemaking.