This ‘Single Vineyard’ wine is the ultimate expression of our unique home vineyard in Red Hill South. It comes from a block of nine rows, which are now 30 years old. The nose is pure delight; complex aromas of white nectarine and peach, mingle with the flinty notes of recently struck matches. The palate has delicate stone fruitflavours, poised acidity, and impressive weight. The finish is long, lingering and savoury.
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.