History & Background

Paringa Estate was founded in 1984 by Lindsay McCall when he purchased a derelict orchard in 1984 on Paringa Road, Red Hill South. Lindsay continued his day job of teaching while he set about planting the first vines in 1985 – the first vintage was in 1988 and was just a mere 3 tonnes. In 1996, Lindsay gave up teaching to focus entirely on Paringa Estate and making great wines. Twenty-five years on the production is now 200 tonnes and Paringa Estate is one of the most highly awarded wineries in Australia regularly winning gold trophies for their Shiraz, Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay.

Lindsay believes that great wine is made in the vineyard. After struggling with vine vigour in the early years and discovering that the vines needed room to find their natural balance, he implemented the rarely seen Lyre trellis system. Each vine is split horizontally resulting in two parallel canopies allowing maximum light exposure to both fruit and leaves. The quality of fruit that this produces is second to none.

When it comes to winemaking Lindsay’s philosophy is fairly basic – the aim is to preserve the unique fruit qualities of each variety and allow the wines to express the individual ‘terroir’ of Paringa Estate. The wine processed in small batches – plunging and management of the ferments is all done by hand and most recently, Lindsay has been experimenting with natural yeasts.

“One of the best, if not the best, wineries on the Peninsula” James Halliday who awarded Paringa Estate “Australian Winery of the Year” in 2007.


Region / Sub Region

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


The Wines

2010 Paringa Estate, The Paringa Shiraz

Vintages: 2008
2010 Paringa Estate, The Paringa Pinot Noir

Vintages: 2008
2010 Paringa Estate, The Paringa Chardonnay

Vintages: 2009
2012 Paringa Estate, Estate Chardonnay

Vintages: 2010
2013 Paringa Estate, Peninsula Pinot Noir

Vintages: 2012 2010 2009
2013 Paringa Estate Peninsula Shiraz

Vintages: 2012 2009 2007
2013 Paringa Estate, Peninsula Chardonnay

Vintages: 2012 2011 2009 2008
2010 Paringa Estate, Estate Shiraz

Vintages: 2009
2010 Paringa Estate, Estate Pinot Noir

2011 Paringa Estate, Estate Pinot Gris

Vintages: 2008
2009 Paringa Estate, Estate Pinot Noir

Vintages: 2008