Schoolteacher-turned-winemaker Lindsay McCall became known for an absolutely exceptional gift for winemaking across a range of styles, but with immensely complex Pinot Noir and Shiraz leading the way. The wines have an unmatched level of success in the wine shows and competitions Paringa Estate is able to enter, the limitation being the relatively small production of the top wines in the portfolio. His skills are no less evident in contract winemaking for others. But time has passed and son Jamie, who grew up on the property, joined the winemaking team in 2012, after completing winemaking and viticulture at Adelaide University, Waite Campus. He was put in charge of winemaking at Paringa Estate in '17 following five home vintages, and one in Oregon, focusing on pinot noir. Exports to the UK, Denmark, Ukraine, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and China.
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 2014 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.