The Zapris family established Sir Paz Estate in 1997, planting just under 6ha of shiraz; the first release of '01 scored an emphatic gold medal at the Victorian Wines Show '03 as the highest scored entry. The success led to the planting of additional merlot, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. It is not hard to see the anagrammatic derivation of the name. Exports to the US, Canada, Mexico, UAE and China.
In 1997, Sir Paz Estate planted the first vines on the picturesque property in the southern hills of the Yarra Valley.
In 2001, the debut vintage was produced, a few barrels of Shiraz were crafted to be enjoyed by family and friends. That first vintage won a Gold Medal at the Yarra Valley Wine Show and went on to win a Gold Medal at the Victorian Wine Show.
Now, nearly 20 years later, Sir Paz Estate produces an impressive portfolio of wines and has recently opened a purpose-built cellar door for everyone to sample and enjoy their award-winning wines.
Open to the public every Saturday & Sunday, you can sit at a table on the covered, heated alfresco deck, order a glass of wine and indulge in a meticulously crafted gourmet Mediterranean cheese platter. Situated at 852 feet above sea level, the views are as spectacular as the wines.
What's more, a family member is always in the Tasting Room and happy to talk you through each wine and discuss any facet of the vineyard.
Sir Paz Estate is open every weekend and can also cater for special events. Bookings for groups are recommended.