This superbly produced documentary celebrates the high end of Australian wine achievements through the story of the Paringa Estate Winery on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, a cool climate region, where according to some wine connoisseurs produces "some of the best Pinot Noir on earth." Paringa Estate is the home of one of Australia's most successful boutique wine-makers, Lindsay McCall, and the film follows the full seasonal cycle of his winery throughout an entire year as well as featuring some highlights of The Mornington Peninsula's Pinot Noir Celebration.
Lindsay's frank observations as a passionate and meticulous wine-maker are woven throughout the story of fine Australian wines as they make an impact on the international palate. Some of the world's leading wine critics and wine enthusiasts appear in the film – from Matthew Jukes, who writes for a weekly readership of 11million in the UK ; James Halliday, Australia's best known wine writer, Phillip Rich, wine retailer and writer from Melbourne; Aubert de Villaine producer of the world's most famous Pinot Noir, Domaine de La Romanee Conte from Burgundy and Paringa Estate fan, former cricket star, Sir Ian Botham.
Featuring Matthew Jukes, Phillip Rich, Nat White, James Halliday, Franz Acheurer, David Furer, Aubert de Vilaine, Huon Hooke, Peter Bourne and Sir Ian Botham.
PARINGA ESTATE AWARDS:
Paringa Estate sweeps the 2009 Macquarie Bank Royal Sydney Wine Show!
Paringa Estate was the top performer at the 2009 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show, sweeping the field with 5 gold medals & 5 Trophies, including the most prestigious award for the 2006 Estate Shiraz which was awarded 'Wine of Show'. The 2006 Estate Shiraz also won the trophy for 'Best Shiraz in Show' & 'Best Red Wine in Show'. The 2007 Estate Pinot Noir, which has already been incredibly successful in the awards circuit over the past year, took out the trophy for 'Best Pinot Noir in Show'. The 2007 Reserve Shiraz won the trophy for 'Best Single Vineyard Wine in Show'. A total of 2355 wines from 357 exhibitors were judged at the show, representing close to a 20 per cent increase in entries from the 2008 show.
Paringa put its name on the map for Shiraz in 2006 when the 2004 Paringa Estate Shiraz won 6 trophies at the Royal Sydney Wine Show. This included Best Wine of Show, Best Medium Bodied Red in Show & Best Shiraz of Show.
"This is somewhat déjà vu!" said Lindsay of his most recent accolade. "Our success in this years' show with three separate wines is a real thrill indicating an overall quality of excellence at Paringa. However it's a Shiraz that has again stolen the limelight rather than the Pinot Noir!" ....."Hopefully this will help to breakdown the misconception that the Mornington Peninsula is only suited to Pinot Noir - clearly at Paringa Estate Shiraz is equally successful. It's truly wonderful to see the growing success of elegant cool climate Shiraz styles which in the past have been dominated by their South Australian cousins," said Lindsay McCall.
This is the fifth major award for the 2006 Estate Shiraz. It was also awarded the trophy for 'Best Shiraz in Show' at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show in November & the trophy for Best Shiraz & Best Dry Red Wine of Show at the 2008 Rutherglen Wine Show, as well as receiving a gold medal at the Ballarat Wine Show in October 2008.
2008 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
2008 Victorian Wine Show
2008 National Wine Show of Australia – Canberra
2008 National Cool Climate Wine Show – Bathurst
2008 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
2008 Rutherglen Wine Show - Trophy for the Best Australian Dry Red Wine & Best Shiraz – 2006 Estate Shiraz, Gold Medal – 2007 Estate Pinot Noir
2008 Cowra Wine Show
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