The Paringa wines in the Peninsula range are an haut Mornington Peninsula—the emphasis being on the liveliness of the fruit.
The fruit is de-stemmed and fermented in large open fermenters. The fruit spends around three weeks on skins. Maturation takes place on lees over the better part of a year in French Oak barrels.
The Mornington Peninsula is located approximately one hour south of Melbourne. A cool maritime climate,the region is virtually frost free, but is susceptible to high winds. Rainfall is moderate, throughout winter and the growing season. Most of the vineyards are located between just above sea level and 200 metres. Soils range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy loams and friable well-drained clays. Mornington Peninsula is best known for making elegant cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and sublime Pinot Noir.