The Paringa wines in the Peninsula range are an haut Mornington Peninsula—the emphasis being on the liveliness of the fruit.
The handpicked fruit is whole bunch pressed and the unclarified juice is then barrel fermented. The wine is regularly stirred in barrel over its 9 or so months maturation to build palate weight and complexity. The wine typically does not see malolactic fermentation.
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.