4th President’s Medal
Paringa Estate, VIC
Paringa Estate’s 2006 Shiraz was the winner of the 4TH President’s Medal. “Winning the President’s Medal in 2009 was a great thrill,” winemaker Lindsay McCall said. “As a reward to my staff who helped in winning this award, I took them for lunch – a good investment of some of the $10,000 prize.”
McCall, who gave away his teaching job in 1994 to pursue his passion for winemaking, now produces multi-award-winning wine which is exported to the UK, Denmark and Asia, as well as having a strong presence in the Australian market.
Judge Simon Marnie said the wine company not only impressed the judges with all aspects of its triple bottom line impact, but also with its winemaker’s enthusiasm and skills for the craft: “Lindsay McCall pursues his passion from the soil to the bottle.”