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Paringa Estate
Modern Australian
  • 44 Paringa Rd,
    Red Hill South, VIC
  • (03) 5989 2669,
    www.paringaestate.com.au/
  • Lunch Wed-Sun noon-2.30pm;

    Dinner Fri-Sat 6pm-8.30pm

     

Paringa Estate
-38.389082,145.037068

You can watch the changing seasons from Paringa Estate's rustic dining room. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the vines, where plump geese wander and purple-handed winemakers dart about during vintage. Top-rated wines are showcased on the estate-only wine list, which spans new releases and hard-to-find back vintages. Nature's ebb and flow is expressed in the kitchen, too, where chef Julian Hills draws on Victorian produce for his beautifully plated fare. There might be wallaby tartare with rye crisps, a vivid caper emulsion and a soft-centred quail egg, or a rainbow-hued medley of beets, blooms and grains. Main courses flatter the estate's stellar red wines, as with the generous pork dish of sticky caramelised belly, blush-centred cutlet, apple and salt-roasted kohlrabi paired with a glass of pinot noir. Pot-roasted quince with rhubarb, shortcrust pastry-flavoured ice-cream and peppy dehydrated apple completes the staunchly seasonal package.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $19-$20

    M $35-$39

    D $15 

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Julian Hills

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