The Story of Paracombe Wines
Distinctive, handcrafted wines from the Paracombe Vineyard and Winery uniquely placed on a small plateau in the picturesque Adelaide Hills of South Australia.
Paul and Kathy Drogemuller established Paracombe Wines in 1983 following the devastating Ash Wednesday bushfires. Their vineyard and winery is uniquely located high on a plateau at Paracombe with spectacular views of the Mount Lofty ranges.
Low yields, minimal irrigation and hand pruning ensure only the best grape flavour and quality. This is backed up by specialised care with maturation in the underground cellars to create truly handcrafted award winning wines gaining recognition within Australia and internationally.
Paul and Kathy share a commitment to produce distinctive wines displaying finesse and varietal intensity. Their specialised range includes limited release sparkling wines, fresh crisp whites and rich, spicy reds for enjoyment on every occasion.
Paracombe wines are proudly handcrafted by Paul and Kathy in the vineyard and the winery. Their wines are made to enjoy, by two people who are passionate about what they do.
The Paracombe vineyard and winery is located high on a plateau at Paracombe in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Paul and Kathy Drogemuller established Paracombe Wines in 1983 following the Ash Wednesday bushfires.
The property, a former dairy farm was totally ravaged by the bushfire, despite the devastation, Paul and Kathy could see great potential as a vineyard site and commenced plantings which has grown to close to 16 hectares today. Together with hard work and vision they designed and built a fully operational winery with facility to crush around 1000 tonnes of fruit.
The Drogemuller’s Paracombe vineyard lies 425 metres above sea level. Soil is lean with ironstone, buckshot gravel and quartz, an interesting remnant from an ancient riverbed. These characters along with minimal irrigation contribute a strong influence in wine style and flavour.
2013 Pinot Gris
Gentle blush of colour in the glass. Appealing bouquet of melon, honeyed pear and floral notes with fresh flavours of nectarine, nashi pear and crème caramel with flinty notes on the finish. Made to enjoy, perfect with food.
Trophy, Best Aromatic Light to Medium Bodied White Wine with Texture, 2013 Adelaide Review Hot 100, 2 Bronzes, 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show & Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
2011 The Reuben
Highly aromatic, spicy and delicious. Entirely fruit–driven by its cocktail of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Malbec and Shiraz. A wonderful food wine dedicated to Reuben Chapman, an early Paracombe settler known for his generosity and passionate love for the area.
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
A rich, full fruit style of wine sure to please, deep colour with delightful whiffs of ripe blackberries, sweet oak and spice. Generous juicy flavours of currants and berries textured with hints of fine, elegant tannins deliver a lingering finish. Drinking well now, promises to reward further with age.
94 Points Wine Showcase Magazine, 90 Points James Halliday, 2 Bronze medals, 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards & Royal Adelaide Wine Show
From the glorious Adelaide Hills plateau vineyard come all manner of flavours and smells ranging from dark florals to maraschino cherries, pepper and oyster sauce with lush dark chocolate tannins matching the big fruit. Seduces the senses.
Gold, 2012 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, Silver 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show,, 2 Bronze Medals, Royal Sydney Wine Show & Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, 92 Points Huon Hooke Sydney Morning Herald, 92 Points Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine