Welcome to Paragon
Inspired by the legacies and indelible footprints our brands have left on the landscape, Paragon Wine Estates was founded to honour a tradition of vinicultural excellence in Australia and New Zealand.
Paragon is the name behind a growing stable of premium wine brands, each with their own unique winemaking culture. Our role is to champion those brands, and to respect the long-established processes and cultures that have made them standout producers.
Paragon’s portfolio of outstanding labels represents the finest growing regions in Australia and New Zealand, including Chapel Hill (McLaren Vale), Krondorf (Barossa Valley), Isabel Estate (Marlborough), Riddoch (Coonawarra) and Oakridge Wines (Yarra Valley). Paragon is privileged to write the next chapter in the story of these iconic premium wine brands.
Chapel Hill is named for the ironstone chapel built by McLaren Vale’s Methodist settlers in 1865. The chapel stood as the heart of the community for 100 years, before it was closed, and began to fall into disrepair. In 1972, the chapel was given a new lease on life when it became the centrepiece and namesake of the Chapel Hill Winery.
Every bottle of Isabel Estate comes from grapes grown on the Wairau Valley estate in the heart of Marlborough, and that’s exactly where it’s bottled – a rarity among new world wineries. The Tiller family first started growing grapes in the 1980s and supplying to some of New Zealand’s most prominent wine brands of the time. In 1994, the family founded Isabel Estate with the release of a Pinot Noir, soon followed Chardonnay, and then a Sauvignon Blanc. A quarter of a century later, the label is a global favourite.
Krondorf’s story is one of love, faith and hope. Those were the three values held by the Silesian settlers who established the village of Krondorf in the Barossa Valley in 1847. The settlers left a lasting impression on the area’s architecture, farmlands and vineyards, and they pioneered a winemaking tradition that continues to this day.
Oakridge is an award-winning winery, cellar door and restaurant, situated in the heart of Victoria’s oldest wine region: the Yarra Valley. Established in 1978, Oakridge has grown to become an internationally recognised producer of distinctive and expressive cool-climate wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region.
Regarded as one of the founding fathers of Australian wine, the pioneering John Riddoch was perhaps the first to realise the rich potential of the Coonawarra region. It was 130 years ago that John Riddoch planted the region’s first vines and, in doing so, positioned himself firmly in Australian winemaking history. The award-winning collection that Riddoch Coonawarra Wines produce today, in his name, hail from the very same region.