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Paramdeep Ghumman is definitely not your typical Australian winemaker. For starters, he hails from Punjab in India, a region not associated with fine wine. He had never even tasted wine until, aged thirty, he had a glass or two of French Champagne on the flight from Calcutta to Melbourne, when he emigrated with his doctor wife, Nirmal, in 1981.

His interest was immediately piqued, but at that stage he never dreamed that one day his own wines would be served at some of Australia’s best restaurant tables, nor that he and his wife would run a very quirky cellar door complete with vintage railway carriages.

Paramdeep has made up for lost time though, creating superb single vineyard wines totally by hand in one of the Mornington Peninsula’s smallest commercial vineyards. Indeed, Param is one of only a handful of Indian-born winemakers in Australia. He is also one of the few winemakers on the Mornington Peninsula who make their own wine on their own premises. He makes his wine from grapes grown exclusively on the Nazaaray site.