Our Vineyard Story
Nazaaray Estate is owned by winemaker Paramdeep (or Param) Ghumman and his doctor wife Nirmal, who emigrated to Australia in 1981 from India. In 1991, while still living in Melbourne Param and Nirmal bought 50 acres of cattle farmland onVictoria’s Mornington Peninsula. It was on a hillside, exposed to the wind from all directions and overlooked the verdant landscape and wildlife haven of Greens Bush which is part of the State Peninsula forest reserve.
“The land exceeded our budget and our wildest expectations. We had no idea what we would do with it,” says Param. They looked at crops such as olives, fruit trees and specialty produce such as pomegranate, but Paramdeep kept coming back to the dream of creating his own vineyard. The Mornington Peninsula is a region becoming known throughout the world for the cool maritime climate wines of great elegance, finesse, and intensity of flavour.
“The land exceeded our budget and our wildest expectations. We had no idea what we would do with it”
The Tiger Water Life Project
Poaching, hunting, deforestation and climate change are threatening many wildlife species with extinction, so when Mornington Peninsula winemaker Paramdeep learnt of the plight of a tiny cub in India, he knew he had to act.
Royal Bengal Tiger numbers have fallen from more than 100,000 in 1900 to just 2570 today. This magnificent beast may entirely vanish from Earth by 2040.
Nazaaray Estate Winery has committed to donating all tasting fees from their cellar door to the Project.
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