Region : Coastal, Western Australia
Very good producer of wines with class and character, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2006

Paul Conti has been one of the key players in the modern WA wine industry. Not long after he released his first commercial vintage, the 1968, out of his winery at Wanneroo, he became involved with developing vineyards in the Great Southern. The Conti story is familiar – an immigrant family striving to establish its place in a new country. These days son Jason is taking a far more active role in winemaking. The wines continue to be refined and quality is always on the up.

Notable achievements :
Paul Conti was proudly awarded the prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal at the Sheraton Perth Wine Awards, 2001.

The Grape Expectations Scoop :
The Conti Fronti – referring to their famous Late Harvest Muscat Fronti. The Mariginiup Shiraz is excellent value and would beat any equivalently priced Barossa Valley Shiraz hands down.

Paul Conti Late Harvest Muscat Fronti 2006
87 pts Halliday (2005)
Delicious. Stacks of aromatic summer fruit. Slightly sweet with a twist of lemony acidity and CO2 spritz. Serve well chilled.

Paul Conti Tuarts Chardonnay 2005
4 stars Halliday
Fruit-forward, light to medium-bodied melon and fig. Nice.

Paul Conti Medici Pinot Noir 2005
91 pts Halliday (20004)
Abundant plum and cherry, supple with touch of spice. Yummy.

Paul Conti “Tuarts” Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
89/100 Ray Jordan’s Guide to Wine 2003/04, 89pts Halliday
Smooth is the name of the game here. Well rounded and good structure. Think dark chocolate.

Paul Conti Medici Shiraz 2001
Soft, stylish, medium bodied shiraz produced from premium South West Australian fruit. The bouquet exhibits spice and violet aromas whilst the young and fleshy palate is balanced by moderate tannins. Darn good value.

Paul Conti Mariginiup Shiraz 2004
88 pts Halliday (2003)
Strong colour. Very ripe plum, prune and blackberry fruits. Soft tannins. Puts to shame equivalently priced Barossa Shirazes.

Paul Conti Grenache Shiraz 2002
If you like Rhone-style reds, this one is for you.
Fruit for this wine was entirely hand picked from old, low yielding vines planted on their Mariginiup Vineyard in 1948. A combination of rich earthy Grenache (70%) and soft spicy Shiraz (30%).

Awards :
Mariginiup Shiraz 2001 – Bronze, London International Wine Challenge 2004
Mariginiup Shiraz 99 – Silver, London International Wine Challenge 2002
Mariginiup Shiraz 99 – Silver, Japan International Wine Challenge 2001
Mariginiup Shiraz 98 – Gold, London International Wine Challenge 2000