Penfolds Wines

+61 3 9633 2000 77 Southbank Boulevard GPO Box 753F, Melbourne VIC 3001
Southbank, 3006
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Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area.

1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Read more »

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  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • DV - Yes I have.  This is their entry level wines and is more of a food friendly everyday drinker.  I've had their Carnival of Love twice - never had the Velvet Glove - I'm happy with my Penfolds RWT, bin 389's & 407's. Read More

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  • Penfolds Shiraz Grenache Mataro Bin 138 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz South Australia 2015

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    This deep, inviting Shiraz sourced from a number of vineyards besides Kalimna, offers a sweet, pure cherry, vanilla and menthol bouquet. The cleanliness and purity of the scent is noteworthy; entry has cola, plum and more cherry with a hint of eucalyptus. Finish medium long, enduring. Some old oak seems present with some heat (15%). All in al... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • One of the few real bargains left in France are found in the southern Rhone and Bouche du Rhône and fall under the appellation Cotes du Rhône and Cotes du Rhône-Villages.  These wines are delicious whether red or white, and are still affordable at good price to quality ratios.  Their copies in Australia, South Africa, Australia and North America... Read More

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  • The 2015 Pecchenino Dolchetto X 2, the 2015 Capanna Rosso di Montalcino, the 2015 Tenuta de Nozzole Chianti Classico Reserva and the 2015 San Polo Rosso di MontalcinoAnother of the 2016 Limerick Lane RRV Zin, the 2015 Ojai Ben Nacido Syrah, the 2016 Ojai Ben Nacido Pinot Noir and 2013 Heitz Cellars Ink Grade Vineyard Zinfandel.And these final 3 ... Read More

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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • Drank this wonderful 2014 Penfolds Kalima Shiraz last night.Wonderful full bodied fruit, black + blueberries, with a little oak, pepper, slight gamey note, medium tannins and well balanced acidity lead to a medium long aftertaste. Read More

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  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his perspective on these bottles: Stocked with the finest classics or the newest of new wave, a full cellar is a happy cellar. Great Southern Land- Australian Classics from a Trio of CellarsDespite having fallen out of fashion, Australia has more to offer the discerning drinker than... Read More

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  • After a relatively stressful couple of weeks which included a car accident with a Kangaroo [fortunately no major injuries] we decided that Saturday we would head down to the COast to our place at Middleton just south of AdelaideSaturday morning started with some shopping and getting prepared and then I had my usual duties helping oldest son out ... Read More

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  • Saturday NightMy brother Paul and his Wife Kate came over from Melbourne - Kate's the person with the twin brother Geoff who lives in Benicia CalifMy Sister Debra and Partner Les - local like usWe met at our place for Beer and Champagne and some cheese and smoked salmon [plus olives etc]Piper Hiedsieck NV + Guiness Lager for me and Crown Lager f... Read More

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  • They do some nice wines

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