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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  • Syrah

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • "Interestingly Stags Leap is owned by Treasury Wine Estates which owns Penfolds."Stephen, you are aware there are two Stag's Leaps? Read More

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  • Interestingly Stags Leap is owned by Treasury Wine Estates which owns PenfoldsNot to forget also Berringer and Etude amongst others in the US Read More

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  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz South Australia 2014

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  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz South Australia 2014

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  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz South Australia 2014

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  • Getting ready for our Australian tasting tomorrow night, but 1st some recently purchased wines and lastly my oldest Aussie:The Bin 28 Penfolds Kalima ShirazThe Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier '15.It may not be the best, but it solid and I've been drinking it and likng it for years. I remember how good the '07 and '10 were. The Yalumba Old Bush Vine... Read More

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  • Well lets me give you the run downWe abandoned the Pol for an Ayala Brut Majeur - Love Pol but we do drink a bit of it and the Ayala is not as common in the Harvey Bubble selectionIt is a very nice Bubble to start the nightThe 2012 Grosset Polish Hill was seriously good [I can find no rational reason to ever drink riesling under cork ever again]... Read More

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  • We all have a favourite go to wine Mine is Riesling - Clare - Penna Lane or Eden Valley - Pewsey Vale/St Helgas both around $15+/-5Red is Shiraz Barossa Penfolds Bin 28 around $30 or Mamre Brook around $25 or for a Cab Coonawarra Wynns Balck label 25-30 Read More

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  • Looking for a really full bodied red wine - the more robust the better, up to $150ish. Thanks!   Read More

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  • RCKRYour observation is quite validHalliday has a strong reputation in our worldHe is a Lawyer by trade and set up Coldstream Hills Winery which he later sold to what is now Treasury WIne Estates - Penfolds et alCertainly Coldstream was part of the beginning of AUstralia's journey to producing our best  Pinot Noir and he has long been a strong a... Read More

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  • They do some nice wines

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