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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  • 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...

  • 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...

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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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  • Greenock Creek is one to be careful of - the wines are often in the 16-18% alcohol rangeI have found them to be a challenge as when they are good and in balance they are excellent but too often the alcohol is too dominant and that awful hot alcoholic attribute comes throughJohn Duval is the ex Penfolds winemaker who was in charge of Grange befor... Read More

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  • Penfold's "Bin 8" Cabernet/Shiraz South Australia 2012

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    A big wine that drinks a ton above it's price point. Violets, blueberry and black currant note hit the air and then follow to the palate with additional wood, pepper, spice and tomato leaf. Plenty of tannins this could sit for another year easily. 90 points - Drink or hold - Paul Read More

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  • Penfold's "Bin 8" Cabernet/Shiraz South Australia 2012

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  • Favourite Daughter has set a Spanish theme for her 21stDoes anyone have a view of the perfect Sangria recipe Read More

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  • "The Leonetti Sangiovese is probably more of a novelty item Jack. It's going to be completely different than the Italian versions"This is true although the Leonetti version is good on its own.Sangiovese is another grape that deserves wider expression. We're willing to drink Merlot or Pinot Noir from many countries but sniff at Nebbiolo or Sangio... Read More

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  • The debate around ideal time to drink wine is interesting and the views are certainly very diverse.I would make the following observationsIf you have multiple bottles don't leave too long to try one - if they are past it you can't bring them back~90 % of wines made today are made to be consumed immediately post purchaseof the rest probably less ... Read More

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  • They do some nice wines

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