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...

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

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Penfolds Wines on Snooth

  • Unlimited Pours of 7 Wines with DinnerRegister at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prix-fixe-dinner-with-wine-pairing-at-capital-grille-wall-street-tickets-26760183429Wine Lovers of NYC is excited to offer a great wine and food pairing at the Capital Grille Wall Street on August 9. For $90 (tax and gratuity included) you will have a prix-fixe meal (... Read More

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  • Had the good fortune to attend a Masters of Wine, Syrah Panel Tasting on Monday. I believe it was the last spot available for the seated tasting, consisting of 23 Syrah's from the main Syrah producing regions of the world. The tasting was held at the upstairs restaurant of the Wine House (famous retail shop and education facility) off of Cotner ... Read More

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  • DMCKER - That's my usual buy of a particular wine.  A case make up for me is 3-4 of a certain wine I really to check and hold and maybe 2 -f a few other wines of different varietals.  I do let certain wines sits, Ports, Cabbies, Merlots, CdP, Brunello and the like.  I can wait, getting some good discounts on Penfolds right now and like an idiot ... Read More

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  • MJET - Here's a list of wines that are currently out there (out of 1000's) from just one place.  All of are age worthy, most drink well early, some drink better after a year or but all sit well for anywhere from 7-8 to 15-20. Here it is, by the way I went with a $25 - $50 range - I know you spent $75 on bottle you weren't sure about - but DMCKER... Read More

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  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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  • Anyone care to play a little sleuthing game? Why are these labels different for the same wine?With all the fake wine out there these days, especially in Burgundy and Bordeaux, folks are a little anxious about Rudy era bottles.   Read More

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  • Thanks guys.  The wines selected are listed in one of the pictures towards the end - reds on one list, whites on the other list.  The Penfolds was Bin 28, Shiraz/Syrah from South Australia, 2011.  I had to get up early this morning for a motorcycle ride and now in about an hour we are heading out to Washington DC to attend another Phillips Museu... Read More

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  • Al,It looks like it was more than a success.  Congratulations to Sandra, and you ya bum!What was the Penfolds? The Baby Grange?  Actually, gimme the list of wines you had.  I saw the Octagon and a St. Francis.  Read More

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  • Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz Kalima 2012

    Snoothrank:

    The winemaker's notes are accurate. Drinking it in late 2015 to accompany a chicken mole meal. Read More

    Wine review by Thelisa


  • OT, how do you place Insignia or Dominus or Mayacamas or Heitz Martha's or others from Napa's storied past? I was a bit surprised to see Montelena in the list below. Do we want to track specific winemakers and consultants?   So here're excerpts from the Wikipedia page on cult wines. Are these the definitions we want? Cult wines are those for whi... Read More

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  • They do some nice wines

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