Penfolds Wines

+61 3 9633 2000 77 Southbank Boulevard GPO Box 753F, Melbourne VIC 3001
Southbank, 3006
Australia View map

 

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 »

View More

Popular wines by Penfolds Wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced by Penfolds Wines View all

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

Page 1 of 62

Penfolds Wines on Snooth

  • Penfolds Grandfather Tawny Port 2009

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • DMCKER - University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Yes, the model from a financial side includes our own $$. The crowdfunding aspect is a way to offset the initial cost of production and to validate which wines will be produced. Agreed. Winemakers will go through certain qualifiers in this model. (i.e must have above a 89Pt rat... Read More

    Forum post in the topic HELP! Conducting a Survey for...


  • Like the Title suggests, I'm getting my MBA from the University of California and my team and I have come up with a business model for the wine industry. One of our tasks in this project is to conduct some consumer research around the Brand name vs model. Would love any / all feedback!http://surveys.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cuVjpGWGEpkKTaZEd... Read More

    Forum post in the topic HELP! Conducting a Survey for...


  • Definitely Langtons is your premium, top end wine, reliable shipper. But they can be expensiveI don't have any first  or second hand experience of shipping internationally with these companies.I like the look of the Trio wine (Tasmanian wine) site. If you like cool climate Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sparkling wine then some of their mixed... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Quality online wine...


  • I am another Aussie and I think you may have drunk your Leeuwin too young, or perhaps the bottle had been heat affected in transit? Why not try the same winemaker's Prelude Chardonnay? The price will be reasonable, and the fruit more accessible. If you like super premium Chardonnay then Rick Kinzbrunner's Giaconda Estate, Cullen's Kevin John, Mo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australian Chardonnay - More...


  • Penfolds "Shiraz Mourvedre Bin 2" South Eastern Australia 2008

    Snoothrank:

    ok Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Let me start by saying I pretty much drink chardonnay from France or California. If it's 90% butter and little else, I'm out. If it tastes like lemon juice and weeds, I'm also out. If California, I'm looking for nicely developed fruit profile without so much oak that it taste like I'm sucking on a tree. I like Peter Michael chardonnay ***a lot**... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australian Chardonnay - More...


  • Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa  2008 Tiers Picca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Shiraz, or should I say Syrah? Either way, you have one of the world’s truly noble grapes, yet one that tends to cause a bit of confusion. The two names don’t help of course, or the fact that, in theory, they represent two different styles of wine. One the one hand you have Syrah, the name in French that represents the style of wine produced thr... Read More

    From the article Syrah under $15


  • Below are some good online wine purveyors I've dealt with very successfully over the years. They have provided well-curated wine selections at good prices, processed purchases well, and shipped efficiently (though not all internationally). I'm throwing their names out with multiple aims in mind:to see if anyone has good or bad experiences to sha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Quality online wine...


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 252157JelaDragoljevic 252157 JelaDragoljevic


  • Description added for this page.

    Page modification by 252157JelaDragoljevic 252157 JelaDragoljevic


  • They do some nice wines

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


1 2 3 4 5  ...  62 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Recent Forum PostsView all


Penfolds Wines wine ratings and reviews






Snooth Media Network