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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  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • Aussie List1962 Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Shiraz2002 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling1990 Penfolds Grange Shiraz1999 Cullen Diana Madelaine Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot2006 Giaconda ChardonnayNZDon't have a dream list   Read More

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  • We all covet certain superstar wines but budget restrictions mean we have not got there yetWhat are the 5 wines you would like to drink before you die that you have not already hadPlease include VintageMine1996 Krug Clos Du Mesnil1990 DRC Romanee Conti1959 Chateau Mouton [Birth Year]1847 Chateau d'Yquem1982 Petrus Read More

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  • BTW, any comments on these: the wines, the vintages and the indicated prices? Australia/New Zealand CollectionJamsheed, Syrah, Helasville "Hill Paddock Vineyard" 2010  $45/5,000 JPYPenfolds GSM Bin 138-Old Vines, Barossa Valley $440/4,500 JPYVasse Felix, Shiraz, Margaret River, 2000 $30/3,100 JPYTin Shed, Shiraz, Barossa Valley "Single Wire Vine... Read More

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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

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by 127503rckr1951 127503 rckr1951


  • Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz South Australia 2014

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    Wine review by 127503rckr1951 127503 rckr1951


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  • They do some nice wines

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