The Penfolds winery was founded in 1844 by Dr Christopher Penfold and his wife Mary, at the Magill Estate near Adelaide in South Australia. Today Penfolds is widely regarded as Australia’s most iconic wine brand.
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Penfolds farm some of the finest vineyard sites across South Australia’s most recognisable wine regions, including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, and Coonawarra. The climate is very hot and dry at sea level, but vineyards at altitude, or with proximity to the coast, enjoy a cooling effect during the extreme heat of the summer. The main red grape varieties grown are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mataro (Mourvèdre), and the main white grape varieties are Chardonnay and Riesling. Penfolds farm their vineyards with respect to nature and sustainability.
Peter Gago joined Penfolds in 1989 and has been Chief Winemaker at the estate since 2002. He leads a dedicated team of winemakers, who between them have over 150 years of experience at Penfolds. His winemaking philosophy ensures careful custodianship for Grange and the other classic members of the Penfolds range, whilst continuing to push the boundaries of their terroir ever wider with exciting new additions to the range.
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