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Home : Penfolds





Established: 1844

Region: Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

Winemaker: John Duval

Production Quantity: 1.4 million cases

Winery Highlights:
For updated information on this winery, please visit

Address: Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa, SA 5355

Ph: (08) 8568 9290

Fax: (08) 8568 9493


Senior among the numerous wine companies or stand-alone brands in Southcorp Wines and undoubtedly one of the top wine companies in the world in terms of quality, product range and exports. The consistency of the quality of the red wines and their value for money is recognised worldwide, and - headed by the development of the ultra-premium Yattarna Chardonnay - it has steadily raised the quality of its white wines. Following the acquisition of Rosemount Estate by Southcorp in 2001, there will be even greater focus on the three leading brands of Penfolds, Lindemans and Rosemount, and it would not be surprising to see the sale of some lesser brands and the deletion of others.

Product Range:
Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz, 128 Coonawarra Shiraz, 389 Cabernet Shiraz, 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, 707 Cabernet Sauvignon and Special Show Bin reds. Brands include Minchinbury Sparkling; Rawson's Retreat Chardonnay, Semillon Chardonnay and Cabernet Shiraz; Penfolds The Valleys Chardonnay, Old Vine Barossa Valley Semillon and Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre; Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay; Magill Estate; Clare Estate Chardonnay; Clare Valley Reserve Aged Riesling, Eden Valley Riesling, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills Semillon, Barossa Valley Semillon Chardonnay, RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz, Trial Bins Semillon; St Henri Cabernet Shiraz; Yattarna, Grange. Also various export-only labels. Finally, Grandfather Port and Great Grandfather Port.

Price Range: 9.00 - 300.00 Retail

Wine Profile:

Penfolds Old Vine Barossa Valley Bin 138 Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache

Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Chardonnay

Penfolds Eden Valley Reserve Riesling

Penfolds RWT Shiraz

Penfolds Club Port Old Tawny

Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Barossa Valley Semillon Chardonnay

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay

Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz

Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Clare Estate

Penfolds St Henri Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds Grange

Penfolds Adelaide Hills Semillon

Penfolds Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds Reserve Bin Chardonnay

Penfolds Grandfather Port

Penfolds Great Grandfather Port

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Special Show Bin 920 Red

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Penfolds Magill Estate

Penfolds Clare Estate Chardonnay

Penfolds The Valleys Chardonnay

Penfolds Old Vine Barossa Valley Semillon

Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

Penfolds Trial Bin Adelaide Hills McLaren Vale Semillon

Penfolds RWT Shiraz

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Clare Valley Reserve Aged Riesling

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot

Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz

Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay

Penfolds Reserve Bin Aged Release Clare Valley Riesling

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