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Penfolds, Australie

30 Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa,
South
Australia, 5355
Australia
Tel : +61 (08) 8568 8408
barossa.cellardoor@penfolds.com.au
www.penfolds.com


Grapes:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Shiraz.

Production: over 1.4 million cases per year


The vineyard of Penfolds is located in the middle of the Adelaide Hills in southern Australia.
Dr. Christopher Penfold and his wife, Mary, planted the first grapes brought to Australia.

 
In 1844, the vineyard being created, they established the Penfolds wine company at Magill Estate. Dr. Penfold's reputation developing along with the vineyard, he ceded the management of the estate to Mary Penfold.


After the death of Dr. Christopher Penfold in 1870, Mary, continued the management of the Penfold company and passed to her daughter Georgina who died in 1896. At that time Penfold produced 33% of wine production in Australia.


In 1948
, Max Schubert became the chief winemaker of the Penfold company. He was a true entrepreneur, innovator and he creates Penfolds Grange in the 1950s.


In 1950
,
Max Schubert traveled to Europe to discover winemaking practices in Spain and Portugal, but this is at Bordeaux, in France, that Max Schubert was inspired and impressed by French wines.
Back in Adelaide, just in time to prepare the 1951 vintage, Max Schubert searched for the right grape varieties and Shiraz was his favorite. Max Schubert was inspired by Europe and his practices of precision vinification.


In 1959
,
the first wine of Shiraz with grapes from the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, was named after the cellar storage area where it was aged "Kalimna Bin 28". He became the first official wine of Penfolds Bin. Barn has become one of the most revered wines in the world.


In 1988
,
Max Schubert was named "Man of the Year" by Decanter Magazine, thus Penfolds Grange was named to the Heritage List of South Australia.
The most venerated wine legend in Australia can be said to be that of Max Schubert's invention, passion, risk and determination for Australian wine. Max Schubert did his best to win and work at Penfolds, which he joined in 1931.


In 1995
, Awards have been awarded to Grange, including the 1990 vintage which was named by Wine Spectator the red wine of the year.


Penfolds Vineyard has launched the 2008 Syrah Grange, considered to be the largest vintage wine in the New World since Robert Parker gave it a 100/100 rating.The Penfolds Vineyard has launched the 2008 Syrah Grange, considered to be the greatest historical vintage of New World wines since Robert Parker awarded it a 100/100 grade.

Wine list produced by Penfolds:

Penfolds Australia Shiraz
Penfolds Australia Grange
Penfolds Australia Yattarna
Penfolds Australia Bin 707 Cabernet Suavignon
Penfolds Australia RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz
Penfolds Australia Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Penfolds Australia Magill Estate Shiraz
Penfolds Australia St Henri Shiraz
Penfolds Australia Reserve Bin A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
Penfolds Australia Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
Penfolds Australia Bin 389 Cabernet Shirazz
Penfolds Australia Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz
Penfolds Australia Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
Penfolds Australia Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz
Penfolds Australia Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz
Penfolds Australia Bin 138 Shiraz Mataro Grenache
Penfolds Australia Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
Penfolds Australia Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay
Penfolds Australia Bin 311 Chardonnay
Penfolds Australia Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling
Penfolds Australia Bin 8 Shiraz Cabernet
Penfolds Australia Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro
Penfolds Australia Aged Release Riesling
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Merlot
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Coonamwarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Barossa Valley Shiraz
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Durif
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Barossa Valley Grenache
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Fiano
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Semillon
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Pinot Gris
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Traminer
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Viognier
Penfolds Australia Cellar Reserve Chardonnay

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