Penfolds - Small becomes big
Like many winegrowers and wineries, the Australian Penfolds started out small. The old-established winery was founded in 1844 by the English doctor Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold, who recommended wine as a health tonic for his patients. The vines were planted by Dr. Christopher Rawson in Magill, nine kilometres from Adelaide in southern Australia. Magill Estate is still the headquarters of the company. Until 1962, the estate was run by Rawson Penfolds descendants.
Grange - The most valuable wine of Australia
Attempts by the cellar master of Penfolds, Max Schubert, in the years between 1945 and 1951 finally led to the production of the most famous and valuable wine of Penfolds, even the whole of Australia - the Shiraz Grange Hermitage, which since 1990 has been called simply Grange. Since 2002, the Grange has also been vinified on Magill Estate.
More information about Penfolds Wines
|Company Name:||Penfolds Wines|
|Contact & Internet|
|Telephone:||+61 (0)8 8568 8408|
|Fax:||+61 (0)8 8568 8590|
|Year of Incorporation:||1844|
|Cultivated Area:||South Australia|