Where is the Penfolds winery?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/15/2020

Reading time: 3 mins

In the spectacular region of Barossa Valley, a remarkable range of wineries sit on the sprawling foothills.

Penfolds is just one of them but is known for being one of the most prominent brands in the valley. The Penfold Winery is one of the oldest wine brands in Australia, dating all the way back to 1844. Due to its impressive age and world-renowned wine drops, Penfolds is a must-do winery to visit when exploring the Barossa Valley.

Where is the Winery

Located more than an hour from the bustling Central Business District of Adelaide, Penfolds winery makes for the perfect day trip out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Letting vistos see the stunning views and enjoy the change of scenery diving deeper into the fascinating winemaking industry. Due to its immense popularity and prosperity, Penfolds has fashioned not just a winery to visit, but a boutique cellar door, a restaurant, and a stunning garden region all on-site. Letting visitors choose from the smorgasbord of attractions on offer.

About Penfolds

Back in 1844, Dr Christopher Rawson and Mary Penfold first decided to plant some vines in the valley to create a new style of wine. The winery was first called Grange Vineyard, named after their pretty cottage, nearby. However, it was soon changed to Mary’s last name, Penfolds. Overt the years the brand has created several world-renowned drops, with their specialities including Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, and Riesling.

The Cellar Door

Due to its long history and traditional style wine-making skills, the Penfold’s Cellar Door is a popular spot to visit. The professional staff pour a variety of wine drops out and share immense detail about the wine-making styles, the ingredients within, and the history of this particular grape and bottle. Giving visitors a better understanding of the effort gone into just one glass of wine! The designed space lets you taste the processes, aromas, and flavours featured in each sample tested. As well as purchasing some of the rare wine typically not sold at bottle shops, giving you a truly unique present for your family or friends, or just a great treat for yourself.

The Restaurant

Once you’ve had your fair share of tasting wine sips, head to the on-site restaurant! Here you don’t even need to stop drinking the wine varieties, but pair it with the glorious cuisines that match the wine flavours perfectly! The Magill Estate Restaurant offers an everchanging seasonal menu, using the local produce from around the valley to make their delicious meals. Spend the afternoon here trying a variety of pasta, cheeses, desserts, and more with your wine of choice to wash it all down!

Related article: Penfolds Grange – the Barossa Valley’s most expensive wine

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.