Wine Tasting in Penfolds Winery

The wine industry is an important part of life in Australia, and there is a smattering of world-famous wine-making communities around the country. Just outside of Adelaide, in the surrounding foothills, the Penfolds Magill Estate is one of the most prominent wineries in the region. It is home to the renowned Penfolds wine range as well as the prize-winning Grange brand.

Located just 15 minutes from the bustling Central Business District of Adelaide, the winery makes for the perfect day trip with stunning views and the chance to dig a little deeper into the fascinating winemaking industry.

The on-site wine education team make it possible for visitors to learn all about the famous labels that are created on-site, while the surrounding vineyards are ideal for a leisurely stroll. Elsewhere, the on-site restaurant serves up delicious local dishes against a beautiful backdrop of the rolling Adelaide Hills.

While there, visitors have the chance to explore every nook and cranny of the heritage-listed winery, including the historic underground tunnels, the bluestone cellars, and Grange Cottage, where life at Penfolds originally began.

The History of the Penfold Estate

The Penfold Winery is one of the oldest in Australia, dating back to 1844 when Dr Christopher Rawson and Mary Penfold decided to plant some vines and begin making wine. Back then, it was named the Grange Vineyard after their pretty cottage, and they mainly grew Grenache grapes that had been brought over from the South of France.

Today, the winery produces a whole range of other flavours, including Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, and Riesling. And, set just 8kms from the city of Adelaide in the jaw-droppingly beautiful surrounds of the Mount Lofty Ranges, it is one of the only urban single vineyards in the world.

The Penfolds Heritage Experience

The Cellar Door at Penfolds is a popular spot. Visitors flock from far and wide to sample some of the unique, delicious flavours that have characterised the vineyards for over 150 years.

The heritage of the Estate is what makes it so special, and the on-site heritage experience lets you explore all of this and more. Visitors can instantly immerse themselves in the rich history of this iconic winery, exploring some of the more historic parts of the estate like the underground drives and Christopher and Mary’s old home.

No visit is complete without a visit to the Cellar Door and the gift shop, where you can pick up a bottle or two to take home with you to remind you of your time at the Estate.

Explore the Penfolds winery on Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Wine Tour today!