In 1988 when Kym Tolley established Penley Estate, he took the first step to continuing the winemaking heritage of his family's, Penfolds and Tolley. The traditional elements of Penley Estate have been a driving force in Penley's creation - the existence of an unbroken line of winemakers highlighting the family's solid and sustainable commitment to the Australian wine industry.
Penley Estate's 166Ha estate is situated in Australia's famous Cabernet Sauvignon district, Coonawarra, currently with approximately 111 hectares under vine. The vineyard is established on limestone covered by the famous "terra rossa" soil of the Coonawarra. This, combined with ideal cool climactic conditions and an abundance of sunshine make Coonawarra a perfect location for vine growing.
The key to Penley Estate's wine is balance. Kym Tolley has the ability to integrate wood, fruit and flavour to ensure that all of our wines have great elegance, integration and finesse. Part of this style comes from the intensely rich and sweet characteristics of the Coonawarra district, but it is also reinforced by Penley Estate's edict to only produce the best.
In 2008 Penley Estate exports approximately half of the 45,000 cases produced. Exporting to the UK, USA, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Barbados and New Zealand.
In the 20 years since Penley Estate was established we have won a total collection of 47 trophies, 19 trophy nominations, 149 Gold medals, 255 Silver and 541 Bronze medals from both Australian and International wine shows.
Penley Estate's cellar door is open for tastings and sales 7 days a week, from 10am till 4pm. Visitors are welcome to try the current range, along with a number of products produced exclusively for sale at cellar door. You may even find a back vintage product for taste on occasions.
Opening Times: 7 days a week, from 10am till 4pm.
Coonawarra SA 5263
P: 08 8736 3211
F: 08 87363 124