To run, discover and play. To be brought to life. We are the wines with carefree souls; the wines for now and the wines for later. We are the vibrancy of the terra rossa, celebrating the fruit and honouring the vine.
It’s a tale as old as time. Two pioneering SA wine families, both alike in dignity in fair South Aus, where we lay our scene in marriage…
The Penfolds family wine brand, established as Penfolds at Magill Estate in 1844.
The Tolley family’s foray into booze began in 1838 as Tolley & Co. wine merchants, with a multifaceted history spanning distilling and winemaking.
Our wine community in SA is tight-knit; wine runs as thick as blood around here. You might say this collision of offspring it was inevitable. When Reginald Lester Tolley met Judith Penfold Hyland in 1945, sparks flew, and romance quickly blossomed. Reg and Judith Anne married in 1947, and Penley was conceived as a jocular, hypothetical hybrid business name. Maybe, one day.