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Russian Spies, Espresso Martinis and... Neck Pillows?

Russian Spies, Espresso Martinis and... Neck Pillows?

Aaaah February, a month of absolute chaos (organised chaos that is). This month there were adventures in Russia, visits from Canada and I’d say a slight lack of sleep at the winery. It’s pre vintage and so when I asked our winemaker, Lauren about the state of the winery, there was no doubt or hesitation- it has to be really clean! Her exact words were “if it touches our beautiful fruit, it needs to be cleaned!” This means tanks, fermenters, hoses, pumps, fittings and floors. Even our newest member in the winery, Penola local, Luke Trotter will be joining us for...

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Can you believe we are already one month into 2019, only 11 months until Christm…. kidding, let’s not go there.2018 brought a lot of exciting times and high accomplishments for us here at Penley and we wanted to share a few of them with you.In August we celebrated 3 wines over 97 points in the 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion, 2016 Helios, 2015 Helios and 2016 Eos, and the rest of our wines all scored 90 or above. We are hoping for similar results this year… *fingers crossed*Once again, Phoenix was listed in Wine Spectators Top 100, scoring 93 points...

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Introducing a New Member to our Winemaking Team

Introducing a New Member to our Winemaking Team

Welcoming our new teammates, Lauren + Morrie! It is with great pleasure that we share the news of Lauren Hansen joining the Penley Estate wine team in July 2018. Graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2012, dux of the Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology course, you can understand why we want to share this news with you.A local of the Limestone Coast, it was her cheeky comment at age 15 that gave Lauren the idea of pursuing a career in the wine industry. A desire to “drink wine, travel, and be outdoors” lead to two days’ work experience in the...

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Team Talks

Team Talks

1 Colm, 60 meetings, 3 days, 58 hours, 23 coffees, 18 beers, 17 countries interested in Penley Estate – namely India, Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Taiwan, Russia, Sweden, Austria, Vietnam, Brazil, Turkey, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Spain, Japan. ProWein is the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits, the largest industry meeting for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy. Three days of concentrated business and a highly promising ancillary programme prove that ProWein is THE meeting place No. 1 for the industry. 18 to 20 March saw the international wine and spirit industries get together at their No. 1...

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