It’s difficult to overstate the significance of Penfolds – both as an essential Barossa cellar door, and as an iconic Australian wine producer, founded in 1844. Penfolds’ famous Grange is one of Australia’s most collectible wines, and the only Australian wine granted heritage status by the National Trust. In 2021, a bottle of Penfolds’ debut 1951 Grange vintage sold at auction for $142,131 – not your average bottle of plonk!
At Penfolds Barossa Cellar Door, sign up for a 90-minute ‘Make Your Own Blend’ tour ($85), on which you step into winemaker mode and create your own mix of shiraz, grenache and mataro (something akin to Penfolds’ popular Bin 138 blend). Win friends and influence people with your take-home bottle. Also available is a one-hour ‘Taste of Grange’ tasting experience ($150), on which you sip your way through a range of Penfolds’ drops, including one vintage of Grange. Bookings are essential for both tours and tailored group tastings.
If you’re in Adelaide, we recommend a visit to Penfolds Magill Estate where the story began. The property features a fine dining restaurant, cellar door, underground drives, Grange Cottage (the original home of the Penfolds family) and the Magill Estate Kitchen – a casual bistro offering brunch and lunch.