Penley Estate | Coonawarra
Penley Estate is located in the centre of Australia's most famous Cabernet Sauvignon region: Coonawarra. Continuing a family tradition that spans five generations, the winery was established in 1988 when the Tolley children (Kym, Bec and Ang) bought a block of land in Coonawarra, continuing the winemaking heritage of their pioneering families, Penfold and Tolley, both storied names in the Australian wine industry.
Today, the estate has grown significantly to over 80 hectares of vines and a state of the art winery. In 2015, Ang and Bec Tolley took full ownership of the company and made a number of important changes, key of which, was the appointment of Kate Goodman, regarded as one of Australia’s best contemporary winemakers. Behind the scenes Ang’s husband David Paxton, one of Australia’s foremost viticulturists, has been working as a consultant, with improvements in vineyard performance already evident. All of the wines are truly estate grown and Penley's vineyards are the pride of everything they do. Taking a very holistic approach to viticulture they seek to create a balance between the soil and the vine. With Kate at the helm Penley are now creating wines with freshness and vibrancy, seeking structure and expression of fruit, while still retaining varietal integrity.