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Penfolds is a wonderful asset to our Ultimate winery Experiences collective and the perfect venue for a winter's day out.
Penfolds' spiritual home at Magill Estate is intrinsically linked to its beginnings in 1844. One of the world’s few urban vineyards, fruit is still harvested annually on site for the Magill Estate Shiraz and select parcels are considered for Grange. From the picturesque location in the Adelaide Hills overlooking the vineyards and the city, to world class food offering – there is much to explore.
Enjoy an espresso at Magill Estate Kitchen; visit the underground tunnels where Penfolds first Chief Winemaker Max Schubert hid the early vintages of Grange; explore the historic original homestead of Christopher and Mary Penfold; dine at one of Australia’s most revered restaurants; and of course, taste the collection of esteemed wines at the Cellar Door.
Read on for the perfect winter’s day at Penfold’s Magill Estate.
9:30am Magill Estate Kitchen
Begin your day at the Magill Estate Kitchen. Enjoy fresh coffee and a delicious breakfast, while taking in the breathtaking urban winery surroundings.
11am Ultimate Penfolds Experience
Begin your tour at the original Grange Cottage established in 1844 and discover the underground cellars on a journey through the heart of our original winery. Conclude with an exclusive tasting of our most coveted wines, including the flagship Grange. Book here.
1pm Magill Estate Kitchen
Take a seat at one of Australia’s most revered restaurants and indulge in an exceptional tasting menu curated by Executive Chef Scott Huggins and his team. Expect seven contemporary courses using local and seasonal ingredients, with matched back-vintage wines. An experience to savour. Book here.
Lunch – Saturday & Sunday
4pm Magill Estate Cellar Door
Stroll over to the Magill Estate Cellar Door, take a seat and move at your own pace. Enjoy wines from Penfold’s Cellar Reserve range, or add a personalised custom plaque to your bottle of Grange. The Cellar Door is an all-encompassing Penfolds experience.