Delivery charges within Australia
Free shipping to most destinations** within Australia if the goods purchased are $200 or more. All shipments within Victoria are free if the order is a minimum of 12 bottles. For most destinations within Australia, there is no shipping or freight charges if the goods purchased are over $200
**Free shipping to most destinations within Australia if the order is $200 or more. Some destinations incur higher shipping fees
All shipments within Victoria are free if the order is 12 bottles or more
**For most destinations in Australia there is a flat delivery fee of $10 per shipment under $200 or $15 if the order is six bottles and less
There is no shipping or freight charges to most** destinations within Australia if the order is $200 or over
**Higher shipping fees for some Australian destinations
Northern Territories 0800-0836 0870-0872
$15/dozen for orders over $200 $30/dozen for orders under $200
Northern Territories 0837-0869 0873-0899
$30/dozen for orders over $200 $45/dozen for orders under $200
Perth 6000-6205 6800-6999
Free delivery for all orders over $200 $15/dozen for orders under $200
Western Australia 6206-6699 6700-6797
$15/dozen for orders over $200 $20/dozen for orders under $200
Norfolk & Xmas Islands 6798-6799
$15/dozen for orders over $200 $30/dozen for orders under $200
Free shipping on orders over $200 $15/dozen for orders under $200
**Shipping fees for beer delivered within Australia are charged
and are calculated as a flat rate per 24 bottles
Per 24 bottles/cans
ACT & New South Wales
Norfolk & Xmas Islands
Purchases to destinations outside Australia are sold Duty Free and are subject to higher shipping and handling fees. We will not be liable for cost or inconvenience transpiring from customs restrictions, import duties and tariffs peculiar to the destination. The customer must bear all costs and burdens in relation to fees and delays resultant from international orders. We always endeavour to deliver goods purchased as promptly as is possible so that we may serve our customers again.
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We process all orders immediately
We do occasionally fall behind on despatching orders, if we have no stock on hand or if there is an abnormally large queue. It may take up to 72 hours on some ocassions to send out orders, but this is an exception. If the purchase is made before noon on any business day, and the items are in our warehouse, the shipment is sent out the same day. Some deliveries may arrive a day or two following the purchase if the destination is within Victoria, while some can take up to ten days if the address is very distant from our warehouse. If the address for delivery is within Australia, the goods are most likely to be delivered by Australia Post and can reasonably be expected to arrive within 3 to 10 working days. If you feel that your order has been unreasonably delayed, please contact us and we will be happy to track your invoice.
Insurance of goods against breakage and mishap
Orders can be insured in full, for a fee of 1%. This is paid by the customer and is exclusive of the stated price of the product. The fee is processed automatically during checkout, and is added to the total bill before being presented for payment.
Changes of vintage
Vintage changes are a daily occurrence, and often come without warning. We take great efforts to provide our customers with the vintages stated on this website, however due to the nature of wine we may need to notify customers of vintage changes or substitutions before we despatch any items.
Disruptions to internet & system failures. E.&O.E.
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Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years. The penalty exceeds $6,000
It is an offence for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor.
The penalty exceeds $500. Every order placed through this site is scrutinized by an alert team who are vigilant for indications that the purchase may have been made by a minor.
Our practice is to verify the customer or to refund the sale if we have any suspicion that the goods will be received by a person under the age of 18 years.
Sourced from Neil Steven's Glenoak property at Pokolbin, a scenically undulating site that's planted to a combination of light sand and red clay soils, widely regarded as one of the finest white wine vineyards in Hunter Valley. The oldest block was established circa 1911, the youngest plantings date back to 1965. Tyrrells»
1975 was the year Max Schubert retired from his post as Chief Winemaker, although he remained a consultant to Penfolds and kept an office at Magill Estate. He was succeeded by Don Ditter, who had worked with Penfolds as a winemaker since 1946. Penfolds»
The inaugural release of Hanging Rock Shiraz was vintage 1987 and what an event it was, immediately claiming gold and inspiring comparisons to Grange by the industry press. From from fruit grown to the estate Athols Paddock, a complex Heathcote style, more Syrah than Shiraz, boasting several trophies and over fifty gold to its distinguished history, big, powerful and rich, yet exhibiting an elegance and finesse that's rare in Australian wine. Hanging Rock»
A hallmark label, a wine of impeccable character and credentials, regularly claiming a litany of trophies and medals at international wine shows. The Classic Brown Label, from the year that saw Wolf Blass claim International Winemaker of the Year at the London International, is a magnificent example of why Australia rapidly gained repute through Wolf Blass, for the production of world class Shiraz. Wolf Blass»
Woodhenge is about big ideas, in the manner of cyclopean fences built by Australia's early settlers. A wine of great elemental sculpture, the assemblage of individual vineyard and sub-regional characteristics is the key to success of the style. Wirra Wirra»
So popular are the wines of Pepperjack, that the label hosts its own society of dedicated enthusiasts. This devout cohort of zealots, converges at bespoke venues to discuss matters Pepperjack, they dine on prime angus beef and imbibe in their cherished libation. Pepperjack»
Montana was launched to international renown in 1990 when it won the Marquis De Goulaine Trophy for best Sauvignon Blanc anywhere in the world. Now considered the benchmark in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott by Montana is an assemblage of fruit grown to choice Marlborough sites. Montana»
Richly stylized Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon, previously winner of the Stodart Trophy, made for many years by the family behind the illustrious Pepperjack. The story of this enduring wine dates back to 1844, when William Salter built a stone house for his family naming it Mamre Brook, after Abrahams spiritual home. Saltram»
Considered a good wine from one of the most difficult vintages in memory for Max Schubert and Don Ditter. Rigorous grape selection saw one of the smallest Grange yields on record at 2300 cases. Penfolds»
Crafted by a rising star of the Padthaway region, recipients South Australian Cabernet Of Year Trophy and runner-up South Australian Wine Of Year. Five generations of viticulture make Browns one of the few family owned labels producing conspicuous local Shiraz. Browns of Padthaway»
Mt Burrumboot was going to be a legend from the very outset, the inaugural vintage of this magic Shiraz claimed Gold in San Francisco. An awesome example of Heathcote, the earliest editions all showed fantastic aromas, intense fruit, and true finesse. Mount Burrumboot»
About Penfolds - the Winery
Penfolds was founded by a young English doctor who migrated to one of his country's most distant colonies a century and a half ago
Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold was born in 1811, the youngest of 11 children. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, graduating in 1838. Like many doctors before and since, Dr Penfold had a firm belief in the medicinal value of wine. Before he left Britain he had obtained vine cuttings from the south of France and these were planted around the site of the modest stone cottage he built with his wife, Mary, at Magill on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1845. The couple called this house The Grange, after Mary's home in England.
Dr Penfold built up his medical practice and made fortified wines - port and sherry - for his patients. As the demand for their wine grew, the Penfolds expanded the vineyards and increased production.
Following Dr Penfold's death in 1870, the vineyards and winery continued to be very capably run by Mary Penfold, who had been fundamental in their establishment and development from the very beginning. The scale of Mary's success some 35 years after the company's small beginnings, is indicated by records showing that 107,000 gallons (close to 500,000 litres) of wine were stored at Magill in 1881. This quantity was said to represent one-third of all wine stored in South Australia at the time. By the turn of the century, the area under vine at Magill had grown to 50 ha (120 acres) and Penfolds was fast becoming a household name.
Penfolds owns vineyards throughout all the-major premium wine grape-growing regions of South Australia
As well as the Magill vineyard surrounding the original winery, there are Penfolds vineyards in the Barossa Valley, home of the world renowned Kalimna and Koonunga Hill vineyards. Vineyards are also owned in the Clare Valley, the Eden Valley (higher up and adjacent to the Barossa), McLaren Vale just south of Adelaide, and in Padthaway and Coonawarra in the far south-east of the state. Grapes are also purchased under long-term contracts from all premium areas in South Australia. Additionally the company has developed vineyards and growers in the emerging premium wine regions of Robe and Bordertown.
The Magill Vineyard is Penfolds spiritual home, the site where Penfolds Wines was founded in 1844. Since the 1970s the land has been subject to the pressures of urban development and today just 5.2 ha (12.5 acres) of Shiraz vines remain, surrounding the Grange cottage. The grapes are used to produce Magill Estate Shiraz, the only wine still produced at the historic Magill winery.
The soil is fertile red-brown earth and the climate is generally warm. The oldest vines were planted in 1951 and the most recent in 1985. On average the Magill Vineyard yields about 40 tonnes of grapes. Kalimna is mostly planted to Shiraz and Cabernet, and produces the base, or motherwine, for Grange. The vineyard is located at the northern end of the Barossa, 4km (2.5 miles) north of Nuriootpa. The mature parts of the Kalimna vineyard were planted in the 1940s and 1950s.
There are gnarled, century-old Cabernet vines on the Golf Course Block - also called Block 42 - that sprawl, untrellised, over the ground and provide high-intensity fruit for Bin 707. In 1973 a 30ha block 5km north-east of Kalimna in the Barossa Valley, was selected and purchased by then Penfolds Chief Winemaker Max Schubert. It was planted two-thirds to Shiraz and one-third to Cabernet Sauvignon. The Koonunga Hill vineyard contributes to Penfolds red wines such as Grange, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bin 389 Cabernet, Shiraz, St Henri Shiraz and Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz. Average yield is between four and six tonnes per hectare or about 1.5 to 2.5 tons per acre.
Penfolds invested in the Clare region, about 130km (80 miles) north of Adelaide, in the-late 1970s, at the recommendation of Max Schubert. The vineyards are now established and contribute to a number of premium wines, including the Penfolds Organic red wine. In Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, Penfolds have nurtured four of Australia's great winemakers, who have passed the baton of responsibility for crafting Australia's most famous wines down through the past five decades.
WARNING Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years. The penalty exceeds $6,000
It is an offence for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor. The penalty exceeds $500. Victoria Licence 31952713
Free delivery to most of Australia if the order is $200 or more. **Beer & some destinations incur higher shipping fees