Penley is one of the most progressive producers in the Coonawarra region.
Born of a historic meeting of Reginald Lester Tolley & Judith Anne Penfold Hyland in 1945, two iconic Australian wine houses were melded under the Penley banner (Pen-folds & Tol-ley).
Today the estate is owned by sisters Ang and Bec Tolley, with the wines made by the gifted Kate Goodman. The sisters' mandate to Kate when she took the top job was simply to make the best wines she possibly could. Kate believes that, "Experimentation is the key to making great wine..." which has produced her fresh modern style of Coonawarra which both honours tradition and promotes innovation.
These wines have lovely balance and poise, they have a brightness and vivaciousness that is outside the norm for the region. Kate is rightly receiving high accolades for her work at Penley, bringing a fresh take to a historic region and reimagining Coonawarra for a new generation of wine lovers.