The Penfold story is one of the great success’s of the Australian wine industry. From the most humble of beginnings in 1844, the name Penfolds has become synonymous with the greatest red wines in the world, growing from a tiny vineyard managed by the late founders wife and daughter to an International Conglomerate, under the stewardship of an Australian public company.
Max Schubert believed that Penfolds needed wines crafted in the image of his legendary Grange. Penfolds had long maintained a system of numbered ‘bins’ in the cellar where the finest wines, often for the exclusive enjoyment of the company’s directors, were stored. Max utilised this system to give clear and well defined identities to the new wines he was planning, starting with the famous Bin 28 of 1959 which grew to include Bin 389 and Bin 407.
At the pinnacle of the Penfold’s stable sit the icon and luxury wines comprising Grange, Bin 707, Magill Estate and St Henri, each possessing a distinctive and individual style along with a well documented track record of excellent and cellaring performance.