Penley Estate’s 166 hectare estate is situated in Australia’s famous Cabernet Sauvignon district: Coonawarra.
Founded in 1988, when Kym Tolley purchased the land it was a green site and there are now 111 hectares under vine including cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, shiraz, merlot, pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay.
The vineyard lies over limestone covered by the famous ‘terra rossa’ (rich red clay) soil of the Coonawarra.
This, combined with ideal cool climatic conditions and an abundance of sunshine, make a perfect location for vine growing.
Kym’s great-great-great grandfather was Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold
and it was at Penfolds where Kym learnt his craft under the tutelage of the legendary Max Schubert.