Penley Estate was born from the marriage of two of South Australia's pioneering wine families, the Penfolds and the Tolleys. Established in the mid 1980s from a few hectares of vines in the famous Coonawarra region, the estate shot to prominence in 1989 when Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon won Gold at the prestigious Adelaide Wine Show. Today, the estate has grown significantly to over 80 hectares of vines and a state of the art winery, run by 5th generation family members, sisters Ang & Bec Tolley. With winemaker Kate Goodman, they have revitalised the estate and created a new style of Coonawarra wines: softer and more elegant than Coonawarra sometimes produces.
Penley Estate wines at Amathus: the Phoenix Cabernet not only shows Coonawarra's classic grape, but also offers great value for money, as does the Atlas Shiraz, representing Coonawarra's second variety. Our range extends right up to the exceptional Helios Cabernet Sauvignon, showing the finer side of Coonawarra Cabernet.