The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia’s most famed and respected winemakers.
The key to the success of Penfolds has been a lineage of visionary winemakers. There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds, Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, each a custodian of a rich wine making tradition that goes back for more than 170 years. The current Penfolds wine making team has more than 100 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the wine making techniques of their predecessors.