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Penfolds Fortified

In 1844 when Dr Christopher Rawson
Penfold first planted vines next to his
cottage, it was not with the intention
of making table wine but rather
fortifieds for the medicinal benefit of
his patients. Soon Dr Penfold’s
reputation as a medical man was
outflanked by his greater reputation
as a winemaker, and thus the
Penfolds brand was born. Penfolds
fortifieds carry with them the rich
history of the winery: the first vintage
of ‘Grandfather’ was released in
1915. Our redesign reflects the proud
heritage and skilled craftsmanship
involved in making these magnificent
tawny wines.