Penfolds Global Fortified and Spirit Winemaker
Born in Adelaide, James Godfrey always had an agricultural and scientific passion. Raised amongst a culture where wine was part of life, James’ passion for winemaking bourgeoned as a cellar hand in 1974, a job which solidified his career path and propelled him to hone his newly found passion in study.
In 1990, James joined the Penfolds wider team as a fortified winemaker, looking after the style, integrity and quality for all of Penfolds fortifieds. Now, with over 40 years as a fortified winemaker, James shares his knowledge and unwavering passion with the next generation and ensures Penfolds living history connects both the future and the past.