Awards and Accolades

For more than a century, Penfolds been recognised globally for a pioneering spirit and commitment to quality. Today, our wines continue to delight and inspire all who enjoy great wine and the Penfolds experience.

Recent local and international awards and accolades include:

 

Our Wines

Grange

Penfolds is the only Australian Winery to receive 100 points from both Wine Spectator (US) and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) for the same Vintage (2008 Grange).  In 2017, Grange was classified as a First Growth in Liv-ex's published recreation of the Bordeaux 1855 classification. Other notable accolades include:

  • 100 Points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate for Grange 2013
  • 100 Points from Andrew Caillard MW for Grange 2012
  • 100 Points from Tyson Stelzer for Grange 2010
  • Wine Spectator’s Red Wine of the Year 1995 for Grange 1990
  • 100 Points from Tastingbook for Grange 1986
  • 100 Points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate for Grange 1976
  • 20/20 Points from Jancis Robinson for Grange 1953

Our People

Peter Gago

  • Companion of The Order of Australia (AC) in 2017 for service to the wine industry
  • 2014 Winemaker of the Year and recipient of the Len Evans Award for Leadership from Gourmet Traveller WINE (Australia) 
  • 2012 Winemaker's Winemaker Award from The Institute of the Masters of Wine and The Drinks Business (UK)
  • 2007 Winemaker of the Year by The Barons of the Barossa (Australia)
  • 2005 Winemaker of the Year from Wine Enthusiast Magazine

John Duval

    • 2000 Red Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge (UK)

    Kym Schroeter

      • 2015 International White Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge (UK)
      Penfolds Winemaker Peter Gago

      Our Winery

      • 2016 Most Admired Wine Brand from Drinks International
      • 2015 Winery of the Year from Wine Enthusiast Magazine (US) - Joshua Greene
      • 2014 Winery of the Year from James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) - James Halliday 
      • 2013 Winery of the Year from Wine Enthusiast Magazine (US) - Joshua Greene
      • 2013 Winery of the Year from Wine Taste Weekly (Australia) - Tyson Stelzer
      • 2013 New World Winery of the Year from Wine Enthusiast Magazine (US) Wine & Spirits Mag (US)
      • 2013 Best Launch for the Ampoule Campaign from The Drinks Business Awards (UK) 
      • 2012 Winery of the Year from The Good Wine Guide 2013 (Australia)
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