The Cellar Reserve label – established by Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago as an ongoing project – is a range of handcrafted, limited production wines, created in the spirit of innovation and diversity. Utilising special vineyards and unique vinification practices, the Penfolds’ winemaking team explore new varieties and styles, to create boutique wines that expand the parameters of what it is to be a Penfolds wine.
Penfolds Cellar Reserve wines are alternative, limited release wines that explore the innovative boundaries of viticulture, vinification and style. Whilst creating this range of excitingly different wines, the winemakers add to their existing winemaking knowledge, which will later find expression in wines across the entire Penfolds range. Largely available only through restaurants and Penfolds Cellar Doors in Australia, the Cellar Reserve range is an opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to engage with winemakers and sommeliers at a more personal level.
These wines may not be widely available but will always be worth seeking out for anyone who appreciates boldness and diversity in their wine.
Select from the list above to find out more information about each wine, download the vintage release tasting notes and review independent critic drinking recommendations.