ABOUT OUR WINEMAKERS

It is the innovation of the people at Penfolds that has allowed the status and heritage of the winery to grow.  

There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds – Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, allowing for unique cross generational craftsmanship.


The current Penfolds winemaking team has more than 150 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the winemaking techniques of their predecessors.

Penfolds Winemaking Team

It is the innovation of the people at Penfolds that have allowed the status and heritage of the brand to grow.

 “We must not be afraid to put into effect the strength of our own convictions, continue to use our imagination in winemaking generally, and be prepared to experiment in order to gain something extra, different and unique in the world of wine.” Max Schubert