Matt Woo

Penfolds Red and Fortified Winemaker

Penfolds Winemaker Matt Woo

Raised in country New South Wales, Matt Woo grew up in a family passionate about food, wine and celebration. With a wine collecting father, who had a penchant for Penfolds in particular, Matt quickly gained an appreciation for fine wine – a passion that would go on to shape his career.

After completing a science degree at the University of Newcastle, Matt commenced working in the wine industry as a laboratory technician in 2002. After relocating to South Australia three years later, Matt progressed into winemaking whilst also completing a Bachelor of Wine Science through Charles Sturt University.

In 2010, Matt became a proud member of the Penfolds winemaking team and is now in the unique position of taking responsibility for both the red table wines and the daily craftsmanship of Penfolds fortified collection – a series of beautifully concentrated and complex tawnies that celebrate the origins of Penfolds winemaking history.

Involved in every facet of winemaking from vintage to maturation, Matt relishes the diversity of his role and the opportunity he has to meet with Penfolds collectors at various events, with the 2013 London Re-corking Clinic, being a personal highlight.

With a passion for furthering his craft and ensuring Penfolds wines can be enjoyed the world-over, Matt is dedicated to ensuring the traditions and innovations of Penfolds continue for the next generation of fine wine collectors.