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.