These wines are special to us. They represent our sense of place, our connection to Penley Estate and the Coonawarra. It’s where the terra rossa soil, the red beating heart of our wines, is nurtured and the fruits of our labours are celebrated and enjoyed. We love Penley Estate and have commemorated our sense of place by acknowledging our ancestors’ sense of place. The Estate Series are soulful wines that can be appreciated now or savoured for moments well into the future.
Classic Red Blend
Douglas Astral Tolley, co-founder of TST Brandy and founder of Tolley wines was born in Chertsey, Surrey. Douglas was inspired by the great winemakers of Bordeaux. We think he may be the most famous person from Chertsey (Keith Moon doesn’t count, because he only lived there for a short while in the 1970s and probably wasn’t there at all really).
A historically grounded, Bordeaux inspired wine that tantalises the palate and begs the question, ‘Who are you?’.
The name of the property owned by Judith Ann ‘San’ Penfold Hyland (say that after a few glasses of Scottsburn). San was the daughter of Francis Penfold Hyland, Manager of Penfolds Magill and Nuriootpa until his death in 1946. She also bred racehorses and riding ponies at her Mentmore Stud.
The wine is a lively blend of flavours with a winning finish.
Steyning is the birthplace in 1811 of Christopher Rawson Penfold, son of a vicar, John Penfold, and founder of Penfolds wines. He married Mary, a pioneering tour de force who embodied the winemaking spirit of Australia’s early settlers (see the history page).
A classic red, filled with righteous spirit; just heavenly.
It’s hard to describe how we’re related to Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebury and British Prime Minister 1894-95 (without producing a rather complicated family tree), but we are related. And he owned a 6.6 hectare estate in Naples called Villa Rosebury. It is now one of the three official residences of the Italian president.
A grandiose wine with more spice than an Italian election.