Most people don't realize how large Australia is. It is roughly the same size as the continental United States. But that's where the similarities end. The southern parts of the U.S. are too hot and humid to grow wine grapes successfully. But, because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, its southern coast is further from the equator and, thus, more suitable for growing wine grapes.
Penny's Hill is located in McLaren Vale, in South Australia. It is the most historic wine region in Australia, as it was the first area to plant grapes - in the 1850s. It is still considered one of the finest winemaking areas in the country, particularly for Cabernet.
Penny's Hill was established in 1988 when Tony and Susie Parkinson acquired the 80-acre property and planted grapes in 1991. The winery is named after the hill above the property.
Penny's Hill winemaker, Alexa Roberts, is one of the few female winemakers in Australia - but that is fortunately changing. She has won more awards than most, including "World's Best Cabernet" in France's Concours International Cabernet Competition.
The vines from which this beauty was sourced are now over 20 years old. This is the time when the vine is at its finest and most productive, and it shows.
In the glass, you'll find a classic, seductive Cabernet with all the sultry presence, black fruit, spice, earth and vanilla you would expect. Here is a textbook offering that will endure and reward you for years to come.