Andrew Caillard, Peter Gago, and Steve Lienert share stories about the history and people behind Penfolds.
[MUSIC] The Penfold team of winemakers is a team that goes back oh gee, with many decades of experience. I'm a relatively newcomer to the team at only 19 years tenure. My job is, really, looking after the day to day operations at the Penfolds Winery in the Brassa\g Valley. Anything from the vintage process right through to blending, maturation, and bottling. My role at Penfolds as chief winemaker was to try and coordinate what's happening, to try and maintain style. But also to develop, to innovate and to look ahead. Max Schubert was the very well known, the legendary chief wine maker of Penfolds, who really put us on the map globally. He came up with this idea of Making a great Australian wine that would have the age worthiness as a top French wine. In terms of the [UNKNOWN], in terms of grange, and other [UNKNOWN] pinafore wines, he has left a indelible stamp. You only have to look back maybe ten, 15 years ago. And wine makers and growers certainly didn't spend as much time together as what they do now. If you've got common goals with the grower and they can certainly see potential and use for their fruit, there's certainly a certain amount of pride in their vineyards. At Penfield's, there is a great spirit of innovation which we continue Yet at the same time, we still have a foot back in tradition and the styles that we make. That's what Penfolds is, a winery that never stopped in 164 years from moving ahead. [MUSIC]