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Kalimna

Famous vineyard of the winery Penfolds; look there.

The winery was founded by the native Englishman Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold (1811-1870) and his wife Mary at Adelaide in 1844 Barossa Valley (South Australia) founded. It is one of the oldest Australian wineries. The doctor had studied medicine in London and was convinced of the positive medicinal effectiveness of wine. With vines brought from France, he planted the first vineyard in Magill near his stone house called "The Grange" (small estate).

For over a century, they mainly produced spirit-rich sherry and port wines and brandies, the majority of which were exported to England. After the founder's death, his wife Mary took over the management of the company. This was replaced in 1884 by her daughter Georgina and her husband Thomas Hyland. In 1881 the annual production was around 500,000 liters.

The family business was transformed into a company in 1921. The vineyards have been extensively expanded. During the Second World War (1939-1945), more and more fortified wines were produced in the style of sherry and port. After the war, Jeffrey Penfold Hyland took over the management of the company and switched production back to table wines. The family remained at the top of the company in 1976. This year Penfolds was taken over by Tooth & Co, which then sold it to Adelaide Steamship in 1982. They eventually sold all of their wineries to the Multi in 1990 South Corp, This was then the beverage multinational in 2005 Foster's who took over all wine activities in a separate company in May 2011 Treasury Wine Estates outsourced, to which the former...

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