The Penmara Story
Penmara Wines is an exciting addition to the Australian viticultural landscape. Created towards the end of 2000 and based in the Hunter Valley, our unique winery was formed when 5, well established, family owned vineyards joined forces so as to gain greater control over our winemaking and distribution activities. The synergies of this new venture has resulted in our ability to consistently produce higher quality wines to satisfy the larger international and domestic markets.
Penmara, Pen from the Greek prefix Penta for Five, and Mara an Aboriginal word for Five Fingers
Based in the Hunter Valley of Australia, with vineyards also in Orange and surrounding areas, Penmara draws on almost 400 acres of vineyards with differing climates and soil types. These vineyards are all low yielding, which provides our winemaking team the quality, as well as the diversity, that is so vital in consistently producing quality wine
We strive to retain the characteristics and qualities of the vineyards, for we believe that great wines are made in the vineyard, by real people who tend the vines with passion and dedication. Continual family ownership will ensure this philosophy is maintained and this is enforced by the experience of our chief winemaker, John Hordern, who is the third generation of his family to make wine in the Hunter Valley
We invite you to share in our vision of quality at Penmara Wines