HVD Vineyard

The HVD Vineyard was planted by the Hunter Valley Distillery Company, which was formed in 1903 when the demand for spirits was high. The distillery was designed to take excess grapes for distillation into fortifying spirits for the manufacture of fortified wines. Penfolds leased it in 1933 and bought it in 1948. Murray Tyrrell always said it was one of the finest white wine vineyards in the Hunter, and it was a coup for Tyrrell’s when he bought it in 1982.


Grape Variety: Semillon and chardonnay
Oldest Planted: 1908
Vineyard Area: 4.29ha semillon and 1.1ha chardonnay
Soil Type: Brown sandy clay loam (alluvial soils)