Delve into the history of one of Australia’s most respected and prevalent winemakers at the Penfolds 1844 to Evermore event, which is part of the month-long South Australian History Festival.
History isn’t all about dates, it’s also about people and, in this case, wine! Step back in time as you wander through the historic Grange Cottage, the original home of Penfolds’ founders, physician Christopher Penfold and his wife Mary, which still sits proudly at the entrance of Magill Estate.
You’ll also walk through the original working winery, explore the vineyards and hear historic tales during a tour of the underground tunnels.
It wouldn’t seem right to leave without a taste test, so a complimentary glass of wine is included and can be enjoyed at the cellar door at the end of the tour.
The South Australian History Festival will host over 600 events from Saturday, May 1 to Sunday, May 30, located in both local and regional areas across the state.
The Festival details events, ideas, stories and people that have shaped South Australia into what it is today, from political and social change to big and small scale moments. All events are open-access, and the public is encouraged to get involved and learn about the state’s past.
Find the full program on the South Australian History Festival website and create your own adventure into the past.