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All wines at Pennyweight are estate grown, certified organic and bio-dynamic and made at our winery in Beechworth. Explore our range of wines below, including white and red table wines, fortified wines and spanish-style aperas.
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White Table Wines

2018 Pennyweight Beechworth Riesling

Full barrel fermentation. Aged for 9 months in old French oak casks.
This wonderfully balanced wine is lemon green in colour with a fragrant citrus nose. The palate is bursting with lime, lemon and fresh apple. It lends itself to steely mineral characteristics with a long dry lingering finish, and just the right amount of acid. Enjoy now or over 8 years.
Compliments seafood risotto, creamy carbonara or zucchini gratin.

2018 Pennyweight Beechworth Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Full barrel fermentation. Aged for 10 months in old French oak puncheons.
Bright, straw coloured wine. Tropical fruit and mown hay on nose. Soft peach, melon and monstera deliciosa bathe the palate. A long dry lingering finish. Drink now or over next six years.
Enjoy with salmon, barramundi, chicken curry or asparagus quiche. Yum!

2018 Pennyweight Beechworth Chardonnay

Full barrel fermentation. Aged for 11 months French oak casks.
This delicious straw coloured wine has melon, peach, lychee and lemon zest aromas. The complex palate is creamy with overtones of melon, lychee and citrus. The finish is rich and dry. Drink now and over next ten years.
Savour with creamy marinara, seared scollops, grilled sardines or truffle omelette. Mmm!

Red Table Wines

2019 Pennyweight Beechworth Gamay

Aged for 9 months French oak casks.
Light cherry in colour, and a rich herbal nose with violet undertones. This delicate wine has a fruity sweetness on the front palate followed by a touch of earth that reaches through the middle palate and leaves a dry lingering finish. It continues to build with each sip, exposing subtle complexities – this is a fun wine with just a hint of romance! Enjoy at room temperature or chilled in warmer months. Drink now or cellar for 6 years.
Compliments menestra, pasta, paella or tapas – Mmm mmm!

2015 Pennyweight Beechworth Pinot Noir

Aged for 22 months in French oak
Bright brick red in colour. A bouquet  of  pomegranate, crab apple and strawberry lead on to a sweet and savoury palate of poached rhubarb and prosciutto underpinned by great acidity and fine tannins. Lingering dry finish. Enjoy now or cellar up to 15 years.
Serve with all game dishes plus confit of duck and wild mushroom risotto.

2015 Pennyweight Beechworth Cabernet Blend

Aged for 22 months French oak casks.
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Cabernet Franc 20% and Merlot 30%.
Deep, rich ruby colour, with a wonderful dark plum and black fruit nose, and just a hint of chocolate. The well structured palate has a perfect mix of balanced tannins, medium acidity and a splashing of nutmeg, liquorice and blackcurrants. A delicious wine to be enjoyed now or cellar up to 30 years!
Lovely with moussaka, roast beef, grilled steak or a cheese platter.

2016 Pennyweight Beechworth Shiraz

22 months French oak hogsheads and puncheons
A deep cherry colour. Beautiful cedar fragrance. Soft stone fruit fill middle palate. Long dry fine tannin finish. Enjoy now and over next 15 years.
Serve with slow roast goat, aged hard cheeses, dark chocolate, eggplant parmigiana.

2015 Pennyweight Rutherglen Mondeuse

Aged for 20 months in French oak hogsheads.
A little known grape variety from Savoie in the eastern part of France, this wine is purple- red in colour. It has a distinct cherry, vanilla and cedar nose. Enticing and complex, this wonderfully balanced wine features high tannin and acid with black fruits, sour cherries and a hint of freshly ground pepper. Pour yourself a glass, it’s like finding the last piece of a black forest cake in a hidden tin and keeping it all for yourself. Cellar for up to 10 years.
Serve with spinach and ricotta cannelloni or a charred rack of lamb.

2015 Pennyweight Rutherglen Durif

Aged for 20 months French oak casks.
This generous wine is a deep ruby colour. It has aromas of cedar, sweet tobacco and chocolate. The full, soft palate has flavours of dark plum fruits and chocolate. Firm tannins and a long dry finish. Dangerously inviting! Enjoy now or over the next 10-20 years.
Compliments rich winter dishes such as beef cheek, ox tail, wild boar sausages and quince & plum ratatouille, or even dark chocolate. Yum!

Fortified Wines

2013 Pennyweight Vintage Fortified

12 months in old puncheon
This beautiful, fine Vintage Port is a deep crimson colour with alluring chocolate and deep forest fruit aromas. The palate is dry and delicate enveloped with sweet complex fruit and hints of rich brandy. The multiple layers of this wine sustain, filling the mouth from front to back and beyond. Drink now or cellar for as long as you can resist.
Enjoy with aged cheddar or a lovely blue.

Pennyweight Reserve Ruby

Sweet Red Fortified. Average 5 years in old oak casks.
The nose shows brandy and lifted aromatic characters from the Portuguese grape varieties, which form an important part of the blend. The palate is soft and rich in the middle, there is tight firm tannin finish, and excellent length.
It would be hard to find an occasion when not to have a glass.

Pennyweight Old Tawny Port

Average 20 years in old oak casks
Made from Portuguese port varieties, Tinta Cão and Touriga Nacional, along with Shiraz and Durif. The incredible age of this wine results in the deep tawny colour, and a fine complex is formed from the rancio and brandy elements, and the sweet and mellow fruit of the middle palate.
Clean semi dry finish with excellent length, perfectly suited to the colder months.

Pennyweight Gold

Average 7 years in old oak casks
This luscious sweet wine is made from selected well ripened white grapes, fortified with brandy spirit, and aged for several years in old oak hogs heads.
Enjoy chilled as a delicious aperitif, a dessert wine or as a mixer with tonic, ice and lime. You’ll love every ounce of Pennyweight Gold!

Pennyweight Rutherglen Muscat

Average 9 years in old oak casks
Lifted Muscat fruit aromas on the nose. The palate is rich and luscious, with aged characters coming through. A clean rich finish, with very good length. Made from grapes grown at our Pennyweight and Sun Low Kee Vineyards.
‘It slips down your gullet, like the devil in velvet trousers.’
Great with Gorgonzola cheese.  Drink a little and often!

Spanish Style Aperas

The Soleros for these Aperas were started in 1980

A Solero is a number of casks of wine set up to allow movement of wine from youngest to oldest. As wine is taken from the oldest casks for bottling, it is replaced by wine from the next oldest and so on through the stack. Up to 60% of wine may be removed from a cask.

This process allows for a thorough blending of the different years and batches of wine, as well as progressive ageing of the sherry. The finished bottling wine should thus have a reasonably constant style. In theory there is still some of the 1980 sherry in the Solero.
This procedure is obviously very labour intensive.

Constance Fino

Average 3 years in solero.
A dry, straw coloured sherry, with a subtle fragrance of flor yeast, reminiscent of green apples, which carries through onto the palate. The finish is light and delicate.
Serve chilled, as an aperitif, or with light foods. Refrigerate after opening and use within 4 weeks.
The Constance is named after Constance Morris, Fred’s Grandmother. The Mia Fino Sherry was her passion at Morris’ Winery. We might add she drank it constantly!

Woody’s Amontillado

Average 8 years in solero
A more full- bodied sherry than the Constance Fino, darker in colour, with aged characters, as well as a flor aroma. The palate is full, dry, and nutty with a lingering finish.
Serve at room temperature, as an aperitif, or with soups.
The Woody’s is named after Mr.Woodroffe, affectionately known as “Woody”. He came over from South Australia in the late 20’s to set up Seppelts’ in Rutherglen. He was, amongst other things, a passionate sherry man and great friend of Stephen’s father, Fred Morris. Woody left all his wine journals to Stephen.

La Serena Oloroso

Average 6 years in solero
A rich, amber coloured, aged sherry, with a depth of sweetness on the middle palate, and a lingering dry finish.
Serve at room temperature, as an aperitif or with soups.
The name La Serena comes from “The La Serena” a winding road leaving Beechworth for Chiltern and Rutherglen. The road also passes along the La Serena creek. Being of Spanish origin we thought it a fitting name for our lovely Oloroso style sherry.

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