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Penley —formerly Penley Estate— is a family-owned winery based in Coonawarra, South Australia, a region famous for its red wines and strip of terra rossa “red soil”.

The wine industry loves talking about itself: the winemaker, the region, the vineyard, the barrels, the history. Penley wasn’t innocent, though they were ready for a change. Together, we redefined how a modern wine brand behaves.

We built a brand that people want to be part of. One that’s bold, progressive, fearless and full of character. A brand that blends wine and lifestyle together, talking more about the drinker and the occasion than the wine itself.

Familiarising people with Indonesian culture to connect with food over dinner banter. Texture was also explored through emboss, papers and fabric.

In an industry where black and gold runs rampant for premium wine brands, Penley’s palette lets it hair down and splashes colour around with a drop of red. Then, by mixing in a nod to 90s nostalgia through the art direction, Penley’s able to directly connect with the people it’s got its eye on.

It’s common to hear what a wine pairs best with, though instead of always pairing with flavours, we’re pairing Penley with practically everything through their tagline and brand campaign “Pairs well with”. Stilettos or sandals, bow ties or boardshorts, planned or impromptu, Penley always finds a way to fit in.

The brand may take cues from eras gone, though Penley’s approach to packaging is focused only on the future. A lighter-weight glass bottle and 100% screen printed label means that the bottle doesn’t risk heading to landfill after being polished off.

Penley’s new packaging design system brings the wordmark to the fore, making it the hero of each bottle and redefining what a premium wine could look like on the shelf. Wine language can be a mouthful. We crafted Penley's tone of voice to be a little more palatable, catering to the wine drinkers — not the wine thinkers. Never spitting out wanky wine terms, Penley talks in a language we can all understand.

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