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Penfolds Ultimate Wine ‘Health Check’ Returns to Australia

10 Sep, 2018

Penfolds Re-corking Clinics will pop-up in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide from November 12 to December 1, offering a quality check-up for Penfolds red wines aged 15 years or older.

Best known for its flagship Grange, Penfolds wines are made to stand the test of time. Search any cellar in Australia and it’s likely you’ll find a bottle of Penfolds hidden away for safekeeping.

If you’ve been holding on to a bottle of Penfolds wine for a special occasion, and its vintage is from 2003 or earlier, then you can benefit from attending one of the upcoming Clinics. This complimentary service offered by the winery will assess – and if necessary refresh – your bottles to ensure they reach their full cellaring potential, rewarding your patience in the way that you deserve.

The concept was sparked by the first Penfolds chief winemaker, Max Schubert, who would re-cork old vintages of Grange for his friends. Since the inception of the Clinics in 1991, more than 140,000 bottles of Penfolds wines have been assessed, re-corked and certified globally.

You can register any Penfolds red wine that's 15 years or older for re-corking. A bottle can only be assessed once in its lifetime, so we suggest using this measure to determine whether re-corking is required first.

A visit to a Penfolds Re-corking Clinic not only offers you the chance to review the condition of your treasured cellaring wines, but also the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a member of the winemaking team to recount the wine’s past and provenance, discuss drinking windows and cellaring recommendations. 

“As winemakers, it’s very rewarding to meet with collectors from around the globe who are willing to share their personal stories about their wine’s history. It’s both comforting and humbling to know our wines are being cellared with great care, passed down through generations and often enjoyed many decades later,” says Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago.

Ready to register? Book in via the form as soon as possible, as there are limited spaces available.

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel
When: November 12 to 14
Book now.

Where: Primus Hotel
When: November 22 to 24
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Where: Penfolds Magill Estate
When: November 29 to December 1
Book now.