Penfolds celebrates 175th anniversary and Special Bin release

Australian wine producer Penfolds marked its 175th anniversary with a gala event at its “spiritual home” last week and has launched its first ever Clare and Barossa Valley blend in a rare ‘Special Bin’ release.

More than one hundred guests were invited to the evening’s celebrations at Magill Estate in South Australia last week for dinner in the cellar and later a fireworks display and party outside.

The event also marked the official release of the Special Bin 111A Clare Valley Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016, the first special bin release in almost a decade and the first Clare-Barossa blend as well.

Special Bins are only produced in exceptional years and from very particular parcels.

Peter Gago, Penfolds’ chief winemaker, said: “It was a privilege to celebrate Penfolds 175th Anniversary surrounded by guests from around the globe – at Magill Estate, where the Penfolds journey began all those years ago in 1844.

“This year of celebration has been filled with many significant moments – the launch of three 2012 Thiénot x Penfolds Champagnes, The Apothecaries 175th Dinner for European trade & media in London, tastings for Rewards of Patience (Ed VIII), and the release of The Penfolds Collection 2019, featuring a 100-point awarded Grange.

“The reveal of Special Bin 111A Clare Valley Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016 created a moment I’m sure will be remembered for years to come. We await the next 175 years – the journey continues, and it’s a privilege to witness its progression”.

One Response to “Penfolds celebrates 175th anniversary and Special Bin release”

  1. Zdravko Stan Doric says:

    Happy 175th Birthday Penfolds a true legend of Australia producing trusted quality goods for all these years hoping endless continuance for the enjoyment of the future generations just like so many have enjoyed and appreciated worldwide so far.Long live Penfolds.

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