Penfolds Celebrates 25 Years of Recorking Clinics

From left to right: Professional Golfer and 9 Time PGA Champion, Stuart Appleby, and Penfolds Red Winemaker Andrew Baldwin attend  the Penfolds Recorking Clinic at The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, FL on Tuesday, October 25th. The Australian winery has been providing its famed Recorking Clinic service to wine collectors around the world since 1991, with over 130,000 bottles certified since the program’s inception. Photo Credit: Rodolfo Benitez
From left to right: Professional Golfer and 9 Time PGA Champion, Stuart Appleby, and Penfolds Red Winemaker Andrew Baldwin attend the Penfolds Recorking Clinic at The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, FL on Tuesday, October 25th. The Australian winery has been providing its famed Recorking Clinic service to wine collectors around the world since 1991, with over 130,000 bottles certified since the program’s inception. Photo Credit: Rodolfo Benitez

Penfolds, Australia’s leading winemaker, is proud to celebrate 25 years of exclusive service by bringing the winery’s highly esteemed Recorking Clinics to select markets in North America. Penfolds’ winemakers are preparing to embark on a mission to New York City, Miami, Vancouver and Los Angeles, where they will quality check any Penfolds red wines that are 15 years and older. No other winery in the world offers a comprehensive, and complimentary, after-sales service on such a global scale.

 

A unique proposal in the world of wine, Recorking Clinics provide wine enthusiasts with the opportunity to allow Penfolds Winemakers to open and visually inspect their wine, assess the quality, top up, certify, and re-capsule their prized bottles, arresting any further deterioration due to leakage or low levels.

From left to right: Senior Red Winemaker, Steve Lienert, and Professional Golfer and 9 Time PGA Champion, Stuart Appleby, attend the Penfolds Recorking Clinic at The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, FL on Tuesday, October 25th. The Australian winery has been providing its famed Recorking Clinic service to wine collectors around the world since 1991, with over 130,000 bottles certified since the program’s inception. Photo Credit: Rodolfo Benitez
From left to right: Senior Red Winemaker, Steve Lienert, and Professional Golfer and 9 Time PGA Champion, Stuart Appleby, attend the Penfolds Recorking Clinic at The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, FL on Tuesday, October 25th. The Australian winery has been providing its famed Recorking Clinic service to wine collectors around the world since 1991, with over 130,000 bottles certified since the program’s inception. Photo Credit: Rodolfo Benitez

Penfolds has been providing its famed Recorking Clinic service to collectors around the world since 1991, with over 130,000 bottles certified since the program’s inception. Wine owners must make a booking, where the esteemed Penfolds winemaking team will be on-hand to expertly assess each registered bottle.

 

“After 25 years, the Recorking Clinics continue to amaze and evolve, transcending all our expectations,” says Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago. “The notion that every bottle has a story continues to reign true. As winemakers, it is so meaningful and rewarding to meet collectors and share their personal story of their wine’s unique journey. Professionally it is gratifying to witness the ongoing quality of rare treasures that span so many decades, each one adding to the unfinished story that is Penfolds.”

From left to right: Penfolds Ambassador DLynn Proctor, Professional Golfer and 9 Time PGA Champion Stuart Appleby, Chief Winemaker Peter Gago, and Senior Red Winemaker Steve Lienert, attend the Penfolds Recorking Clinic at The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, FL on Tuesday, October 25th. The Australian winery has been providing its famed Recorking Clinic service to wine collectors around the world since 1991, with over 130,000 bottles certified since the program’s inception. Photo Credit: Rodolfo Benitez
From left to right: Penfolds Ambassador DLynn Proctor, Professional Golfer and 9 Time PGA Champion Stuart Appleby, Chief Winemaker Peter Gago, and Senior Red Winemaker Steve Lienert, attend the Penfolds Recorking Clinic at The St. Regis Bal Harbour in Miami, FL on Tuesday, October 25th. The Australian winery has been providing its famed Recorking Clinic service to wine collectors around the world since 1991, with over 130,000 bottles certified since the program’s inception. Photo Credit: Rodolfo Benitez

In addition to the wine assessment, a Clinic appointment allows the opportunity to meet with a Penfolds winemaker to recount the wine’s story, discuss drinking windows and cellaring recommendations. All bottles that are recorked will be certified and signed by Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker or Steve Lienert, Penfolds Snr Red Winemaker. An optional valuation service will also be provided onsite by Christie’s Auction House.

 

PENFOLDS NORTH AMERICA RECORKING CLINICS 2016

NEW YORK CITY               Friday, October 21st

MIAMI                                 Tuesday, October 25th

VANCOUVER                     Friday, October 28th

LOS ANGELES                     Wednesday, November 2nd

 

Registration is now open and appointments are essential; only Penfolds red wines of 15 years+ will be considered for inspection. To register, please visit Penfolds.com or email Courtney.Campbell@penfolds.com.

 

For additional information, please visit Penfolds.com to watch Penfolds Senior Red Winemaker Steve Lienert explain the Penfolds Recorking clinics process.