The Penfolds Collection 2015
Media Release October 15th 2015
Penfolds Grange 2011 unveiled with spectacular celebrations in Shanghai, China
SHANGHAI, CHINA: Tonight, Penfolds celebrated the new vintage release of The Penfolds Collection 2015, a family of fine wines, led by the flagship 2011 Grange, at a spectacular gala event held in Shanghai a short time ago.
Set against the statuesque backdrop of the iconic China Pavilion, the exclusive event hosted by Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago was attended by more than 300 international guests.
The evening’s crescendo came with the global premier of ‘The Story of Grange’, a short film showcasing the extraordinary tale of Grange and its creator, Max Schubert.
Narrated by Academy-award winner, Russell Crowe, the film is set to a musical score created by Australia’s most distinguished screen-composer, David Hirschfelder. Attending the event, Hirschfelder led the acclaimed Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra for a special live performance, before inviting celebrated and most loved China pianist Li Quan to the stage, for an unforgettable solo performance.
“A celebration in every sense of the word. To release our Penfolds Collection in this setting, in this place, is both timely and symbolically important. For well over two decades Penfolds wines have been purveyed in China. It is a proud moment to launch our new release wines to the world out of this great city Shanghai,” said Peter Gago.
Officially unveiled for the first time outside of the winery’s spiritual home in Australia, the Collection’s 2015 debut saw guests enjoy new-release wines, paired with a culinary experience by Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant’s Head Chef Scott Huggins.
The highly anticipated annual release comes with praise for the Collection from leading critics around the world.
The Penfolds Collection 2015 spans five vintages across 20 individual wines of provenance, all proudly displaying the Penfolds ‘House Style.’ The wines in this collection are available globally from Thursday 15th October at leading fine wine retailers around the world.