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18 November 2013

Penfolds releases international seventh edition of The Rewards of Patience

The ultimate wine enthusiast’s ‘form guide’ to all-things Penfolds, The Rewards of Patience (Seventh Edition) has been carefully crafted and revised internationally for its anticipated global release on Monday 18th November.

Through the palate of 30 independent wine critics and commentators, the Seventh Edition of this respected tome is the first to debut panel tastings held across Beijing, Berlin, New York and at Penfolds spiritual home - Magill Estate Winery, South Australia.

Released every five years, The Rewards of Patience shares the histories of Penfolds people past and present and offers comprehensive research of the Penfolds story. Capturing vintage-by-vintage tasting notes and historic timelines, the book meticulously brings together the character and rich heritage of Penfolds renowned winemaking philosophy.  A unique and authoritative guide to Penfolds wines, The Rewards of Patience is a landmark 310-page text, comprehensively researched, written and edited by veteran auctioneer and Master of Wine Andrew Caillard.

Caillard, together with Penfolds winemakers and the 30 panellists, tasted almost 500 wines from across the Penfolds portfolio. From rare Special Bin wines including 1962 Penfolds Bin 60A, which Australian panellist James Halliday AM has called “the single greatest Australian red wine of the twentieth century,” to the iconic Grange, where vintages from 1952 to the yet-to-be-released 2009 and 2010 were tasted – showcasing the continuing quality available from not just Penfolds Museum but the latest releases as well. 

 “Once again, the Museum Cellar has been unlocked,” says Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker. “We have showcased rare bottles and complete verticals to independent assessment from some of the industry’s leading commentators. Now in its Seventh Edition, The Rewards of Patience provides wine lovers with a credible and engaging text in which to celebrate and tell the story of almost 170 years of continuous red, white and fortified winemaking at Penfolds.”

Beautifully packaged, the Seventh Edition is presented in hard-back format or as a downloadable e-book.  

The Rewards of Patience (Seventh Edition) (RRP: $39.95)  is available in Australia from Monday 18th November at leading book stores, direct from the Penfolds Cellar Doors or through, please click here to purchase.

The book is also available internationally through