175 years of limitless pursuits.

To toast 175 years of innovative winemaking, we went back to where it all began with a gala dinner at Penfolds Magill Estate Winery.   

Penfolds winemakers past and present were joined by special guests, including members of the Penfold family and Sandie Coff and Brentyn Schubert, the children of Max Schubert, the creator of Grange. 

Guests explored our ‘All Star Wines’ from the last 175 years, including Grange, Bin 60A and 50 Year Old Rare Tawny, before enjoying a three-course dinner in the historic tunnels of Magill Estate. 

  • Guests arriving for Penfolds 175th Gala Dinner at Magill Estate Winery
  • Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago and Champagne Thienot Managing Director Stanislas Thienot
  • Penfolds Winemaking Team at Magill Estate Winery
  • Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago and Kris Smith

A very special release

The gala dinner culminated in the unveiling of Special Bin 111A, a new, rare wine from the 2016 vintage. Our first Special Bin wine release in almost a decade. 

Penfolds Special Bin wines represent the pinnacle of winemaking endeavour, using only the most exceptional fruit parcels from the very best regions. 

Guests finished the evening with a champagne toast at Magill Estate Restaurant, led by Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago and Champagne Thiénot Managing Director, Stanislas Thiénot. 
  • Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago toasts Penfolds 175th anniversary
  • Penfolds Limitless Event Entrance
  • Rebel Penfold-Russell, Peter Gago and Bardi Simpson
  • Grange being poured at Penfolds 175th gala dinner

"At Penfolds we put our wines first. After 175 years something must be working … our winemaking and viticulture teams continue to build upon the legacy of generations of their forbears."

Peter Gago

Penfolds Chief Winemaker

  • The unveiling of Penfolds Special Bin 111A
  • Penfolds 175th Toast with Penfolds x Thienot Champagne
  • Guests toast Penfolds 175th anniversary with Penfolds x Thienot Champagne
  • Penfolds 175 Fireworks over the vines