Re-corking Clinics

A unique service in the world of wine, Re-corking Clinics are a complimentary service offered by Penfolds where you can have a winemaker assess your Penfolds red wines with the ultimate 'health check'.

Re-corking Clinics History

Since their inception in 1991, over 130,000 bottles across four continents have been brought to clinics and checked by our winemakers. Now an institution, the service was inspired by Max Schubert, the creator of Grange, who would re-cork old vintages of Grange for his friends.


Grange 1969 at Penfolds Sydney Re-Corking Clinic

What is a clinic?

At a clinic you will talk face-to-face with our winemaking team. Re-corking Clinics allow wine enthusiasts the opportunity to, as required, 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.

The service is available for all Penfolds red wines, aged fifteen years or older. To determine whether your wine is in need of re-corking, we recommend downloading our digital ullage measure.

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Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago

Upcoming Re-corking Clinics

Below are our upcoming clinic dates.   We recommend joining our mailing list to be notified when clinics are coming up in your closest city. 

Should you have any concerns regarding the state of your Penfolds wines, or would like to discuss their cellaring potential and storage, please contact us at [email protected]

Re-corking Clinics

USA Re-corking Clinics

October 18 - October 29

This year our highly sought-after Re-corking Clinics will return to the USA, offering complimentary wine 'health checks' for Penfolds red wines aged 15 years or older.

Below are our 2019 Re-corking Clinic dates and cities: 

- New York: Friday, October 18 

- Miami: Thursday, October 24

- Los Angeles: Tuesday, October 29

Oct 18 - 29

“Re-corking Clinics aren’t just about putting new corks into old bottles. There’s an educational element, an element around provenance and cellaring. It’s a very holistic experience.”

Peter Gago

Penfolds Chief Winemaker