Merivale’s new wine acquisition puts in a league of its own
The rare full set features 63 bottles of Penfolds Grange, ranging from the first ever experimental 1951 vintage made by Grange’s creator and Australia’s wine industry pioneer, Max Schubert, through to the latest 2013 vintage release by Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago.
It also includes the ‘hidden bottles’ from 1957 to 1959, when Schubert was ordered to stop making Grange. The rare acquisition makes Merivale one of the only hospitality groups in the world to house the collection.
The Penfolds Grange collection will be featured on the wine list at est., Felix and Mr. Wong, and can be made available at any other Merivale venue if requested in advance.
“This is going to be a huge year for Merivale and our incredible team of sommeliers,” said Moreau. “Adding these iconic Australian wines, alongside prestigious international brands and back vintages, to our collection allows us to take the Merivale wine program to the next level.
“We want to focus on creating the best possible guest experience by not only providing top end wines, but also encouraging diners to discover unique and interesting drops”.