Make Your Own Blend of Wine at Penfolds

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Make your own blend of Wine at Penfolds cellar door in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. By Neil McMahon.

South Australia’s Barossa is world-famous for its wine and now you can join the ranks of its winemakers, if only for a day. At Penfolds’ cellar door, wine-lovers with a penchant for discovery can enter the inner sanctum – the wine lab used by Penfolds winemakers. There, you don a lab coat and set about juggling beakers, funnels and measuring cups in pursuit of your very own personal blend.

The basis for the experiment is Penfolds’ Grenache Shiraz Mataro – the Bin 138 – and your task is to create a blend that comes close to the original while satisfying your own palate. You get three attempts to get it right and head home afterwards with a 375ml bottle of your creation.

“It’s very popular. People love it,” says cellar door manager Cyra Treloar. “You’re in the actual winemakers’ lab doing what the winemakers do.”

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