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Penfolds x Dourthe

A project transcending boundaries

Penfolds x Dourthe - Dourthe

A project transcending boundaries

Our latest release is born of a project transcending boundaries: Dourthe & Penfolds innovate in the fine wine sector, together creating the very first Franco-Australian « Wine of the World »: Penfolds II.

There was absolutely no doubt in our minds that it was possible to push even further, to surprise our audience with a new kind of emotion. Valentin Jestin

Key facts


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Grape varieties

Cabernet sauvignon



A bridge between two worlds


Peter Gago (Penfolds)

Frédéric Bonnaffous (Dourthe)

Penfolds x Dourthe - Dourthe
The elegance of French Cabernet meets
the depth & power of Australian Shiraz.


Penfolds x Dourthe - Dourthe

Where the story began

It all started with Peter Gago, at a tasting for Essence de Dourthe at Vinexpo Bordeaux 2013. A journey strewn with administrative red tape and zoom tastings. But from this crazy seed of an idea, the magic set to work: a selection of our most distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon finally left Bordeaux on a flight to Melbourne. There they encountered some of the finest Australian Syrah in a unique 71% French – 29% Australian blend.


Penfolds x Dourthe - Dourthe

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