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Grange is arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and is officially listed as a Heritage Icon of South Australia. Grange boasts an unbroken line of vintages from the experimental 1951 and clearly demonstrates the synergy between Shiraz and the soils and climates of South Australia. Grange utilises fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and textured Shiraz grapes. The result is a unique Australian style that is now recognised as one of the most consistent of the world’s great wines. The Grange style is the original and most powerful expression of Penfolds multi-vineyard, multi-district, blending philosophy.
The 1960 to 1977 Penfolds Grange vintages were regularly entered into Australian Wine Shows with considerable success.
Both the 1965 and 1967 vintages won the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy at the Melbourne Wine Show.
It earned a considerable swag of Gold /Silver and Bronze medals in Australian Capital City wine shows.
The 1962 won over 50 Gold medals in its show career! Len Evans – a hugely influential wine show judge and legendary Australian industry leader – said in his publication The Wine Buyer in 1972 “ Most people who have been lucky enough to see the wines of the early 1950s and others like the ’62 would agree that we have been treated to something quite extraordinary.