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Embark on a Sensory Odyssey: Venture Beyond with Penfolds Collection 2023

Prepare to dive into a world of wine, gastronomy, music, and art that transcends the ordinary – the Penfolds Collection 2023 launch event awaits. Set against the captivating backdrop of Sydney’s third space Carriageworks, this two-night extravaganza on August 18 and 19 promises an immersive experience like no other, where indulgence meets innovation.

For those who savour the harmonious blend of fine wine and exceptional music, Venture Beyond by Penfolds is your coveted ticket. Be part of an exclusive group to taste the premium new-release wines from the iconic Penfolds Collection 2023, an early glimpse that sets the scene for a truly memorable evening.


Returning triumphantly to Carriageworks after the resounding success of its sold-out 2022 edition, Venture Beyond 2023 is poised to elevate the art of sensory exploration to new heights. This year's event boasts a thematic-inspired menu curated by one of Australia's culinary maestros, seamlessly weaving together interactive art, world-class DJs, and globally-recognized musical performances.


The theme?

A deep-sea voyage of exploration, mirroring Penfolds' audacious spirit of venturing into uncharted waters.


Adding an enthralling visual dimension to this aquatic escapade is Melbourne-based artist Mikaela Stafford. Her visionary prowess will infuse the event with mesmerizing large-scale light installations, captivating digital artworks, and dynamic 3D printed sculptures – a testament to Penfolds' commitment to pushing boundaries.


Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant's executive chef, Scott Huggins, elevates the culinary journey with an avant-garde menu inspired by the mysterious depths of the sea. For the seafood enthusiasts, an array of inspired dishes awaits, from succulent lobster rolls and delectable fish tacos to the briny delights of oysters. And fear not, for those seeking alternatives, a diverse range of palate-pleasing offerings awaits.


Complementing these exquisite dishes is the star of the show – the Penfolds Collection 2023. A symphony of wines from three continents – Australia, USA, and France – comes together in a harmonious ensemble under the brand's timeless identity.

Your tasting voyage commences with the Thiénot x Penfolds Champagne Brut Rosé NV, setting the tone for an exploration of newly released red and white wines, including the Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling 2023. Throughout the event, the Penfolds Max's Range offers a generous selection of wines to keep spirits high.


As you sip and savour, let the beats carry you away. Sweet Mix Kids, a dynamic DJ duo from New Zealand, infuse the atmosphere with their captivating tunes, merging live instruments into their sets. The crescendo arrives with the headline performance by the UK's music sensation and DJ Example, fresh from wowing the crowds at Glastonbury. With a genre-blurring fusion of electronic, rap, and pop, Example is set to ignite Carriageworks and elevate the already electrifying ambiance.


So, prepare to venture beyond the ordinary, to indulge in a symphony of sensations that merge wine, cuisine, music, and art into a crescendo of delight. The Penfolds Collection 2023 launch event awaits to transform your perceptions and elevate your senses to unprecedented heights.


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Words by AW.

Photos courtesy of Penfolds.


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