Australian Institution Penfolds is launching an extremely rare record player console in honor of the 70th anniversary of Grange. There will be only seven of these incredible, individually-crafted pieces available, and the console is reminiscent of the designs from the 1950s, the decade Grange was first created by pioneers and winemaker Max Schubert.
Hand-crafted by Symbol Audio, the “all in one” console is complete with an incredible array of features and is the perfect combination of modern technology and time-honored analog electronics. Each console was created by a single craftsman, and over 100 hours of meticulous work was put into each one, creating a truly spectacular piece.
Designed to deliver sound enriching the connection between the listener and their music, this exclusive console highlights the parallels between winemaking and music. Both art forms are multisensory, emotive, and precise. Both are a symphony in their own right and demonstrate uniquely singular elements coming together to create something incredible.
“Music, like wine, takes us to another place. It so effortlessly conveys life recollections of important times and places. It soothes, it stirs, it soars. It’s primal, it truly does soulfully ‘strike a chord’,” says Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago.
Symbol Audio has a strong focus on quality, craftsmanship, and combining current technology with time-honored electronics, making this collaboration a seamless pair. The connection between music and winemaking has lead to the creation of a piece that will elevate the experience of sharing music and wine with friends and family. This console is more than just an object, it is the creation of a one-of-a-kind experience for its owner.
Key features of this exclusive piece include a vinyl record storage cabinet Audiophile-grade, belt-driven turntable, 6.5” full-range speakers, and much, much more. The console comes complete with a rare Grange magnum duo from the 2010 and 2017 vintage named ‘White Capsule’ included in the hidden wine console compartment in the console. Other luxury accessories include a hand-blown Grange Decanter by Australian artist Nick Mount, eight Riedel extreme shiraz glasses, and seven specially curated vinyl records. This incredible piece is like no other and is a truly special addition to any home. This exclusive release retails for $75,000 USD, and inquiries can be made at penfolds.com.
Words by Emma Ungaro