The console comes with two magnums from the 2010 and 2017 vintage, and not to mention, a decanter and glasses
Penfolds wants to bridge the gap between fine vino and stellar music. The venerable Australian vintner has just unveiled a new record player to honor the birth of its prized flagship wine.
It’s been exactly 70 years since winemaker Max Schubert unveiled the first vintage of Penfolds Grange and proved that Down Under was more than capable of producing desirable high-end wines. In fact, a bottle of that very 1951 vintage sold for US$40,900 (S$55,624) back in 2017.
Schubert was also a big fan of music, which is what inspired this unique console. The design itself takes cues from the classic all-in-one consoles from the ’50s that came to prominence the same decade as Penfolds. Each console is handmade by a single craftsman at Symbol Audio and requires around 100 hours of painstaking work.
The cabinet has a midcentury modern aesthetic with an abundance of wood and sleek lines. The centrepiece is the minimalist record player that comes equipped with a Penfolds-branded turntable mat. The winery says the record player pairs time-honored analog electronics with digital technology to deliver rich, premium audio.