Peter Gago of Penfolds appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia- for service to the wine industry

Written by Ritenis Aksel

Editors note:

We take this opportunity to congratulate Peter Gago on his being appointed Companion of the Order of Australia,.. and I am sure the InternationalWine community joins in this congratulations, Peter has been a great Wine Ambassador for an iconic brand,..  but also for Australia!


Peter Gago thinks luck landed him a job at Penfolds almost 30 years ago, before he climbed the ladder to become the brand’s chief winemaker in 2002.

Ever the humble producer and now ambassador, he fails to consider his talents in crafting the sought-after reds at one of the world’s most recognisable labels, and his obsession, dating back decades, with collecting wines and educating others about them.

“One of my career highlights was the day I applied for the assistant winemaker role at Penfolds and being successful, that was a huge thrill,” Mr Gago, 60 said.

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