Penfolds appoints DLynn Proctor as Winemaking Ambassador

Mar 27, 2013, 17:09 ET from Penfolds

NAPA, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penfolds is pleased to announce the appointment of DLynn Proctor as Penfolds Winemaking Ambassador, Americas.



Proctor was named "Best New Sommelier in America" by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2008, was a finalist in The Chaine des Rotisseurs Societe Mondiale du Vin Best Sommelier in America Competition in 2008 and 2009, and was named to the National RUDD Scholars of 2011. Proctor has been featured in Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits Magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Decanter, The Tasting Panel, WineSearcher, Huffington Post, and The New York Times.

DLynn Proctor comes to Penfolds with extensive experience working with the best in the fine dining business, retail sales, fine and rare wine brokerage, and international education.

A member of the Guild of Sommeliers, Chaine des Rotisseurs and the American Sommelier Association, Proctor's history of excellence will suit him well as he represents and educates retailers and collectors on Penfolds across North and South America.

In July, Proctor will return for the final stage of the Master Sommelier process, in the hopes of becoming part of the elite few who pass this prestigious and rigorous exam. Proctor is also one of the four featured subjects in the wine documentary 'SOMM', covering the three year journey through six countries of filming to becoming a coveted Master Sommelier.

Penfolds was recently in the news when the yet-to-be-released 2008 Penfolds Grange Shiraz scored a perfect 100 points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate on March 1st. Penfolds is one of the oldest, continuously operating wineries in Australia and Max Schubert's creation of Penfolds Grange Shiraz in 1951 (experimental) forever changed the face of the Australian wine industry. Today the 1951 Grange sells for over $52,000 at auction.


Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

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