Wine Blog

Taylors Wines are known as Wakefield Wines in the northern hemisphere due to trademark restrictions.

St. Andrews celebrates 125 years

Wed, 12 April 2017


The History of St Andrews Vineyard… For over 40 years, from 1891 until 1934, the St Andrews vineyard at Auburn was one of the leading wine producers in the Clare Valley.  The property was developed by two Scotsmen, John Christison (1849-1911) and David Alexander Lyall (1860-1956) and was named in honour of the patron saint of […] Read More

Vintage 2017 – Progress Update

Wed, 29 March 2017


At the Taylors family winery, things are 'full steam ahead' as far as vintage 2017 goes with things progressing steadily and without incident. Read More

10 things you can do to ruin your wine

Tue, 13 December 2016


Occasionally you will get a bottle of wine that is flawed. There are a few reasons why this might happen, but usually it is not the fault of anyone in particular. However, there are some ways you can accidentally ruin your wine: Serving temperature All wine has an optimum temperature at which it is best […] Read More

Temperature from vine to glass

Tue, 06 December 2016


Temperature is very important when it comes to wine, not just for when you are storing it or serving it, but all the way from the very beginning. The moment a viticulturist plants a vine, temperature plays a big role throughout the process of the grapes growing, being processed into wine, being transported and stored […] Read More

Different Ways to Chill Your Wine

Mon, 07 November 2016


Did you know even if you are a wine aficionado, there is a very good chance that you are drinking your wine at the wrong temperature? It is a common mistake to go by the old ‘rule’ that red wine should be served at room temperature and white wine should be served straight from the […] Read More

Into the heady world of wine aromatics

Tue, 20 September 2016


Pouring yourself a glass of wine, and taking that first sip can be one of life’s great pleasures. There are a couple of factors at play here in creating that amazing experience. There is, of course, the taste of the wine. But helping create that overall enjoyable experience is also the aroma of the wine. […] Read More

Vintage 2015 – Progress Report

Thu, 19 February 2015


We’ve had an interesting start to vintage 2015 with what our vineyard manager, Colin describes as an ‘upside down growing season’.  It was dry early in October, and then cool and mild in December and January with some rainfall.  The opposite is usually the case with October usually seeing the mild conditions and some rain […] Read More

Best Wine Selections for Parties

Wed, 10 December 2014


The house is spotless, music is selected and delicious treats await your guests. Yes – it’s party time! But the big question remains – how will you select the best range and style of wines to complement your do? Well of course there are a number of different types of gatherings, from the rowdy get-together […] Read More

Enticing Vermentino

Tue, 09 December 2014


As the weather begins to warm, a natural restlessness can tend to kick in.  So, what better time to shake up your wine selection with something a little new? With something fresh and perhaps a touch unusual? We think it’s a perfect time for us to showcase one of the newer white grapes being cultivated […] Read More

New Trends In Viniculture

Wed, 03 December 2014


You might have heard of a phrase in education: ‘lifelong learning’. The idea is that your wellbeing improves if you keep learning new things right across your lifespan. Well, when it comes to learning new and innovative ways to grow grapes and make premium wines, we here at Taylors Wines are happy to be known […] Read More

Hard Work and Inspiration Rewarded with Success on World Stage

Tue, 18 November 2014


At Taylors, we take a lot of simple joy from the art of winemaking. To see family, employees and the community flourishing alongside our business here in the Clare Valley is incredibly rewarding for us. Yet we have to say, it’s also a thrill to receive recognition for the hard work that we put into […] Read More

A Sporting Attitude

Wed, 12 November 2014


Although we can sometimes become a little obsessed with creating our premium wines, here at Taylors we’re also very passionate about giving back to the community and being involved in key Australian events. One of those events is the Australian Open. This prestigious golfing event brings together the cream of the crop in international talent […] Read More

The Jaraman Range

Fri, 31 October 2014


You’ve no doubt noticed those proud little seahorses floating on the label of one of our wine ranges. Grouped as three, the seahorses represent the hard work and camaraderie of the first three generations of winemakers in the Taylor family. And they also remind us of something uniquely beautiful and kind of odd – seahorse […] Read More

Meet The Taylors

Tue, 30 September 2014


When you come across a family that’s as passionate as we are about creating excellent wine, you might ask – what originally ignited that fire in the first place? And who exactly are these Taylors down there in the Clare Valley? Well, like any family – we certainly have our fascinating stories that have come […] Read More

Australia’s First Families of Wine

Thu, 04 September 2014


At Taylors Wine, we are proud to be part of a truly unique group of winemakers – Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW). This diverse and passionate collective of multi-generational winemakers first came together in 2009, and has been working strategically together ever since to spread the message about Australia’s rich and distinguished winemaking heritage, […] Read More

The St. Andrews Story

Wed, 20 August 2014


In 1969 when Bill Taylor Senior went searching for land to fulfil his dream of crafting Australian wines that would rival the best from France, he knew from experience that the Clare Valley was something out of the ordinary. High altitude, limited rainfall, warm days, cool nights, plenty of limestone underpinnings, and not too close […] Read More

How to Look Like a Professional at a Wine Tasting

Mon, 11 August 2014


So you have a wine tasting looming on your social horizon. And you can picture it now – sparkling glasses on linen-covered tables, with people who seem to know a heck of a lot about what they’re doing. Odd swirling actions, strange sniffing, talk of bouquets, spitting – really, you could well ask what it’s […] Read More