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Wines from Wakefield

Founded in 1969, Wakefield is a third generation wine business founded by Bill Taylor. He fell in love of with the beauty of South Australia's Clare valley where he planted 170 hectares of vines on the banks of the Wakefield River.

The Clare Valley's cool climate combined with the red-brown loam soils are ideal for cultivating the type of vines which matched his love of the wine from Bordeaux's Medoc region. 

Founded in 1969, Wakefield is a third generation wine business founded by Bill Taylor. He fell in love of with the beauty of South Australia's Clare valley where he planted 170 hectares of vines on the banks of the Wakefield River.

The Clare Valley's cool climate combined with the red-brown loam soils are ideal for cultivating the type of vines which matched his love of the wine from Bordeaux's Medoc region. 

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Clare and Her Riesling

These days Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc go hand in hand as a grape variety associated with wine region, not as well known is the Clare Valley and Riesling. Generally, the Clare Valley produces a dry styles thanks to the base lime stone soils. This estate wine we have selected from the Taylor family's own vineyards and are harvested at night in mid-February to protect the delicate varietal characteristcs of the grape. 

The Promised Land

In the early days of the business the Taylor family referred to their orgional vineyard estate as beining their Promised Land. With Bill's love for Bordeaux wine styles he has used Cabernet and Merlot sourced from some of South Australia’s finest wine regions including Clare, Coonawarra, Limestone Coast and Padthaway to produce this delicious example. When I selected this wine for the case, I personally enjoyed it for its soft, fleshy palate, personally I find this riper than its the Medoc counterparts.

In Harmony With Nature 

In 2009 Wakefield Wines reintroduced sheep to their vineyards for the first time in 25 years.  The sheep roam within the vines and control weeds and winter grasses. This has led to an immediate reduction in the requirements for pesticide use to control weeds and with the added benefit of a reduction in the use diesel used by spray tractors. The sheep’s manure is also acts as a fertiliser and soil conditioner.

Australian Winemakings’First Family

In their home country the Wakefield Winery  is actually known as the Taylors winery but due to copyright law cannot be registered under that name in Europe.The Taylor family have a long winemaking tradition  by Australian standards with Managing Director, Mitchell Taylor representing the 3rd generation of winemakers..

 

 

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  1. Wakefield Estate Riesling

    Wakefield Estate Riesling, Clare Valley, 2014 75cl

    This dry Aussie Riesling has notes of apple and stone fruit on both the nose and palate which combine with a slightly oily texture to deliver a long, satisfying finish. 

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