Wakefield is Australia's leading family-owned winery. Situated in Auburn in the Clare Valley, the winery is one of the most highly regarded of Australia's cool climate producers.
Wakefield was founded in 1969 by Bill Taylor Snr and his sons Bill and John, who were wine merchants in Sydney. All three Taylors were singularly passionate about wine – and most particularly the famous French clarets such as Chateau Mouton Rothschild from Bordeaux. This love affair with exceptionally crafted wine eventually inspired them to try and create stunning wine of their own.
Today, the vineyard is still family owned, and the family have been credited with crafting great Australian wines. Their philosophy is that truly great wines are made in the vineyard and that the art of fine winemaking is to respect and capture the essence of the vineyard site and to highlight the unique varietal expression of each grape variety.
Food Pairing: Pairs well with pasta dishes, as well as Thai dishes.
Cellaring: This wine will develop more complexity with age and can be cellared until 2021 with careful storage.