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World's largest wine show crowns Australian winery for Best Cabernet

Press release November 8, 2018 Wine Winery Show

Family-owned, South Australian winery Taylors Wines are celebrating an exciting trophy win for ‘Best Cabernet’ from the Oscars of wine – the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge in Austria – for its 2015 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that retails for only $30 at bottle shops around Australia.

In its fifteenth year as the “largest officially recognised wine competition in the world”, AWC Vienna brings together the most influential figures from the international winemaking community to recognise and award brilliant examples of finesse in winemaking.
Known as one of the most challenging global wine competitions, the AWC Vienna judging panel scrutinises more than 12,400 wines from over 1,700 producers in blind tastings over the course of the competition. The strict blind tasting system only permits judges in the panel whom have successfully passed arduous sensory examinations as authorised by European Wine Law.
At the Gala Awards night, Taylors was also recognised as an exceptional producer across several categories, receivingeight gold medals across the entire Taylors portfolio, and was awarded three stars, the highest level of ranking available from AWC Vienna.
Third-generation Managing Director and Winemaker for Taylors Wines, Mitchell Taylor is honoured by the recognition.
“This award reflects the dedication and genuine commitment of our team to consistently produce wines of exceptional quality at any price point. International wine competitions are an important way for us to benchmark ourselves against producers from around the globe, and we’re extremely proud to know that our Cabernets can stand amongst some of the best, not only in Australia, but worldwide.”
Taylors continues to enjoy success on the world stage as a prominent producer of Cabernet wines. This award comes off the off the back of a fantastic year for the Taylor family, who also received the supreme award for World’s Best Cabernet in France at the Concours International des Cabernets (International Competition of Cabernets) for their top wine, The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.
Heavy hitters from France, Italy, Austria and Spain were outshone by the Clare Valley winery’s Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, which uses top quality fruit sourced from both the Taylors’ family estate in the Clare Valley, as well as from a partner grower in the Coonawarra. Mitchell Taylor hails this dual appellation wine as an example of how some of the best Cabernet in the world is grown right here, right now in Australia.  
“Australia produces some of the world’s most incredible wines and recent success in global competitions prove this. Cabernet has always been the heart and soul of our business, and this is an exciting result for our family and our winemaking team.”
“I know my grandfather, Bill Taylor Snr, who first planted Cabernet on our family estate back in 1969, would be extremely proud that his determination has stood the test of time.”
Wine lovers need not wait to enjoy the award-winning 2015 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon as it is currently available from most good liquor retailers, directly through Taylors Wines cellar door in the Clare Valley, and online RRP $30.


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For further information please contact Taylors Wines:

Brian Olson, Taylors Wines Communications Manager

ph: +61 (02) 8585 3518; +61 403 670 822; [email protected]


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