Our story began three generations ago, with the dream of my grandfather, Bill Taylor Snr, and his sons, Bill and John. 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 a stunning wine of their own. It didn’t take long for this bold vision to be realised – and critical recognition soon followed. In fact, when they entered their first ever vintage release in the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, it took home the coveted Montgomery Trophy for best red wine in show. The accolades didn’t stop there however – that 1973 vintage won a gold medal at every national wine show it was entered in. Today, we continue to be proudly family owned and operated, along with being recognised as one of Australia's most awarded wineries, collecting more than 5500 trophies and medals in Australia and abroad. Wakefield Wines has been recognised as one of the 'top 5 wineries in the world' by the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.