Taylors Wines receives 2016 Wine of the Year

Clare Valley winery Taylors Wines has been awarded the 2016 Wine of the Year award for its 2012 St Andrews Shiraz by the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists.

The Shiraz was released in 2014 and has tallied an impressive 25 gold medals and one trophy from wine shows both in Australia and abroad.

In addition to these accolades, Taylors has held its position as one of the five most awarded wineries in the world for four years running – something which has not been done by any other Australian winery. 

Taylors also had four wines in the top 100 most awarded wines in the world, more than any other Australian winery.

The rankings came as Taylors celebrated the milestone of 200 gold medals for the 2016-17 financial year, including golds at the Berlin International Wine Competition and the Great American International Wine Competition.

Managing director Mitchell Taylor said the winery was proud to have achieved so much in such a short time.

“We're honoured and humbled to be recognised yet again by the WAWWJ,” Mr Taylor said.

“To not only remain as one of the top five most awarded wine producers, but to take the top spot as most awarded wine in the world is an exciting accomplishment.”

"The 2012 St Andrews Shiraz is a significant wine in our history, going on to be one of the most awarded wines we've ever made.”

Other South Australian wineries included in the Top 100 Wineries in the World were Jacob's Creek, Wolf Blass Wines, Hardys Wines, Gatt Wines, Penfolds, Fox Creek Wines, Mr Riggs and Shingleback.

The WAWWJ also awarded Taylors for its 2012 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon, its 2014 Jaramann Chardonnay and its 2014 Taylors Estate Merlot.