Managing Director & Third Generation Winemaker
Following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps, third generation winemaker Mitchell Taylor is well aware of his family's winemaking heritage and is passionate about upholding the family tradition of producing world-class wines.
Having graduated from the Bachelor of Science - Oenology at Charles Sturt University in 1995 and completing vintages as a winemaker from 1989 – 1997, Mitchell is closely involved in Wakefield winemaking. Under Mitchell's guidance and steadfast vision the Wakefield winemaking team seek to craft the best Australian wines for every occasion.
With a prolific history in the winemaking industry, Adam's expertise ensures our wines are made with the highest quality and unmatched finesse.
When Adam Eggins moved to Oberon in NSW some time ago, it was the beginning of a wine odyssey that would culminate in him joining Wakefield in 1999. His first vintage with Wakefield in 2000 was a baptism of fire, with drought conditions seriously affecting yields. But with the 2001 vintage, he demonstrated his skills as a great winemaker, crafting wines that drew accolades from around the world. Adam's dedication to the craft, and passion for truly great wines was duly credited in 2006, when he was awarded Australian Winemaker of the Year by Winestate Magazine – and was a finalist again in 2007 and 2010!
Chad Bowman is a born and bred Clare Valley boy. His family own a vineyard in Clare Valley and Chad virtually grew up surrounded by vines, so you could say wine is definitely in his blood.
Chad joined the Wakefield winemaking team in January 2003. Having enrolled to study a Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) at Charles Sturt University he welcomed the opportunity afforded to him by Wakefield to put into practice what he was learning.
As Wakefield Wines is a medium size winery with a small winemaking team, Chad's role as the Assistant Winemaker spans all aspects of the winemaking process. Not a day goes by that he is not presented with a new challenge by the senior members of the winemaking team – an opportunity to learn something new.
Phillip’s interest in the wine industry started as a child when he decided that he’d like to be a doctor, chemist or winemaker. Luckily for Wakefield, Phillip decided to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and pursue a career in winemaking.
Phillip brings a wealth of knowledge to the Wakefield winemaking team, gained during two decades of experience within the industry.
Phillip joined Wakefield Wines in November 2013, tempted by a country lifestyle in the beautiful Clare Valley. Phillip loves producing wines that Australian wine drinkers enjoy alongside those for international markets. He loves the creativity and challenges his job at Wakefield brings.