In the early days of the Wakefield Wines business, Bill was astute enough to recognise the emerging popularity of Shiraz. At the time, the plan was to plant most of the Clare Valley vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon but he insisted that a small block be set aside to also plant Shiraz. Well, as we now know, his foresight proved to be very correct and a generation later, this kind of determination is present in everything we do at Wakefield. So the decision to craft an exceptional Shiraz to honour that pioneering spirit was made. This pinnacle wine, The Pioneer Shiraz is yet another bold step in the Taylor family's journey to crafting fine wines. It's made only in what are deemed exceptional vintages and in very small quantities. With our Clare Valley terroir providing ideal conditions, the intention is that this wine will not only rival the best in Australia, but stand toe to toe with the best in the world.