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Halliday Wine Companion 2023

The latest results from the Halliday Wine Companion 2023 have been published, and we’re proud to share that our wines have once again received some impressive ratings!

 

Pairing Chocolate and Wine Like a Pro

Wine and chocolate is not always easy to pair but when you get it right, it can be a match made in heaven. Here are some of our favourite wine and chocolate pairings for the ultimate indulgence to try at home this Easter.

Marvellous Malbec

Discover the delights of marvellous Malbec and celebrate World Malbec Day with us.

Get to know all about Riesling

Riesling is an incredibly versatile, aromatic grape variety. It can produce complex dry wines with searing, racy acidity and delicate aromatics; off-dry and medium-sweet styles; to lusciously sweet wines. Here in the Clare Valley we are famed for producing the finest examples of dry Riesling.

Busting the Myths around Food and Wine

Wine drinkers follow a number of “rules” however, some wine rules are made to be broken. Winsor Dobbin discusses a few myths about wine and food. 

Mind your Ps when it comes to buying wine

Planning and prepping are key ingredients if you want to enjoy a stress-free wine and food experience over the Christmas season. Wine writer Winsor Dobbin shares some useful tips.

Why the Clare Valley is one of Australia’s best havens for wine lovers

Read more about exploring the admired desination of Clare Valley. The valley offers many picturesque villages and thriving wineries which arguably produce some of Australia's greatest wines.

Cooking at Home with the Taylor Family

The third generation of the Taylor family, Mitchell, Justin and Clinton have shared with us their favourite family recipe and special moments captured around feasting at home.

The Joys of Aged Riesling

Have you overheard people discussing aged Riesling aromas in terms of petrol or kerosene? Have you ever wondered what that is about? Well lets unpack this more...

How to Create an Insta-Worthy Grazing Board

Spring and Summer season is all about instagrammable grazing boards so here are our top tips on styling the ultimate grazing board paired with a few of our favourite wines.

The Green beyond Red & White: Our Commitment to Sustainability

We've become the first independent Australian winery to sign up to the Science Based Targets initiative. Meet our eco warriors who are passionate about our commitment to environmental sustainability.

10 Things that will Ruin your Wine | Wakefield Wines

Occasionally you will get a bottle of wine that is flawed. There are a few reasons why this might happen, but usually it is not the fault of anyone in particular. However, there are some ways you can accidentally ruin your wine.

Meet the Taylor Family

When you come across a family that’s as passionate as we are about creating excellent wine, you might ask ‘what originally ignited that fire in the first place? And who exactly are these Taylors down there in the Clare Valley?’

The St. Andrews Story

Our signature range, St. Andrews, wines embody our philosophy: understand the past, know the place...

French vs American Oak - What's the Difference

Both American oak and French oak are species of white oak. While there are many different types of white oak, three species are most used for the production of barrels used in winemaking (this craft is known as cooperage). These are Quercus Alba, Quercus Petraea and Quercus Robur.

Masterstroke: Regional Discovery and Winemaking Artistry

Our newest range Masterstroke demonstrates our passion for regional discovery and winemaking artistry. The first three releases Masterstroke Cabernet Shiraz, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon all reflect their unique South Australian regions providing the finest wine and blends.

Vegan Friendly Wines | Wakefield Wines

Many people believe that all wine is vegan friendly I mean, it’s made from grapes, right? Not always! Discover in this post how to identify wine that’s vegan friendly.

Aerating vs Decanting Wine - What's The Difference

We often get asked about whether decanting or aerating a wine is actually necessary. So in this post, we’d like to share some information on these very beneficial pieces of...

A Guide to Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, the ‘King of Grapes’

Boasting lots of tannin, great acidity and rich aromas; Cabernet Sauvignon is a true Australian classic.

Celebrating 20 Vintages of Award-Winning Shiraz

To celebrate International Shiraz Day, we’re reflecting upon the last 20 years of Shiraz by Taylors Wines.

Springtime in the Vineyard

The arrival of Spring at the winery coincides with the grape vine cycle known as 'Budburst' and grape growers nervously monitor weather conditions.

Worlds Apart: The “Old World” vs. “New World” Approach to Winemaking

In the world of winemaking, no two wines are created the same but did you know they are created in different worlds

Australia Takes the Crown For World's Best Cabernet

The Visionary 2014 has recently been crowned the title of World's Best Cabernet 2018 at the Concours International des Cabernets held in France.

How to Match Wines with Chinese Food

Pairing wines with Chinese cuisine can be tricky to master. Here are our tips for combining the two in a better manner.

Better with Age? The Mysteries of Wine and Time

Does a wine actually improve with age? There are certainly enough clichés floating around linking wine and ageing – ‘ageing like a fine...

Easy Hacks to Chill Your Wine

Did you know even if you are a wine aficionado, there is a very good chance that you are drinking...

What goes into making the world’s most awarded wine?

In a guest post from Wakefield Chief Winemaker Adam Eggins, we explore the driving forces that...

Why is Optimum Drinking Temperature So Important?

It is quite normal for the majority of people to serve their wine without really thinking about the...

Flavour Assassins: What Not to Pair With Your Glass of Wine

They say that wine trembles with fear when capers, chili and asparagus are about. But all hope is...

The Wine List & The Sommelier: 10 Tips

Navigating a wine list can be an intimidating thing. Don't worry; your sommelier is there to help....

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