MANAGING DIRECTOR AND THIRD GENERATION WINEMAKER
As part of the third generation of Taylor family winemakers, Mitchell is resolute in his pursuit of perfection when it comes to crafting fine Australian 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 Taylors winemaking. Under Mitchell's guidance the Taylors winemaking team seek to craft Australian wines that rival the best in the world.
Adam's innovative approach, renowned skill and expertise in the craft of winemaking consistently earns critical acclaim for the wines produced at Taylors. 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 Taylors in 1999. His first vintage with Taylors 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!
A true local, Chad was born and bred in the Clare Valley, growing up surrounded by his family's vineyards you could say wine is definitely in his blood. Chad joined the Taylors winemaking team in January 2003 as an assistant. Having enrolled to study a Bachelor of Applied Science (Wine Science) at Charles Sturt University he welcomed the opportunity afforded to him by Taylors to put into practice what he was learning. After successfully graduating in 2012, Chad was promoted to the role of Winemaker and along with other members of the team, overseas all aspects of the winemaking process. Chad's drive to consistently improve the quality of the wines crafted at Taylors has seen awards and accolades continue to roll in for the wines from across the globe.
Phil's interest in wine started with his love of science as a child, prompting him to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and pursue a career in winemaking. Phil joined Taylors Wines in November 2013, tempted by a country lifestyle in the beautiful Clare Valley. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the winemaking team, gained during two decades of experience within the industry. Phillip loves the creativity and challenges his job at the Taylor family winery brings and is passionate about producing wines that Australian wine drinkers genuinely enjoy and of course, want to come back for.
Growing up near Kapunda on the edge of the Barossa Valley, Thomas fell in love with the idea of making wine after an inspirational stint as a cellar hand during vintage 2012. Soon after, he applied and was accepted to study oenology at the University of Adelaide. In his first year of study, Thomas felt that his ability to discuss finer points around the sensory attributes of wine was a little lacking for his liking and so sought out part time work in a cellar door where he would be actively tasting and discussing wines. Thomas was the inaugural recipient of the Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship in 2016 and joined the Taylors winemaking team after graduating in December 2016.