Taylors Wines (known as Wakefield Wine) has entered Indian market through one of the leading Indian importers – Ace Beveragez Private Limited.
Promised Land Shiraz and Chardonnay are launched in India by Rikshit Parsan, Director, Ace Beveragez Pvt Ltd; Jay Meek, General Manager, Trade, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Adelaide; Pratik Angre, Business Development Manager, Ace Beveragez; Catherine Gallagher, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Austrade, New Delhi; John Southwell, Trade and Investment Commissioner, Austrade, Mumbai; Peter Truswell, Australian Consul General in Mumbai and Bhavin Kadakia, Director – Business Development, Austrade, Mumbai. This is the first Australian wine in the portfolio of Ace Beveragez Private Limited.
Taylors Wines is a family-owned winery established in 1969, which is in the Clare Valley of South Australia. After over fifty years in business, spanning three generations, the Taylor family has been making wines under the Wakefield Taylors Family Wines name – a winery known around the world for crafting powerfully elegant wines of regional distinction and character.
The Taylor family’s wine-making philosophy is built on the idea of “respect the fruit” meaning, quite simply, that the essence of great wine comes from great fruit. To achieve this, every decision the family makes (referred to within the company as the ‘Taylors Way’) – from the planting of vineyards to what viticulture practices they employ, harvesting, crafting and the investments they make in barrels and ideal storage – even to how we drink the wine – is underpinned by this philosophy.
In 2017 Wakefield Wines was announced as The World’s Most Awarded Winery by the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists (WAWWJ) in a global ranking of more than 50,000 producers.
Why the name Promised Land: The name comes from one of the those classic over the fence chats that neighbours have. His neighbour to the east had a beautiful patch of land with gentle rolling hills and soils perfect for grape growing. Bill Taylors, Co-Founder and Company Director, Taylors Wines went to visit him and struck a deal that he’d be the one to purchase the land should he ever decide to sell it. Well, it was almost twenty years later but Bill is nothing but tenacious.
The neighbour kept promised and that section of the estate became forever known as “The Promised Land”.