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Aussie winery wins Best Cabernet at world’s largest wine show

Aussie winery wins Best Cabernet at world’s largest wine show

Taylors Wines is celebrating a trophy win for ‘Best Cabernet’ from the Oscars of wine – the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge in Austria.

The winning red was its 2015 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that retails for only $30 at bottle shops around Australia.

Known as one of the most challenging global wine competitions, the AWC Vienna judging panel scrutinises more than 12,400 wines from more than 1700 producers in blind tastings over the course of the competition. The strict blind tasting system only permits judges in the panel whom have successfully passed arduous sensory examinations as authorised by European Wine Law.

At the Gala Awards night, Taylors was also recognised as an exceptional producer across several categories, receiving eight gold medals across the entire Taylors portfolio, and was awarded three stars, the highest level of ranking available from AWC Vienna.

Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director and winemaker for Taylors Wines, said: “This award reflects the dedication and genuine commitment of our team to consistently produce wines of exceptional quality at any price point. International wine competitions are an important way for us to benchmark ourselves against producers from around the globe, and we’re extremely proud to know that our Cabernets can stand among some of the best, not only in Australia, but worldwide.”

The award comes off the off the back of a fantastic year for Taylors, who also received the supreme award for World’s Best Cabernet in France at the Concours International des Cabernets (International Competition of Cabernets) for their top wine, The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.

“Australia produces some of the world’s most incredible wines and recent success in global competitions prove this," Taylor added. "Cabernet has always been the heart and soul of our business, and this is an exciting result for our family and our winemaking team. 

“I know my grandfather, Bill Taylor Snr, who first planted Cabernet on our family estate back in 1969, would be extremely proud that his determination has stood the test of time.”

The 2015 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon as it is currently available from most good liquor retailers, directly through Taylors Wines cellar door in the Clare Valley, and online at

Pictured main: Taylors European Market Manager Adrian Atkinson accepting the trophy at the AWC.


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