Taylors Wines
Taylors Wines
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Taylors Wines is a family-owned wine producer with an impressive list of award winning wines. The Taylor family’s vineyards are situated just outside of the tiny township of Auburn in the picturesque Clare Valley. These vineyards were first purchased by the Taylor family in 1969. Originally, wine merchants, they were singularly passionate about wine and set out to craft exceptional wine that would rival the best in the world. Their winemaking philosophy centres on the knowledge that if you ‘respect the fruit’ you can preserve the delicate nature of those elements we enjoy most about wine; the flavours and aromas. This is how they achieve the seemingly contradictory outcome of ‘enormous delicacy’ or ‘massive finesse’ when it comes to the flavour and structure of their wines. Taylors Wines are branded as Wakefield Wines in the northern hemisphere due to trademark restrictions held by the owners of Taylors Port.
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Digtree
19 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Business
Placed an order , status unfulfilled ???,
2 weeks of messages through the web portal , will not return calls ??? Terrible online service, never again , so frustrating to deal with
Written 17 November 2023
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MARK D
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Oct. 2023 • Couples
VERY DISAPPOINTED. We had No Wine Introduction or any Tasting Process. Our Wine list was written on a post it note which was then lost. There was no discussion or information on our wine choice it appeared that our attendant has no idea. When we asked about the fist wine choice, we were given the response of ' What do you want to know'. We waited for such a long time to receive our next wine choice, we got so annoyed that we left before all our tastings were finished. We were very disappointed as we regularly purchase your wines from our local bottle shop.
Written 22 October 2023
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Hi Mark D, Thanks so much for visiting our new Cellar Door in the Clare Valley and for taking the time to review your experience. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we are very sorry that we fell short of your expectations on this occasion. We are committed to providing our visitors with a memorable and informative wine-tasting experience, and it is evident that we failed to deliver on that promise during your visit. I can assure you that this is not reflective of our usual standards, and we take your comments very seriously. Whilst we do have a number of new staff members on board at present, you have highlighted a need to focus on the training we provide to our newest team members to ensure we provide our visitors with the kind of high-quality service and attention to detail that is rightfully expected from us. We genuinely appreciate your loyalty as regular customers of our wines, and we are committed to making amends for the disappointment you felt. Please allow us the opportunity to demonstrate that commitment by offering you a complimentary Flagship wine tasting experience on your next visit. Feel free to reach out direct to me via cherry.stowman@taylorswines.com.au to arrange this. Once again, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention, and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Written 23 October 2023
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Dorwie
Queensland, Australia60 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
The Taylors Cellar Door was above exceptional. We didn't get the name of the blonde lady that looked after us but she was very professional, and very friendly. Of course the tasting was above expectation. Taylors is the best. Recommended to all.
Written 5 October 2023
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RTrev
42 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Excellent service from the staff. We arrived on a quiet afternoon and really enjoyed the brand new cellar door space. Wine tasting without pressure but staff available for any questions. Can imagine spending a whole afternoon out on the lawn with friends playing the outdoor games which are available under the backdrop of the vineyard and imposing Taylor’s ‘castle’ up above.
And as a bonus the staff even noticed and pumped up our almost flat tyre for us. Thanks for a great visit, I will remember it when I buy my next delicious bottle of Taylor’s wine.
Written 28 September 2023
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,418 contributions
May 2023
Went for a tasting and wound up having a plate of snacks as well. Stephanie was our hostess and she did a great job. We discovered a number of wines that we will certainly be buying in the future - my favourite the Jaraman Shiraz - and we find it is available at our local wine shop in New Zealand so happy me! Other wines (all red as that's our preference) were just as good and I've discovered a couple of them over here as well - they're in my wine rack at present. The experience was excellent, made better by Stephanie, and we'd be sure to go back if we ever come to Clare Valley again
Written 17 June 2023
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Hi Grant N, thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to our Cellar Door. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the experience and thank you for recognising the excellent customer service provided by Stephanie. I have passed on your comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 31 July 2023
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Peter H
Sydney, Australia78 contributions
Sep. 2022
A very cold reception. I know Taylors Wines to be quite a reasonable wine and was looking forward to a first time visit to the cellar door and situation. The attendants (as that was what they were) really had no interested in talking through the wines. One lady in particular just poured the wine sample and basically went back to a conversation with another person and then disappeared into the winery leaving us high and dry part way through the tasting. They were indifferent, aloof and had no interest in what there were doing. It leaves an after taste. I will probably walk past Taylors in Dan Murphy for something else now. It's a long game, you lost me.

Just to add, I'm a wine buff and been to nearly all wine areas in Australia and many abroad but never to Clare Valley. My observation of Clare Valley and cellar door experiences and tasting was pretty poor. I'm used to having people walk you through a tasting with some knowledge of viniculture and passion - not just following a script.

Last thought, it might have been because we visited during the week and the attendants are less experienced?
Written 29 September 2022
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Hi Peter, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Taylors Wines Cellar Door. I'm sorry that the experience on the day you visited did not meet your expectations. You were right in your assumption that it was likely that the team member you encountered was inexperienced. You may be aware of the hospitality and retail staff shortages that are impacting businesses across the nation and our region is no exception and has been impacted significantly. Currently at Taylors Wines, most of our Cellar Door staff members are just learning the ropes at present. We offer a superb training and development program for our staff and of course the requirement to deliver high levels of customer service and product knowledge are acknowledged as paramount in the training. What a shame you didn't take the opportunity to deliver your feedback in person to the manager on the day. I'm sure we could have rectified the situation immediately and it would have been a useful learning opportunity for the new team member. I hope you can see from previous reviews we have received that your experience is not the norm when it comes to the service we deliver at our Cellar Door. I do hope you give us the opportunity again to welcome you to our Cellar Door so we can deliver the kind of visitor experience for which we are renowned.
Written 5 October 2022
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Emma
Adelaide, Australia25 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
My partner and I visited for a wine tasting and decided to share a cheese & wine and a chocolate & wine tasting. We were delighted to have been gifted a double chocolate tasting for the price of one, as well as large wine pours (amazing as it meant not halving a small piece of chocolate). Both tastings were incredible - I’m a cheese lover and he’s a chocolate lover so we both left very happy! The wines were beautiful - especially the Pinot noir chardonnay. Service was exceptional. Thanks Taylors!
Written 10 December 2021
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Hi Z7172NCemmar, Thanks so much for taking time out to review your visit to our winery and Cellar Door in the beautiful Clare Valley. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tasting experiences and thanks for the feedback on how well the staff did providing excellent service. Yes, the Taylors Estate Pinot Chardonnay Brut Cuvee sparkling is a firm favourite with all of us here at the winery so we totally agree with your assessment of this wine! Hopefully we will see you back again soon. Cheers!
Written 3 February 2022
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Gaynor K
Adelaide, Australia22 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed a magnificent wine and cheese and a chocolate and cheese tasting experience at the lovely Taylors cellar door in Clare. The cellar door staff were wonderful providing information about the local wines, cheeses and chocolates and they assisted with their local knowledge offering us ideas to discover some other beautiful wineries in the Clare Valley. This truly was an amazing experience and is not to be missed when visiting Clare Valley.
Written 21 November 2021
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Hi Gaynor K, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to our winery Cellar Door. We're so pleased you enjoyed the tasting experiences and thank you for acknowledging the great customer service and experience our staff provided. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next decide to visit.
Written 3 February 2022
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Jeff_8mile
Melbourne, Australia283 contributions
Sep. 2021
Have enjoyed various Taylor’s wines for many years and was high on my list when visiting the Clare Valley. Was not disappointed. Surprised there was a range available for tasting at no cost. Have a number of wines only available from the cellar door. Have found all the Taylor’s reds, even the cheapest, can handle some cellaring with positive results. Staff were very informative and helpful.
Written 18 September 2021
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Hi Jeff_8mile, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to our Clare Valley Cellar Door. We appreciate your feedback and are so glad you enjoyed the visit and the wines. The staff work hard to ensure every one of our visitors enjoy their experience so thank you for acknowledging their great service. We hope to welcome you back soon. Cheers!
Written 29 September 2021
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Ree A
Adelaide, Australia60 contributions
Apr. 2021
We had a Scoopon deal and definitely were not disappointed.
The wine tasting was done professionally, without being pretentious. And both cellar door staff members were equally good.
Our platter was put together, using local produce and was enjoyed outdoors, with a glass of Tempranillo.
On arrival, I noticed that there was no seating, with back support and, having a serious back issue I asked if it was possible to have a chair with a back on it. Not a problem. They headed out back and wiped down a chair for me, before bringing it to the front of house.
Thank you.
I will recommending this place to all my friends.
Written 29 April 2021
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Hi (198reea), Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to our Cellar door in the beautiful Clare Valley. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. Our team members always go the extra mile to make our visitors feel welcome and I'm pleased you acknowledged that. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends any time. Warmest Regards, Cherry
Written 23 May 2021
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