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Wakefield Wines

11.03.24

Jessica Walker

We are delighted to welcome Wakefield Wines to the Jascot's Portfolio. Led by Bill Taylor Senior, and his two sons, Bill and John, the family's passion for wine inspired them to try and create their own.  They were motivated by winemakers of Europe (in particular, Château Mouton Rothschild) so they set out to find the perfect piece of land in Australia to establish their vineyard. Wakefield Winery was founded in South Australia in 1969, (the same day Apollo 11 touched down), located on the banks of the Wakefield River in the small town of Auburn, in the Clare Valley.

The vineyards are in the Mt. Lofty Ranges where there are warm summers mitigated by cooling afternoon breezes which are vital to retaining the freshness and aromatics in their finished wines. The family’s original vision was to create table wines that rivalled the best of the ‘old world’. In this pursuit they set about planting Australia’s largest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. It’s this vision that still guides Wakefield today. Their Clare Valley property now consists of 767 hectares  with 300ha under vine and includes 12 different grape varieties namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Tempranillo, Carménère and Grenache. 

Their St Andrews Range shows authentic Clare Valley style and only uses single varietals and have developed a reputation as benchmark wines for examples of truly great Clare Valley wine. The Masterstroke range explores regional differences between McLaren Vale, the Clare Valley and Coonawarra to capture the best parcels from these areas to express the individual terroirs. Jascot's Portfolio will also include some of their limited allocation top varietal wines made only from the very best vintages, this includes Wakefield's 'The Visionary', their pinnacle Cabernet Sauvignon and an ode to their grandfather's original vision of stylistically recreating great Bordeaux wines.  There is also 'The Pioneer' which is dedicated to Australia's  most planted grape variety, Shiraz, which is named to celebrate the pioneering spirit of Bill Taylor; who had the conviction to do things differently and was astute enough to recognise the emerging popularity of Shiraz. At the time, the plan was to plant most of the Clare Valley vineyard with Cabernet Sauvignon but he insisted that a small block be set aside to also plant Shiraz. This made them early champions of Australia’s signature grape.

Wakefield Wines are at the forefront of sustainability among Australian wineries with many initiatives including drip irrigation, ammonia energy-saving refrigeration, a revolutionary flat bottle for their ‘one small step range, solar panels, and  a partnership with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science supporting the conservation of seahorses and protecting marine habitats. They were the first independent Australian winery to commit to Science Based Targets and have already reduced their emissions by 330 tC02e per year whilst undertaking a project to measure the Carbon Footprint with aims to become a Carbon Neutral winery. 

 

 

Wakefield Wines: Sunset in the Clare Valley

Wakefield Wines

The Pioneer Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia

The Pioneer Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia 2015

Clare Valley, Australia

Tasting Notes

Tasting Note: Generous and immediately offers sweet, spice characters of…

Food Matches

Roasted duck in plum sauce spiced with star anise

Red

Full & Rich Reds

75cl

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St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia

St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia 2018

Clare Valley, Australia

Tasting Notes

Complex and elegant, offering rich fruit characters of cassis and…

Food Matches

Portobello mushrooms doused in sticky teriyaki glaze

Red

Full & Rich Reds

75cl

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St Andrews Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia

St Andrews Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia 2019

Clare Valley, Australia

Tasting Notes

Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and…

Food Matches

Wild boar burger with cayenne pepper sauce

Red

Full & Rich Reds

75cl

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St Andrews Chardonnay, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia

St Andrews Chardonnay, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia 2021

Clare Valley, Australia

Tasting Notes

Silky textured with exceptional length and flavours of peach, nectarine and…

Food Matches

Creamy squash risotto

White

Rich & Complex Whites

75cl

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St Andrews Riesling, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia

St Andrews Riesling, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia 2019

Clare Valley, Australia

Tasting Notes

Vibrant lime aromas with hints of lemon and faint floral notes. The wine…

Food Matches

Soft cows milk cheese like Brie or thai green curry

White

Crisp, Dry Whites

75cl

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Masterstroke Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, McLaren Vale, Australia

Masterstroke Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, McLaren Vale, Australia 2019

McLaren Vale, Australia

Tasting Notes

The wine displays enticing layers of red plum and black cherry and then…

Food Matches

Ox cheek stew with generously garlicky mash

Red

Full & Rich Reds

75cl

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Masterstroke Cabernet Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia

Masterstroke Cabernet Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia 2017

Clare Valley, Australia`

Tasting Notes

Typical Shiraz delivers rich and plump dark plum over the mid-palate with…

Food Matches

Grilled steak, frites with a green beans & pomegranate seed salad

Red

Full & Rich Reds

75cl

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Masterstroke Cabernet Sauvignon, Wakefield Wines, Coonawarra, Australia

Masterstroke Cabernet Sauvignon, Wakefield Wines, Coonawarra, Australia 2019

Coonawarra, Australia

Tasting Notes

Deliciously flavours of tart blackcurrants, wild bramble fruit, spearmint…

Food Matches

Lamb cutlets, rosemary roast potatoes and minted peas

Red

Full & Rich Reds

75cl

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Estate Shiraz, Wakefield Wines

Estate Shiraz, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley, Australia 2021

Clare Valley, Australia

Tasting Notes

Wakefield Estate Shiraz is a soft and sumptuous Shiraz with a fresh palate…

Food Matches

Grilled steaks slathered in a sticky BBQ glaze.

Full & Rich Reds

75cl

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