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Wakefield Wines Shine On Global Stage


Australian Wineries Earn Top Rankings In Key Wine Shows

Clare Valley’s Wakefield Wines, along with Wolf Blass from the Barossa Valley, grabbed two of the Top Five rankings in the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists World Ranking of Wines, more than any other wine producing country in the world. Wakefield received 228 awards from a selection of key international wine shows and competitions.

Red loam soils at Wakefield

Red loam soils at Wakefield – photo by Andy Baker

The World Ranking of Wines is commissioned and evaluated by the WAWWJ every year to develop an internationally recognised ranking system for the numerous wine shows and competitions held around the world. First founded in 1996, today the WAWWJ consists of 12,700 wine journalists, bloggers and judges representing 80 different countries.

This is the third consecutive year that family-owned Wakefield has ranked among the top five best performing wineries in the world, a title Mitchell Taylor, third-generation Taylor family member and Managing Director of Wakefield Wines, is honored to receive.

“Since my father and grandfather founded the winery in 1969, our mission has been to create outstanding wines that could compete on the world stage. To be recognised year after year for our continued success abroad is a massive achievement and the wines we continue to produce just get better and better,” Mitchell said.

“We must be doing something right down in the Clare, and we’re very proud to be Australia’s top performing family winery yet again.”

Wakefield Wines has a cabinet full of achievements from the 2015 WRW report, including the title for most awarded Chardonnay in the world with the 2013 Estate Chardonnay.  In the top 10 Syrah/Shiraz wines in the world, Wakefield holds three spots (more than any other winery) with the 2012 St Andrews Shiraz, 2013 Estate Shiraz and 2010 St Andrews Shiraz.  In the Top 100 Wines of the World, Wakefield Wines earned six placements on the list, with more points than any other Australian winery.

The 2015 report, released this month, evaluated 650 wines from a selection of 82 key international wine contests (out of the more than 450 wine shows held around the world), including the Vinalies Internationales (France), International Wine and Spirits Competition (England), Tasters Guild International (USA), and closer to home in Australia, the Sydney International Top 100.

See the full results from the WAWWJ 2015 report at http://www.wawwj.com/2015/_EN/home.php

Wakefield is imported and marketed in the United States by Seaview Imports.

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