A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE REGION WITH A BIG REPUTATION

Clare Valley

The picturesque Clare Valley's winemaking history spans more than 150 years, making it one of Australia's oldest wine-producing regions. It has also been described as one of the prettiest in Australia with rolling hills and sweeping gullies. The unique combination of geography, geology and climate results in terroir that is perfect for producing world-class wine.

Hours of operation

Our Cellar Door is open year-round Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10 am to 4 pm. We close to spend time with our families on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

How to find us

An enjoyable 90 minute drive north from Adelaide, the Taylor family winery is located at the southern end of the Clare Valley. To find us on your GPS enter Auburn, Winery Road or simply follow the signs from Auburn.

Group bookings of 10 or more

We welcome group bookings by prior arrangement and are happy to tailor a tasting experience to your requirements. Tastings from $5 per person (redeemable upon wine purchases). Please contact our Cellar Door team to book on 1800 804 295. Please note that COVID19 restrictions with respect to Cellar Door area capacity apply. Please discuss options with the team when arranging your booking.

Visit our winery

Cellar Door activities

At our Cellar Door, you'll find many ways to make your visit enjoyable. From relaxing in the superbly manicured winery garden area with a glass of wine and a cheese platter to enjoying a game of boules or cricket on the large lawn area. Of course, we also offer educational tasting experiences. To book tasting experiences call our Cellar Door team on 1800 804 295. Please note that due to COVID19 restrictions we are unable to offer winery tours at this time. And due to capacity restrictions, bookings for tastings are essential. Please discuss options with the team when arranging your booking.

The Wine & Cheese Tasting Experience

Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and enjoying the perfect match can be a delicious endeavour. In this tasting experience, a selection of four of our award-winning wines are matched to different styles of locally sourced cheese. You will be provided with an information sheet, outlining each of the wine & cheese matches and a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide to get the best out of your experience. Only $15 per person. Available every day from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Bookings required for larger groups. FREECALL 1800 804 295 for details. Please note that COVID19 restrictions with respect to Cellar Door capacity apply and so bookings are essential. Please discuss options with the team when arranging your booking.

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The Pinnacle Tasting Experience

This is a unique opportunity to sample a collection of our finest wines, accompanied by a small tasting plate of delicious local produce. You will be guided through a flight of wines from our St. Andrews range along with the exceptional wines The Visionary and The Pioneer - learning about the vineyards where the fruit is sourced and of course, the unique winemaking approach to crafting these world renowned wines. Only $25 per person. Available every day from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Bookings required for larger groups. FREECALL 1800 804 295 for details. Please note that COVID19 restrictions with respect to Cellar Door capacity apply and so bookings are essential. Please discuss options with the team when arranging your booking.

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The Wine & Chocolate Tasting Experience

This wonderfully decadent experience is the ‘chocoholics’ dream tasting! A selection of four of our award winning wines are matched to individual tablets of Cuvée chocolate in this self-guided tasting flight. You will be provided with an information sheet, outlining each of the wine & chocolate matches and a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide to get the best out of your experience. Only $15 per person. Available every day from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Bookings required for larger groups. FREECALL 1800 804 295 for details. Please note that COVID19 restrictions with respect to Cellar Door capacity apply and so bookings are essential. Please discuss options with the team when arranging your booking.

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MAKE IT UNFORGETTABLE

Private Functions & Weddings

Set amongst rolling hills and vineyards of the picturesque Clare Valley, The Taylors Wine Estate spans 1900 acres and delivers the perfect backdrop your special day deserves. Our tailored packages cater for both intimate and larger events.

Clare Valley

Planning a trip

Only a 90 minute drive from Adelaide, finding your way to the Clare Valley couldn't be easier. But as we've heard from visitors so many times before, leaving can often prove difficult. It is a charming corner of Australia. Around every corner it seems, is another lovely vista - rolling hills, winding streams and tiny villages, each sprinkled with reminders of the region's 160 year history. There are countless markets, delightful restaurants and quaint little pubs to explore - and of course, more than 40 wineries boasting some of Australia's finest wines.

Finding a place to stay

From B&Bs to luxury apartments, you'll find plenty of options in the region. Visit South Australia Tourism and Clare Valley Business and Tourism Association for more.

Tasting the local produce

We recommend a visit to the Clare Valley Food, Wine & Art market, held on the first Sunday of the month as a great place to taste the best produce from the Clare.

The Riesling Trail

The popular trail takes in stunning countryside and gorgeous little villages, before finishing in Auburn, our home, where you can enjoy our award winning Riesling.

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

Held in May each year, the weekend is a celebration of great food, great entertainment, and of course, great company. Contact us to discover what's on at Taylors.

From vine to glass

In the vineyard

August/September

This time of the year is known as 'Budburst'. It's when our vines wake from winter dormancy to begin a new growing season.

October/Early November

Over these months the vines flower, producing a beautiful smell across the vineyard and then produce tiny bunches. By late October to early November, the fruit sets.

Late November/December

At this stage, our developing grapes look like small green peas. It's difficult to imagine that these hard green berries will be turned into wine come the new year.

January

This period of time is known as 'veraison' - where the ripening berries become soft and fleshy, and begin to turn their purple, red and golden colours.

February - May

Harvest, or vintage, starts in February and continues to around May - however, this can change dramatically depending on the weather conditions.

June - September

With the grapes harvested and the weather turning cold, the vines slowly return to their dormant state. Hand-pruning continues.

August/September

This time of the year is known as 'Budburst'. It's when our vines wake from winter dormancy to begin a new growing season.

October/Early November

Over these months the vines flower, producing a beautiful smell across the vineyard and then produce tiny bunches. By late October to early November, the fruit sets.

Late November/December

At this stage, our developing grapes look like small green peas. It's difficult to imagine that these hard green berries will be turned into wine come the new year.

January

This period of time is known as 'veraison' - where the ripening berries become soft and fleshy, and begin to turn their purple, red and golden colours.

February - May
Harvest, or vintage, starts in February and continues to around May - however, this can change dramatically depending on the weather conditions.

June - September

With the grapes harvested and the weather turning cold, the vines slowly return to their dormant state. Hand-pruning continues