Since 2000, Taylors has led the early adoption of the screwcap closure, a trend which gained momentum here in the Clare Valley before taking over the (mainly southern and new) world of wine.
In mid-2000, we joined with fellow Clare Valley winemakers for a meeting at the classic Rising Sun Hotel and a historic decision was made. After a long night of conversation which centred on the shortcomings of the cork closure (and a few glasses of wine), the Clare Valley winemakers agreed to initiate what would be a game-changing move, to bottle the region’s iconic riesling under screwcap.
In 2004 we moved to seal all our wines under screwcap— the first major winery in Australia to do so. More than a decade on, screwcap closures now account for more than 90% of current vintage Australian wine.