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Feb 20, 2019

Mitchell Taylor is the managing director and chief winemaker at Taylors Wines - Clare Valley, Australia. Following in the footsteps of his father, Bill Taylor, and grandfather, Bill Snr, Mitchell oversees the running of the Taylors business, while still playing a key role in crafting their quality wines.
Having worked in the family winery since 1988 - when twelve years later, in 2000, Mitchell was appointed Managing Director. Mitchell’s passion for winemaking has seen him work across all facets of the business - everything from export sales, finance and of course winemaking. Mitchell Taylor is well aware of his family's winemaking heritage and is passionate about upholding the family tradition of producing world-class wines.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Oenology from Charles Sturt University in 1995 - he completed vintages as chief winemaker from 1989 - 1997. Under Mitchell's guidance and steadfast vision the Taylors winemaking team seeks to craft the best Australian wines for every occasion. Mitchell understands the importance of protecting, preserving and enhancing the quality of the fruit from their vineyards. Their aim is to achieve balance, elegance and finesse in every wine and somewhat uniquely when it comes to the style of the wines, they strive to make wines that are both powerful and elegant. The Taylors philosophy rests on the principle that the finest wines are those made with the greatest dedication and care. 

Mitchell is a proud advocate of not only his family’s wine but of the Australian wine industry as a whole. Mitchell is the current Chairman of 'Australia’s First Families of Wine', a Director of the Winemakers Federation of Australia and Liquor Merchants Association of Australia Ltd, as well as the Chairman of the National Wine Foundation. Mitchell strives to ensure Australia’s wine industry continues to build on its already impressive reputation.