By Amy Looker

Taylors Wines have officially opened the new winery extension to their Clare Valley facility in a ceremony that also coincides with the company’s 40th anniversary celebration.

The official opening on August 5th was performed by South Australian Premier, the Hon Mike Rann, MP, who acknowledged Taylors’ contribution to the Australian wine industry and the Clare Valley.

“Congratulations to Taylors on the establishment of this terrific new facility, and on celebrating 40 successful years. They have made an outstanding contribution to the Clare Valley and Australia’s winemaking industry, and long may they continue to do so.”

Taylors managing director, Mitchell Taylor, said the opening of the facility was an important milestone in increasing the winery’s capacity to make world-class wines.

"We’ve custom-designed this new facility specifically to handle our plans for growth while still delivering the superior quality wine for which the Taylors brand is renowned,” said Taylor.

The extension to the Auburn winery commenced in 2007, and saw the installation of a new tank farm and processing equipment, including a 60 tonne Pera press.

Taylors is the largest producer and employer in the Clare Valley region, employing approximately 100 people. Taylors estimates that another 10 employees will be required now that the winery expansion project is complete.

“We are proud that our family winery has made such a significant contribution to the region,” said Taylor. “We employ a large and talented team and everyone plays a role in our success.”

The Shout Team

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