Jules Taylor was born in the year that the first vines were planted in Marlborough. One went on to produce
wines that reverberated around the world with a distinctive, award winning character. The other was a grapevine.
Whether circumstance or serendipity had Jules Taylor growing up in Marlborough at the time that the wine industry was taking off, she happily admits that she had no blinding ambition to become a winemaker – but things change.
They have a small but tight team. When they say ‘tight’ they don’t mean tight as in having drunk too much, even though they all like wine a lot, which is why they all work together. Some are born and bred in Marlborough and some are less fortunate, but all call Marlborough home.
Jules Taylor Wines source their grapes from vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, Marlborough. Well, not so much from vineyards as back corners of vineyards, rises and hollows and dry-as bits of vineyards.
These are our core wines that they aim to make every year: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rosé, and now and then they turn their hand to something different: Gruner Veltliner, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.