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Thursday 17 August 2023

A new role for one of the busiest men in the wine industry


Mitchell Taylor, one of the busiest men in the wine industry, has taken on yet another role. 

Taylor is the new chairman of the peak regional association for the Clare Valley wine industry, Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association (CVWGA). 

The Taylors Wines managing director and winemaker, and key mover in the Australia's First Families of Wine group, is the first Chair appointee who is a member of the Association since the amalgamation of the Clare Valley Winemakers Incorporated and Clare Region Winegrape Growers Association in 2018. 

This appointment "signifies the board’s priority for a local leader with strong ties to the national wine industry, which will provide confidence to members during a challenging era for the Australian wine industry" - a press release tells me. 

Taylor brings proven experience to the role, including two consecutive board memberships with Wine Australia, and as a director of the Drinks Association, as well as being past chairman of Australia’s First Families of Wine. 

“I’m honoured to be taking on the role of chairman for the Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association, and I thank the board for their trust in me during what is a noticeably difficult time for both the region and the greater wine industry,” Taylor said.

“We’ve just come off our lowest vintage crush in over two decades, and global trade and financial pressures continue to stress the industry’s supply chain. 

"But Clare has a long and celebrated history of resilience and innovation on its side to carry us through. I am eager to collaborate with my regional colleagues to promote the Clare Valley as one of Australia’s premier wine regions in the world - for both our wine and world-class experiences."

Taylor’s role as chairman is effective from 1st September. He will work alongside the CVWGA Board, which includes Ali Paulett (Paulett Wines), Grant Carr (Braeside Vineyards), Penny Lion (Bourke & Travers), Hilary Mitchell (Mitchell Wines), Annette Hovey (Independent Board Member), Matt Schultz (Taylors Wines), and Olivia Hoffmann Barry (Jim Barry Wines).

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