Taylors Cellar Door at Sea celebrates magical launch

December 11, 2018
By Alana House

Taylors Wines launched a world-first floating cellar door in Sydney Harbour last weekend.

Taylors Cellar Door at Sea showcased Taylors’ innovative optimum drinking temperature sensors. It aimed to prove that popping a red wine in the fridge actually isn’t taboo, but necessary to achieving the perfect balance of flavour and aroma in your Shiraz or Pinots all year round.

“For years now we’ve hoped to shed a light on a misconception about red wines – that they need to be served at ‘room temperature’. This is an antiquated recommendation from way back when that actually has a negative impact on the enjoyment of our classic Aussie reds,” said third-generation Managing Director and Winemaker Mitchell Taylor. 

“Taylors Cellar Door at Sea was out on Sydney Harbour to prove just how delicious chilled reds can be, especially during summer. And by combining the perfect view in one of the world’s most notable destinations, we had all the elements to create the perfectly chilled wine experience.”

Guests departed via water taxi from the Sydney Opera House jetty. They arrived at Taylors’ fully appointed floating Cellar Door (a custom-built, glass-walled 40-foot shipping container) where they enjoyed iconic views from within the glass-lined walls. Once inside, they enjoyed a temperature-themed wine tasting using the newly released Riedel Extreme range of glassware, water from Antipodes, and a tasting experience all guided by British chef-duo and friends to Taylors Wines, Will Stewart and Steve Flood. 

The experience was created in the hope that guests would discover, through temperature, the secret ingredients to the perfect glass of wine. 

While Taylors Cellar Door at Sea is now closed for summer, the family-winery is planning on bringing the glass-lined tasting room to its Clare Valley vineyard.

Here are some gorgeous photos from the event:


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