Jules Taylor has always done things her way - even as far back as the late 1980s, when she was head girl at Marlborough Girls College, her way and the schools way seem to have been drawn on two very different maps. Today, her own wine label 'Jules Taylor' is no exception. One thing about growing up in Marlborough is that the ebb and flow of the viticultural seasons have never been far from her view. Although she calls Marlborough home, Jules spent much time wandering the globe's other wine producing areas, working several vintages in Italy.
On returning home to Marlborough, she slotted straight away in to a job making wine for Kim Crawford, Saint Clair and Cape Campbell, and that was where Jules Taylor Wines begun, producing 200 cases under her own label in 2001.
Now, as mother of two young boys (Louis and Nico), Jules manages to juggle motherhood with winemaking, and working with husband George to build her own label. Although it's hard work building her own wine brand, she has the chance to really play around with different winemaking techniques, have some good fun, and do things in her own unique and daring way. As Jules always says - all her wines are best enjoyed with great food and good friends.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay