Much like grapevines, seahorses are a vital “indicator species” that demonstrate early the impact of climate change. It is fitting then that Taylors Wines should choose not only to feature the seahorse on the label for its new-look Promised Land range but also to donate a percentage of every sale to the global marine conservation organisation, Project Seahorse.
According to the folk at Project Seahorse, by getting it right for seahorses, such as setting up marine protected areas, reining in bad fishing practices, and regulating wildlife trade, the planet’s oceans will be in a better state for thousands of other species.
Led by award-winning marine biologist Amanda Vincent and co-founder Heather Koldewey, Project Seahorse has made significant progress and measurable gains in marine conservation worldwide.
Third-generation winemaker and managing director, Mitchell Taylor, said that since the beginning, the seahorse had symbolised the three generations of family winemaking at Taylors Wines. “Today, it represents our dedication to running our winery sustainably and for many generations to come. That includes supporting efforts beyond our vineyards through partnerships with the likes of Project Seahorse,” he said.
The Promised Land range is named after a special parcel of land on Taylors’ estate at the southern end of South Australia’s Clare Valley. The site was promised to Bill Taylor Senior in a handshake over the fence with a neighbour.
These days the range explores a vast array of South Australian wine regions, including fruit sourced from Padthaway and the Limestone Coast. In addition to the new-look labels, Taylors released two new wines in the range, a Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. For more information about Taylors Wines’ new-look Promised Land range and its fundraising efforts for Project Seahorse, visit the website for Taylors Wines.
Taylors Wines 2022 Promised Land Sauvignon Blanc, $16: Unpretentious and easy to drink with generous aromas and flavours of the tropics — think passionfruit and citrus – with subtle grassy notes. Light to medium acidity and a clean, crisp finish make this one for enjoying on a picnic, with fish and chips at the beach, or on the back deck with friends.
Taylors Wines 2022 Promised Land Rosé, $16: Strawberries and cream are classic summer, and so too is this pale pink beauty with hints of citrus and raspberries thrown into the mix. Made in a dry style, it is light-bodied with a crisp, refreshing finish.
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