Taylors Wines – Clare Valley

South Australia

For three generations the Taylor family has crafted multiple award winning Australian wines in the heart of the Clare Valley. The Taylors philosophy rests on the principle that the finest wines are those made with the greatest dedication and care.

Project Background
Taylors Wines knows a thing or two about making premium quality wines, as evidenced by their recent world ranking as the most awarded winery in the world by the World Association of Wine Writers & Journalists.

They’re also highly committed to sustainability and energy efficiency. Having recently become the first independent Australian winery to commit to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), they’ve committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 50%

by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement. So, when they decided to build a new barrel hall, naturally they turned to Climate Wizard

to control temperature and humidity.

Project Requirements
Maintaining their commitment to energy efficiency, Taylors required a solution that delivered the below requirements:

  • Minimal energy consumption
  • Maintain the targeted wine temperature within the barrel at or near 16°C
  • Maintain the Ambient relative humidity within the barrel hall at a level between 65% and 75%

Project Deliverables
One Climate Wizard CW-80S unit was installed to achieve precise temperature and humidity control within the barrel hall; enabling Taylors Wines to ensure consistent premium quality and reduce angel’s share.

When installed in a barrel hall environment, Climate Wizard has the capability to maintain the 65-75% relative humidity specified. By pairing this with external cue points on the building, Taylors Wines has full capability to control the environment to precise temperatures and humidity levels. As a result they are seeing significant reductions in their energy consumption as well as a reduction in loss of wine due to evaporation.

Performance
The table below outlines the cooling performance of Climate Wizard in the Clare Valley region.

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