Family-owned winery Taylors Wines has signed on as a Platinum Association Partner of Restaurant & Catering Australia.
The year-long partnership will bring together Australia’s most awarded winery with an industry association charged with raising the standards of Australia’s hospitality industry through training and education to its network of more than 40,000 restaurants, cafes and catering businesses.
“We are very excited to partner with Restaurant & Catering Australia,” said third generation managing director and winemaker Mitchell Taylor.
“My grandfather Bill Taylor got his start in the hospitality industry as part of one of Sydney’s largest network of pubs, and my family sees tremendous value in what associations like R&CA do for the industry and its members. This partnership is a great fit for us and we look forward to giving additional support to R&CA’s members with our wines and expertise in the industry.”
As part of the agreement, Taylors will be the exclusive wine provider for the association, serving the family’s new Taylor Made range of wines at the organisation’s Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence events. Taylors will also provide wine education and wine list development assistance to all R&CA’s members, strategic support for R&CA’s policy and advocacy work, as well as naming rights for the Lifetime Achievement Award given to a member in each state at the 2017 Awards for Excellence events.
“Restaurant & Catering Australia are delighted to welcome Taylors Wines as our national wine partner,” said former R&CA CEO John Hart.
“We look forward to showcasing the new Taylor Made brand to all attendees at R&CA’s Awards for Excellence especially as 85 per cent of our surveyed membership recognise the importance of featuring Australian wine on their wine list”.