Rachel Hebbard New National Sales Manager for Oyster Bay Wines

Delegat Australia has appointed Rachel Hebbard to National Sales Manager. Delegat Australia is the Australian branch of the New Zealand family owned producer of Oyster Bay and Barossa Valley Estate Wines. Ms. Hebbard has been with Delegat since 2005, working in various roles as Account Manager, State Sales Manager and National Accounts Manager. Ms. Hebbard … Continued

February 26, 2015

Do You Know a Future Leader in the Industry?

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority’s (AGWA) Future Leaders program is currently open to applicants in the industry. The program seeks to find 15 individuals in the wine and grape industry who have open, creative and inquisitive minds and who are already demonstrating leadership potential in their early- to mid-career. Successful applicants will go on … Continued

February 26, 2015

New Vintage Releases from NSW

 RRP: Both $17.99 Distributed by: Cogito Wines The 2014 Windowrie The Mill Chardonnay and 2013 Windowrie The Mill Cabernet Merlot are the two newest vintage releases from the Canowindra (NSW) based winery. The 2014 Chardonnay has been produced from fruit from Windowrie’s estate vineyards in Canowindra, while the 2013 Merlot has been made from grapes … Continued

February 25, 2015

Brian Agnew Dies Aged 69

Chairman and founder of Agnew Wines, Brian Agnew, sadly passed away on Tuesday after battling pancreatic cancer for the last two years. Agnew Wines says Mr. Agnew died peacefully with his wife Valerie Agnew. Mr. Agnew was just 69 years of age. During his life, Mr. Agnew was responsible for the foundation of Hunter Valley … Continued

February 25, 2015

New Australian Wine Spritzer Secures National Reach in its First Month

The new all natural Australian white wine spritzer, SOFI Spritz, has grown rapidly over the last month. Since its launch in December 2014, SOFI Spritz has secured ranging with major liquor outlets nationally, including Dan Murphy’s, Kemenys and Cellarbrations, among others. In addition and to support its expansion, SOFI has been hosting an aggressive tasting … Continued

February 24, 2015

Australian Vintage Reports Half-Year Growth

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has increased its half year net profits by 0.4 million, reporting half year net profits after tax at $4.4 million versus $4.0 million in the prior period. The wine company also reports total revenue growth, by 16 per cent, as well as increased sales of the McGuigan, Tempus Two and Nepenthe … Continued

February 19, 2015

Taylors Wines Wins for Clare Valley in China

Taylors Wines has received the trophy for Clare Valley Wine of the Year at this week’s China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards. The winery received the trophy for its 2014 Taylors Estate Merlot (RRP $18.95). Taylors also took away five double gold and gold medals. This is the second year in a row that … Continued

February 19, 2015

Yalumba Rare and Fine Releases

Distributed by: Samuel Smith & Son Yalumba has released two of its most anticipated wines from its Rare and Fine collection this week. The wines include Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz 2012 (RRP $60) and Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ($54). In addition, Yalumba will be releasing Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz 2009 … Continued

February 19, 2015

Samuel Smith & Son General Manager Retires

Yalumba has announced today that Greg Pullen, NSW General Manager of its fine wine business, Samuel Smith & Son (SS&S), will retire on 30 June. Mr. Pullen has worked for the company for over 29 years, having joined as Sales Manager in 1986 before working his way up the business’ ladder into senior roles. The … Continued

February 16, 2015

New For The On-Premise: Devil’s Lair ‘Dance With The Devil’ Wines

Distributed by: Treasury Wine Estates RRP: $24.99 Devil’s Lair has added two new varietals to its on-premise range – Dance with the Devil. The range offers textural wines with interesting complexity and character that match well when paired with food. The new varietals – chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon – have, in addition, been made using … Continued

February 16, 2015