Wine

Mcwilliam’s Wines Hands Over Vineyards in Bid to Reduce Borrowings

McWilliam’s Wines has completed a Sale and Leaseback initiative to reduce the company’s debt. The transaction has seen McWilliam’s Wines sign two of its Coonawarra vineyards and three in Hanwood over to Belvino Investments, via long-term leases on all of the vineyards. In addition, the Sale and Leaseback initiative will also see a capital investment … Continued

January 23, 2015

Positive Returns For Australia’s Wine Exports

The Australian Grape and Wine Authority’s (AGWA) latest Wine Export Approval Report December 2014, released on Wednesday, reports that Australian wine exports are up by 1.9 per cent in both volume and value. This is the first increase to have been seen in export values since the global recession in 2007. In addition, the Wine … Continued

January 23, 2015

Single Vineyard Sellers Takes Over Sponsorship of NRL Club Gold Coast Titans

Distributor and wholesaler, Single Vineyard Sellers (SVS), has signed a new sponsorship agreement with National Rugby League club, the Gold Coast Titans. The sponsorship deal, commencing in February, will see SVS come on as the club’s principal wine supplier, taking over from Yalumba’s Samuel Smith and Co. As a result, Grand Sud Sauvignon Blanc and … Continued

January 23, 2015

First Female Brown Family Member Steps-Up Into Winemaking

The first fourth generation and female Brown family member, Katherine Brown, is joining Brown Brothers’ winemaking team for the coming vintage. Leaving the Brown Brothers marketing team in Melbourne, Katherine will now join the team at Brown Brothers’ Milawa Winery as Assistant Winemaker for the 2015 harvest period. Katherine has a Masters of Oenology and … Continued

January 23, 2015

Accolade Wines Most Successful Exhibitor at 2015 Tasmanian Wine Show

House of Arras and Eddystone Point collected a number of trophies and gold medals last Friday night at the 2015 Tasmanian Wine Show Presentation. The 2002 House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged took away the trophy for Best Late Disgorged Mature Vintage Sparkling Wine, while the 2012 Eddystone Point Pinot Noir won the trophy … Continued

January 23, 2015

Djokovic Headlines Jacob’s Creek’s ‘Made By’ Film Series

Tuesday night marked the global launch of Australian Open sponsor Jacob’s Creek’s ‘Made By Determination’ film series in Melbourne, featuring world number one tennis player and three-time consecutive Australian Open winner, Novak Djokovic. The series builds on the brand’s new global ‘Made By’ campaign and progresses through three chapters, which show a raw insight into … Continued

January 18, 2015

Future Leaders Returns in 2015

Future Leaders is in search of its next 15 applicants to join its development program. Funded and coordinated by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA), applicants should be from the grape and wine sector, who are early- to mid-career, and who are already demonstrating leadership potential. If successful, candidates will enter the six-month program, commencing in June. Applicants will take … Continued

January 16, 2015

Vintage House Wine And Spirits Grows Its Distribution Portfolio

Vintage House Wine and Spirits (VHWS) – the new distribution company of Angove Family Winemakers – will be distributing Hollick Wines nationally in Australia from the first of February. Hollick Wines is owned by Ian and Wendy Hollick, who concentrate on producing wines that showcase regionality, as well as vineyard and varietal characteristics, reinforced in … Continued

January 16, 2015

Casella Family Brands Completes Acquisition of Peter Lehmann Wines

Casella Family Brands has completed its acquisition of Peter Lehmann Wines, since the period of consideration by shareholders has now closed. “It’s time for PLW to move to the next stage in its evolution. It has had, at times, a turbulent corporate history, and I am delighted that it is finally in private family ownership”, … Continued

January 16, 2015

Australia’s First Families of Wine

[divider] In 2009, 12 of Australia’s leading family owned Australian wineries came together to form Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW). Together, the 12 represent generations of winemaking, which have not only upheld the Australian wine industry, but have driven it to where it is today. The group formed to celebrate and share their story. … Continued

January 3, 2015