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Accolade Wines taken over by consortium

Published:  05 February, 2024

Accolade Wines, Australia’s second-largest producer, has been taken over by a consortium of investors led by Bain & Co, the US-based management consulting company.

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Accolade appoints Derek Nicol as Europe MD

Published:  28 November, 2023

Australian wine supplier Accolade Wines has announced the appointment of Derek Nicol as its MD for Europe. The news follows the resignation of Caroline Thompson-Hill to pursue an opportunity in the UK retail sector.  

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Christmas 2023: Stay-at-home value

Published:  16 October, 2023

James Lawrence takes a pre-emptive dive into Christmas, consumer confidence and festive drinks trends.

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Taste off: Tasmania vs England

Published:  17 February, 2023

In the first of our new series, Andrew Catchpole invited a panel to put Tasmanian and English sparkling wines through their paces.

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Accolade agrees deal to sell Bristol bottling factory to Encirc

Published:  15 November, 2022

Encirc, a major glass manufacturer, has agreed a deal with Accolade Wines to purchase the assets of The Park, a bottling and warehousing facility in Bristol.

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Accolade Wines launch revolutionary alcohol-free range

Published:  18 May, 2022

Accolade Wines is launching an alcohol-free wine collection, bottled using new de-alcoholisation technology, designed to better preserve the texture and flavour of the wine.

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Hardys launches new non-alcoholic range

Published:  14 April, 2022

Hardys, the UK’s number one wine brand, has launched Hardys Zero, a new non-alcoholic range that utilises de-alcoholising technology.

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Accolade Wines launches new format with Jack Rabbit 20cl Prosecco

Published:  14 March, 2022

Jack Rabbit, the leading on-trade wine brand from Accolade Wines, is launching a new 20cl, single-serve version of its increasingly popular Prosecco 75cl format.

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Jack Rabbit launches new app for its Wine Club

Published:  28 February, 2022

Jack Rabbit, the UK’s number one on-trade wine brand, is launching a new mobile app for its Wine Club, allowing members to engage with the brand and redeem reward points digitally.

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Ex-Accolade alumni Ade McKeon joins Blackfish Brands

Published:  19 January, 2022

Blackfish brands have welcome former Accolade Wines boss, Ade McKeon, into their governing board as non-executive director.

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Accolade launches Wine On Tap (WOT)

Published:  05 January, 2022

Australian multinational Accolade has unveiled a new range of varietal wines packaged in large format sustainable boxes.

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Bouncing Back Q&A: Tom Smith, Accolade Wines

Published:  16 August, 2021

It’s been a one-of-a-kind 18 months for the trade. Here, as we begin to push into the second half of the second year of the pandemic, Harpers is catching up with businesses to find out how they’re focusing on recovering from the shock, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

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Profile: Caroline Thompson-Hill, Accolade Wines Europe

Published:  06 July, 2021

Caroline Thompson-Hill, MD for Europe at Accolade Wines, is determined to lead from the front in terms of creating a sustainable and diverse business which keeps a keen eye on consumer-driven trends. By Jo Gilbert

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Accolade acquires Lambrini

Published:  24 June, 2021

Accolade Wines has acquired Lambrini, the nation’s leading brand of Perry, Harpers can exclusively reveal.

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Accolade acquires Barossa winery Rolf Binder Wines

Published:  17 March, 2021

Accolade Wines has acquired Rolf Binder Wines in the Barossa Valley as part of its ongoing growth strategy and commitment to the Barossa and South Australian wine region.

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Accolade snaps up Heuzenroeder from Yalumba

Published:  24 February, 2021

Accolade Wines has appointed Teresa Heuzenroeder as its new senior winemaker and manager for its Tintara facility. 

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Accolade names Katnook Estate senior winemaker

Published:  30 November, 2020

Accolade Wines has named Natalie Cleghorn as senior winemaker and manager for Coonawarra’s premium Katnook Estate.

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Accolade Europe achieves carbon neutrality for UK core portfolio

Published:  15 September, 2020

Accolade Wines has achieved a major milestone in its journey to reduce its carbon footprint to net zero across the company.

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Accolade snaps up Katnook

Published:  07 September, 2020

Accolade Wines has acquired Coonawarra’s premium Katnook Estate from the Wingara Wine Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Accolade relaunches production site

Published:  17 August, 2020

Accolade Wines has renamed its drinks manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facility in Bristol to The Park.

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