Accolade Wines sells Nannup Winery to Fogarty Wine Group, Enters Winemaking Agreement
Monday 15 August 2022: Accolade Wines is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to sell its Nannup winery southeast of Perth to the Western Australian-based, family-controlled Fogarty Wine Group.
Under the agreement, Accolade Wines’ award-winning Houghton and Brookland Valley brands will continue to be made at the Nannup facility, as well as Fogarty Wine Group’s Margaret River sites, all under the guidance of Accolade Wines Senior Winemaker Courtney Treacher.
As part of a broader relationship, Fogarty Wine Group will effectively produce all Accolade Wines’ Western Australian wine, with the parties exploring opportunities for further cooperation around Australia.
Over 25 years, Fogarty Wine Group has built one of Australia’s most respected wine portfolios, with brands from six different regions including Dalwhinnie, Lake’s Folly, Deep Woods Estate, Evans & Tate, Millbrook Winery, Smithbrook, Lowestoft and Tasmanian Vintners.
Accolade Wines Chief Executive Officer, Robert Foye, said the partnership with Fogarty Wine Group meant the decision to sell the Nannup facility would have no impact on the Houghton and Brookland Valley brands, the Company’s portfolio, or the Brookland Valley cellar door and viticulture teams.
He said the decision followed a review of Accolade Wines’ facilities and its future requirements to support growth plans built around its premium wine portfolio.
“We could not be more pleased to be working with Peter Fogarty and his team,” Mr Foye said.
“Peter is one of Australia’s leading wine entrepreneurs and the company he has built has a wealth of experience and heritage in both West Australia and around the country. Through our agreement, Accolade Wines will have access to the Fogarty Wine Group’s ultra-premium wineries and a broader suite of assets in Western Australia and nationally, delivering opportunities across our combined networks for our brands and businesses.”
Fogarty Wine Group Founder and Executive Chairman, Peter Fogarty, said: “We welcome the opportunity to create this long-term relationship with Accolade Wines as we both have strong brands in Western Australia and a growing presence in Tasmania. Our businesses share a commitment to making some of the best-value wines alongside some of the very best ultra-premium Cabernets and Chardonnays that Margaret River and Australia produces. We see this new relationship as providing synergies in processing while further improving the quality of all our wines.”
About Accolade Wines
Headquartered in Australia, Accolade Wines draws on a proud heritage, with Houghton established in 1836 and the first grapes crushed at Hardys winery in 1857, to become a world-leading provider of luxury, premium, mainstream, and commercial wines.
With three of the top 10 wine brands in the UK and two of the top 10 in Australia, Accolade’s rich and diverse portfolio is made up of distinguished wine brands including Hardys, St Hallett, Petaluma, Houghton, Grant Burge and Banrock Station and modern wine brands such as House of Arras, Echo Falls, Madam Sass and Jam Shed shaking up the global landscape.
Accolade is a fully integrated business, managing the entire supply chain from grape to glass. With more than 1400 employees in over 40 countries around the world, Accolade delivers approximately 276 million litres of wine to 130 countries every year.
We are committed to the sustainable growth of our business and the industry. Through our relentless innovation, global sustainability strategy, and the partners we engage with, we endeavour to have a positive impact on the industry and communities in which we operate.
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About Fogarty Wine Group
FWG is a Western Australian-based, family-controlled wine group that produces outstanding world-class wines across some of Australia’s best wine regions. In just over 25 years, Peter Fogarty and his family have created a portfolio of wine assets across Australia that make up a stunning collection of wine brands from six different regions. They include Dalwhinnie in the Pyrenees, Victoria; Lake’s Folly in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales; Deep Woods Estate and Evans & Tate in Margaret River, Millbrook Winery in the Perth Hills and Smithbrook in Pemberton, Western Australia; and Lowestoft, Thalia, Strelley Farm Estate and Tasmanian Vintners in Tasmania. The Group strives to produce the greatest wines from these regions and keep each of these brands true to their identity, heritage and terroir.
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Peter Fogarty | Fogarty Wine Group | email@example.com