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Accolade Wines acquires Grant Burge Wines

Accolade Wines acquires  Grant Burge Wines

Accolade Wines has acquired the Barossa’s award winning Grant Burge Wines including the iconic Grant Burge brand, Burge and Rathbone Fine Wine Merchants business and the
historic Krondorf Winery. The two companies announced in December that they had reached a conditional agreement to purchase with settlement in January.

Accolade Wines’, General Manager Asia Pacific, Mr Michael East, said the company had been seeking a base in the Barossa for some time and had approached Burge on that basis.

“We have a major, historical presence in McLaren Vale through Hardys, in WA through Houghton, in Margaret River through Brookland Valley, in the Clare Valley through Leasingham and Tasmania via Bay of Fires. Grant Burge and the Barossa were a natural next step.

“Our business has cemented its position as the leading supplier of New World wines in recent years, building on its Australian, Californian and South African portfolio through the acquisition of brands in key appellations such as California’s Sonoma Valley, through Geyser Peak and Atlas Peak in 2012, and in 2014 included premium New Zealand regions through the acquisition of Mud House and Waipara Hills.

“Grant Burge Wines has five generations of Barossa pedigree and has consistently delivered wines of the highest calibre in a number of different categories, including sparkling,
premium white and red wines and fortified wines.

“The Meshach Shiraz holds an outstanding classification from Langtons and the Grant Burge Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV remains one of he most popular Australian premium sparkling wines.