Drawing on a proud heritage with several of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global premium wine company, producing some of the world’s best-known brands.

• Oldest larger scale Australia wine company with history dating back to 1836.


• #1 wine producer by volume in Australia.


• Hardys, established in 1853, made history by sending 2 whole hogsheads of wine to England in 1857.


• Houghton is the 3rd oldest wine brand in Australia and was established in 1836. It was also the first brand to plant Cabernet Sauvignon in Western Australia.


• John Reynell of Chateau Reynella was the first to plant vines in South Australia in 1838 and built the first underground cellar in Australia, which still exists on the grounds of Accolade Wines Head Office today.


• 50+ brands sold across more than 130+ countries; Brands originating from Australia, New Zealand, United States and Chile.


• 8,800+ awards in the last ten years alone, including 370+ trophies and 1,450+ gold medals.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

• Largest Wine Production, Warehouse, Distribution and Innovation Centre in Europe called The Park, filling over 1 million bottles per day.


• 100% renewable electricity – wind turbine usage or electricity supplier that provide energy generated from renewable sources


• 6.3 million litres of water saved annually by installing a re-circulation system to cool the vacuum pumps on line


• Shipping containers hold 24,000Ltrs of bulk wine as opposed to 9,900Ltrs of finished bottled goods – saving 18,000 tonnes of CO2 each year


• Since July 2018 we have sent zero waste to landfill


Our History


Houghton established in Western Australia just 7 years after Western Australia was founded as a colony.


Chateau Reynalla founded.


Thomas Hardy established Thomas Hardy & Sons near Adelaide in South Australia.


The Lidner Family began making fortified wine from a shed under the St Hallett name in 1838. The winery established in 1944 has been owned or part-owned by a member of that family ever since.


Petaluma was founded in 1976 by Australian winemaking icon Brian Croser, with the sole objecive to produce ultra-premium wines by carefully selecting withn a particular Australian region, suited to a chosen variety.


Stonier was one of the first wineries to be established on the southern edge of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula in 1978 by Brian Stonier and his family.


The Banrock Station Wetland Complex was listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convection on Wetlands.


Constellation Brands acquired BRL Hardy creating the world's largest wine business.


UK Bottling Facility (~A$100m) - Constellation Brands invest in a state-of-the-art bottling facility - 'Constellation Park' (later renamed 'Accolade Park').


CHAMPS acquired 80% in Constellation Wines's UK and Australian divisions; renamed 'Accolade Wines'.


Acquisition of Mud House in New Zealand, adding New Zealand sauvignon blanc to supply portfolio.


The Burge winemaking endeavour began in the Barossa in 1865 and was followed by five generations of Barossa growers culminating in the establishment of Grant Burge Wines in 1988, acquired by Accolade in 2015.


Acquisition of Anakena in Chile. Anakena becomes a top 5 Chilean brand in the UK 3 weeks post launch.


Acquisition of Lion Nathan's Fine Wine Partners portfolio adds five premium brands into the burgeoning +$15 market including Petaluma, St Hallett and Stonier.


The Carlyle Group acquired 100% of Accolade Wines.


Acquisition of Katnook Estate, Coonawarra.


Acquisition of the Barossa-based Rolf Binder Wines.


Acquisition of the Lambrini perry brand from UK.

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