Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Accolade Wines introduces new brands to New Zealand

Accolade Wines introduces new brandsto New Zealand

The recent acquisition of award-winning New Zealand wine brands, Mud House and Waipara Hills, by Accolade Wines, the world’s leading producer and marketer of New World premium, commercial and value wines, will see more of the company’s premium portfolio into New Zealand.

Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants which has represented the Waipara Hills and Dusky Sounds wine brands for the past 12 years, has been appointed as distributor for a number of Accolade Wines’ premium international brands including, West Australian Houghton, one of Australia’s oldest and best known wineries, Bay of Fires, an award winning boutique winery specialising in pinot noir and the House of Arras, one of Australia’s top sparkling wine brands.

MJ Loza, Accolade Wines General Manager NZ, is pleased to continue the relationship with Hancocks. “This is a great opportunity to continue and build on our fantastic relationship with Hancocks and the brand managers who have contributed to the success of Waipara Hills in New Zealand. We believe the Accolade Wines’ brands will emulate their success in the New Zealand market,” Mr Loza said.

Joe Jakicevich, Hancocks Managing Director, reflected on the previous 12 years working with what is now Accolade Wines. “They are a very professional business, that hasn’t forgotten what it’s all about, wine. They produce a very high standard of product and continue to do so year after year. We look forward growing our relationship with the addition of these exciting new brands.”

The full suite of new (to New Zealand) brands are listed below:


• Houghton

• Bay of Fires

• House of Arras

• Leasingham - One of the oldest brands from the Clare Valley, known for outstanding Rieslings, Cabernet and cool climate Shiraz

• Reynella – premium Shiraz and Cabernet from selected McLaren Vale vineyards

South Africa

• Kumala - mellow reds and crisp whites nurtured in the tranquil surroundings of Table Mountain.

• Flagstone - wine that reflects its unique provenance whether it’s the southern most wine growing area in South Africa, Elim, or one of the most easterly vineyard sites high in the Swartberg Mountains

United States

• Geyser Peak - premium wines from California’s renowned Sonoma County

• Atlas Peak - bold complex wines from a high-elevation appellation that frames the Napa Valley

• XYZin - small lot Zinfandel with exceptional character from some of California’s best known vineyards

The Accolade Wine owned Mud House and Haymaker wine brands will be distributed by Vintners New Zealand Ltd, whilst Constellation New Zealand will continue as the distributor of Hardys and Banrock Station wines.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Shocking Dairy Footage: MPI Failing Our Animals And Damaging Our Reputation

Greens “Nathan Guy needs to urgently look into how his ministry is enforcing animal welfare standards, how these appalling incidents happened under its watch and what it’s going to do prevent similar incidents happening again in the future." More>>


Land & Water Forum: Fourth Report On Water Management

The Land and Water Forum (LWF) today published its fourth report, outlining 60 new consensus recommendations for how New Zealand should improve its management of fresh water and calling on the Government to urgently adopt all of its recommendations from earlier reports. More>>



Welcome Home: Record High Migration Stokes 41-Year High Population Growth

New Zealand annual net migration hit a new high in October as more people arrived from than departed for Australia for the first time in more than 20 years. More>>


Citizens' Advice Bureau: Report Shows Desperate Housing Situation Throughout NZ

CAB's in-depth analysis of over 2000 client enquiries about emergency accommodation shows vulnerable families, pregnant women and children living in cars and garages, even after seeking assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news