Accolade buys Grant Burge

Accolade Wines has completed its acquisition of Barossa’s Grant Burge Wines, including the Grant Burge brand, Burge and Rathbone Fine Wine Merchants business and the historic Krondorf Winery.

grantburge_logoThe companies announced in December that they had reached a conditional agreement to purchase with a view to settles in January. Financial details of the deal have not been revealed, however Accolade Wines’ general manager for Asia Pacific, 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”, he said. “Grant Burge and the Barossa were a natural next step.”

Grant and Helen Burge founded Grant Burge Wines in 1988, which has become known for its sparkling, premium white, red and fortified wines, and in particular its Meshach Shiraz.

“As we have done with the other brands, we see this as an opportunity to grow the brand even further globally through our distribution network across 112 countries”, said East.

Mr East said Grant Burge would play a “crucial role” as brand ambassador and continue to supply premium Barossa Valley fruit to the business.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Global Chardonnay Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more