Top 10 wine brands 2015

10. Jacob’s Creek

39546_jacobs-creek-packagingBrand owner: Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Head office: Level 3, 16 Byfield Street, North Ryde, NSW 2113 Australia

Tel: +61 2 8874 8222

Website: jacobscreek.com

Marketing director: Derek Oliver

Product range: Reserve, Classic, Sparkling, Cool Harvest, Twin Pickings, Moscato, Heritage, Winemakers Selection (China only), 1837 The Solway (China only), WAH, Lamoon, Double Barrel, Earth Vine Grape, Two Lands (US only)

Volume 2013: 6.6m 9l cases

Volume 2014: 6m 9l cases

Change: -9%

Holding onto its place in this year’s rankings despite a small slide is Pernod Ricard’s biggest selling wine brand, whose global ambitions appear to be firmly on the rise following the 2014 unveiling of its new logo.

On the product front, 2014 saw Jacob’s Creek embrace Italian varieties before further flexing its innovative muscles to draw on the spirits expertise of its parent company with the launch of Double Barrel, a Barossa Shiraz and Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon finished in whisky casks.

In the wake of Pernod Ricard’s high profile acquisition of Kenwood Vineyards in Sonoma, the group took a further step to strengthen its US presence by bringing Napa winemaker Ehren Jordan over the Australia in order to create a Jacob’s Creek expression specially designed for the US market. The resulting “Two Lands” range hit US shelves in March 2015.

It’s not just new product development keeping the brand busy: Jacob’s Creek signed none other than international tennis star Novak Djokovic to front the latest instalment of its “Made By” film series.

This is being backed up by a multi-million pound UK marketing campaign for 2015, also being rolled out across Canada, China and Australia, which features the people and places behind the Jacob’s Creek brand in a big to highlight its Australian heritage and provenance. 

16 Responses to “Top 10 wine brands 2015”

  1. Armen Shahbazian says:

    Very informative articles and I enjoy reading them.

  2. Thanks for letting us know the supermarket brands, wines that wine merchants should not stock.

    • Reality says:

      This is obviously an article about BUSINESS and PROFIT. Things that wine merchants have a second grade education on.

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  4. Brian says:

    Every one of these brands is mass produced, manipulated garbage. They represent all that is wrong with he wine industry today. Shame!

    • Wombles says:

      Given all the food health audits those producers have to go through to get listed by the big retailers, the “manipulated garbage” statement sounds quite ridiculous to me. I wonder if you actually tried any of them. Personally I like drinking 6 out of those 10 brands listed and they are somewhat streamlined, but well made wines. Not my favorites, but good wines anyways. If it wasn’t for those wines, people with less knowledge on wine and less budget would probably rather not drink wine or enter the wine category at all.
      One of the problems with wine is, that there are too many people with a snob attitude towards bestsellers, instead of being happy that people actually drink wine and then hopefully someday trade up into what you probably consider “not-garbage” wine.
      No one obliges you to buy those wines if you don’t feel like it and those wines do not limit your access to wines you like. In the UK you have access to virtually any wine produced.

      • Igor Beron says:

        Great answer! I’m with you.

      • Richard says:

        Great reply. Agreed that these wines are mass produced however their quality is still very good for the price that you pay for them. These wines are perfect everyday drinking wines and apt for someone totally new to wines.

  5. sam says:

    Interesting and enlightening list of durable brands! Speaks volumes of the American wine drinker.

  6. Bryan says:

    Brian, I don’t just agree with your name but also your comment. I hear all the time and understand the point Wombles makes about the “gateway” mass produced environmentally unsustainable cheap wines getting people in the door but then we should also support rainforest beef hamburger to encourage people to someday trade up to prime rib. And don’t get me started on how barefoot donates to the surfrider foundation. That’s hypocrisy if I’ve ever seen it! WE ALL VOTE WITH OUR DOLLARS. please wake up. (Really, 6 out of the 10?)

  7. baboo says:

    mass-produced monkey piss.

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  9. vikrant says:

    i am a hotel mngmant studant in oxford college rewadi . i want know abut wine

  10. Michel says:

    Sparkling aren’t included ? Freixenet would rank 4th with 13.8 M cases.

  11. mark semmens says:

    As a winemaker i can appreciate these tecnologically correct, quickly forgetable,taste like their made by the accountants,entry level bottles as having a worthy stepping stone purpose allowing vinous flavour to be a personal evolution and pursuit.. Also, quite importantly they are primarily responsible for keeping beer where it belongs, beneath wine! forever!

    Mark Semmens Tasmania www. worldbeautyspot.com

  12. Mrinmoy Das says:

    Very nice to see the world super drinks

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