Our operations span the entire spectrum, from wine supply and production to sales, marketing and distribution. Through our relentless innovation, global sustainability, and partners we engage with, we deliver industry-leading performance and service to our customers.
From the establishment of the Houghton property in 1836 and the founding of Hardys in 1853, we are the custodians of a proud heritage. Today, we continue to build on that heritage and seek to be extraordinary in everything that we do. From the roots of our history, we have evolved into a global premium wine and spirits company, producing some of the world’s best-known brands. We have an extraordinary collection of 50+ brands originating and sourced from the world’s greatest wine regions. The breadth, depth and quality of our portfolio sets us apart from any other wine company. With still wine, sparkling wine and hybrid categories, we have something for every taste and every moment.
Headquartered in Australia, we have operations in every continent, delivering quality wine to 130 countries around the world. Our global sourcing footprint allows us to access grape and bulk wine supply from internationally recognised regions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Africa, South America and the United States.
Our manufacturing facility in the UK, The Park, is a certified carbon neutral and multi-award-winning bottling facility, employing almost 500 people and producing 25 million 9L case equivalents of wine each year. The Park boasts a state-of-the-art manufacturing hall and blending plant that has packaged over 2 billion bottles since opening in 2009. It produces at a rate of a million bottles every day.
Accolade’s TRC Members are:
International Sales Manager GTR
Alex has worked for 17 years in FMCG and Travel Retail. For the last five years as International Sales Manager for Global Travel Retail at Accolade Wines, she has developed business with a wide range of customers including Dufry. She is focussed on developing lasting customer partnerships, creating innovative activations and growth. Previously she worked for Kettle Foods as Business Account Controller managing the Waitrose, Ocado and Asda businesses and also Metcalfe’s skinny Ltd, which was a fast growing start up. There she created and implemented strategies to develop convenience, travel, forecourt and Co-Op. Alex also spent two years as Sales Manager – UK & Ireland for Bacardi Martini Ltd. managing BA, Carnival Cruises and P&O Ferries amongst others. She also implemented strategies for WDFG and negotiated the 3-year partnership deal with Virgin Atlantic. She is passionate about driving Diversity and Inclusion and sits on the Accolade Wines Regional D&I Council.
International Key Account Manager, GTR & Distributors
Paul has been with Accolade Wines for four years now looking after GTR, but in a previous life he was on the other side of the fence as a Category Manager with WDFG/Dufry and before that The Nuance Group. “I find travel retail the most exciting of industries, full of challenge and unpredictability, all of which make the day-to-day job anything but mundane,” he says. “The key to it all is relationships. We have been members of the TRC for over 10 years now and think the TRC is an ideal partner to help you, the operators, get that little bit extra from your relationships with us.”