The group includes Jacobs Creek and Seppeltsfield from the Barossa Valley; Leeuwin Estate and Xanadu from Margaret River; De Bortoli, TarraWarra and Yering Station from the Yarra Valley; Wyndham Estate from the Hunter Valley; Montalto on the Mornington Peninsula; Moorilla Estate and Josef Chromy from Tasmania.
Pepper Tree Wines is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Comyns as Chief Winemaker. Scott was hired by Jim Chatto in early 2012 and now takes over from Jim in the main winemaking role for the company.
The managing director of De Bortoli, one of Australia's largest family owned wineries believes the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) poses a bigger threat to Australia's wine industry than the high Australian dollar.
Delegat's Group has bought the assets of Australia's Barossa Valley Estate out of receivership for $A24.7 million ($NZ29.96 million), just three months after snapping up the distressed vineyard and winery assets of Matariki Wines and Stony Bay Wines.
The four estates are Tahbilk in Victoria, Australia; Valli in Central Otago, New Zealand; TintoNegro in Mendoza, Argentina; and Château Maris in the Languedoc, France. Wines from all four were previewed at the Armit Spring Tasting last week.
Individual winemakers are being urged to visit export destinations themselves rather than delegate the task to help boost sales at a time wine exports are showing little growth and those to the lucrative Chinese market are sliding.