An award-winning portfolio

Recognised year in, year out at international wine shows, and widely regarded for their quality and integrity by our customers and consumers, our portfolio has attracted incredible success.

This is testified by the awards bestowed on us – a total of 8,846 in the last ten years alone, including 378 trophies (usually the top prize in each category) and 1,462 gold medals.

This includes consistently standout performances at the world’s leading wine shows, including:

455 medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards, deemed one of the largest and most prestigious wine awards programs in the world, including 12 trophies and 55 gold medals.

A further 12 trophies and 22 gold medals were awarded at the Decanter Asia Awards as part of a total of 185 awards.

671 collective awards at the National Wine Show Australia, among them 31 trophies and 150 gold medals.

2 trophies and 24 gold medals – among a grand total of 340 awards – from the International Wine and Spirits Competition, described as the ‘international benchmark for quality’ in wine judging.

447 medals awarded by the International Wine Challenge UK, including 12 trophies and 32 gold medals.

Top Halliday Listed Wineries 2019

Every year, James Halliday, Australia’s foremost wine commentator, judge and author,  and his tasting panel pinpoint the best Australian wines, winemakers and wineries from a pool of several thousand featured in the annual Halliday Wine Companion guide.

With categories that include Wine of the Year, Best Value Winery, Winemaker of the Year and Best New Winery, the Halliday Wine Companion Awards list the high performers from a range of criteria to offer a true representation of the nation’s greatest names in wine.

According to the latest Halliday results (2019), eight of our wineries have been awarded ‘Top’ 5 Red Stars – the very highest accolade possible, bestowed only on those with a long track record of success and described by Halliday as ‘truly the best of the best.’

Another of our wineries has been listed as 5 Red Stars, with two ranked 5 Black Stars and another two awarded 4 Black Stars.

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Corporate Awards

Since production of our first bottles of wine, the team at Accolade Park – our state-of-the-art European wine warehouse and distribution centre – has been driven to obtain the highest possible standards of quality. We’ve sought recognition from external certification bodies as verification of these standards.

This includes the IFS (International Food Standards) Certification, which provides evidence of compliance with global standards for customers in non-British markets.  We passed this audit first time, achieving the highest grade possible and removing any potential quality barriers to global trade.

Not satisfied with that, we went after the Soil Association, gaining Organic certification in 2016, then Fairtrade certification in 2017, opening up the potential for entirely new product lines.

Our standards have been further scrutinised by independent audits from our major UK customers, including supermarket chains Morrison’s and Tesco. In the last year, Morrison’s has awarded Accolade Park ‘Green status’ – its top prize – while Tesco has given the site an unprecedented two consecutive Blue audits, again the highest grade possible from one of the most stringent lists of standards in the market.

Accolade Park also achieved Grade A BRC (British Retail Consortium) – the highest grade that was then possible – on our first audit in 2009 and maintained that standard until 2015 when BRC raised their bar and introduced a new grade – AA.

We successfully achieved and maintained the highest grade until 2017, when we successfully challenged ourselves to put Accolade Park up for the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and Quality.

After three gruelling days and every part of our systems challenged, we were awarded the highest standard, the BRC AA+ – a level of certification bestowed on just 1% of all manufacturing sites.

The Accolade Park team has secured the award for Packaging Development Team of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards in both 2016 and 2017.

Hosted at London’s exclusive Grosvenor House Hotel, the awards are organised and run by PackagingNews, a leading print and online resource for industry professionals, and are unique in recognising excellence in every area of the packaging supply chain.

In securing the award for a second year in a row, the team beat off stiff competition from the likes of Nestle, Diageo and Graze.

Judging criteria includes a clear commitment to top quality, innovative and original design, intelligent use of materials, and a collaborative approach to suppliers and stakeholders.

Accolade Park, our state-of-the-art European wine warehouse and distribution centre, has been crowned World Class Manufacturer of the Year at the UK Manufacturer of the Year (TMMX) Awards in both 2018 and 2015.

The award is given for the sustained achievement of world class manufacturing standards across clearly defined strategic pillars, with evidence of striving for continuous improvement from the most senior level to the shop floor.

We are delighted that Accolade Park has been honoured for two years running as “Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year” at the  Manufacturer MX Awards.

With sustainability moving up the list of priorities for both customers and consumers when making purchases and sourcing produce, it is great to be recognised as leading the way in this area.

After moving from zero waste to landfill two years ago, to now being 100% powered by renewably sourced electricity, the continuing recognition is phenomenal. The site remains focused on embedding environmental initiatives and has recently delivered projects such as the installation of a wind turbine.

Accolade Wines was named Wine Supplier of the Year at the 2015 Retail Liquor Industry Awards for Excellence (NSW + ACT).

The annual program gives members, retailers, suppliers and their staff and representatives a chance to be recognised for their hard work, with awards bestowed across a broad range of retailer and supplier categories.

Awarded annually to just one company that demonstrates outstanding achievement and leadership within the drinks industry, Meininger’s International Wine Business Award is recognised as the ultimate accolade for the industry.

Editor-in-Chief of Meininger’s Wine Business International magazine, Felicity Carter, explained,

“Accolade Wines have been responsible for bringing wine to the people. Often big companies are criticised for producing easy-drinking wines, but to be able to produce wines of consistently high-quality, across a variety of levels, is an achievement.”