Accolade Wines acquires Lambrini

Accolade Wines has announced the acquisition of wine pear cider brand Lambrini for an undisclosed sum. 

The global wine company purchased the UK-based brand from Halewood Artisanal Spirits, following its acquisitions of Katnook Estate and Rolf Binder Wines earlier in the year.  

The company, best known for its brands such as Echo Falls and Hardys, said that the new addition will help launch Accolade into its “broader strategic growth plans” across the UK and wider Europe. 

“We believe this acquisition is a great thing for the industry and the consumer as we continue to invest in our partnerships, innovate the category, and deliver products that excite the consumer,” Accolade Wines European managing director Caroline Thompson-Hill said.  

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The company’s acquisition marks the final stage of Accolade’s plans to start focusing on its core artisanal spirit brands, such as Whitley Neill Gin and JJ Whitley Vodka.  

Halewood UK managing director John Bradbury added: “We believe Lambrini is in capable hands with Accolade Wines, which has a track record of building global brands. 

“We will work closely with Accolade Wines and our customers through the period of transition to ensure continued delivery of the Lambrini brand to the market.” 



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