McGuigan Simeon Wines

13 July, 2007

Ashby House

1 Bridge Street



TW18 4TP

T: 01784 468361



Established: 1992

Turnover (global): £148 million

Brands: McGuigan Black Label, McGuigan Gold, McGuigan Estate, Tempus Two (Australia)

Off-trade split: 70 per cent

Europe/New World split: 0/100

Key personnel: Dane Hudson, chief executive; Paul Schaafsma, regional director Europe; Craig Thomas, export manager

MSW joined forces with Waverley TBS in early 2007 to distribute the McGuigan Black Label and Tempus Two brands to a wider market. The company also bought Adelaide Hills winery Nepenthe in March 2007 and has now introduced the brand to the UK.

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