Australian Vintage

11 July, 2008

6 Calico House, Clove Hitch Quay, Plantation Wharf, London SW11 3TN

T: 020 7924 8090



Brands: McGuigan Black Label, McGuigan Classic, McGuigan Discover, Tempus Two, Nepenthe (Australia)

Key personnel: Paul Schaafsma, general manager UK & Europe; Michelle Beck, marketing manager UK & Europe; Jill Watson, communications manager UK & Europe

McGuigan Simeon rebranded as Australian Vintage at the start of 2008 to communicate its commitment to great Australian wine. The company has four wines in

the UK top 50 off-trade brands, and has grown sales for its

McGuigan, Tempus Two and Nepenthe.

Nepenthe Tryst

has been repackaged and a Sauvignon Blanc added to the range.

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