By Annette Shailer
West Cape Howe Wines has acquired Constellation Wines Australia’s (CWAU) winery facility in Mount Barker, Western Australia, and the surrounding vineyards for an undisclosed sum.
Marketed as a going concern from August last year, the winery facility will continue to operate through the 2009 vintage and beyond.
West Cape Howe Wines now owns the Mount Barker winery facility, along with the Langton, Windy Hill, Omrah and Fox River vineyards — all located within WA’s Great Southern region.aa
CWAU president, John Grant, confirmed the winery and vineyard sale, saying he was delighted the facility would continue operation.
“Importantly, our agreement ensures ongoing wine supply for our premium West Australian wines sourced from the Great Southern region,” Grant said.
“Over the past 12 months we have been positioning ourselves for greater focus on increased wine quality in line with consumer demand, as well as greater efficiency and long term profitable growth.”