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Kamana Cracks Another Rave Review

Kamana Pinot Noir from New Zealand’s Waipara Valley has received a substantial 4.5-star rating from Wine Orbit’s globally esteemed wine reviewer, Sam Kim. Kamana Pinot Noir was described by Wine Orbit as demonstrating excellent quality with high level concentration and balance, being fragrant, fruit intensity, with savoury nuances on the palate and a lingering finish. An integral brand in Kollaras & Co’s portfolio, its sister-SKU Kamana Sauvignon Blanc, was recently awarded a gold medal at the prestigious China Wine and Spirits Awards, beating wines from 55 countries around the globe. Kollaras & Co Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, commented “The high praise reiterates... Read More

Kollaras & Co Partners with Hart Dairy for Asian Distribution Expansion

Kollaras & Co are excited to announce a joint venture with Hart Dairy, the largest single-source producer of 100 percent free-range, grass-fed milk in North America. Kollaras are proud to be distributing Hart’s premium dairy products from the USA, Australia and New Zealand throughout the Asian market.  The new joint venture company, Dairy Fresh New Zealand Ltd, marries Kollaras & Co’s extensive experience in these markets with Hart Dairy’s significant understanding of the dairy category, to offer their line of diary products to the Asian region. “With our distribution network of more than 20,000 outlets in seven continents, we are... Read More

Kollaras & Co Wins New Wine Product of the Year

On Friday 16th November, the liquor industry's peak awards ceremony, The LSA Awards took place, with Kollaras & Co taking out a top honour for "New Wine Product of the Year". The Liquor Stores Association pride themselves on acknowledging the year-round efforts of those who go the extra mile to excel in the retail liquor industry. Kollaras & Co received three nominations, with Two Truths winning the illustrious category of ‘New Wine Product of the Year’, which works to highlight outstanding new products, with nominations and judging criteria sent in by retail members. Kollaras & Co Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, said the company... Read More

Big International Wins for West Winds Gins

The Kollaras portfolio has received further recognition from international judges, with the recent news leading brand West Winds has had huge success upon debut in the 10th Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition and The Drinks Business Hong Kong Gin Masters 2018 Competition. West Winds bagged Double Golds with “The Broadside” and “The Cutlass” at the Drinks Business Hong Kong Gin Masters 2018 Competition. “The Cutlass” was also awarded Gold at the 10th Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition in the Gin Contemporary 47-50% category and “The Broadside” clinched Silver in the Gin Contemporary... Read More

Cape to Cape a Finalist in Boutique Sydney Wine Competition

Awards for brands within the Kollaras product portfolio are still flowing in, with the recent announcement that the 2016 vintage Cape to Cape Shiraz has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Sydney International Wine Competition. The announcement places the wine in the top 20% of total entries, with 2000 entries accepted for judging. Now in its 34th year, The Sydney International Wine Competition is a food-orientated wine show where wines are judged upon their ability to complement style-classified food. There is a three-phase blind judging system where in the third phase, the finalists, now in food-friendly categories, are... Read More

Maschio Dei Cavalieri Prosecco Voted Top Pick by Judges

A key sparkling in the Kollaras portfolio - Maschio Dei Cavalieri Prosecco, has outshone its competitors in the National Liquor News annual Champagne and Sparkling Tasting held recently. It was placed in the top three picks overall by the panel, earning a huge 91 points out of 100. This follows on from the Prosecco’s recent success at one of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions - The International Wine and Spirits Awards, held annually in London, where it was awarded a silver medal. It also scored another recent accolade closer to home, gaining a silver medal at The Melbourne Wine... Read More

Prestigious LSA Award Nominations for Kollaras

To add to the incredible year of industry recognition that Kollaras & Co have received for their exclusive private label portfolio brands, the LSA (Liquor Stores Association) has announced the company as a finalist in three important categories in their annual Awards for Excellence, the LSA Awards 2018. The nominations include: • Wholesaler of The Year (KTC) • Services Supplier of The Year (TIC) • New Wine Product of The Year (Two Truths) The LSA Awards are a prestigious event as they acknowledge ‘the year-round efforts of those who go the extra mile to excel in the retail liquor industry.’ Since 1996 they have... Read More

Krombacher ‘Win 1 of 5 Prize Packs’ Competition Winners Announced!

The Krombacher online competition judging is done and dusted, with Kollaras excited to announce the five lucky winners are: J. Clark VIC R. Maguire NSW G.Parker NSW M.Peake SA J.Spragg QLD Each of these lucky entrants have won a Krombacher prize pack valued at $125. The judging was a difficult process with many excellent entries. The competition required entrants to submit in 25 words or less why they love Krombacher. The winning entries are below: “I love that you can enjoy premium quality German beer in Australia at this time of year without spending thousands to get to Oktoberfest!” “Krombacher makes life richer for the pourer!” “I love Krombacher... Read More

Top Points for Kollaras’ Kamana Pinot Noir

Kollaras have received another exciting accolade from industry insiders with one of the newest wines in its portfolio-Kamana Pinot Noir. National Liquor News, one of the leading voices in liquor industry publications, recently awarded the pinot noir top points in its class in a blind tasting by an expert panel. The Pinot Noir which was added to the portfolio earlier this year, received an excellent 89 points, topping its category of pinot noir wines priced $15 and under. The judges said this about the wine: “A good wine. Easy drinking, rich and floral with good mouthfeel and very well balanced” “Intense rose, dark... Read More

Management Guru Doug Misener Joins Kollaras Family

In what can only be regarded as a major recruitment coup, Kollaras are proud to announce that Doug Misener has joined the Kollaras family in the role of Executive General Manager Commercial. Doug is highly respected within the liquor industry for his experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Strategy Advisor. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the Kollaras team having previously worked as CEO for the Liquor Marketing Group and MD International. His broad depth of experience also includes a senior management position at Lion Nathan – one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies. Doug’s skill in... Read More

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