Kollaras Announce A Touch of France Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Lynette Kalkman from NSW who has won our St Louis/Maison Castel ‘Á Touch of France’ competition.  Lynette has won a fantastic tropical escape to New Caledonia for two people for her winning entry. The competition was a first for Kollaras, with entries submitted online through the competition website, It was an outstanding success, with judging indeed difficult as so many creative entries were submitted. Lynette’s winning entry is below: ‘New Caledonia would be a dream French wines and French cuisine Mountains meet the turquoise sea Snorkelling, sailing, swimming free Please oh please pick me’ Maison Castel is one of the leading brands within the Kollaras... Read More

Kollaras & Co Wins Gold at China Wine and Spirits Awards

A highly coveted gold medal has been awarded to Kollaras & Co, at the illustrious 2018 China Wine and Spirits Awards, China’s largest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition. It’s ground breaking news for the company, and such a huge accomplishment for a first-time entrant into the show. Two bronze medals and a silver were also awarded, rounding out the medal count to an exciting four. The show is highly revered around the globe as one of the most important events on the wine competition calendar, with producers from 55 countries sending in their products for critique. All products are... Read More

Kollaras Nominated for Prestigious ALIA Industry Awards

Kollaras & Co are honoured to have been named as a finalist for three awards at the liquor industry’s night of nights – the Australian Liquor Industry Awards. The award ceremony is an esteemed event on the Australian Liquor Industry calendar, voted by the industry for the industry. The gala event is held in recognition of the best performing brands, venues and retailers in the industry, with Kollaras nominated for a major award of the night - ‘Supplier of the Year’. Popular beer brand INDIE Draught has been nominated for ‘Best New Product of the Year’ while the world’s most awarded... Read More

Kollaras Plans Expansion into the USA Market

As part of The Kollaras Trading Company’s continued expansion and investment in long term sustainable growth, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Brenner to the role of Vice President of USA Operations. Karl has a very impressive background that includes the role of Director of Fleet Beverage Operations at Royal Caribbean Cruises, as well as Director of Fleet Bar Operations at Princess Cruises. In addition, Karl has extensive knowledge and experience in the leisure, travel & tourism industry. Based in Florida, Karl will be fundamental in continuing the focus on development of the already successful cruise channel as... Read More

Maison Castel Scores Highly in NLN Blind Tasting

Kollaras continues to cement its position as a leading brand builder within the global liquor industry, after impressing the judges in this month’s National Liquor News’ Rose Blind Tasting Competition. National Liquor News is highly regarded within the Australian liquor Industry as providing relevant information, trends and up to date product news within the trade. There was an expert industry panel judging the blind tasting including owners, makers and managers with many years experience. The ‘Maison Castel Cótes de Provence Róse’ was awarded a huge 90 points in the $10-$15 category and was described as a wine of remarkable character with... Read More

Kollaras Wines Highly Awarded at Royal Sydney Wine Show

Industry recognition is pouring in for Kollaras as news of a spectacular result from The Royal Sydney Wine Show has been received.  Our wines achieved an amazing four bronze medals and numerous high ratings from some of the most experienced, respected and independent judges in the industry. The bronze medal winning wines included: St Augustus Sauvignon Blanc – 88 points St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon – 87 points St Augustus Shiraz -86 points 33 Degrees South Chardonnay – 86 points The wines that achieved high ratings included: Two Truths Cabernet Sauvignon – 84 points 33 Degrees South Shiraz – 84 points Two... Read More

Kollaras Awarded ‘Prosecco of the Year’ at Melbourne Wine Competition

Kollaras & Co brands have been awarded an astounding nine medals, plus the prestigious title of ‘Prosecco of the Year’ at the 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition. Last week, Kollaras & Co excitedly announced that Italian brand, Riunite Prosecco, not only took out the gold medal in its category but went on to receive the top accolade – 2018 Prosecco of the Year. The Melbourne International Wine competition is known as one of Australia’s best events in the liquor industry, with its point of difference being a trade only, blind tasted judging panel that scores wines by category and price. The panel... Read More

Kollaras Wins Three Medals at Prestigious Royal QLD Wine Show

While wine judges across the globe continue to sing the praises of Kollaras & Co brands, Kollaras were this week delighted to announce the acquirement of an additional three bronze medals at the prestigious Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show! Winning wines included Two Truths Sauvignon Blanc which scored highly with 85 points, after proving itself as an extremely popular choice for consumers since it was released earlier in the year. St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, also a celebrated wine from South Australia, received 88 points, while the St Augustus Shiraz matched its quality, also reeling in 88 points. Kollaras Marketing Manager,... Read More

Kollaras & Co Appoints Project Manager

Kollaras & Co last week warmly congratulated long standing employee Silvia Cardona on her appointment of Group Project Manager. This milestone follows on from Cardona’s recent completion of her Certification in Project Management, last month graduating as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAMP). Ms. Cardona brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked for Kollaras for many years in a number of different roles and capacities. Managing Director, John Kollaras, commended Silvia on her appointment, explaining that the central management of key business projects was vital, as the board and executive team continues to commit to further investments. Mr.... Read More

Kollaras & Co Brands Achieve Sensational Reviews From Wine Orbit

The Kollaras portfolio continues to demonstrate exceptional quality, with recent tasting reviews received from Wine Orbit’s esteemed wine reviewer Sam Kim. Mr Kim has been judging wines for over 20 years and is one of the globe’s most highly regarded wine experts, having been on judging panels of some of the world’s most significant wine shows. Uppercut Shiraz from the Barossa region received a well-deserved 93 points. Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, said that the team were elated but not surprised. A multi-award winner since its release, the St Augustus wine range also continued its winning form, receiving 90 and 91 on... Read More

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