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Huge Medal Haul at The International Wine and Spirits Competition 2019

Kollaras & Co Pty Ltd are delighted to announce they have won 11 bronze medals in the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2019. The following brands were the awarded winners: St Augustus Pinot Grigio 2018Kamana Pinot Noir 2018Kamana Sauvignon Blanc 2018Overexposed Chardonnay 2018Uppercut Shadow-Box Shiraz 2017Uppercut Shiraz 2017Uppercut Ringside Riesling 2018Overexposed Sauvignon Blanc 2018Overexposed Shiraz 2018St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Mi Scusi NV Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world. Kollaras Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, commented on the huge medal haul, “To win 11 medals at the world’s most prestigious wine competition is an achievement that... Read More

Kollaras’ Exclusive Brands Recognised with ALIA Nominations

It’s the liquor industry’s ‘Night of Nights’ – the Australian Liquor Industry Awards, and Kollaras & Co are pleased to announce nominations as finalists in 4 categories! The exciting list of nominations includes: Best Light Spirit Up To $69.99 – Tovaritch! VodkaBest Wine Marketing – RiuniteNew Product of The Year – Mo-Town ShirazOff Premise Supplier of The Year – Kollaras & Co After winning New Product of the Year with Two Truths at the LSA awards last year, Kollaras & Co are elated by the nominations, which are received through ALIA’s voting website and printed forms distributed in industry magazines. Nominees with the highest number of votes become finalists, who... Read More

Kollaras Headlines Inaugural Drinks Innovation Summit

It is with great pride that Kollaras announce Managing Director, John Kollaras, has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Drinks Innovation Summit 2019. Hosting 300-400 key stakeholders and industry leaders from the drinks supply, retail, wholesale and distribution sectors, the Drinks Innovation Summit will emphasise the importance of innovation in driving liquor sales, marketing and production excellence. John has been invited to speak amongst some of the most influential people within the liquor industry and will talk about exclusive brand strategies and solutions in a fireside chat with Chris Baddock, CEO of Australian Liquor Marketers (Metcash Limited). Inspired by the rapidly changing face... Read More

60TH Medal Secured For Kollaras & Co At Inaugural Australia International Wine Challenge

Kollaras & Co Pty Ltd have been awarded their 60th medal for 2019 at the inaugural Australia International Wine Challenge, with a silver medal presented to a key product in the portfolio - Uppercut Riesling. Produced in Clare Valley – long regarded as Australia’s Riesling capital, Uppercut was one of only four Rieslings to receive a silver medal in the competition. Judged between 85-90 points, the dazzling white was described as having ‘great structure, complexity, texture and balance.’ Sponsored by one of the Australian Wine Industry’s leading publications, Gourmet Traveller Wine, The Australia International Wine Challenge is chaired by the longest serving master of Wine – John Salvi.... Read More

Kollaras Dominates at China Wine & Spirit Awards with 13 Medal Haul

Thirteen has been pronounced as a lucky number for Kollaras & Co Pty Ltd, with the company awarded 13 medals, in addition to two trophies at the prestigious 2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards, held recently. Trophies are the highest honour awarded within the competition and Kollaras & Co are proud to announce trophies were received for Overexposed Shiraz - Victoria Wine of the Year and St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon – Langhorne Creek Wine of the Year. Five highly sought-after Double Gold medals were awarded to numerous wines within the Kollaras & Co portfolio including: Overexposed ShirazOverexposed Cabernet SauvignonSt Augustus Cabernet SauvignonSt Augustus ShirazUppercut Shadow-Box Shiraz The accolades continued... Read More

Kollaras Rakes in 46th Award for the Year at Royal Sydney Wine Show

The accolades are continuing to stream in, with Kollaras & Co receiving their 46th award for the year. Judges from the Royal Sydney Wine Show were suitably impressed with the taste and quality of the wines, with no less than five medals presented. A dazzling silver medal went to the Two Truths Shiraz, which received a massive 93 points from the judges, while highly sought-after bronze medals were awarded to: St Augustus Sauvignon BlancSt Augustus Pinot GrigioOverexposed Cabernet SauvignonUppercut Ringside Riesling The Royal Sydney Wine Show has been discovering the best of Australia’s wines since the early 1800s, it is a highly respected event within the industry with more than 2000 entries... Read More

Kollaras Secures Distribution of Iconic Templeton Rye Whiskey

The Kollaras Portfolio continues to expand, adding new, exciting global brands, with the announcement of an exclusive distribution deal with the iconic American whiskey, Templeton Rye. Under the new agreement, Templeton Rye, known for being ‘Iowa’s most notorious whiskey’ will be exclusively sold by Kollaras & Co throughout Australia.   Kollaras & Co’s Commercial Director, Doug Misener, commented on the partnership saying: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Templeton Rye – A historically rich and innovative brand.  This relationship creates new opportunities to support our customers and drive further business impact” The award-winning American whiskey brand has a colourful heritage dating back to the 1920s, when... Read More

Kollaras & Co Brands Enjoy Huge Medal Sweep at Melbourne International Wine Competition

The national and international wine competitions have only just begun, and Kollaras & Co brands have just picked up 21 awards at the Melbourne International Wine Competition. Numerous brands were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in addition to the top gongs received by Riunite Prosecco, which was pronounced Italy Prosecco of the Year and Mi Scusi Australian Prosecco awarded Victoria Prosecco of the Year. Kollaras Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras said the achievement is significant. “The trade-only judging panel is made up of retail buyers, sommeliers, restauranteurs, hotel directors and distributors. All wines are in coded glasses and the judges are instructed to only grant awards or medals to wines... Read More

Royal Win for Kollaras at Queensland Wine Show

It was a well-deserved win for Kollaras & Co, when three brands within an extensive product portfolio were awarded medals at the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show held recently. St Augustus Sauvignon Blanc and Uppercut Riesling both picked up silver medals, while Two Truths Rosé received a bronze medal. This brings the Kollaras medal tally for the year to a mammoth 20, with plenty more shows to come, as The Royal Queensland Show is the first to be held in a capital city for 2019. The Royal Queensland Wine Show is one of Australia’s most prestigious wine competitions, having been established nearly 150 years ago. Each year, thousands of winemakers... Read More

Overexposed in the Spotlight with Star Score at Blind Tasting

The newly released Overexposed Cabernet Sauvignon continues to outshine its competitors as it collects another accolade at a prestigious industry tasting. Australia’s highest circulating and respected industry publication, Drinks Trade, rated the Overexposed Cabernet Sauvignon a whopping 91 points, in a recent blind tasting conducted by industry experts, including a senior wine show judge, wine educators and a cellar director. They were impressed by its character which was described as “bright red fruits, full bodied, with blood plum, and lifted black berries. Herbal finish with hints of liquorice.” Up against Cabernet Sauvignons at much higher price points, the $12 Overexposed met the... Read More

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