Calabria Family Wines

6th April 2021

Riverina and Barossa Valley winemaker Calabria Family Wines has acquired a piece of Australian wine
history with the purchase of McWilliams Wines, announced today by KPMG and selling agent Colliers

The sale, which is set to be complete by 30 April, will see the Griffith-based Calabria family take ownership of
the McWilliams Wines brand, intellectual property, and stock holdings as well as the Hanwood vineyard,
winery and cellar door.

“It is a great honour for our family to become the proud custodians of Australian winemaking history with
the purchase of McWilliams Wines. Despite recent challenges, we know the McWilliam’s name carries a long
and prestigious reputation as one of Australia’s oldest wine producers,” third-generation General Manager
Michael Calabria said.

Mcwilliams was established in 1877 and has become one of Australia's leading family-owned wineries. With
six consecutive generations of winemakers and over 140 years of experience, McWilliams has established a
range of premium vineyard holdings across the Riverina and New South Wales.

Fifth-generation Greg McWilliam, welcomed the deal, saying: “Local members of the McWilliam family are pleased that the Hanwood winery and the McWilliam’s Wines business will continue under the control of the Calabria family and that their passion for the local region, brands and history of the company will continue under their family ownership. We have had a close and enduring relationship over many years and look forward to working with the Calabria family in the future.”

“We have great respect for the McWilliams family and the impact they have had on the Australian wine
industry. Dad (Bill Calabria, AM) often shares stories of the pioneering family and often spends an afternoon
chatting and visiting with Jim McWilliam. We are committed to honouring the McWilliams legacy as we bring
their portfolio of outstanding wines into our very own,” third-generation Sales & Marketing Manager
Andrew Calabria said.

As part of the transition process, Calabria Family Wines will work with KPMG and the McWilliams team to
ensure a smooth transition as the businesses change hands.
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