Western Australian wine producer Houghton Wines, established in 1836, is moving its entire wine production to Nannup, according to a report in WAtoday.
Houghton Wines have been produced in Swan Valley since the company began.
There is still no word from the owner, Accolade Wines, about the future of the Houghton Wines cellar door and museum.
Meanwhile WBM has heard that Accolade Wines is closing one of its prominent wineries in South Australia.
WAtoday said, “The move by Houghton is considered strategic, with its Nannup production base halfway between Margaret River and Frankland River, the two regions from which Houghton sources most of its grapes.”
Accolade Wines released this statement to WAtoday: “Accolade Wines can confirm it is reviewing its operational footprint in Western Australia.
“This review does not impact any of the company’s local brands.
“The company regularly reviews its operational footprint globally to ensure we are ideally positioned to meet the needs of our customers, to adapt to changing market conditions and to take advantage of opportunities.
“This approach ensures we remain competitive and well positioned for long term growth, profitability and success.
“Any necessary information resulting from the review of its WA operations will be communicated to relevant stakeholders, including our customers and suppliers.
“In the meantime it continues to be business as usual across our operations.”
Photo: Swan Valley, WAtoday.