What a voyage for a local Hunter drop


Wednesday, 4 November 2015


Minister for Small Business John Barilaro today toasted the success of Glandore Estate Wines, a small business in the Hunter that has just announced it will supply more than 30,000 bottles of wine to five P&O Cruise ships.
Mr Barilaro said the record investment in infrastructure is supporting small businesses to create jobs and deliver the business confidence for regional NSW to grow.
“This is a fantastic small business that started small, with a single employee and will now produce more than 30,000 bottles of wine per year to one supplier, creating local jobs and a strong regional brand,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Glandore Estate Wines, established in 2005 produces wines of character and style from the traditional varieties known in the Hunter Valley.
“This is yet another example of how small business owners in NSW combine a quality offering with innovation to reach new markets at home and overseas,” he said.
P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Sture Myrmell said P&O partnered with the small business after a brief meeting at a Food and Wine festival.
“P&O Cruises is the only cruise company based in Australia and we source as much produce as possible from small businesses across Australia,” Mr Myrmell said.
The estate has established a reputation for innovative winemaking and best practice, under winemaker Duane Roy and was the first Australian cellar door to open in Shanghai in 2012.
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data for the Hunter region revealed employment increased over the 12 months to September 2015 from 115,000 to 122,000.



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