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Accolade Wines

The wine multinational "Accolade Wines" with its headquarters in Old Reynella (suburb of Adelaide) in Australia is one of the world's largest wine trading companies. The company's origins date back to 1853, when Thomas Hardy (1830-1912) laid the foundation for the later wine multinational (see the exact history there). The property was constantly expanded by purchasing other wineries and wine estates and Hardy became Australia's largest wine producer. In 1982 the Reynella Winery was purchased and the renovated cellar building became the headquarters of Thomas Hardy & Sons. A highly regarded coup was the purchase of the famous Ricasoli estate in Italian Tuscany in 1990. The family business was merged with the cooperatives Berri Estates and Renmano in 1992 and the public limited company BRL Hardy was founded. However, Ricasoli took its fate back into its own hands one year later. Finally, in 2003 BRL Hardy was incorporated into the US company Constellation Brands and renamed Hardy Wine Company Limited.

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