Riverland, South Australia
Production, Packaging, Warehouse and Distribution Centre
Accolade Wines’ Berri Estate winery is the largest grape processor in the Southern Hemisphere, crushing around 220,000 tonnes of grapes annually; around a third of South Australia’s entire crush.
The facility exports over 100 million litres of wine around the world annually and over six and a half million litres of that wine is delivered to the UK every month. Berri Estates employs 265 permanent staff and up to 415 individuals over the busy harvest period.
Boasting a storage capacity of over 263 million litres , with 1,500 tanks on-site and three automated production lines, Berri can produce up to 85,000 casks a day.
Berri is the largest cask manufacturing facility in Australia and produces approximately 60 million litres per year, almost half of all casks sold in Australia. Berri is able to produce 1.5L, 2L, 3L, 4L, 5L & 10L casks.
In early 2019, construction will be complete on a new state-of-the-art bottling and warehousing facility at Berri with the capacity to produce in excess of 8 million cases (9LE) annually and warehouse storage for up to 27,000 pallets. When complete, the new facility will be capable of producing over 100 million litres of wine per year.
Top line Features and Benefits of Berri Estates:
Over 200,000 tonnes crushed annually
In total, Berri crushes more Chardonnay than Margaret River
1,500 tanks on site
Three automated production lines
85,000 casks produced per day
A significant proportion of the winery’s production is destined for export
The facility is one of the biggest employers in the region
“The Berri Estate Winery as it stands today is testimony to the drive and tenacity of the co-operative’s founders; while the pursuit of excellence and the high standard of all the products available today is testimony to the quality and drive of all the people involved with the largest winery in the Southern Hemisphere.”
Wayne Ellis – General Manager, Supply Chain and Operations, ANZ