Cockatoo Ridge Wines (CKR)

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Cockatoo Ridge Wines Limited (CKR) primarily invests in wine companies and operates wine vineyards. Its wine range includes white, red table varietals and red & white sparkling wines. The company has holdings in Cockatoo Ridge Pty Ltd and Playford Wines Pty Ltd and distributes its brand name wines domestically and internationally. Brands range from Barosse Valley Range, Cockatoo Ridge Range to Springwood Park and Yarra Glen. The Company operates through three segments: packaged wine, which includes the bottling and packaging of wine into various labels under CKR's control for sale in Australia and overseas; bulk wines, which includes sales made to customers in Australia and overseas after the crushing and processing of grapes at the Monash winery, and other, which includes storage and processing fees for the use of facilities in Barossa Valley and Monash winery. The foreign activities of the Company and its subsidiaries are limited to selling and distributing goods manufactured in and supplied from Australia.

Cockatoo Ridge Wines Limited (CKR) sources its fruit from its own vineyard and deals with contact growers throughout the Barossa Valley, VIC. International sales are growing for CKR products in the USA, a fast growing wine market and second to UK in terms of volume. The strength of the brand is due to the process of quality wine making for example CKR operates on a quality fruit philosophy, meeting strict quality standards, product consistency and intensive marketing.

There are a large number of competitors in the wine industry. CKR's sales are based firmly on alliances with recognised leaders in local and international wine merchanting. Major customers include domestic and international wine distributors and retail liquor outlets. The company is also strongly represented in the on-premises market with products prominent in many restaurants.

Cockatoo Ridge Wines History

Cockatoo Ridge Wines Limited (CKR) was established as a public company on Feb 2002. Based in the Barossa Valley, the company's label is recognisable with their product range extended to include a fine range of table wines. CKR has also expanded internationally into the USA and UK wine markets. The company has significant shareholdings in their USA importer (Davis & Co. Inc. of Massachusetts) and an agency/partnership with an experienced European wine distribution company in the U.K (Vickery Wines Ltd).

Cockatoo Ridge Wines (CKR) Products and Services

  • Vineyard management
  • Winery operations
  • Marketing of wine for domestic and export markets

Cockatoo Ridge Wines (CKR) Locations and Subsidiaries

Cockatoo Ridge Wines Head Office
Level 1, 71-73 Fullarton Road,
Phone: 08 8304 8700
Fax: 08 8332 0345

Cockatoo Ridge Wines (CKR) Share Price

Submitted by ASX Listed Company on 11 March, 2010 - 21:40