September 8, 2023

Spring is finally here! And so is our new range of Ready to Drink Cocktails. Employees were treated to the first taste with an internal product launch on Friday afternoon and the verdict is in, these are our new spring favourites!
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September 5, 2023

The Bickford’s Group have proudly been involved with Baptist Care SA and their WestCare Homelessness Centre program since 2019. It is our great pleasure this #InternationalDayofCharity we give a huge shout out to Baptist Care SA who support thousands of disadvantaged South Aussies.

September 2, 2023

Congratulations Karen Phillips on being awarded the Bickford’s Group Business Development Manager of the year 2023! Keep up the fantastic work!

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August 10, 2023

Congratulations to our trainees who have recently graduated with their Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices:

Oahn Nguyen
Harrison Twiggs
Colin Foyle
Joshua Callisto

Thank you to Action Learning Insitute for supporting our trainees.
Since January 2022 we have engaged 31 employees on traineeships, completing a wide variety of courses including:

Competitive Systems and Practices
Leadership and Management
Food Processing
Wine Industry Operations
Commercial Cookery
Electrotechnology
Business Administration
Supply Chain Operations
Human Resources
Business to Business Sales

We thoroughly enjoy watching our employees grow and develop their careers, not only does this support their own learning and development, but it helps to support our business to be the best we can be.

May 22, 2023

Vale Brewing Restaurant & Bar – A World Class Venue

See the spectacular Vale Brewing Restaurant and Bar come to life in the magnificent McLaren Vale wine region.

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May 20, 2023

Last Friday at the distillery’s monthly Distillery Night, we launched Beenleigh RTD’s and it was an unforgettable evening. We organized a 4×4 Show & Shine event and partnered with some of the best businesses in QLD. Lanes BBQ Rubs & Sauces provided delicious samples of their products, Insta Kombi brought their unique photobooth on wheels, and La Casetta Italian Kitchen supplied the incredible food that sold out quickly. With the help of our amazing staff and partners, it was one of our biggest and most successful nights with a perfect feedback rating for the RTD’s.

May 3, 2023

We have recently had 39 of our products listed with Lotte Duty Free in Singapore including our core brands such as 23rd Street, Beenleigh, Beresford Estate & El Toro. Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the busiest in the world with an estimated 55+ Million passengers to pass through the 4 terminals this year with 375K + flight movements per year.

An exciting opportunity for our key brands to be recognised by consumers all around the world. These core brands will be a feature when we participate in this months TFWA Exhibition being held at Marin Bay Sands in Singapore. El Toro, 23rd Street and Beenleigh will each have a stand promoting these brands to other potential global duty free operators.

May 2, 2023

As we crush our final wine grapes for the 2023 harvest, we want to acknowledge our hardworking team for producing another high quality vintage!

Following a late harvest this year, we have now seen over 1499 tonnes of grapes go through the crusher, from regions varying from McLaren Vale, SA Riverland, Adelaide Hills and Barossa. We are now full swing into the winemaking process and our 2023 vintage has produced clean, full flavoured whites and well balanced reds.

Looking forward to seeing how it all develops!

March 8, 2023

It’s International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating the diverse and hard working women who are integral to our success. The Bickford’s Group is proud to have so many talented and inspirational women doing great things in all areas of our Business. Bickford’s Australia has really inspiring history in regards to women in business. Following the early death of founder William Bickford in 1850, is wife Anne Bickford was determined to carry on the family business and with 5 children under 10, she continued trading until 1864 when her son Harry joined the business.

Here’s to the women pioneers!

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March 8, 2023

Last Sunday we celebrated our wonderful employees for all their hard work over the past year, and what better way to do so than with a beautiful sunny afternoon at the stunning Vale Taphouse at Beresford Estate.

A big thank you to the team for organising and hosting a fantastic event!

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December 10, 2022

🎄Merry Christmas to our customers 🎄 We want to thank you for your continued support in 2022 and wish you a wonderful festive season. We look forward to working with you in 2023 and beyond.

To our EMPLOYEES, thank you for your hard work throughout the year. We saw the opening of the Vale Taphouse, launched our new accommodation at Beresford Estate, introduced new products to our range, Bickford’s Pineapple & Passionfruit cordial, Vok Mango Liqueur23rd St Mulberry Gin, Vale Hazy Tropical Ale, Vale Aus IPA, Vickers Purple Gin, Beenleigh Artisan Distillers XO Rare Rum, Bickford’s Premium orange and passionfruit fruit drink to name a few, plus we also introduced a successful training and upskilling program. Your dedication and commitment to the success of our company is greatly appreciated.

🎄We wish you, and your families and friends a safe and happy festive season 🎄

We had our annual Christmas photoshoot this week, and what great fun it was! National Accounts forgot to pass on the memo to the rest of the group to wear Christmas jumpers 😊.

November, 2022

This week saw the official opening of our Vale Taphouse, Restaurant & Bar and Luxury Accommodation Suites on the stunning Beresford Estate. We were thrilled to welcome the Hon Leon Bignell to do the honours along with our Owner Angelo Kotses.

Staff and suppliers enjoyed a night of festivities and celebrated the completion of what is set to be a new McLaren Vale icon and major driver for regional tourism.

Congratulations to all for bringing this exciting new project to life.

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November, 2022

Officially launching our new Luxury Suites! Our Beresford Estate accommodation is now open and ready for bookings. Each room is meticulously presented with unique features and furnishes.

We also celebrate being named the best Wine Tourism Accommodation at the 2023 Best of Wine Tourism Awards. Well done to the team at the Estate!

For more information visit our website: beresfordestate-accommodation

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October, 2022

Welcome to our home. The Vale Taphouse, Restaurant & Bar. Home to the original beer of McLaren Vale, accompanied by sophisticated dining & the best views in the region. We create food that we love to eat, using seasonal produce that is designed to be shared and of course compliment the reason we are here – Beer. Food is sourced and prepared fresh daily, to match the range of our fresh beers. Sophisticated food inspired by tradition combined with award winning beverages. The Taphouse is a place for people to come together to socialise, eat and drink a wide variety of tasty brews from the source. https://beresfordestate.com.au/

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September, 2022

We kick started our 2022 National Marketing and Sales Conference at the Sky City Ballroom. Managing Director Angelo Kotses opened the event with key note speakers Roger and John-Paul Drake from Drakes Supermarkets joining him on stage to talk all things business, sales and vision.

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September, 2022

This week we celebrated National IT Professionals Day, honouring those that keep us connected. Thank you to the team for your outstanding contribution to the Group and for everything you do, not only do you make sure our computer systems run smoothly, you help us all stay connected and protected! Cheers to you!
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September, 2022

Fine Foods is back and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce as many as possible to our new Natural Energy Drink Yerbi! Yerbi is a natural energy drink that provides a sustained energy boost that can make sure you don’t miss a thing at Fine Foods 2022. Come check out a new kind of energy drink and speak to the team at stand hc24 from today to Thursday 8th.

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September, 2022

Congratulations to General Counsel Rebecca on reaching 20 years of service with the Company. Your dedication, loyalty and commitment to the Bickford’s Group throughout your career has been immensely valuable and very much appreciated. We would also like to congratulate Simon our International Sales Manager on reaching 10 years of service. You have been a key contributor to driving outstanding results in the international market. Once again congratulations to you both on reaching such a significant milestone in your employment. Thank you for your contribution and great achievements and choosing to being part of the Bickford’s team.

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August, 2022

Your favourite flavours are also available in SUGAR FREE! Introducing Sugar Free Tropical and Sugar Free Peach Iced Tea Cordial. Bickford’s Sugar Free Cordial contains no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners while upholding our hundred-year-old tradition of taste and quality. Sugar free has never tasted better!

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July, 2022

We’re excited to finally launch our newest product and brand Yerbi. Yerbi has hit the shelves this week. Yerbi is our entrance into the energy drink market and is a natural offering made with Yerba Mate, a herbal tea native to South America, believed to aid concentration and mental acuity. Paired with guarana, Yerbi provides you with all the energy of an energy drink without the energy crash. A pleasant botanical flavour enhanced by vanilla and sweetened with honey making it easy on your palate without the traditional energy drink stickiness.

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July, 2022

Our Head of Sales and Group Marketing Chris Illman onsite at Drakes Supermarkets Wayville store, showcasing our products alongside other South Australian businesses. We are proud of our products, old and new and are committed to contributing to growth across the industry. With growth comes opportunities for existing and new employees. If you want to play a part in contributing to our growth, and work in a supportive environment, check out our vacancies on LinkedIn and our Careers Page https://www.bickfordsgroup.com/careers

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July, 2022

Results for the UK based award show – The Gin Masters – are in, and 23rd Street Distillery have done extremely well. Taking home two Master awards, one gold and two silver medals. The Gin Masters is a competition with the aim to unearth the ‘Gin Masters’ of the world. Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, the gin is judged in a blind tasting to discover the Gin Masters of 2022. A huge congrats to all involved in the making of these exceptional products – your efforts and expertise deserve this kind of recognition.

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July, 2022

Beresford Estates, Beresford House is pleased to announce our Tasting Australia event. Beresford House will host guests for a indulgent dinner, where the best local food will be prepared by our Executive Chef John Rankin, and Beresford Wines. The venue – usually accessible for private events only – is opening exclusively for Tasting Australia’s Winter Series. Gather a group and celebrate winter in the heart of McLaren Vale. More details can be found here https://lnkd.in/dzZMnZJB

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June, 2022

Beresford Estate presents High Tea Series. Gin lovers and even gin ‘on the fence’-ers, do we have an event for you. On June 19th prepare to have an experience like no other as Beresford Estate presents High Tea Series Featuring 23rd Street Distillery Gin. This isn’t your standard stuffy high tea. We’ve done away with simple cucumber sandwiches in favour of a more elevated experience. Each part of the menu prepared by Executive Chef John Rankin has been carefully curated to either highlight the notes of the paired spirits or has 23rd St Distillery gin in the dishes themselves.

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June, 2022

We’re very proud of our hardworking winemaking team, for receiving recognition from such a prestigious wine show on an international level. The 2022 Decanter Wine Awards have announced their results and we’re thrilled to share with you that our Galway Pipe 25 YO Rare Tawny has received 97 points and won a ‘Best In Show’ Trophy. As well as the inaugural 2016 vintage of our Beresford Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon, has received 97 points and a Platinum Medal.

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June, 2022

Congratulations to our Maintenance Technician Matthew on reaching 10 years of Service with the Company. You have been part of our business through a truly transformational time. Thank you for your contribution and being part of the Bickford’s team.

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May, 2022

Since 1919 Bickford’s has been creating it’s beloved Iced Coffee Syrup and now there are two new ways to enjoy with new Caramel and Mocha flavours. Perfect for the 3pm pick me up or as a luxurious morning coffee treat, both of the new flavours are vegan friendly, gluten free and can be enjoyed served over milk and ice or with ice cream for a sweet treat. Bickford’s Iced Caramel Coffee Syrup brings the traditional Bickford’s Iced Coffee flavour, blended with deep, luscious caramel, while Iced Mocha Coffee Syrup is blended with rich, decadent chocolate for the ultimate indulgence.

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May, 2022

Drumroll please…… We are pleased to share that the 23rd Street Distillery has been internationally recognised as the Australian Distillery of the Year at the New York International Spirit Competition (NYISC). Congratulations to all involved in making the distillery what it is today.

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March, 2022

THE QLD FLOOD APPEAL – The Beenleigh Artisan Distillery knows, after already being impacted by the floods in 2017 and yet again recently, that after the rains stop the clean-up will still continue for many months, and that the battle is far from over for Queenslanders and other flood affected communities. We are in this together. From early March to Monday 11 April 2022, every bottle sold at the Beenleigh Artisan Distillery will see $5 donated to THE QLD FLOOD APPEAL.

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March, 2022

Twenty Third Street Ditillery has walked away with two silvers and three bronzes at the International Wine & Spirit Competition – IWSC with our Signature Gin, Riverland Rose Vodka, Red Citrus Gin, Signature Rum and Yuzu Gin. Well done to the production and marketing team for pulling this off.

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February, 2022

We are excited to announce the new 2021 Press + Bloom Barossa Mataro is available, our latest release for Press + Bloom. In the spirit of the brand our winemaking team set out to produce something exciting and unique for our portfolio. Resulting in a juicy and flavour filled Mataro from the warm climate of the Barossa Valley. An intriguing wine with notes of black currant, green olive and dark chocolate. Supported by a crunchy mouthfeel and dusty tannins.

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December, 2021

What a night at the 2021 South Australian Premiers Food and Beverage Industry awards where Vok Beverages took out the New product award (>15FTE’s) for the launch of the 23rd Street No Sugar Gin and Tonic RTD and the Export team won the Export award (>15 FTE’s). The night culminated in our MD Angelo Kotses awarding Claude Cicchiello with his Leaders Award.