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The deal will see Kevin Mitchell, the winery’s chief winemaker, and Warrick Duthy, managing director, remain in their current posts and keep their shares.

China’s oldest winery, Changyu Pioneer, has bought an 80% stake in Clare Valley-based winery Kilikanoon Wines for AU$20.6 million, the latest purchase from the Chinese winery following acquisitions in France, Spain and Chile.

“The fundraising enables us to significantly invest in the business for further growth and to meet the increasing demand for our products,” said CEO, Frazer Thompson.

Chapel Down has raised £18.53m through the issue of new shares, with the intention of raising a further £1.47m via an additional open offer for existing shareholders.

Broadland becomes the distributor in the UK for Dorrien Estate, a 400,000 case Barossa-based wine brand owned the Woolworths Group.

UK bottler Broadland Wineries has secured “a significant deal” with Australia’s largest wine retailer.

According to ViniPortugal president, Jorge Monteiro, total wine exports should surpass €800 million in 2017.

Portugal is planning to invest around €13 million in the international promotion of its wines next year, according to wine association ViniPortugal.

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