About Us

Accolade Fine Wines is the European Fine Wine division of Accolade Wines, representing some of the most highly-renowned and respected wineries in Australia, alongside a number of premium brands from across the New World.

The portfolio includes House of Arras (Tasmania), Croser, Petaluma, Grant Burge, St.Hallett, Houghton (Western Australia), Hardys, Katnook Estate, and recently acquired Rolf Binder. It also owns and represents Stonier (Mornington Peninsula), Eddystone Point in Tasmania, Flagstone in South Africa and Mud House in New Zealand, whose single vineyard wines we are proud to represent.

Ethos

Our Australian wineries produce some of the rarest and most collectable wines for their given styles, each with their own rich, unique, heritage. Their brand strengths are supported by the two most eminent voices on Australian Fine Wine: Langton’s VI Classification and James Halliday. Almost all of our wineries have a 5 Red Star status, often featuring in the top 100 wineries. 

Since September 2020, all of Accolade’s wines sold in Europe are 100% Carbon neutral.

The team

Toby Spiers
Head of Fine Wine Europe

Toby heads up our Fine Wine division for Europe. He has substantial experience in the Australian fine wine world, having worked in this sector for many years, representing world-class brands in the most prestigious of places. Toby is also a qualified winemaker and has his own vineyards in Sussex.

Lizzy Parrott
Prestige Account Manager Fine Wine Europe

Lizzy manages all of our fine wine European accounts. In addition to representing our Fine Wine business, Lizzy is also studying for an MSc in Viticulture and Oenology from Plumpton College. Her passion for wine sits alongside a similarly keen interest in cheese which you can find her making in her own time.

Sophie McLean
Assistant Brand Manager, ANZ

Sophie manages the Accolade Wines' premium brands and the varying marketing activity that sits alongside this. From running wine society at University to experiencing vintage in the depths of agricultural Australia, Sophie's experience in the wine trade is long and varied.

Nigel Sneyd MW
Global Wine Director

Nigel has two Oenology degrees and an MBA. His impressive winemaking experience spans top names in Burgundy, Champagne, Western Australia, and a number of Flying Winemakers. He has lived in France, London and California, and in 2019 he returned to Australia as Global Director of Wine, Quality and Compliance for Accolade Wines.