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Chinese Investment in the Australian Wine Industry

Chinese investments in the Australian wine industry had become “more sophisticated” said Langley & Co Advisors’ Stephen Strachan during his interview on ABC’s Landline. “Probably five years ago when this started all roads led to the Barossa, and the typical conversation would be ‘I want to buy Penfolds’. ” A lot of the original parties…

Heading in the Right Direction – WBM Sep/Oct 2018

Article written by Toby Langley for WBM Sep/Oct 2018 (   Wine exports are heading in the right direction, grape prices have recovered and vineyard valuations have increased. What’s not to love? Signs of  improving trading conditions in the Australian wine business started to appear five years ago, but it is only in the past…

Wine & Viticulture Journal

Values rise as competition for Australian vineyards and wine assets intensifies

By Stephen Strachan, Director, Langley & Co Advisors First published in the May/June 2018 issue of the Wine & Viticulture Journal The marketplace for vineyard and winery acquisitions in Australia has reached a point where there is renewed and, in some cases, substantial competition, writes Stephen Strachan in his annual review of this market for…


Gaetjens Langley becomes Langley & Co Advisors

Having recently celebrated our 20 year anniversary, our evolution continues.  After successful assignments in craft brewing we intend to extend our reach beyond wine to the broader beverage industry. From 26 June 2018 our company name will be changing to Langley & Co Advisors as we expand our horizons. Our advisory team of Toby Langley,…

Gage Road Brewing Co acquires Matso’s Broome Brewery

Langley & Co Advisors (formerly Gaetjens Langley) is pleased to advise that Gage Roads Brewing Co Limited (ASX:GRB) agreed to acquire Matso’s Broome Brewery from its founders, the Peirson-Jones Family. Langley & Co Advisors’ Director Advisory, Mike Calneggia, the lead advisor on the sell side said “Matso’s and Gage Roads have had a longstanding and…

Valuer & Broker Edition 12

Feature article: Are those really green shoots we see? Written by Stephen Strachan WET Rebate- Mike Calneggia Regional Profile – New Zealand  

Vineyards, wineries and brands – a year in review

Transaction values for vineyards, wineries and wine brands continue to show signs of improvement, however results remain patchy. The old adage of ‘location, location, location’ remains front and centre with buyers and is clearly reflected in the results we have seen over the last twelve months. As a general comment, the range of buyers in…

Groundhog Day on Wine Tax

The Government’s proposed changes to the WET rebate have opened up a broader tax debate about the style of tax that should apply to wine. And predictably, the advocates for a volumetric tax have surfaced with the usual arguments in support. While a volumetric tax may be appealing to many, there are implications beyond the…

Valuer & Broker Edition 11

Feature: Beyond Wine Travels with the Colonel: written by Ken Gargett, one of Australia’s leading wine writers. Global profile Asset watch

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Feature article ‘Patient Capital’ looks at perspectives from the banking industry Chairman, Colin Gaetjens has written ‘Cleaning up the WET mess’ Asset watch Regional profile – VIC

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Road map to recovery Sobering Vintages & Valuations Regional profile – Tasmania Vale to Peter Lehman

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Patchwork Profitability 2012 Vintage Report Regional Profile: Langhorne Creek

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God Bless America Game Changers Regional profile: McLaren Vale

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Moving On Up: Is it time to sell the family farm? Wheel of Fortune Regional profile: Riverland

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Out of the Ashes Luxury Outlook Regional profile: The Coonawarra

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Chinese Whispers – Busting the myths about the Chinese wine market Foster’s DeMerger – What does it mean? Regional Profile: Barossa Valley

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Corporate Vs. Private Asia – A Promising Market Regional Profile: Margaret River

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Riding Wine’s Boom and Bust Cycle Price Vs. Value Regional Profile: Clare

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Our point of difference Value Barometer Regional Profile: Padthaway

Travels with the Colonel

Ken Gargett is one of Australia’s leading wine writers, contributing columns to the Brisbane Courier Mail, Herald Sun, Gourmet Traveller Wine and He is an unashamed lover of the good things in life: champagne, cigars, fishing and travel. On a recent trip to Europe he ran into a man after his own heart, our own Colin…

Global Profile

MARKET FOR THE EFFICIENT AND BRAVE World wine markets are characterised by a complex interplay between producers and consumers, changing value-chain dynamics and the vast differences between demand for commodity or commercial wine and demand for luxury products. The laws of supply and demand apply, but so too do a range of other factors that…

Beyond Wine

  In an industry which celebrates the shift from bark to aluminium screwcap as its biggest innovation in the last 20 years, there is at last a new breed of Australian wine entrepreneurs and risk takers emerging in the second decade of the 21st century.   These true innovators are responding to dynamic changes in…