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Tuesday 29 October 2019

Farewell Houghton; hello Yukich Estate

One of the most famous wineries in Australia has changed hands.

The Houghton winery in the Swan Valley of Western Australia, previously owned by Accolade Wines, has been re-named Nikola Estate and will be owned and run by the Yukich family, bringing it back into local hands.

Graeme Yukich and his brother Kim said: “We are very proud to be able to bring this iconic vineyard and heritage site back into Western Australian ownership.

“We will be re-branding the site to mark the change in ownership and to encourage rediscovery of all aspects of the business, from exciting wines to bespoke events and concerts.” The site is hugely popular with wine tourists.

Nikola Yukich emigrated from Croatia and planted his first vines in the Swan Valley more than 90 years ago. The family also owns Oakover Grounds, and has appointed Tony Robinson, formerly of Treasury Wine Estates, as COO.

The Yukich family’s other businesses include European Foods, Blue Cow Cheese, the FiORi and Crema coffee companies as well as Northbridge Coffee Roasters and Supreme Coffee Machines.

“Building upon these businesses, Nikola Estate will be offering the very best in food, coffee and wine to encourage visitors to rediscover the exquisite heritage buildings and gardens,” Graeme Yukich says.

“The re-branding of asset and communications will be taking place over summer – and Nikola Estate has already lined up some exciting and premium events for early in the New Year.”

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