A History Of Innovation
Broadland Wineries starts trading as a fruit wine producer.
BWL launches brands of chocolate liqueurs, British Sherry and is one of the first to produce wine kits.
1980's / 1990's
Broadland Wineries partners with Ian Macleod to bottle historic brand, Wincarnis and has exclusive supply in the UK. Now sold as a tonic wine, it was once famously recommended by doctors.
Starts one of the first UK imported wine contract bottling businesses.
The company installs an innovative Bag-In-Box filling line.
BWL goes into administration in 2006 and is taken over by a new management team.
Between 2007 and 2011, the company repays £3.5m.
Production of BWL brands restarts and state-of-the-art filler and case lines are installed.
Following success with its own branded products, BWL begins selling directly to retailers.
The company wins tenders with national supermarkets and wholesalers to develop private label products.
The UK's first wine pouch filling machine is installed, as is the UK's first Oenoflow and Oenefine machines.
BWL's quality assurance team and winery demonstrate adherence to the rigorous standards set by BRC Global Standard and receive a Grade A.
New low MOQ Glass/PET/Screwcap/Novatwist 18.7cl - 1L bottline line.
First production of varietal British wines.
BRC Grade A retained.
BWL celebrates its 50th year of trading and organises an epic 50th birthday for employees and family.
The company becomes an international wine supplier and establishes sales teams in North America and Nordic markets.
BRC Grade A retained.
The company is named No.11 in The Grocer's Fast 50 list of the fastest growing private companies.
Minivino is launched, an all in one ready to drink format that is glass free and fully recyclable.
Broadland Wineries achieves the highest possible level in its BRC Food audit: BRC Grade AA.
New state-of-the-art bottling line is installed.
After 11 years of 20% per annum growth, BWL faces into the challenges of Brexit and international expansion, as it strives to move towards its vision of becoming a £250m per annum turnover company by 2025.
BWL’s UK winery upgrades its sparkling wine bottling capability.