Hardy Wine Company has appointed Miriam Leenders as its new global marketing manager.

Leenders, a former senior marketing executive with Nestle Australia, will be responsible for international marketing strategies at the Australian arm of Constellation Wines.

Hardy Wine Company global trading director Steven Barbera said: "Miriam has a wealth of senior management marketing experience, specifically in the FMCG industry. She joins our team at an exciting and challenging time - not only for the company, but the entire wine industry."

Constellation Brands, the parent company of Constellation Wines, earlier this month reported a 5% rise in sales in Australasia for the year to 28 February.