Foster's Group has begun a review of Southcorp's winery and vineyard assets. The drinks company, which late last week pushed its holding in Southcorp over 90%, plans to spend the next two months taking stock of its new assets.

Speaking to ABC News, Foster's global supply vice-president, Randolph Bowen, said that Foster's will only make changes once the review is complete.

"We've bought a company with fabulous brands and people and heritage," Bowen told the news programme, "and it's up to us now to look at the values of that business and work out how to integrate the Southcorp business into the Foster's wine business.

"We haven't made any plans to close any wineries at this stage. The first 60 days is really looking at the information and then after the 60 days is up we'll make our announcements."