Constellation has said more jobs will go in Australia

Constellation has said more jobs will go in Australia

Constellation Brands has confirmed another wave of around 30 job losses in Australia as part of a review of its operations in the country.

Speaking to just-drinks late last week, the president of Constellation Europe and Constellation Wines Australia, Troy Christensen, confirmed reports out of Australia that the cuts will affect the wine giant's operations at its Tintara winery in McLaren Vale in the south of Australia near Melbourne.

The reduction, at the former Hardy’s Winery site, follows the loss of 40 jobs at Constellation's Reynella facility, also in South Australia. The move follows the decision by Constellation and Australian Vintage to cease merger discussions in the country earlier this year.

“We still needed to drive further costs out of the business in order to maintain investment behind our key brands,” said Christensen last week. So, we are reducing some costs in the business and reallocating winery production within Australia.

“Regrettably a number of positions at the Tintara winery and Reynella bottling facility were eliminated.”

The Tintara site will continue to produce Constellation's Icon wine brand, but “we will produce some of the other commercial blends at more cost effective wineries”, Christensen added.

To read the original report from Australia, click here.