The renewed supply agreement connects Oliver Winery, the oldest and largest winery in Indiana and 28th largest winery in the U.S., with AGP-North America, a leading supplier of glass bottles for the U.S. wine market.
The ability to purchase U.S.-made glass direct from a local glass manufacturer is important to Oliver Winery. Ardagh Glass Packaging-North America's headquarters is located in Fishers, Ind., while Oliver Winery is a mere 65 miles south in Bloomington, Ind.
Oliver Winery, a leader in the wine industry, is best known for its refreshingly real fruit quality, and it's no secret that quality wine deserves quality glass bottles. The bottles manufactured by Ardagh for Oliver Winery leverage the brand's existing design assets with a modern, premium look and feel.
"Oliver Winery is dedicated to sustainability, an important factor in our ongoing growth and innovation," said Julie Adams, CEO of Oliver Winery. "In 2024, we're shifting to lighter glass and screwcaps, reducing our carbon footprint without compromising wine quality. This move enhances environmental sustainability and enables Oliver to maintain consumer affordability."
Ardagh and Oliver Winery have partnered to implement sustainable solutions to protect the environment, including the most recent initiative of "rightweighting" its glass bottles. This initiative provides all the sustainability advantages of glass – a neutral and inert material that is infinitely recyclable – while maintaining high-quality, enhancing customer appeal and lessening the overall impact on the environment.