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Oatley to distribute Pikes Clare Valley wines
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Oatley Fine Wine Merchants is Australia’s fastest growing national distributor of Australian and International wines to the trade, will take on Clare Valley producer Pikes from May. Pikes will be distributed by Oatley in Australia both direct and through broad range wholesalers.
Founded in 1984 at ‘Polish Hill River Estate’ in South Australia’s Clare Valley, Pikes is a wholly family-owned wine company producing a terrific array of wines from their own vineyards.
Andrew (Sandy) Oatley, chairman of Oatley Fine Wine Merchants, said he was delighted to have the Pikes join the portfolio. “We’ve sought out a key producer in each of Australia’s key regions and Pikes is without doubt one of the jewels in the Clare Valley crown – a James Halliday red five star winery that has enjoyed widespread recognition and accolades."
“Producing benchmark table wines from their outstanding Polish Hill River vineyards, Pikes will be a terrific addition to our portfolio, complimenting leading wineries from Australian producers now ranging from Margaret River and Great Southern in WA, through SA’s Barossa, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale, across to Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Pyrenees and Heathcote in Victoria, Tasmania, and Orange & Mudgee in our home state.”
Neil Pike, director/chief winemaker at Pikes, said the company was excited to be joining the Oatley Fine Wine Merchants portfolio. "As a family run winery we like the synergy of being represented by a family run distributor with serious wine credentials such as Oatley Fine Wine Merchants. We are very confident that their 50-strong sales team will continue to build on the solid customer base that we have built over the past 32 years, particularly in the on-trade sector."