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The birth of a new supplier – Winemaking Supplies & Services is under new
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From humble beginnings in 1989, the former Winery Supplies grew to become the largest Australian supplier of consumable winery products, laboratory equipment, reagents and winemaking equipment with clients covering the very smallest wineries through to some of the largest in the country and overseas as well.
Recently, Graeme and Lynne Morris, Winery Suppliers founders, sold their interests to the Vale family of Melbourne, who have relaunched the business as Winemaking Supplies & Services Pty Ltd.
Brand new premises have been acquired in Hallam, Victoria, and a new sales team appointed. The smart new logo adopted by the company is symbolic of its new fresh approach to customer relations, product development and delivery – especially important at vintage time!
“Our philosophy of stringent controls on the quality of products sourced from Australia and overseas and the delivery to our customers speedily of products they require, and in pack sizes to suit their individual needs, will continue under the new ownership,” said Caroline Vale, Chief Executive Officer of the new Winemaking Supplies & Services Pty Ltd.
“All laboratory reagents for instance, are prepared by our in-house chemist to exact specifications and on a regular basis to ensure accurate analysis.”
With the establishment of the new company, several exciting developments have unfolded. Intec®, one of the largest European suppliers of yeasts, yeast nutrients, tannins, enzymes and polysaccharides has appointed Winemaking Supplies & Services Pty. Ltd. as its sole Australian distributor.
“We now have access to one of the most technically advanced producers in the world with a huge R&D program to develop new strains of yeasts to suit individual requirements,” said Caroline.
“For the first time in Australia, we can offer a range of yeasts which were developed in Europe specifically to replicate the flavour profiles of Australian wines. Called the “New World Strains”, these special strains will mean that we can offer yeast cultures specifically formulated to suit our styles, not adaptations of French, Portuguese or Spanish strains which we have had to use in the past.
“In addition to the “New World Strains”, Intec has a range of Italian yeasts developed to suit the Old World styles of Primitivo, Montepulciano, Tocai, Barbera, Sangiovese & Dolcetto.
“This should come as good news to the Australian producers who are developing a range of Italian styles with the growing demand for alternative wine styles,” Caroline said.
Recently, a distribution agreement has been signed with the very well respected cooperage – Heinrich Cooperage of Tanunda. This agreement covers the range of Australian-coopered barrels and oak alternatives produced by Heinrich and the French coopered barrels of Tonnellerie Quintessence for the distribution to the Eastern states of Australia by Winemaking Supplies & Services Pty. Ltd.
Winemaking Supplies & Services has special opening offers for Intec yeast and encourage wineries to contact them to assess their pre-vintage needs, call 1800 462 380 or visit www.winerysupplies.com.au