The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2012-08-15T22:16:06Z Vintners appoints National Sales Manager 2012-08-15T22:16:06Z vintners-appoints-national-sales-manager Wine distribution company Vintners has appointed David Long as its National Sales Manager. David has had extensive experience in the wine distribution business and over the past ten years has held senior management positions for some of Australia’s largest and most well regarded wine companies. David has a great knowledge of, and passion for, the wine and food industry andhas a broad understanding of brand and marketing strategies. He is greatly committed to the goals and objectives held by Vintners. Commencing this month, David will be based at Vintners’ Nunawading office in Melbourne’s east and will liaise closely with the company’s principals. He will have a focus on building the brands of Vintners’ supplier wineries along with a sustainable distribution business in Victoria and New South Wales. The Vintners principals and sales team look forward to this exciting new chapter. - ends - For further information please contact: Anthony Murphy Managing Director Phone: (03) 5024 8888 Email: Wine distributor Vintners under new ownership 2011-11-04T00:29:12Z wine-distributor-vintners-under-new-ownership Wine distribution company Vintners and its sister company Yarra Valley Wine Consultants were acquired by the newly established Trentham Merchants during August. Vintners and Yarra Valley Wine Consultants were formerly owned by Andrew Watts and his family, who established the businesses in 1984. Trentham Merchants, under the direction of Trentham Estate Winery owner Anthony Murphy and an independent board, has consolidated the businesses under the single trading name of Vintners. The new Vintners will operate in Victoria and New South Wales, and will continue to provide sales distribution for a portfolio of over twenty wineries from Australia and overseas. Trentham Merchants plans to build on the solids foundations established by the Watts family to create a dynamic distribution business that will position its brands to meet the ever-changing demands of the market. It is confident the new single and revised Vintners portfolio - which includes renowned wine brands such as Trentham, Stella Bella, Paulett and Allandale to name a few* - offers a diverse range of premium wines for distribution in both retail and on-premise settings. Together with its team of highly experienced sales representatives, led by Anne Pettigrove, Vintners plans to provide an outstanding service to existing and new clients. Vintners’ head office in Melbourne can be contacted on (03) 9872 5775 or via email at for product and sales enquiries. * Not all brands are available through Vintners in both states. Wine Show Gold for Trentham Vermentino 2011-07-11T22:29:44Z wine-show-gold-for-trentham-vermentino Trentham Estate is very pleased to announce that its 2010 La Famiglia Vermentino has been awarded a Gold medal at the 2011 Royal Queensland Wine Show. A favourite from Trentham’s La Famiglia range of Italian varietals, the Vermentino is a delicate and crisp white with lemon lime aromas and a dry zesty palate. It is enjoyed by those who favour young, fresh whites such as riesling, or simply appreciate alternative wine varietals and seek out different styles to try. The very attractive Vermentino variety originates from Sardinia in southern Italy, where it’s enjoyed both as a pre-dinner aperitif and with some of the best seafood in the world. The La Famiglia range of wines honour Trentham’s Irish and Italian heritage involved in grapegrowing and winemaking – celebrating a Love for Life. The Murphy family believes good wine is to be enjoyed with good company and that the La Famiglia collection offersa style to please every wine drinker.“We are very proud of the success we have achieved with our alternative varieties, and Vermentino is one wine we have been exceptionally pleased with each vintage – and it’s great to see the wine show judges and wine drinkers in agreement,” remarked winemaker Anthony Murphy. “The La Famiglia range is very important to us in terms of expressing our heritage, and it also allows us to experiment with grape varieties that are well-suited to our Mediterranean climate” he explained.Trentham’s 2008 vintage Vermentino also received Gold at the Royal Queensland Wine Show in the year of its own release and was the first wine of this variety to win Gold at a national Australian wine show, proving Trentham’s releases are world-class examples of the exotic varietal. Trentham’s 2010 La Famiglia Vermentino is now available from the Cellar Door as well as selected stockists. For further information on Trentham’s award-winning La Famiglia Vermentino contact the winery on (03) 5024 8888 or visit - ends -