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Acclaimed Barossa Valley winery joins the Oatley Fine Wine Merchants portfolio

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 

One of the Barossa Valley’s leading wineries will admirably fill a key regional opportunity in the Oatley Fine Wine Merchants’ (OFWM) portfolio when Hentley Farm Wines joins them on 4th September 2017.

“With most of Australia’s key regions now represented in our portfolio, there remained one obvious gap – that of a Barossa Valley producer” says OFWM Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Roberts. “We are delighted that the family owned, multi-award winning Hentley Farm Wines has jumped on board, adding yet another red five star Halliday winery to our range, his 2015 Winery of the Year, no less.”

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants (OFWM) is Australia’s fastest growing national distributor ofAustralian and International wines to the trade, specialising in the on-premise and independent retail sectors. It was established up by the late Bob Oatley and family in 2006.

Keith and Alison Hentschke established Hentley Farm in the 1990s, at Seppeltsfield in the Western Barossa, releasing their first wines in 2002. In just a quarter of a century they have amassed an array of accolades and consumer favour. Andrew Quin is the 2017 Barons of Barossa Winemaker of the Year and the restaurant under executive chef Lachlan Colwill, is the 2016 Best Restaurant in South Australia (The Advertiser Food Awards).

Hentley Farm produces premium quality single-estate and single block wines from the vines grown on its Seppeltsfield property - an old 150 acre vineyard and historical mixed farming property. Specializing in rich, elegant, Barossa Shiraz, Hentley Farm also produces other varietals including Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Viognier.

Keith Hentschke, Hentley Farm’s Founder said “We have reached a point in our amazing journey that joining with OFWM whom we have the upmost trust to professionally present our wines, made sense from every aspect. Very importantly our trade customer audience is similar and we are aligned with our core values of excellence, integrity, customer focus, and building long term relationships”.

Hentley Farm Wines will be distributed to the licensed trade by OFWM in all states but Western Australia.

Further information and media enquiries for Hentley Farm Wines contact Alice Cleghorn alice@hentleyfarm.com.au, 0428 065 662.

Orders may be placed via orders@oatleywines.com.au or calling 1800 OATLEY (628539).

Hentley Farm Wines joins a select group of family-owned wine brands distributed by OFWM within Australia including: Ara Wines (Marlborough); Bremerton (Langhorne Creek); Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck (Fr); Chateau de Sours & Clos Cantenac (Bordeaux); Cherubino Wines (WA); Cumulus Wine Estates (Orange); Clover Hill (Tas); Derwent Estate (Tas); Giesen (Marlborough); Josef Chromy (Tasmania); La Gioiosa (It); Oakridge (Yarra Valley); Philip Shaw (Orange); Pikes (Clare Valley); Barone Ricasoli (Chianti); Robert Oatley Vineyards (Aus); Rockburn (Central Otago); Rymill (Coonawarra); Santi (It); Taltarni (Vic); The Lane (Adelaide Hills). OFWM also distributes Spiegelau stemware, Anchor Beers (USA) and Cape Grim water (Tas).

For further information contact Darren Jahn, OFWM Communications and Prestige Portfolio Manager on 0411 020574 or djahn@oatleywines.com.au