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Acclaimed Mornington Peninsula Winery joins the Oatley Fine Wine Merchants Portfolio

Thursday, February 01, 2018 

One of the Mornington Peninsula’s leading wineries will admirably fill a key regional opportunity in the Oatley Fine Wine Merchants’ (OFWM) portfolio when Montalto joins them on 5th March 2018.

“With most of Australia’s key regions now represented in our portfolio, there remained one obvious gap – that of a Mornington Peninsula producer,” says OFWM Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Roberts. “We are delighted that the family owned, multi-award winning Montalto has jumped on board, adding yet another red five star Halliday winery to our range.

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants (OFWM) is Australia’s fastest growing national distributor of Australian 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.

John & Wendy Mitchell, with daughter Heidi, purchased the Montalto site on the Mornington Peninsula over 1997-98. The 70-acre home estate enjoys extensive local, Melbourne, interstate and international visitation and has been at the forefront of the region’s fast-developing reputation for world-class cool climate wines. Montalto is a destination offering food and wine experiences from the hatted Montalto Restaurant to casual outdoor dining amongst the vines, olive groves, sculpture park and three acres of produce gardens.

Montalto vineyard sites now cover all Mornington Peninsula sub-regions that are represented in five Single Vineyard wines alongside the Estate and Pennon Hill ranges. Thirty-year-old vines, 18 vintages and a philosophy of continuous improvement led by winemaker Simon Black underpin an exciting future for this Australian owned family estate.

John Mitchell, Montalto’s founder said: “the move to join Oatley Fine Wine Merchants heralds a decision to meet the latent interest in Mornington Peninsula region wines and the Montalto range that is enjoying outstanding success throughout Australia in all major wine shows”.

Montalto will be distributed to the licensed trade by OFWM in all states but South Australia.

Further information and media enquiries for Montalto contact Anthony Jones anthony@montalto.com.au, (Mobile: 0418256791). Orders may be placed via orders@oatleywines.com.au or calling 1800 OATLEY (628539).