Rymill Coonawarra joins the Oatley fine wine merchants portfolio

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 

The Oatley family are pleased to announce a partnership with the Rymill family of Coonawarra whereby Oatley Fine Wine Merchants will manage the Australian distribution of the outstanding Rymill Coonawarra range of wines from July 1, 2016.

When Peter Rymill established the Rymill Coonawarra vineyards in 1974, with his wife Judy, he was igniting a passion for wine which ran through his family’s veins since his great-great grandfather, John Riddoch, founded Coonawarra in 1890. Today, Peter Rymill’s son John brings a new generation to carry the family tradition and continue the pursuit of excellence.

The late Robert (Bob) Oatley’s return to wine began in 2006 with the establishment of Robert Oatley Vineyards (ROV), his eldest son Sandy now heads the family business, with three of Bob’s grandchildren directly involved in day to day operations. ROV wines are distributed alongside an impressive portfolio of Australian and International family operated wineries, by their sales and distribution business, Oatley Fine Wine Merchants (OFWM).

OFWM has established an impressively strong foothold in the Australian on-premise market – a key reason why Rymill Coonawarra has joined the Oatley portfolio.

John Rymill observed; “As a small family owned, estate grown wine business from Coonawarra, we have always valued partnering with the right people to help us share our wares. This means we need a distribution partner with the enthusiasm to help us grow and connections to the on-trade where we have always had strong support.”

“We have been big fans of the wines of Coonawarra since our early days in wine,” said OFWM Chairman Andrew (Sandy) Oatley, “and are very excited to be working with the Rymills to represent their impressive range of wines here in Australia”.

“They are hands-on growers, producers and marketers of premium Coonawarra wines and as such are a perfect fit with our own products and those of our terrific range of agency wines from around the world.”

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Rymill Coonawarra joins a select group of wine brands distributed by Oatley Family Wine Merchants within Australia including: Ara Wines (Marlborough); Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck (France); Chateau de Sours & Clos Cantenac (France); Cherubino Wines (WA); Cumulus Wine Estates (Orange); Clover Hill (Tasmania); Derwent Estate (Tasmania); Giesen (Marlborough); La Gioiosa (Italy); Ricasoli (Chianti); Rockburn (Central Otago); Santi (Italy); Taltarni (Vic), The Lane (Adelaide Hills). OFWM also distribute Spiegelau stemware, Anchor beers and Cape Grim water.

For further information contact Darren Jahn, OFWM Communications & Prestige Portfolio Manager on 0411 020574 or