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Oatley Fine Wine Merchants to distribute Pikes Clare Valley Wines

Thursday, April 06, 2017 

The Oatley Family are pleased to welcome the renowned Clare Valley producer Pikes to its portfolio of family-owned wineries. Pikes will be distributed by Oatley Family Wine Merchants (OFWM) from 1st May, 2017.

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.

Founded in 1984 at ‘Polish Hill River Estate’ in South Australia’s Clare Valley, Pikes is a wholly family-owned wine company producing a terrific array of wines from their own vineyards.

“Continuing our strategy of representing like-minded family wine brands, we are delighted to have the Pikes join our portfolio” said OFWM Chairman Andrew (Sandy) Oatley today. “We’ve sought out a key producer in each of Australia’s key regions and Pikes is without doubt one of the jewels in the Clare Valley crown – a James Halliday red five star winery that has enjoyed widespread recognition and accolades.

“Producing benchmark table wines from their outstanding Polish Hill River vineyards, Pikes will be a terrific addition to our portfolio, complimenting leading wineries from Australian producers now ranging from Margaret River and Great Southern in WA, through SA’s Barossa, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale, across to Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Pyrenees and Heathcote in Victoria, Tasmania, and Orange & Mudgee in our home state.” “We are excited to be joining the Oatley Fine Wine Merchants portfolio. As a family run winery we like the synergy of being represented by a family run distributor with serious wine credentials such as OFWM. We are very confident that their 50-strong sales team will continue to build on the solid customer base that we have built over the past 32 years, particularly in the on-trade sector. We look forward to building strong relationships with all at OFWM and working closely with them.” said Neil Pike, Director / Chief Winemaker of Pikes.

Pikes will be distributed by OFWM in Australia both direct and through broad range wholesalers. Orders may be placed via orders@oatleywines.com.au or calling 1800 OATLEY (628539). General enquiries regarding Pikes should be directed to OFWM Sales & Marketing Director Rob Hassan on 02 9433 3255 or Pikes Sales & Marketing Manager Peter Bentley on 0410 952717.