The portfolio of Western Australia’s Fogarty Wine Group, which includes Deep Woods Estate, Dalwhinnie Wine, Lakes Folly and Lowestoft Wines, will be available to hospitality for the first time.

Patrick Walsh, Founder and MD of CellarHand was thrilled by the agreement.

“This is an exciting moment for Virginia [Walsh, Founder and Financial Controller of CellarHand], myself and our whole team in our CellarHand journey, one that allows us to tackle the next decade and beyond with renewed confidence.

“The demand for high-quality wine is at an all-time high and coming out of the COVID years we were of a mind to make prudent additions to our folio if the right winery presented itself.”

Likewise, Peter Fogarty, founder of Fogarty Wine Group, is excited by the prospect of working with CellarHand, believing it well help the company meet demand of its wines on the East Coast.

“We’d long been admirers of the work Patrick and Gin have done with CellarHand over the years with their fabulous book of producers and in acknowledging the great market demand for our wines particularly from top restaurants, hotels and independent retailers up and down the Eastern seaboard was not really being met, we were keen to appoint the very best distributor to see to that.”

“Mark [Fogarty] and I are thrilled that our own wineries have now joined the CellarHand family. We look forward to seeing our labels on top restaurant lists up and down the country,” Fogarty continued.

For Walsh, the prospect of representing the work of Vintage Cellar’s 2019 Winemaker of the Year, Julian Langworthy, was an enticing one.  

“We were obviously very much aware of Julian Langworthy’s winemaking prowess through his Nocturne label so when the possibility arose to add Deep Woods Estate other brilliant Fogarty Wine Group wineries to our portfolio in the knowledge that Jules and his team was at the helm it was an opportunity that definitely warranted our attention,” Walsh commented.

But it was the portfolio-wide commitment to quality that most impressed CellarHand.

“We are immensely loyal to our own ‘family’ of wineries as we call it, many of whom have been with us since the beginning. We’ve gotten to know Mark and Peter Fogarty well and have been impressed by their vision and their pursuit of excellence in all of their wineries.” 

“This is a happy story for everyone associated with CellarHand,” Walsh concluded.

To discuss ranging Fogarty Wines in your venue, contact your local CellarHand representative.

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