By Andrew Starke

Wine distributor Vintners and its sister company Yarra Valley Wine Consultants are under new ownership having been purchased by the recently established Trentham Merchants.

Vintners and Yarra Valley Wine Consultants were formerly owned by Andrew Watts and his family, who established the businesses in 1984.

Trentham Merchants, under the direction of Trentham Estate Winery owner Anthony Murphy and an independent board, have consolidated the businesses under the single trading name of Vintners.

The new Vintners will operate in Victoria and New South Wales, and will continue to provide sales distribution for a portfolio of over twenty wineries from Australia and overseas.

Trentham Merchants plans to build on the foundations established by the Watts family to create a dynamic distribution business.

The revised Vintners portfolio includes wine brands such as Trentham, Stella Bella, Paulett and Allandale.

The company distributes to both retail and on-premise customers.

Vintner’s sales team is led by Anne Pettigrove.


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