Imports Management

Choosing the right wine – choosing the right distributor.

DRW offers a set of services based on extensive importing, marketing and sales experience. Over the years we’ve successfully integrated a vast and diverse range of products into the Australian wine market. David Ridge has consulted to distribution groups in China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia for the supply of pedigreed European, Australian and New Zealand wine. 

Authenticity, vision, loyalty, relevance, value and consistency are the critical elements when determining producer and distributor compatibility. 

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Range of Services

  • Imported Wine portfolio construction and upgrade
  • Distributor selection
  • On-premise and retail wine selection
  • Sourcing of high-quality Buyers Own Branded wine
  • Sales management
  • Marketing services: targeting, brand building and gatekeeper familiarization

Distribution Clients

Déjà vu ♦ Options Wine ♦ Mercato ♦ La Cantina/Vinify ♦ Primavera Selections ♦ Stellar Vin ♦ Russell Gehling Wine ♦ Lion Nathan ♦ Negociants Australia ♦ Epicure

In recent years, we have supervised or been involved in introducing the following producers to the Australian market: 

Trentino-Alto Adige

Kofererhof – Südtirol ♦ Manni Nossing – Südtirol ♦ Pacherhof – Südtirol ♦ Nals Margreid – Alto Adige  ♦ Erste + Neue – Alto Adige.

Friuli

La Roncaia – Colli Orientali ♦ Schiopetto – Collio ♦ Zuccolo – Grave del Friuli.

Veneto

Castellani – Valpolicella ♦ Romano dal Forno – Valpolicella ♦ Tomaso Bussola – Valpolicella ♦ Vincenzo Codello – Valdobbiadene ♦ Coffele – Soave ♦ Fattori – Soave ♦ Cavalchina – Bardolino ♦ Cantine Lenotti – Bardolino ♦ Zardetto – Conegliano. ♦ Monte Roncha – Soave

Valtellina

Sandro Fay – Valtellina

Piedmont

Brezza – Barolo ♦ Bartolo Mascarello – Barolo ♦ Frat. Barale – Barolo ♦ Luigi Einaudi – Dogliani ♦ Bera – Neviglie ♦  Giacomo Conterno – Serralunga d’Alba ♦ Luigi Pira – Serralunga d’Alba ♦ Paolo Conterno – Monforte d’Alba ♦ Seghesio – Monforte d’Alba ♦ Domenico Clerico – Monforte d’Alba ♦ Distilleria Marolo – Alba ♦ Bruno Giacosa – Neive ♦ Castello di Neive – Neive ♦ Paitin – Neive ♦ Francesco Versio – Neive ♦ Patrizi – Langhe ♦ Mario Giribaldi – Rodello ♦ Stefano Massone – Gavi ♦ La Morandina – Cuneo ♦ Tenuta Montanello – Castiglione Falletto ♦ Giovanni Sordo – Castiglione Falletto ♦ Luigi Scavino (Azelia) – Castiglione Falletto ♦ Distilleria Quaglia – Castelnuovo Don Bosco ♦ Fratelli Revello – La Morra ♦ Luigi Oddero – La Morra ♦ Nervi Conterno – Gattinara  ♦ Carlo Revello – La Morra

Toscana

Gianni Brunelli – Montalcino ♦ Pertimali – Montalcino ♦ Val di Suga – Montalcino ♦ Monteraponi – Chianti Classico ♦ San Leonino – Chianti Classico  ♦ Poggiopiano – Chianti Classico ♦ Sangervasio – Chianti ♦ Tenuta della Seta – Montepulciano ♦ Bulichella – Suvereto ♦ Castell’ in Villa – Chianti Classico ♦ Le Calcinaie – San Gimignano ♦ Fattoria Le Fonti – Poggibonsi ♦ Fattoria di Lucignano – Chianti Colli Fiorentini ♦ Le Macchiole – Bolgheri. ♦ Siro Pacenti – Montalcino

Le Marche

Tenuta di Tavignano – Macerata.

Campania

Colli di Lapio – Avellino ♦ Cantina del Taburno – Foglianise.

Puglia

Masserie Pisari – Salento.

Sicilia

Vito Curatolo Arini – Marsala ♦ Martinez – Marsala ♦ Tenuta di Fessina – Etna.

Burgundy 

Domaine Humbert – Gevrey Chambertin ♦ Domaine Jouard – Chassagne-Montrachet ♦ Domaine Philippe Chavy – Puligny Montrachet ♦ Domaine Patrice Rion – Nuits St Georges.

Chablis

Herve Azo – Prehy ♦ Jean-Marc Brocard – Prehy.

Rhone

Chateau Montfaucon – Cotes du Rhone ♦ Dom. de la Gardettes – Gigondas

Alsace

Cave de Turckheim – Turckheim ♦ Ginglinger – Eguisheim.

Loire Valley

Francois Crochet – Sancerre ♦ Domaine des Corbillières

Austria

Allram – Kamptal ♦ Nigl – Kremstal.

Germany

Weingut Geil – Rhinehessen

Portugal 

Graham’s – Douro Valley.

…and many more.

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