Tuesday 10 June 2014

Oatley to distribute Cherubino Wines

Media Release

The blossoming relationship between Larry Cherubino and Robert Oatley Vineyards (ROV) shifts up a gear next month as ROV takes on the distributorship of Larry Cherubino’s personal range of highly regarded wines, in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, from July 1.

Cherubino, ROV’s Director of Winemaking, began consulting to the Oatley family in 2007, moving to a more formal winemaking leadership role in late 2010.

Having established Larry Cherubino Wines in 2005 he has continued to make and develop his own range under a variety of highly regarded labels including Ad Hoc, The Yard, Laissez-Faire and Cherubino. In 2011 Larry Cherubino Wines was acknowledged as Winemaker of the Year by James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion) and Producer of the Year by Matt Skinner (The Wine Guide).

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Oatley Vineyards CEO Anthony Roberts said: “Larry’s small volume, high quality, specialist wines provide a lovely compliment to those he is crafting for Robert Oatley Vineyards. We are certain that we can do them justice, especially in the Australian on-premise and independent retail sectors where we are enjoying considerable trading success.”

“The synergies are pretty clear” says Larry Cherubino “and we’ve been enjoying such a fruitful business relationship it makes so much sense for Robert Oatley to distribute my wines in their key markets.”

Larry Cherubino Wines will continue to be sold in other markets by Liquid Library (WA), A-List Fine wines (SA), Thomas Chin (NT) and Joe Holyman (TAS). Craggy Range Australia will continue to sell the Pedestal Margaret River in Victoria and New South Wales and Queensland.

The Cherubino ranges join a select group of wine brands distributed by Robert Oatley Vineyards within Australia including: Ara Wines (Marlborough); Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck (France); Climbing (Orange); Clover Hill (Tasmania); Cumulus (Orange); La Gioiosa (Italy); Rockburn (Central Otago); Rolling (Central Ranges); Santi (Italy); Taltarni (Vic).

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