Austral Estates Wines (AEW) is proud to have celebrated its 30th year of supplying artisanally made wines. We began operating as a selector and marketer of single vineyard and small estate California wineries and then began importing wine from New Zealand and Australia in 1987. For New Zealand wines, that makes it the longest standing company continuously importing into the USA. The Australian wines range from McLaren Vale’s iconic Chapel Hill winery to the first ever purple wine from Western Australia. Complimenting its Southern Hemisphere portfolio, Uruguay’s “Rising Star” (according to Michael Schachner of Wine Enthusiast), Artesana arrived in 2017 followed by Familia Traversa in 2018. Brazilian sparklers and still wines expanded our South American book shortly thereafter. On the domestic front, AEW’s first Oregon winery, Cardwell Hill was added.
Expanding on our southern hemisphere offerings, we started importing specialty spirits from Australia and New Zealand. The common point among all these products is commitment to excellence in the vineyard, winery and distillery.
AEW, in turn, is committed to delivering the highest quality brand management through its distributor network in markets nationwide.