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Wine Warehouse Corp. and the Australian Embassy Promote AU Wine & Drinks Over BBQ

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20 April 2017, Thursday – Wine Warehouse Corporation, the largest beverage importation and distribution company in the Philippines, in partnership with Australian Embassy hosted a barbeque-themed event to promote Australian beverage products.




Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely hosted an event at her official residence for the trade and industry key partners. The event promoted brands that define the growing beverage industry in Australia.


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(Left to right) Marcelle Villegas (Expatch/MultiRational Corp.) Mrs. Hazel Tolhurst (Marketing and Communications Manager, Wine Warehouse), Mr. Stuart Hodge and his wife, Her Excellency Amanda Gorely (Australian Ambassador to the Philippines), Ms. Elodie Journet (Senior Trade Commissioner to the Philippines, Austrade) | Photo by: Kenneth de Guzman


The event was attended by over 100 of the most influential personalities in industries such as hotels, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and media partners to sample over 15 select Australian brands from the growing beverage portfolio of Wine Warehouse.



Mr. Brett Tolhurst, Founder of Wine Warehouse Corporation Philippines / Wine Depot. Wine Warehouse Corporation is a family-owned organisation that was established in 2000. Since then, the company has become the Philippines’ largest wine importer and distributor, engaging in both retail and wholesale markets. Carrying more than 400 brands from all over the world, Wine Warehouse has expanded into offering craft spirits, coffee, tea, and water products.


Some featured products of the event includes:


  1. Dalwhinnie, Pyrenees Victoria


One of the Victoria’s oldest, family-run vineyards that built an outstanding reputation for its super-premium Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.


Hailed by critics and wine lovers alike, Dalwhinnie has been growing grapes for 37 years and is now fully mature vineyard, producing wines that are distinctive, elegant and full complex fruit flavors.


  1.  Montalto, Mornington Peninsula

This winery was born out of the owner’s dream to plant a few vines while they were vacationing in the South of France in the 1980s. In the 1990s, the owner, John Mitchell, set about turning the dream into reality, and studied viticulture at the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus. Over the following year, their dream turned into reality: a genuine heartland and home for their produce, a natural and sustainable expression of horticultural  production, and a welcoming experience for the visitor were established. It was in January 2002 when Montalto opened  their doors to the public.




  1.     Sanguine Estate, Heathcote Australia


Tony and Linda Hunter’s vision was to create a family-run boutique vineyard where quality, passion and energy were reflected in the wine. Embraced by the their children, Mark and Jodi and their respective partners, Melissa and Bret, Sanguine Estate expanded from 16 acres to 55 acres in just 5 years.


The family’s desire to produce great wine flows through every glass. Through natural winemaking techniques combined with small batch processing and hand plunging, the purity and integrity of the wine i enhanced.



Wine dinner with barbeque and seafood: Kenneth de Guzman, (Client Services Manager of MultiRational Corporation) documents this fine evening through photos. Tonight we welcome the new wine imports from Australia.


  1.    Innocent Bystander, Yarra Valley


Innocent Bystander has forged a reputation for delivering some of the Yarra Valley’s most consistent, over- performing, affordable, varietal wines. Using 100% handpicked fruit, wild ferments and gravity- flow winemaking techniques, their wines, made with minimal filtration and fining, reflect the climate, soil and topography of Yarra Valley. These strikingly branded wines have established a strong reputation in restaurants and fine wine stores around the world.


  1.   Giant Steps, Yarra Valley


Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate- based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker. It has forged a reputation for delivering some of the  Australia’s most consistent, over- performing, varietal wines.


The Yarra Valley range is made from hand picked fruits from the estate vineyards. The wines are produced using indigenous yeasts, gravity- flow winemaking, and minimal fining and filtration. This approach produces highly expensive wines, true to the climate, soil and topography of the valley.


The Giant Steps Single Vineyard range is produced from the most site- expressive fruit of the best vineyards in great years. Production of these wines is very limited with some vineyards producing as little as 200 cases. Each single- vineyard wine tells a story about the vineyard, the vintage and variety.


  1. Pikes, Clare Valley


Pikes pride themselves on producing quality-handcrafted wines that reflect vintage, variety and region. The Pike Family has been producing quality wine, beer and aerated waters since 1886 and it is a family tradition of which they are proud.



Meet the Future Wine Connoisseurs: Students from Enderun Colleges introduce the latest imports by Wine Warehouse to the guest along with a sharing of their knowledge about wine, food pairings, meticulous handling of wine bottle and wine glass. The future of the wine industry is in good hands.


  1.   Xanadu, Margaret River


Situated on the doorstep of the Margaret River Township, Xanadu is one of the pioneering wineries of the region. Established in 1977, Xanadu continues to be a family-owned and operated winery dedicated to producing wines of quality and distinction that reflect the true characteristics of the Margaret River region. This has been highlighted by the numerous trophies and accolades that Xanadu has been awarded.


  1. Bress, Harcourt Victoria

Disillusioned with the large corporate winemaking, Adam Marks had a dream of starting his own winemaking venture. On Their honeymoon in 200, Adam and his wife Lynne Jensen hatched a plan to make that dream a reality and Bress was born.


  1. Dal Zotto, King Valley


Each Dal Zotto wine is a blend of three elements- family, tradition and innovation – with one overarching philosophy – your origins are just as important as your future.


  1. St. Hallett, Barossa Valley


Established by the Linder Family in 1944, St Hallett’s initial focus was the production of fortified wines. The first vintage of the Old Block Shiraz in 1980 and its success accelerated a shift of focus towards the premium table wines. St Hallett has become renowned since then.


  1. Beresford, Mclaren Vale


Beresford’s 28-hectare vineyard was first planted in the 1960’s and located at the height of one of the Mclaren Vale’s most elevated sites in the cool blewitt springs sub-region, sitting 130 meters above sea level. Grown in an ancient sandy soils, the deep sand above clay sub-soils allow the vines to be dry-grown with minimal or no irrigation, creating wines of intense flavors and soft mouth filling tannins.


  1. Four Pillar


A small australian distillery established in 2013 with a focus on gin, but the founders soon recognized that the real focus would need to be on the craft of distilling. The founders; Cameron Mackenzie, Stu Gregor and Matt Jones wanted to elevate this area of expertise in Australia, and bring a modern Australian sensibility to the process.


Two years later they have five different gins, multiple gold medals from international spirits competition and now a brand new distillery operation and tasting bar. The distillery’s purpose is to elevate the craft of distilling gin in Australia, celebrating the craft of cocktails, and also create a modern Australian brand.



Perfect food pairings with the fine wine selections for the evening: Ambassador Amanda Gorely treated her guests with healthy and sumptuous food that were specially prepared by her personal chef.

  1. Three Oaks


Established in 2008 by the winemakers at Step Rd Winery, Langhorne Creek. It draws inspiration directly from the orchard with the aim to deliver fresh, crisp cider with a wonderfully balance palate and sweetness.


  1. Napoleone


Napoleone is a family-owned business crafting both beer and cider in Yarra Valley, Vistoria Australia.



Mrs. Hazel Tolhurst, Marketing And Communications Manager of Wine Depot Incorporated


  1. Vittoria Coffee


A family-owned company from Australia that produces the highest quality 100% Arabica blends since 1958.





Wine Warehouse Corporation continues to revolutionize the beverage scene in the Philippines since 2000 by showcasing its growing portfolio of wines, craft spirits, coffee, tea, and water to the country’s leading hotels, resorts, restaurant, and supermarkets in the metro and the regions. By tapping food and beverage executives, restaurateurs, and chefs Wine Warehouse holds to the belief that wholesale and retail teams remain as the best ambassadors for each brand in its growing portfolio.


Wine Warehouse Corporation

Niguel Angelo Arevalo
Director of Brands
Phone: +63 917 599 0025



Media release by: Wine Warehouse Corporation / Wine Depot
Photo source:
All photos – by Kenneth de Guzman and Marcelle Villegas for Expatch
Photo captions – by Marcelle Villegas





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