A bit about us
Bottling for over 800 wineries, Portavin is a Australia’s leading wine services supplier.
At Portavin, we are passionate about wine and taking care of our customers wine is our number one priority.
With 27 years experience and five sites conveniently located close to transport hubs across Australia, we take the hassle out of getting your wine packaged and to market by offering you a complete tank-to-shelf solution.
Our products and services include:
- wine bottling & packaging
- dry goods supply
- technical & oenological laboratory services
- wine warehousing & logistics
- airline wine
- mobile wine bottling (WA only)
- wine by the glass
- bulk wine storage
- yeast and fermentation products
- wine export services
- filtration products (WA only)
Our mission is to make your life easier by looking after all of your bottling packaging and logistics so you can get on with making great wine!
We offer you cost savings:
Collective national buying power resulting in competitive pricing on all dry goods and services
Strategic alliances with local and international freight companies offering you efficient and cost effective wine freight
Five locations conveniently located near transport hubs
Innovative storage and distribution facilities reducing or eliminating double-handling
Established relationships with key international buyers and markets providing increased export opportunity of your wine
Personalised, friendly and professional service.
You are NOT dealing with a large faceless corporation, many of our people have been with Portavin for over 5 years offering you a highly experienced team!
Where it all began ...
1989 – Portavin was established in Western Australia as a mobile bottling business to service the state’s rapidly expanding wine industry.
1990 – The bottling concept and demand was sufficiently proven to justify establishing a mobile bottling operation in Melbourne, Victoria and four trucks were commissioned to service the New South Wales and Victorian wineries
1994 – As the business grew, so did the demand and in 1994 a third mobile bottling operation was establishment in South Australia.
2001 – With the mobile bottling trucks at capacity and demand growing Portavin established its first static bottling hall and warehouse complex in Margaret River, Western Australia next to the well-known Evans and Tate winery.
The same year Portavin also purchased a 3.6 hectare industrial site at Hope Valley, 35 kilometres south of the Perth CBD which was quickly transformed into our first logistics focused hub and wine services centre.
2002 – Demand in the eastern states continued to rise and Portavin established a static bottling site in Cheltenham, Victoria. This 20,000 square metre site now operates two bottling lines with one line specialising in PET packaging mainly for the airline industry.
2004 – With continued demand for wine bottling services, a greenfield 16,000 square metre static site was established in Ottoway, South Australia in close proximity to Port Adelaide.
2009 – Portavin spread its operation and established Portavin New Zealand at Penrose, south of Auckland. This operation was sold in 2014.
2011 – To provide a bottling service in the largest market in Australia, Portavin purchased the McWilliams Wines bottling operation in Chullora, Sydney.
2017 – Portavin was acquired by San Miguel Yamamura Australasia group and continues to be Australia’s largest wine services supplier with two static sites and one mobile unit in Western Australia along with static sites in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
Bottling more than 7.5 million cases of wine per year across five sites, Portavin services more than 600 wine producers of all sizes.
Our commitment to Safety
Portavin is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all employees, contractors and visitors. Portavin works towards continual improvement in Workplace Health and Safety through safety awareness, implementing and reviewing safe systems, as well as recording and analysing hazards, incidents and accidents.
Two way communication is achieved between staff and management through regular safety committee meetings. All managers, supervisors and safety committee members undertake a, “Managing Workplace Health and Safety” course, to help raise awareness of their roles and responsibilities in ensuring a safe workplace.
We don't pretend, we really do care about the Environment
Portavin plays a significant role in providing and handling all packaging inputs to our clients and as a
result, we have embraced and committed to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC), click here to view action plan.
Through continued innovation and packaging initiatives, Portavin has been recognised by the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) as the 2015 award winner for highest scoring organisation in the “Small – Medium Packaging Manufacturer” category. Read full story here.
To be the leader in the provision of wine services by focusing on our
customers, our people, growth, innovation and efficiency.
To care for your wine from tank to shelf
competitive dry goods supply
dedicated warehouse and logistics
Our management philosophy is to be responsive, precise and accurate,
growth orientated, safe and respectful on a human level all of
which underwrites our relevance to our customers.