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Portavin has two facilities in Western Australia, one in the heart of Margaret River’s wine region and the other 35 kilometers south of Perth CBD. Both plants bottle and package wine from Western Australia along with a growing amount of wine from interstate. Sending wine in bulk across the Nullabor to be packaged in Western Australia for the local market results in significant freight cost savings.

Portavin WA is focused on continued growth and expansion of the Western Australian wine market, both domestically and internationally. This is achieved through the continual adoption of new technologies and packaging, supply chain innovation and identification of growth export markets for our clients.

Portavin Perth

Locations - Perth2Established in 2001, Portavin Perth is situated in Hope Valley, 35 kilometers south of the Perth CBD and adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway.  Conveniently located just 45 minutes drive from the Swan Valley and only 18km from Armadale where the Albany Highway connects to the Great Southern region it is the gateway to the south and southwest. Both the port of Fremantle and the new port facility at Henderson are located less than 30 minutes. This strategic location enables efficiencies central to the packaging and movement of wines destined for interstate and export markets.

Our Perth site is a world class wine bottling, packaging and logistics centre providing a unique competitive advantage for wine producers.

Portavin Perth Services:

Portavin Perth offers a wide range of integrated services to the wine industry including:

Portavin Perth Contact:


Portavin Margaret River:

Locations - MR - 2Portavin Margaret River was established in 2001 to meet the growing and changing needs of the Margaret River wine producing region. Our facility is conveniently located at the northern end of the region adjacent to the Margaret River Wine Production Ltd (formerly Evans & Tate) contract winemaking facility.

We believe in providing a world class bottling service in the heart of this winemaking district, where winemakers and winery staff are welcome to be involved in the whole Portavin process.

Portavin Margaret River Services:

Portavin Margaret River provides a wide range of integrated services to the wine industry including the following products and services:


mobile-4Mobile Wine Bottling:

Portavin WA operates one mobile bottling service in Western Australia servicing some of the most premium wine brands in the region.

To find out more about our mobile wine bottling service, please visit our mobile bottling webpage or contact us.

Portavin Margaret River Static and Mobile Bottling Contact:

Portavin Western Australia Management team

Anthony Davis - State Manager | Western Australia

Anthony joined Portavin in 2000. After graduating in 1997 with a Degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia, he worked for Evans and Tate running laboratory operations before moving to Alcoa Refineries to provide technical support and account management.

Since joining Portavin, Anthony has been responsible for laboratory and quality management before overseeing bottling, laboratory and cellar activities.

In 2007 Anthony completed his winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University and in 2011 moved into the role of General Manager of the Western Australian business.

Gerlinde Watson - National Operations Manager

Gerlinde graduated from Roseworthy Agricultural College as dux of her Associate Diploma of Applied Science. After spending several years working in the equine industry, Gerlinde completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting / Business Law).

Gerlinde spent three years as Marketing Operations Manager at the WA Turf Club.  The wine industry lured her to move to Margaret River, where she took the role of Business Manager with Xanadu Wines and oversaw its transition from a small family run winery to a listed company.

Gerlinde joined Portavin in 2001 as General Manager WA and played an integral role in the growth and expansion of Portavin from a mobile business through to the fully integrated wine services business it is today.  She assumed the role of CFO in March 2011  and is now the National Operations Manager.

Peter Walker - Business Development Manager

Peter joined Portavin in 1996 after graduating from the Australian Maritime College (Launceston) in 1986 with a Diploma of Applied Science (Fisheries). Prior to joining Portavin, Peter was involved in fishing, aquaculture and food processing industries, in which he held a range of operational and managerial positions.

Since joining Portavin. Peter’s responsibilities have focused on operational management, business development and key account management of the Western Australian business.

Jan Evans - Client Services Manager

Jan has over 30 years of experience in Customer Service. She worked for Centrelink for 21 years working in various roles including Customer Service Officer, Debt Manager, Team Leader and Area Trainer.

Jan relocated from Melbourne to Western Australia in 1994 and worked at Bunbury Centrelink Office and Call centre for 7 years.

Jan joined the Portavin WA team in 2001 and has played an integral role in the development of the business. Jan now heads up Portavin’s Customer Service Team.

Michele Smith - Management Accountant

Michele has worked in the accounting and finance industries since 1997, and in 2003 completed her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) with Curtin University Western Australia.

2011 was a big year for Michele, she qualified as a a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), moved to Busselton from Perth with her family for a lifestyle change, and joined Portavin in September of that year.

Michele now heads the Western Australian Administration team.

Wayne Blackwell - Warehouse Manager

Wayne has been involved in the transport, warehousing and logistics industries since 1986. Originally operating his own transport business out of Melbourne then moving to Operations Manager roles for Wridgeways Removals and Crown Relocations in Perth, before being appointed to a similar role at Bevchain’s Swan Brewery facility.

Playing and coaching Australian Rules Football at the elite level has featured strongly throughout Wayne’s career.

Joining Portavin in April 2013 Wayne manages the Warehousing and Distribution facilities in Western Australia.

Portavin Western Australia Sales team

CHRIS GREENLAND - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Chris joined the Portavin team in January of 2014, three months after moving his family to Australia from the United Kingdom. After graduating from University of Gloucestershire in Marketing and Management in 2003, he gained extensive experience in both marketing in the food and beverage industry. Following management positions in hospitality, Chris then leased his own pub in the English countryside and this is where his love of all things wine began. This lead to Chris managing an on-and-off trade wine outlet for Majestic Wine Warehouses at Swindon in the South West of the UK, prior to immigrating to Australia.

Since joining Portavin, Chris has focused on cementing relationships with new and existing clients as well as growing the business into new market segments. His sense of humour and deep industry knowledge makes him a fantastic asset to our WA team.