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Portavin NSW is ideally located in Minto where we can offer you a fully integrated wine service, ranging from laboratory services, bottling and post bottling services, and warehousing and distribution solutions for your entire domestic and export requirements.

Portavin New South Wales provides the following Products and Services:    

Whether you have bulk wine that requires bottling and/or packaging solutions, a finished product that requires storage and distribution solutions, or a product concept such as a Buyers-Own-Brand (BOB) product that requires an integrated solution (including sourcing bulk wine), Portavin has the experience and ability to satisfy all of your needs. Please contact us for more information or to discuss your requirements.


Portavin NSW management team

Dave Cleary - State Manager- New South Wales

Dave started his work in the wine industry as a vineyard cellar hand in Victoria’s picturesque Mornington Peninsula in the early 1990’s. At the same time he was working in the retail wine game and a love of wine quickly took hold of his life.

In 1996 he enrolled in a winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University located in the less picturesque town of Wagga Wagga (NSW). During his studies he was awarded two scholarships and was employed as Assistant Winemaker at the University’s commercial winery. Upon completing his degree Dave moved to Denmark (WA) and commenced work as a winemaker with West Cape Howe Wines, a position that lasted some 13 years and during which time saw him quickly promoted to the role of Senior Winemaker. To complement his winemaking skills Dave also has experience in wine retailing, he was a partner in his own wine distribution business, as well as wine show judging and wine journalism.

Dave joined Portavin in August 2011 and now is the State Manager for New South Wales.

Peter March – Cellar Manager

There isn’t much Peter does not know about wine and wine quality. He started his wine career in the Hunter Valley, working in vineyards pruning and caretaking vines. He soon moved into the winery and worked as a Cellar-hand while studying Viticulture and Wine Science at CSU.

Peter progressed from the cellar into the laboratory and from there into winemaking.  After completing 10 vintages across the Hunter Valley, Tamar Valley and Italy, Peter commenced work as Cellar Manager at the McWilliams Chullora site. Peter has been managing the cellar for the past nine years and with his wealth of experience is all aspects of wine, he has been an integral team member since Portavin took over the site in October 2011.

When away from the Cellar Peter enjoys spending time with his family, especially playing soccer with his three teenage sons.

Amitesh Maharaj - Production Manager

Amitesh oversees the Production and Maintenance departments of the Portavin site based in Sydney. As part of the Senior Management team, Amitesh helps support the strategic direction by providing leadership and driving process improvements.

Amitesh started his career as a team leader in a plastic moulding company and soon joined Portavin ( then McWilliams Chulora site) in 2005. After working in the cellar for a whole year, he moved back into production , working as an afternoon shift team leader for four years and then as bottling hall supervisor for the last nine years. After close to 14 years with the business, he was promoted as the Production Manager in 2019, overseeing all matters related to production.

Amitesh takes deep pride in training staff, ensuring flexibility among the operators and has a great deal of knowledge in regards to machines and the business as a whole.