Portavin Victoria was established in 1990 to service the growing Victorian Wine industry. Located in the Melbourne metropolitan suburb of Cheltenham, Portavin Victoria is close to the export docks in the Port of Melbourne and other key transport links making it an ideal service and distribution centre.
At our 10,000 m² facility, we offer you a fully integrated wine service, ranging from accredited laboratory services, bottling and post bottling services along with warehousing and distribution solutions for all your domestic and export requirements.
Portavin Victoria specialises in Airline wine services:
Portavin offers airlines from all over the world a streamlined and integrated wine service solution.
We provide inflight wine service products in glass or 1 litre and 187 milliliter PET format – a convenient option for cost-conscious airlines that are looking for a high quality appearance along with reduced weight and fuel consumption. PET is also environmentally friendly, shatterproof and offers a long shelf life.
Portavin Victoria provides the following Products and Services:
- Wine Bottling and Packaging
- Wine Dry Goods Supply and Co-ordination
- Wine Technical and Oenological Services
- Wine Warehousing and Logistics
- Bulk Wine Storage
- Wine Export Services
- Airline Wine – in glass or PET
Portavin Victoria management team
Andrew McIlfatrick - Site Manager
Bringing over twenty years of Manufacturing expertise to the site Andrew joined Portavin in late 2020. He is excited to be back in the wine sector after a period of working in and further developing his management skills across the food, beverage, and chemical industries. Andrew has a proven track record in streamlining processes to increase efficiency, minimize waste and deliver maximum outcomes for customers.
Andrew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business majoring in finance and economics. He has long held a passion for the wine industry and is inspired by the innovation, dedication and craft that goes into the making, packaging and selling of wine. Andrew enjoys developing associations with others and is looking forward to cultivating rewarding, long-term relationships with Portavin’s valued customers. Andrew values the vast range of skills and experiences represented by his team and with them, will continue to pursue quality outcomes and business advances.
Andrew is kept busy in his ‘spare time’ with house renovations and juggling the needs of his large family. He looks forward to relaxing by the fire and sharing a good bottle of wine.
Gavin Wade – Production Manager
Gavin started in the beverage bottling and packaging industry in Adelaide in 1990, working for both Regal & Ross and Southern Beverages. He joined Portavin in 1996 working as an operator on the mobile lines.
Gavin was appointed Production Manager during the establishment of the Portavin Melbourne facility in 2002 and took responsibility for the installation of equipment and commissioning of the site.
Currently Gavin is responsible for all of the staff and activities involved in the day to day running of the production lines and works closely with Tim Ross to organize the production schedules. Gavin is also responsible for the creation and ongoing management of PVM’s quality management system.
Matt Aldridge – Wine Technical Services Manager and Warehouse Manager
Matt developed an interest in wine and food as a teenager back in the 1970’s through his family’s restaurant and vineyard in Malmsbury, Central Victoria. Matt graduated in Oenology at Roseworthy College in 1985. He then spent the next 17 years as a winemaker for successful and respected Australian wineries – including Rosemount Estate, Killerby Vineyards and Eyton on Yarra.
In 2002 he started his own winemaking consultancy based in the Yarra Valley. For the next 7 years Matt worked for many clients and was involved in a diverse range of wine related activities, including show judging.
Matt brings enthusiasm and a wide range and depth of experience to the Portavin team in his new role as Wine Technical Services Manager and Warehouse Manager.
Portavin Victoria sales team
Patrick Gardner - Area Manager Victoria
Patrick joined Portavin in 2001 working as an operator on the Victorian based mobile bottling lines. After four years of bottling and labeling wine Patrick then moved into a sales and key account management roll with the business development team.
Patrick has a vast knowledge on all aspects of Portavin’s operations from bottling, exporting, packing and all products and services on offer to the wine industry.
Patrick is also an experienced wine maker and viticulturist and now finds a great interest in wine judging.
Daniel Mirabella - Sales Representative
Working with Portavin since 2017, Daniel was initially on the production line and then moving to the warehouse to work as the admin. Since 2020, Daniel looks after the customer accounts as well as all the aspects of warehouse logistics.
Prior to his stint with Portavin, Daniel had his own fruit shop business for 9 years in Mont Albert. While he is not dealing with customers and logistics, Daniel likes to spend his time walking his dog as well as enjoying good quality wine.
Having stewarded a number of regional wine shows, Daniel definitely knows a lot about wine !