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BOUTIQUE AUSTRALIAN WINES

Malesco est. 1995 is one of Australia’s well known negociant companies, working with the finest Family owned wineries in premium regions of Australia.
Our role is to place their fine wines with importers, distributors and buyers around the world that will enjoy showing these wines to their markets as much as our Producers have in making them.

While some wines are sold as spot offers, Malesco is empowered to appoint agents importers around the world, which meet the criteria as sole agent in their territory.

We work closely with our suppliers and agency agreements.

We treat our relationships with our producers as something special, and our reciprocal relationships ensure we will get the best of offers, and allocations for our partners around the world.

It comes as no surprise that our producers are regularly awarded high acclaim in the Leading wine journals, wine competitions, and ratings.

For more information on our Premium export services and consolidation for your market, please email us

Barwick Wines

The production gives some guide to the size of the three estate vineyards. The first is the 83-ha Dwalganup Vineyard in the Blackwood Valley region; the second, the 38-ha St John’s Brook Vineyard in the Margaret River; and the third, the 73-ha Treenbrook Vineyard in Pemberton. Taken together, the three vineyard holdings place Barwick in the top 10 wine producers in WA. The wines are released under four labels: at the bottom, the Crush label; next, the White Label estate range; next, the Black Label single vineyard wines from any one of the three regions; and at the top, the Platinum Label, which, confusingly, is in fact called The Collectables, from small parcels of estate-grown grapes.

James Halliday - 4 Stars Stars  Barwick Wines

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Bird In Hand

In 1997, an unassuming young viticulturalist and winemaker, Andrew Nugent, chanced his arm in the emerging wine region of the Adelaide Hills. Andrew grew up next door to Penfolds at Magill and his formative wine years were spent in South Australia’s McLaren Vale. It was here that he honed his craft as a viticulturalist, vineyard manager and winemaker.
The Nugent family lives and works on the picturesque property, reflecting the strong sense of community in the Adelaide Hills.
Andrew exudes a quiet but steely determination to grow Bird in Hand into one of the world’s great wineries. “We live and work at the winery. We know the best thing we can do for our community is grow and produce the best wine and olives we can. Our success will be our community’s success. A high tide lifts all the boats in the bay. At Bird in Hand we’ve assembled the best team of people, we’ve painstakingly selected the perfect terroir and we’re well on our way.”

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars Bird In Hand

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De Lisio Wines

De Lisio is a boutique McLaren Vale Winery. Tony De Lisio is an Italian immigrant with 30 years of experience in McLaren Vale. De Lisio’s talents lie in the vineyard and his connection to other immigrants in the region give him access to some of the best fruit in the district.

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  De Lisio Wines

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Mt Billy Wines

John’s wine culture experience began with Brand’s ‘Laira’ Coonawarra reds at the age of 20 years in 1973. Thereafter, the ‘wine bug’ had struck, and the symptoms manifested as a collection of Australian and European wines.

In 1993, John Edwards (a dentist) and wife Pauline purchased a 3.75-ha property on the hills behind Victor Harbor, planting of 1.2 ha each of Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The original intention was to sell the grapes, but low yields quickly persuaded Edwards that making and selling a bottle-fermented sparkling wine was the way to go. Additionally, in 1999 1 tonne each of Grenache and Shiraz were purchased in the Barossa Valley, and David Powell of Torbreck agreed to make the wine. Mt Billy was born.

James Halliday - 4 Stars  Mt Billy Wines

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Nashwauk Wines

Nashwauk is a new brand created by Kaesler Wines from its recently acquired McLaren Vale vineyard.

Kaesler’s first wine made outside its Barossa Valley home maintains its winemakers’ criteria using estate grown fruit of predominantly old vine plantings.

The search to find the right vineyard took some time before a 20ha property on Neill Road in McLaren Vale, Seaview sub region was bought in 2005. The 2006 vintage release is Nashwauk’s market debut. Nashwauk wines are made in small quantities and the brand will probably peak at about 5000 dozen a year.

James Halliday - NR  Nashwauk Wines

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Nepenthe Wines

The name Nepenthe is drawn from one of the most famous works of historic Greek poet, Homer. In The Odyssey Homer described Nepenthe as an ancient herbal drink so powerful that it eases grief and banishes sorrow from the mind.

The modern day Nepenthe has made its home in the lofty heights of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. A stunningly beautiful region with a rolling tapestry of green hills, gum trees, vineyards and orchards. The combination of cool climate, high altitude, clean air and ancient soils has established the Adelaide Hills as one of the premier regions in Australia.

The Nepenthe wines are crafted to reflect the pristine beauty of the Adelaide Hills, the distinct nuances of the variety and the quirks of each vintage.

James Halliday - 4 Stars Nepenthe Wines

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O'leary Walker Wines

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James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  O'leary Walker Wines

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Oliverhill Winery

Oliverhill is a small boutique winery located in McLaren Vale South Australia (McLaren Vale has been referred to as the middle palate of Australian wine). Linda and Stuart Miller own this winery, which was founded in 1973, and is near the spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge National Park. They specialise in premium quality, limited production reds. The wines represent the classic South Australian style, big and juicy with sweet black fruits, broad shouldered with substantial palate presence, yet maintaining balance and exceptional fruit intensity. The Miller's produce hand-crafted wines that are truly artisan in style.

James Halliday - NR  Oliverhill Winery

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Poonawatta Estate

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James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Poonawatta Estate

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Radford Wines

Ben and Gill Radford are owners of a 4-ha vineyard in the Eden valley, with 1.2 ha of Riesling planted in 1930, 1.1 ha planted in ’70, and 1.7 ha of shiraz planted in 2000.

The Radford Family owns one of the oldest Riesling vineyards in Eden Valley and is committed to quality, sustainable viticulture and traditional winemaking techniques.

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Radford Wines

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Robertson Of Clare

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James Halliday - NR  Robertson Of Clare

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Sanguine Estate

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James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Sanguine Estate

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Samuel's George

After a wandering winemaking career in various parts of the world, Justine McNamee became a winemaker at Tatachilla in 1996, where he remained until 2003, leaving to found Samuel’s Gorge. He has established his winery in a barn built in 1853, part of a historic property known as the old Seaview Homestead. The property was owed by Sir Samuel Way, variously Chief Justice of the South Australian Supreme Court and Lieutenant Governor of the State. The grapes come from small contract growers spread across the ever-changing (unofficial) subregions of McLaren Vale, and are basket-pressed and fermented in old open slate fermenters lined with beeswax – with impressive results.

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Samuel's Gorge

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Schubert Estate

Steve and Cecelia Schubert are primarily grape-growers, with vineyards comprising of 39 acres of Shiraz and little over 2 of viognier. Schubert Estate is situated in Barossa Valley, South Australia.

James Halliday - 3.5 Stars  Schubert Estate

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S.C. Pannell

Stephen Pannell (winemaker) radiates intensity, and extended experience backed up by equally long experimentation and thought has resulted in wines of the highest quality right from the first vintage. At present the focus of their virtual winery (they own neither vineyard nor winery) is grenache and shiraz grown in McLaren Vale. This is a label which is well on its way to icon status.

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  SC Pannell

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Shingleback

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James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Shingleback

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Shirvington

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James Halliday - NR  Shirvington

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Solstice Mt Torrens Vineyard

Mount Torrens Vineyard is a very small family owned vineyard in the cool climate Adelaide Hills. Planted by David Thompson and Glenn Easton (late) in 1996, Mount Torrens vineyard grows only Shiraz and Viognier. The wines, which are one hundred percent estate grown, are marketed under the Solstice brand name. The vineyard has been managed from day one to produce extremely low yields ensuring high quality wines that show their unique regionality. Traditional winemaking techniques used by Barossa wine makers David Powell and Dan Standish further enhance the wines.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Solstice Mt Torrens Vineyard

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Teusner

Teusner Wines came into being late in 2001 when Kym Teusner witnessed a conversation between his girlfriend’s uncle and his brother. They were discussing the viability of an old Grenache vineyard, planted in the Northern Barossa Valley by their grandfather. The low yields and low prices being paid by the ‘Big Boys’ meant that the vineyard was running at a loss and was facing certain destruction! Kym was loath to hear this and approached his brother in law, now business partner, to see if they could scratch together enough cash to keep these gnarled old vines in the ground. In that first year they raised enough capital for only about a quarter of the fruit from that vineyard, but this was enough for the Riebke brothers to stall their plans for these precious old vines. They were aware of a few other old blocks that fruit could be sourced from, if required, and made the first release with 165 cases of 2002 Joshua. In addition to this about 8 hogsheads of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz was put aside, destined to be released around 24 months later as Avatar.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Teusner

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Tim Smith Wines

With over 20 years experience working with some of the regions better known producers, and numerous overseas vintages mostly Portugal, France and New Zealand, Tim draws on a truly international palette of experiences. His wine making approach has been described as having a passion for innovation, but retaining a strong sensibility for tradition.

James Halliday - 4 Stars  Tim Smith Wines

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Tscharke (Glaymond) Wines

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James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Tscharke Wines

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