FINE AUSTRALIAN WINE MARKETING

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


Claymore Wines

Claymore Wine is the venue of two medical professionals imagining that it would lead the way to early retirement (which, of course, it did not). The starting date depends on which event you take: the first 4-ha vineyard at Leasingham purchased in 1991 (with 70-year-old grenache, Riesling and shiraz); ’96, when a 16-ha block at Penwortham was purchased and planted to shiraz, merlot and grenache; ’97, when the first wines were made; or ’98, when the first releases came onto the market, the labels inspired by U2, Pink Floyd and Lou Reed.

James Halliday - 4 Stars  Claymore Wines

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Dutschke Wines

In 1990 Ken and Wayne Dutschke started producing wine of their own from the family vineyard under the brand “Willow Bend”. Production was never intended to be a big time operation, with the bulk of the fruit each year being delivered to the Krondorf and Mildara Blass Winemakers. Then with the 1998 vintage release, interest from the US led to the name being changed to Dutschke Wines and production for future vintages was revved up to support this market and many others to follow, not to mention an increasing number of thirsty mail order customers!

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Dutschke Wines

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Elderton Wines

Elderton Wines is a small, family owned and operated winery, situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley. The Elderton vineyard which was planted in around 1900 by Samuel Elderton Tolley, was purchased by the Ashmead family in the late 1970’s and started producing labelled bottled estate wine from the 1982 harvest.

James Halliday - 5 Stars  Elderton Wines

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Ferngrove Vineyards

After 90 years of family beef and dairy farming heritage, Murray Burton decided in 1997 to venture into premium grapegrowing and winemaking. Today the venture he founded has two large vineyards in Frankland River:one 153ha, the other 70 ha. The operation centres around the Ferngrove Vineyard, where a large rammed-earth winery and tourist complex was built in 2000. Part of the vineyard production is sold as grapes, part is sold as juice or must, part is sold as finished wine, and the pick of the crop is made under the Ferngrove label. The consistency of its wines across a wide range of price points is wholly admirable.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Ferngrove

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Frogmore Creek Wines

Frogmore Creek is a Pacific Rim joint venture, the owners being Tony Scherer of Tasmania and Jack Kidwiler of California. The partners have developed a substantial organically grown vineyard, and have acquired the Hood/Wellington wine business previously owned by Andrew Hood, who continues his involvement as a consultant. Winemaking has been consolidated at Cambridge, where Frogmore Creek and 42o South brands are made, as well as thriving contract winemaking business.

James Halliday - 5 Stars  Frogmore Creek Wines

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Golding Wines

Golding Wines is a small and dynamic family owned winery situated at Lenswood, high in the picturesque Adelaide Hills of South Australia. The family vineyard was established by Darren Golding, together with his parents, Connie and Greg, in 1995. In 2002, Darren and wife Lucy launched the first Golding Wines vintage. The family property now includes over 50 acres of vines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Albarino varieties. Over the years, we have supplied fruit to some of Australia’s most recognised wine brands - Hardy’s, Tatachilla, Petaluma and Yalumba.

James Halliday - 4 Stars  Golding Wines

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Howard Park Wines

Howard Park Wines has a very simple mantra when it comes to the production of its wines - premium wine can only come from excellent fruit. Since its foundation Howard Park has held the belief that each variety is best suited to particular climates and soil types within the two premium wine regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern. Over the past 20 years, Howard Park has exerted considerable effort into defining and classifying the vineyards in these two regions by variety to ensure the quality levels demanded are continually upheld and improved.

MadFish are wines with an emphasis on enjoyment and drinkability. The contemporary styles of wines are made from cool climate fruit and are noted for their pure, fresh and clean characteristics in which the flavour of the fruit is the primary character. They are for people who enjoy the pleasures of life: family, friends, food and wine. In the spirit of Western Australia, MadFish wines are without pretension and without fuss.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Howard Park Wines Madfish Wines

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Irvine Wines

Never in 1959 did James Irvine ever think he would one day own his own property in the ranges above the Eden Valley of South Australia. At that time he was with Thomas Hardy & Sons and was responsible for the purchase of grapes from the Eden Valley area for the production of the famous “Siegersdorf” Riesling. The area greatly impressed the young Jim Irvine, and he dreamt of some day being able to plant his own vineyard there. Forty years later the dream is a reality! Jim and Marjorie own and operate their own vineyard at Springhill in the ranges high above the village of Eden Valley. Right from the start quality in all aspects of viticulture, winemaking and packaging has been the driving force, and the Irvine Merlots are already recognised the world over as being equal to the finest produced anywhere in Australia.

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Irvine Wines

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Kaesler Wines

Kaesler is a privately owned wine company that produces estate grown wines from vineyards as old as 1893.

The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840’s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines. Today Kaesler wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards, by the third owners of this magnificent property.

These tightly allocated & highly awarded wines are available to some selected markets.

James Halliday - 5 Stars  Kaesler Wines

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Kalleske Wines

In South Australia’s Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. After five generations of growing grapes, winemaker and sixth generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, established the Kalleske winery and made the first ‘Kalleske’ wine. The winery is situated on the family estate where traditional winemaking techniques ensure the vineyard realises its full potential as wine.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Kalleske Wines

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Langmeil Winery

It is said great wine starts in the vineyard. Langmeil’s commitment to 100% premium Barossa wine certainly upholds this philosophy. Paul Lindner, chief winemaker, is involved in the winemaking process from vine to wine. Through liaison with growers, he sees how the seasons affect the fruit; he learns then recommends the best practices to ensure optimum quality. By keeping individual vineyard parcels separate throughout the winemaking process, he can assess each vineyard for consistency and quality every vintage. Such differentiation also highlights the varietal characteristics of each subregion. This process is crucial in ensuring well-balanced wines with subtle complexities. Langmeil obtains much of its fruit from old, prephylloxera and own root vineyards throughout the region, in order to guarantee the quality and consistency of its wines.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Langmeil Winery

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Lunar Wines

In 2004, winemaker Corey started Lunar, sourcing wines from Marananga, Greenock, Dorrien, Ebenzer and Seppelsfield. Lunar Wines is a small Wine Company born out of a passion and exuberance for the Barossa Valley region and the wines it produces.

James Halliday - 4 Stars  Lunar Wines

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Massena Vineyards

Massena, a winemaking partnership between Dan Standish and Jaysen Collins, has been producing Barossa wine since the 2000 vintage, concentrating on the traditional values and techniques which have made the wines of this region unique.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Massena Vineyards

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Pike & Joyce

The Pike & Joyce brand represents the coming together of two long time South Australian families to form a partnership in wine. The Pike family, long established in winemaking and viticulture and the Joyce family, longtime horticulturists, have come together to develop this 18ha joint venture vineyard at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills wine region of South Australia. The Pike & Joyce range of wines has quickly become established as some of the Adelaide Hills finest, with the best yet to come.

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Pike & Joyce

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Pikes Wines

Englishman Henry Pike immigrated to South Australia in 1878. aboard the HMS Oakland. He settled in the small town of Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills and in 1886 established the family brewing business called H. Pike & Co. Henry Pike’s great grandson Edgar was well established in the wine industry as a private vigneron and as a vineyard manager for a large proprietary wine company. His sons, Andrew and Neil, have both followed in their father’s footsteps.

Since graduating from Roseworthy Agricultural College both have become proficient in their separate fields within the wine industry - Andrew in viticulture and management, and Neil in winemaking and marketing. Together they established Pikes in 1984 in the beautiful Clare Valley and have prided themselves on making premium table wines that reflect variety, vintage and regional characteristics.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Pikes Wines

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Pirramimma Wines

The Pirramimma Winery is located just a short distance south of the small township of McLaren Vale, about 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.

Tempered by the cooling breezes of the nearby Gulf St. Vincent, McLaren vale has a mild Mediterranean climate which, coupled with the complex rich soil structure, has attained international fame for its rich expressive red wines and elegant whites.

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Pirramimma Wines

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Reschke Wines

Burke Reschke, fourth generation of Reschke’s in Coonawarra, started to develop vineyard on the Reschke estate from what is still primarily a cattle property. The demand for the resultant fruit throughout the nineties was used in some of Australia’s Icon wines. In 1998 a selection of the most outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon parcels was released under the first Reschke label ‘Empyrean.’

The vineyard developments, which have grown to 360 acres, consist primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, there is also a selection of Merlot, Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, all nurtured and cropped particularly low to achieve the highest quality fruit.

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Reschke Wines

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Tait Wines

Tait Wines is a family owned winery located in the famous Barossa Valley, in South Australia. The Tait name has been involved in the wine industry for more than 100 years, practising the art of cooperage. Tait Wines is continuing this involvement by producing premium quality wines.

James Halliday - 3.5 Stars  Tait Wines

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Thorn-Clarke Wines

This business encapsulates the tactic rate growth across the entire Australian wine industry. Its 1998 crush was 300 tonnes, and by 2001 it was processing around its present level of 70000 tonnes. This was in part produced from over 200 ha of estate vineyards, supplemented by grapes purchased from other growers. It is the venture of Bob and Sylvia Franchitto, the estate being named after their daughter Salena.

James Halliday - 5 Red Stars  Thorn-Clarke Wines

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Vinrock Wines

Don fuelled his passion and in 1999 established his own vineyard, Luca Vineyards situated in the McLaren Vale wine region. This vineyard is characterised by well-drained soil, developed from rocky limestone – a recipe for exceptional quality Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon grape varieties. In keeping with the philosophy of producing wines expressing purity of varietal, the ideal result was achieved – a vineyard growing low yielding grapes full of fruit and flavour. 2004 saw an exceptional harvest, so together with son-in-laws Marco and Anthony, Don produced Luca Vineyards’ first vintage …Vinrock. Premium McLaren Vale Shiraz and Grenache made by award-winning wine maker Scott Rawlinson being matured in French and American oak. Heritage, passion, flavour … bottled in Vinrock. Enjoy!

James Halliday - 4.5 Stars  Vinrock Wines

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Zonte's Footstep

The 215-ha vineyard of Zonte’s Footstep dates back to 1997 when a group of old school mates banded together to purchase the land and established the vineyard under the direction of viticulturist Geoff Hardy and long-term vigneron John Pargeter. Obviously enough, a large percentage of the grapes are sold to others, a small part skilfully made by Ben Riggs. While it is not clear who Zonte was, the footprint on the label is that Diprotodon or giant wombat, which inhabited the south-eastern corner of South Australia for more than 20 million years until becoming extinct 10-20 000 years ago. The wine quality is as good as the prices are modest.

James Halliday - NR  Zonte's Footstep

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