Arquilla is Australia’s leading distributor of fine Italian wines. Since 1996, it has established a reputation with producers, restaurants and retailers alike for quality, expertise, passion and personal service.

Arquilla wines can be enjoyed in restaurants and bars, including some of Australia’s most awarded venues, and are also available through select wine merchants and leading retailers. Arquilla is committed to working with its hospitality and retail partners to bring the best and most exciting Italian wines to Australian wine lovers.

Portfolio

Arquilla offers an extensive and diverse range of Italian wines, spirits and beers to cater for different price points and styles. Within its portfolio, Arquilla is proud to exclusively represent a prestigious collection of Italian producers including internationally renowned and award winning names like Pio Cesare, Marchesi de Frescobaldi, Zenato, Ca del Bosco, Livio Felluga, Antonio Argiolas and Planeta.

Distribution

Through a network of sales representatives and agents, Arquilla provides rapid and efficient distribution throughout Australia.

Arquilla has dedicated sales teams in New South Wales and Victoria, with Arquilla’s Melbourne team also providing representation in Western Australia and South Australia. Since 2001, Arquilla wines have been distributed in Queensland by Bouchon Wines Pty Ltd. In Tasmania, Arquilla wines are distributed through Wine Direct Tasmania.

Key People

Arquilla takes immense pride in its reputation in the industry for quality, reliability and service. A critical factor contributing to this reputation has been the experience, expertise and consistency of its key management and sales personnel.

Maurizio Ugge, General Manager

Since 1996 , Maurizio, has led Arquilla’s Wine & Spirits Divison. Widely recognised as Australia’s leading authority on Italian wine, Maurizio brings unique knowledge, passion and personalised service that helps differentiate Arquilla as the authentic Italian wine specialist.

With over 40 years experience in international sales and brand management in food and beverage, Maurizio enjoys close relationships with leading figures in the Italian wine industry, including Pio Cesare, Alessio Planeta, Lamberto Frescobaldi and Allesandro Cellai.

Each year Maurizio dedicates significant time in Italy visiting Arquilla’s producers and discovering new and exciting wines to continue to educate and inspire Australians about the immensely diverse and colourful world of Italian wine.

Barbara Evans, Marketing, PR & Customer Relations

Since its beginning in 1996, Barbara has been a key member of the Arquilla team. Barbara has been responsible for representing and building the profile of the brands within Arquilla’s portfolio. Supported by a dedicated team of sales representatives, Barbara also heads our customer relations, including managing key customer accounts.

Lorraine Shackleton, Administration & Accounts

Lorraine provides overall management of our administration and accounts functions providing important support for critical functions of the business.

History

Arquilla Bulk Trading Pty Ltd was established by Costantino Arquilla and commenced operations in 1977. The company has enjoyed great growth over the last 35 years and today, led by Costantino’s son, Peter, Arquilla is one of Australia’s most successful importers of fine food and beverages. Indeed, as a mark of its standing, in 1996 Arquilla was awarded the “Azienda Italia Award of Excellence” by the Italian Chamber of Commerce for outstanding contribution to Italian/Australian economic relationships. In the same year, Arquilla created its dedicated Wine & Spirits Division.