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History 2017-11-06T12:06:23+00:00

OUR HISTORY

ViN 888 – OLSEN WINES Victoria is an independent, family owned wine producing business.  From their humble beginnings of retailing fine wines, spirits and specialty beers in two outlets in Albert Park and Camberwell,  the business developed a niche market for specialty products of which generic branding (cleanskin) is one of them. In 1991, wIth the success of their specialty product, the company  then decided to venture into wine production and the multi awarded Olsen Wines was born. Since then ViN 888 has developed 5 more product ranges in their portfolio. Glenn Olsen, their chief winemaker imparts his passion for winemaking, producing quality style of wines.

The Olsen Wines label – the company’s flagship was established in 1993 and has since then received awards at major shows entered. James Haliday has given Olsen Wines four and a half stars and rated the Olsen Yarra Valley Reserve 95 points. Glenn Olsen, the chief winemaker imparts his passion for winemaking, producing quality style of wines. Vin 888 has now developed five brands in their portfolio. The Big Fella range is Glenn’s signature wine style together with his very limited Heroes Blend (Shiraz/Grenache). Triholm Station, their entry level, was created to commemorate the Danish settlement of which the Olsens were a part in South Gippsland, Victoria at the foothills of the Strezlecki Ranges.

In a most recent development, due to a popular demand from one of the company’s export market, two new range has been created – the J-O Wines and Etre Joyeux range. ViN888 has also been successful with their natural wines made without additives and is PRESERVATIVE FREE.  Their estate in the heart of world famous Yarra Valley wine region  produces the very limited Olsen Park Estate Wines.

Netting the vines.

Netted vines.