DMG is a leading Australian family-owned luxury drinks company that specialises in the production of Australian fine wine and the multi-channel distribution of exceptional wine and spirits brands from all over the world. The company was founded by English-educated drinks entrepreneur William Dong in 2003 with the acquisition of Handpicked Wines and the ambition of bringing the best in sustainably produced brands to the market.

Over the last 20 years the business has developed or acquired an exceptional portfolio of beautifully crafted wine and spirits, for discerning customers from all walks of life and backgrounds. In addition, DMG has assembled a team of outstanding wine makers, wine experts, finance, sales, and marketing specialists to achieve our mission of creating storied and authentic brands for our customers to enjoy and remember. Through our Handpicked, House of Arras, Moutai, Spirits of China, FAB and Kiss the Organic brands we are creating a remarkable collection of brands that evoke a sense of well-being, purpose, and longing.

DMG’s head office is based in Sydney and operates vineyards, wineries, and multi-channel distribution networks around Australia and in export markets. The team is headed up by chief executive William Dong, who was brought up in Hong Kong, but has lived in Australia with his family since his early 20s. He established DMG with the dream of building a thriving for the highest quality regional Australian wine in both local and export markets. He envisioned that this would be achieved through acquiring the best vineyard sites, investing in the highest quality production assets, assembling a great winemaking team, and creating an efficient distribution network with the assistance of a spirited and motivated group of wine sales and marketing specialists. With family interests in China and strong connections with the Chinese Australian community, DMG also distributes the iconic reference brand Moutai and other spirits of China into the Australian market.

In addition to its role as an importer and distributor, DMG also owns retail stores under the Handpicked and Moutai banners in Sydney and Melbourne, along with the House of Arras Cellar Door in Pipers River, Tasmania. These venues offer customers an immersive discovery experience through tastings, education, and food matching.

Core Values

DMG’s values are important for its long-term success and international outlook. Our team comprises people from all backgrounds, and we all come together with our vision to be Australia’s leading family-owned luxury drinks company. We believe that this can be achieved through sustainable and responsible brand values, exceptional craftmanship and the best in customer experiences. Consequently, respect, excellence, ambition, collaboration, and energy lie at the heart of our culture.

Our core values are:

  1. Healthy ways are the starting point of everything we do.
  2. Curiosity and imagination drive our mission.
  3. We are creative and authentic.
  4. We value our customers and work with them as partners.
  5. Doing things well will lead to overall long-term success.