Shippers (D.W.S.) was started in 1977 by Gary and Yvonne Steel. In these
early years of inception,the company, based out of Victoria, was known
as the Importer of Champagne BILLECART-SALMON and of other premium
quality French wine; primarily from the great Domaine's of Burgundy.
During these years Gary was also an Airline Captain with Ansett until
1989, when the Pilot's Dispute ended his successful 18 year career.
Declining offers to fly out of Singapore or Dubai for the sake of
keeping the three children in schooling in Australia, Gary decided with
the total support of Yvonne and the family, to relinquish flying and
concentrate on D.W.S. This career refocus required reassessing the
business as a whole and coming to the realisation that the company
needed to broaden the portfolio to include the highest quality
Australian Wines to help make it a viable and reputable company within
the wine wholesaling educated trade.
Today D.W.S. represents over 25 Australian Vineyards and
many wines from France. We are responsible for distributing
Champagne BILLECART- SALMON as well as being the sole Australian
Importer of Domaine's from Burgundy; such as Domaine de VOGUE, Domaine
Armand ROUSSEAU, Domaine RAVENEAU, Domaine BLAIN-GAGNARD and Domaine
BOUCHARD Pere et Fils.