AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, MLDURA 25 June, 2020 – This week, Montague, One of Australia’s leading family-owned fresh produce company, in conjunction with Primewest, acquired operational control of the 93ha Piscioneri Farms located 9km’s from central Mildura. The property has 84ha of planted crops including Crimson, Luisco, Allison, Ivory, Menindee and Thompson table grapes as well as Eureka lemons, Afourer mandarins and Cara Cara, and Fisher Navel oranges.
“We are thrilled for Montague to enter the grape and citrus categories through the management of Piscioneri Farms in Mildura,” said Scott Montague, Managing Director and third generation Montague family member. “These varieties will add high quality additions to our existing portfolio of apples and stone fruits,” he concluded.
Tim Montague, General Manager Orchards, shared the news with the orchard team and said, “The team at Montague are passionate about providing Australians with the highest quality fruit grown with leading farming practices. Working with the Piscioneri family, we believe we can use our years of connection to the land and growing best practice to seamlessly transition into the grape and citrus categories.”
The Mildura property includes aggregation of six properties in the Sunraysia district and features modern irrigation and trellis systems, as well as multiple residences including backpackers’ quarters.
The Piscionerri family will provide support through the transition period and the new ownership took effect with the sale on 17 June, 2021.
Montague is a family-owned business whose history stretches back three generations. Founded by William (Bill) Montague (OAM) in 1948 the company is now operated by his family. In 2020 Montague activities include fruit production and packing, food sales and marketing and the provision of storage and logistics services. The Montague team and their network of national and global horticulture partners are dedicated to developing innovation in the industry and educating consumers about the world of fresh produce.
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