Red Island is an Australian premium beverage company located in Melbourne, Australia.See products
Red Island has been established for over 11 years, successfully launching and growing brands into the Australian Market.See products
Our aim at Red Island is to bring a unique and inspiring offering of premium beverages, sourced from all around the world.See products
Red Island Pty Ltd is an Australian owned premium beverage company located in Port Melbourne, Australia.
Established for over 11 years and responsible for successfully launching and growing the brands; Quiet Deeds, Quilmes, Alhambra Beer, Chase craft spirits and Scarlett’s Spritzers. Red Island was also the exclusive importer of the very popular Rekorderlig Cider, launching the brand back in 2009 and successfully growing the brand to become the #1 selling cider in Australia before selling the brand rights to Coca Cola in 2013.
Red Island started from very humble beginnings, founders Patrick Ale and David Milstein were childhood friends and both moved to Melbourne after completing High School in country Victoria. Over a customary beer one night during their time studying Engineering degrees at Melbourne University, they planted the seed to start up their own importing business along with the dream of owning their own brewery. The boys kicked off their business with their first Brand, Bolivian beer 'Pacena' shortly followed by the well-established Argentinian 'Quilmes' beer which gave them great success and a solid foundation to expand their company. After a long slog of hand unloading containers themselves and paying for beer on their credit cards, today Red Island has five successful brands in their portfolio and their very own craft beer called Quiet Deeds with plans to open their own craft brewery in the tail end of 2015.
Director of Sales and Marketing
Red Island co-founder Patrick Ale heads up the sales and marketing for Red Island. Having previously worked for a wide array of industries including multinational digital, online publications and global promoters, he always had the drive and passion to create his own company. Patrick is also a qualified Engineer and holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. When he’s not out scouting the world for new premium beverages to fit into the Red Island portfolio or working on the next Quiet Deeds brew, Pat is at home spending time with his family, having recently had his first child. Coming from a multicultural background, originally born in Poland with a unique heritage of Half Polish, Half Bolivian, Pat has a great love and appreciation for good food and is very well travelled.
Director of Finance and Operations
Red Island co-founder David Milstein heads up the finance and operations for Red Island. Having previously worked in car manufacturing and engineering, he hadn’t found his true calling in finance until he co-founded Red Island but always had a passion for business fostered by his father who had his own successful business in country Victoria. A true country boy at heart he was born in Gippsland and knows a thing or two about drinking good beer. When he’s not crunching the numbers and planning the next expansion at Red Island, Dave is a big sports fan, he particularly enjoys cricket and is a beloved Sydney Swan fans (we don’t hold that against him). He’s recently got engaged and is busy planning his wedding coming up in early 2016.
With 11 years experience growing brands in Australia, we are passionate about how we represent, promote and position brands in the market place. Our track record of taking unknown brands to category leaders is well documented, we know that growing a brand takes hard work.
Through our experienced in-house team we deliver results in the areas of sales, distribution and marketing, which are backed up by strong customer relationships Australia wide. We're not about having hundreds of products in our portfolio, each of our brands sit in our portfolio because we are passionate about them.
If you would like us to represent your brand please contact us.