Meet the Team
Eamonn Egan (CEO)
As CEO of Artisan Global 3PL Beverage Logistics, Eamonn is the brainchild behind the $2million facility, overseeing all aspects of the business. Aiming to deliver to a wine storage facility in Australia that would exceed the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) standards, Artisan Wine Storage provides a 12°C climate controlled warehouse with 55-75% relative humidity, cloud-based wine management software and a fully integrated logistic solution for trade customers
“All facets of Artisan Global 3PL Beverage Logistics have been designed with the most sophisticated systems. From the constant climate controlled 12°C and ultra modern facility to our cloud based Wine Management Portal™ and Third Party Logistics, we offer the best storage conditions for your wine,” Eamonn said.
With more than 20 years experience in wine and hospitality, this Irishman first cut his teeth in hotel management at Dublin’s historic Shelbourne Hotel. From there, Eamonn moved to the Royal Festival Hall, Wembley Stadium and Lords Cricket Ground in London where he managed dinners for up to 2500 people with a spend of more than one million pounds per event.
Immigrating to Australia in 1994, Eamonn kicked off his career in Sydney, looking after corporate members at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium. With more than 600 staff and a turnover of $2million per day, Eamonn acquired valuable experience managing large scale logistical operations, as well as developing a love of Australian wine.
In 1996 the SCG Ladies Stand was approaching its 100 year anniversary and Eamonn was asked to investigate the design and build of a wine cellar in the Members Dining Room. Discovering a lack of expertise in the cellar design industry, this process inspired Eamonn to design more innovative cellars, setting his career on a new path for the next decade.
Eamonn began custom designing private cellars, and as word spread the business snow-balled from there. He has designed hundreds of cellars, including $500,000 ultimate celebrity cellars complete with bullet proof glass and biometric technology. Building around 35 cellars a year, Eamonn has collaborated with well known architects such as Alex Popov, Luigi Rosselli and Alex Tzannes. His award-winning designs have even been featured on programs such as Burke’s Backyard and Amazing Homes with Deborah Hutton in 2009.
Looking for a new challenge, he founded the online wine retail business Cellar Link in 2008, which incorporates a provenance, guaranteed source of premium wines from around the world, online collector services and accredited wine storage and retail operations in Australia, United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
Recognising the importance of integrated software, Eamonn set up Wine In Cloud Software Solutions Pty Ltd. This company developed a cloud based wine management platform called the Wine Management Portal™ which enables clients to ‘virtually’ manage inventory in the warehouse and even list their wines for sale.
Combining his experience managing large scale logistical operations, cellar design skills, online wine retail experience, software design and of course his love of wine. Eamonn built Artisan Global 3PL Beverage Logistics in Lane Cove. The vision was to create a specialised facility that would maintain the integrity of the product through optimum standards and innovative technology, appeal to wine trade and private collectors, and enable clients to on-sell their wines, should they so desire.
Eamonn drew on his years of experience and appreciation of fine wines when designing Methuselah’s Cellar. This stunning space displays museum wines from many renowned wineries including the only public, dual vertical display of Penfolds Grange bottles (1951-2008) and magnums (1979-2008). The climate-controlled cellar is beautifully hand-crafted and presented in Figured Tasmanian Oak and also contains 44 private member Vin~Crypts™ for storing wine. Access to a Vin~Crypt™ is part of a membership package that is available to corporate entities.
When not at Artisan, Eamonn enjoys getting out on Sydney’s stunning waterways on his boat, or relaxing with a glass of Bass Phillip Pinot Noir.