The “Village of Wine” is small! This was confirmed when we started to look at the Spanish category earlier this year and by complete coincidence one of Spain’s most innovative and brand driven businesses were looking at the UK.
What was even more surprising was the founder is a longstanding business acquaintance, Nicholas Hammeken of Hammeken Cellars. With his team of award winning winemakers and a modern approach to branding and wine styles, the team at Hammeken have made incredible progress in over 30 countries. Brands such as Radio Boka, El Gringo and Pasas to name a few are not only offering outstanding value, but have shelf standout that put a new and refreshing approach into the Spanish category. We are delighted to have been appointed to cover all UK trade channels with the complete portfolio.
At Tiki, we're about healthy soils, healthy vineyards, healthy families and great wines that are good for you and are good for the planet. We have searched for the most distinctive and expressive vineyard sites in N.Z, and now we tend these properties using sustainable farming practices. The result is a portfolio of authentic, pure and natural N.Z. wines that are both elegant and memorable. With a family history of Maori ancestors our Tiki premium brand and Maui brands cover the key varietals in Marlborough’s Upper Wairau and Central Otago.
Porta 6 is probably one of the most revolutionary brands to come out of Portugal in the last 15 years. With its eccentric and eye catching brand design and a modern approach to marketing brand Portugal the range of wines in the Porta 6 line up were so successful in the UK that is crashed the website of it’s exclusive retail partner Majestic Wines. Antonio Lopes Mendes is the winemaker and visionary of this brand which is sweeping across Europe and now into North America.
Fratelli Martini Secondo Luigi
Whether it’s their global brand Canti or the Premium Estates in Piedmont, this Family owned business which is the 5th largest winery and largest privately owned winery in Italy showcases key Italian regions. The “state of the art” bottling facility in Cossano Belbo Near Alba, offers one of the fastest bottling lines in Italy and is geared to high volume at the same time as high quality – two credentials that are rarely found together.
When we were looking for new Australian partners Byrne Family was a clear choice based on the team of Phil Reedman MW who previously worked with Tesco and Peter Gajweski who is an accomplished winemaker with 24 years at Penfolds who worked alongside Max Schubert of Grange fame. Combine this with premium vineyards in the Clare and Riverland GI’s and add on a creative marketing team who have boundless ideas for brands and ground breaking blend. It was so easy to say yes to this multi- talented team and their amazing wines.