Our Producers

Kopke

Kopke

Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke (who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League), the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines. Some of its members were deeply involved with the Oporto trade, mainly in the 19th century, when Joaquim Kopke, entitled “ Barão de Massarelos “, took part on most economic actions held. Meanwhile the Company was sold to the Bohane family, by the end of the 19th century, who tried to run it from London, where they had most of their economic interests. The distance and the two World Wars disabled the control of the Company and they decided, then, to sell it. In 1953 and after some negotiations, the Barros family, whose leader was then Manuel Barros, bought the House of Kopke and since then it belongs to its Group. Manuel Barros and his Sons, João and Manuel, ran the Company until the middle of the seventies, trying to increase even more the image of its wines and developing an important agricultural unity in the Douro District. In June 2006, the SOGEVINUS Group widens presence in the Port Wine sector through the acquisition of C. N. Kopke. Nowadays Kopke is the oldest Porto Wine brand and assume the leadership in “Porto Colheita” category.

Afrikan Ridge

Afrikan Ridge

Afrikan Ridge is an in-house brand of EWGA and is produced in South Africa at Darling Cellars which is situated on the cool west coast of South Africa between Malmesbury and Darling.

 

The Darling area is historically a dairy area and grape growing has come to the fore in only the last 10-15 years. Renowned for its wild flowers, it is one of the Western Cape’s most diverse areas.

 

The cellar has been around since 1948 and since it's inception the plant has now developed into a modern, automated bottling line with packaged wines suited to every market's needs.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is celebrated for their handcrafted wines of outstanding quality, embodying the essence of dedication and meticulousness. The winery is situated in the picturesque village of Klapmuts, approximately 15km from Paarl in the Western Cape of South Africa.

South Africa's naturally warmer climate is tempered by refreshing breezes from the south on hot summer days. This combination creates an excellent environment for cultivating outstanding Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. These varietals thrive in the region's climatic conditions, resulting in wines that showcase the rich flavours and complexities of these varietals.

Additionally, Mount Vernon has gained acclaim for its exceptional Chardonnay wines, which have received numerous prestigious awards. Their Chardonnays exemplify elegance, balance, and finesse.

From vineyard management to grape selection, fermentation, and ageing, no compromise is made in the pursuit of excellence. Each bottle of Mount Vernon wine is a testament to the winery's unwavering commitment to crafting wines of the highest quality.

Meerlust Winery

Meerlust Winery

Long recognised for producing premium wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Today, the dedication to the art of winemaking continues under the guidance of Hannes Myburgh, 8th generation custodian of this 17th Century national monument.

Meerlust, meaning ‘pleasure of the sea’, as the Meerlust were the pioneers of Bordeaux varietals in the Cape, and were the first to produce their iconic, award-winning wine, ‘Rubicon’ in 1980.

When visiting Bordeaux, Nico Myburgh, Hannes’ father discovered that the climate and soil was similar to that of the Eerste River Valley – a watershed moment. manor house sits on a granite outcrop only 5km from False Bay (15km south of Stellenbosch). The name Rubicon comes from the Rubicon River, the border of the ancient capital. It is said that Julius Caesar led his troops to Rome and making the crucial decision to cross the Rubicon, marked an irrevocable point in history.

Zensa

Zensa

Pronounced SENZA. The Italian definition of “without”, or “to do without”. No chemicals, no pesticides. Only what Mother Nature has given us. A range of incredibly delicious wines produced using exclusively organic grapes.

Zensa Wine is made by Orion Wines, a company created to bring together interesting wines from small growers and wineries from all over Italy. The company was created by Luca Pomaro and winemaker Alessandro Michelon and Orion Wines retains complete control over the vineyards and growers they work with. The idea is to produce wines from indigenous grapes that express the typicity of the particular region where they are grown.

The grapes are sourced from organic vineyards in Puglia where the vines are grown as free-standing bush vines. 100% Primitivo grapes are harvested by hand into small wooden crates. The crates are then placed in aerated lofts for 2 to 3 weeks to dry the grapes out. During this process, known as Appassimento and famously used in Amarone production, the grapes lose about 30% of their weight. Thus the flavours, aromas and natural sweetness are all concentrated.

Maola

Maola

Maola Wines is a Chilean company that specializes in crafting creative and effective wine brands. They do it thanks to their experienced winemaking team, deep local roots and extensive knowledge of world wine markets. Their wines can be developed from a particular region, in any style including blends.

Their vineyards are located in various parts of the Central Valley of Chile, where they cultivate varieties that best fit the area. All vineyards are strictly controlled to ensure maximum fruit quality. All grapes are hand-selected and gently de-stemmed. The winemakers focus their efforts on expressing the best of each varietal.

Maola Wines is a member of the Sustainable Wines of Chile organisation, a voluntary standard that guides winemaking companies in the challenge to work sustainably based on requirements in three complementary areas: vineyard, winery-bottling plant, and the social sector.

Marques de Murrieta

Marques de Murrieta

Established in 1852 by Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta, this historic bodega was the first of the famous Rioja houses to be established and is still in existence today. As the original visionary and pioneer of the Rioja region, Luciano was made Marqués de Murrieta by Queen Isabel II. After the death of the Marqués in 1911, the bodega was taken over by the Olivares family and then in 1983 by D. Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell. The new owner’s aim was to establish Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta among the best wineries in the world. His sudden death in 1996 left the vision only partly fulfilled. The baton was passed onto his son Vicente Dalmau who proceeded to revolutionise the entire estate, investing significantly in the vineyards and winery to take the bodega into the 21st century. The emphasis now is very much quality focused, with low yields in the vineyard and limited production in the winery. Truly hand-made, world-class wines from the oldest family owned estate in Rioja.

Masseria Borgo Dei Trulli

Masseria Borgo Dei Trulli

Masseria Borgo dei Trulli is the estate that has been recently acquired in PUGLIA.

It is in the central part of the Salento region, close to the Salice Salentino DOP area, and a site where many Trulli were once sited. Trullo are the traditional houses of the farm workers dating back to the Middle Ages.

Part of the estate has a Alberello Pugliese (free standing bush training), planted around 1960, and where the top Primitivo is produced. The wines of MASSERIA BORGO DEI TRULLI have been made by Alessandro Michelon.
With his wealth of experience, Alessando dynamic personality has brought him to start this new adventure in Puglia – with the estate of MASSERIA BORGO DEI TRULLI

Domaine Fillon

Domaine Fillon

Jules Fillon, with the help of his wife, Camille and their son Louis, who, at the beginning of the 20th century, began to produce wine in order to commercialize it.

In 1935, Louis and his wife, Helene, settled in Saint-Bris-le-Vineux at 53 rue Bienvenue Martin, still the home of the estate. At 14, Marc, son of Louis and Helene, began working with his father.

In 1985, Herve, son of Mark, decided to join the family business and five years later it was the turn of Frederique, the 3rd daughter of Marc.

In 1986, the winery located under the house is not big enough, Frederique and Herve decide to build a winery at the bottom of the village. 

In 2000, Frederqiue and Herve bought a second cellar because the first is no longer sufficient. 

Today, the Fillon estate has 35 hectares of vines including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Aligote. 

Chateau Astrelus

Chateau Astrelus

Chateau Astrelus began quite unexpectedly. This is their story... "We moved to France in 2008 and started a family. We had been living in the Middle Eastern desert for a number of years and were looking forward to starting a new adventure in the lush green countryside of France.

Our search for a dream home, brought us to Cazaugitat: where we found a beautiful stone house surrounded by tranquil vineyards in the land between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers.

When we were told that the house came with 7 hectares of impeccably kept Bordeaux Superieur producing vines, we were shocked as we had no idea about vineyards or making wine. Fortunately, the previous owner offered to look after them for us.

After several seasons of watching the vineyard be worked, wine glass in hand, from the vantage point of the sunny garden, we started to wonder… if maybe we could do it ourselves, maybe we could look after the vines, pick the grapes and make our own wine. So at the beginning of 2014, with the help of some very talented and experienced people, our journey into winemaking began".

Gold Medal Winner: Concours des Grands Vins de France, Macon 2016
Gold Medal Winner: Concours International de Lyon 2016

 

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Chanson

Chanson

Since 1750, Chanson have cultivated distinction. Their 45-hectare is made up of almost exclusively Premiers and Grand Crus vineyards, is one of the most impressive of the famous Cote d'Or. Both amongst the vines and in the cellar, distinct and bold technical choices combine an avant-garde spirit with the utmost respect for tradition, along them whole harvesting, a long pre-fermentation maceration, use of gravity-flow, considered proportions of new oak for elevage and a 15th century cellar. 

Domaine Perrault

Domaine Perrault

Domaine Perrault wines come from Manoir Murisaltien, ideally located in Meursault. The range offers a wide variety of white and red wined from Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits. 

 

The very highest standards and principles are applied to our vine-grower partners to ensure the irreproachable quality of the grapes we purchase to make sure we offer to our customers only high-quality wines.

 

Our wines are matured in French oak barrels or in vats (depending upon the specific properties of each appellation). The percentage of new oak varies from 10 to 30 per cent depending on appellations and vintages. 

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