Napa Valley, Calif.-based Cuvaison Estate Wines, which includes the Cuvaison winery in Los Carneros, and Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, reports that it has entered into a sales partnership with New York-based Frederick Wildman & Sons.
Effective Jan. 1, Frederick Wildman will provide sales services for the Cuvaison Estate Wines portfolio throughout the United States, the companies said. Founded in 1934, Frederick Wildman is recognized as one of North America’s pre-eminent importers, with a portfolio that includes Gruppo Italiano Vini, Champagne Pol Roger, Famille Hugel, Domaine Olivier Leflaive, Jean-Jacques Vincent/Château Fuissé and Domaine Pascal Jolivet.
“We are excited to be working with Frederick Wildman and Sons, and honored to be a part of their renowned portfolio of wines,” said Cuvaison Estate Wines President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Zepponi, in a statement. “… As Cuvaison celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout 2019, this partnership will help to ensure that our next 50 years are as successful as our first 50.”
As part of the strategic sales partnership, Cuvaison Estate Wines will realign its current distributor network with Wildman’s national network of distributors, which includes Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits in more than 30 states. Cuvaison Estate Wines Vice President of Sales Steve Richards will continue to oversee the company’s international sales, while working closely with Frederick Wildman’s team to expand Cuvaison Estate Wines’ reach in the North American wholesale market.
“We are proud to partner with Cuvaison Estate Wines,” said Wildman President and Chief Operating Officer Marc Hirten. “Not only do they have a rich and storied history, but Cuvaison’s focus on estate-grown, vineyard-driven wines helped to shape the modern era of California winemaking. In addition, Brandlin Vineyard has long been a leader on Mount Veeder, and is recognized for making exceptional mountain-grown wines. As a company that is dedicated to working with the world’s finest wineries, we are thrilled to welcome both Cuvaison and Brandlin to our portfolio.” BI