Cuvaison Estate Wines Announces Sales Partnership with Frederick Wildman and Sons
Cuvaison and Brandlin Vineyard join the acclaimed importer’s global portfolio of wines.
Napa Valley, Calif. – January 8, 2019 – Cuvaison Estate Wines, which includes Napa Valley’s iconic Cuvaison winery in Los Carneros, and Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, is excited to announce that it has entered into a sales partnership with Frederick Wildman and Sons. Effective January 1, 2019, Frederick Wildman will provide sales services for the Cuvaison Estate Wines portfolio throughout the United States. Founded in 1934, Frederick Wildman is recognized as one of North America’s preeminent 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 CEO Dan Zepponi. “Like Wildman, we are a historic American wine company that has stayed relevant and dynamic because of our absolute focus on quality. While this focus hasn’t changed, the way in which wines are marketed and sold throughout the United States has. As Cuvaison celebrates its 50th anniversary throughout 2019, this partnership will help to ensure that our next fifty years are as successful as our first fifty.”
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 acclaimed 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 COO 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.”
ABOUT CUVAISON ESTATE WINES
Cuvaison Estate Wines is an independent, family-owned Napa Valley estate vintner. Established in 1969, with the founding of Cuvaison winery in Napa Valley, today Cuvaison Estate Wines also includes Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder. With an estate program that includes Cuvaison’s historic Los Carneros vineyard, which features over 200 planted acres largely devoted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and the 48-acre Brandlin Vineyard on Mount Veeder, which is primarily planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varieties, Cuvaison Estate Wines exclusively makes ultra-premium, estate-grown wines. For more information, visit cuvaison.com and brandlinvineyard.com.
ABOUT FREDERICK WILDMAN AND SONS
Frederick Wildman and Sons is a New York based fine wine importer offering the leading properties from France, Italy, Spain, Argentina and other regions. The portfolio includes more than 50 brands, including: Pol Roger, Château Fuissé, J.J. Vincent, Chartreuse, Domaine Faiveley, Hecht & Bannier, Famille Hugel, Olivier Leflaive, Pascal Jolivet, and the fine wines of Gruppo Italiano Vini. For more information, visit frederickwildman.com.