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Hawk and Horse Vineyards adds Strategic Importers as Florida distributor

Submitted By: Julie Ann Kodmur, May 08, 2012
Hawk and Horse Vineyards, a biodynamic vineyard-winery in Lake County, California, has appointed Strategic Importers as its Florida distributor as of March 2012.

“We are delighted to add Hawk and Horse Vineyards’ wines to our portfolio,” said Alejandro Ferrari, CEO, Strategic Importers, Inc., in making the announcement. “With the enormous interest in biodynamics, we are honored to represent one of its most distinguished practitioners,” he added.

“We’re thrilled to have our wines become part of Strategic Importers’ book,” said Christopher Boies, partner, Hawk and Horse Vineyards.

Current releases are the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2006 Latigo, a port-style Cabernet-based dessert wine. Both wines were produced in very small quantities.

Hawk and Horse Vineyards was founded in 1999 by the Boies family. The winery’s first release was 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon. Hawk and Horse is a family-owned and family-operated vineyard and ranch practicing biodynamic viticulture on a historic property in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County.

Hawk and Horse Vineyards is one of the North Coast’s most visible practitioners of biodynamic viticulture, having been Demeter-certified since 2008 and California Certified Organic (CCOF) since 2004.

Currently planted are 18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The soils are rocky, red and volcanic, consisting of Aiken, Collayomi, and Whispering loam. Lake County ‘diamonds,’ a soft form of quartz, which the winery uses for biodynamic preparations, are abundant. They are a natural product from volcanic activity of nearby Mt. Konocti, a now dormant volcano. Hawk and Horse extends over a total of 1,300 acres and straddles elevations from 1,800 to 2,200 feet.

Strategic Importers, founded in 2003 by Alejandro Ferrari, is based in Boca Raton at 6453 West Rogers Circle, S1 (33487). Strategic Importers Inc., offers boutique wines from selected wineries around the world servicing Central Florida, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties. “We understand the industry, build brands and work closely with our wineries to create successful strategic marketing plans for the area and their brands,” explains CEO Alejandro Ferrari. “Our professional wine consultants are highly qualified. Our approach is relationship selling through strong education, marketing support, and social media with our clients. We select high quality wines at the entry, mid, and high-end levels for the best price for our clients,” he adds. More at www.strategicimporters.com, 6453 West Rogers Circle, S1, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487, 561/305-3456.

Earlier this year Hawk and Horse appointed International Spirits & Wines as its distributor in New York. “We are delighted to add Hawk and Horse Vineyards’ wines to our portfolio,” said Glenn Albright, founder, International Spirits & Wines. “With the enormous interest in biodynamics, we are honored to represent one of its most distinguished practitioners,” he added. More at www.internationalspiritsandwines.com, 914/471-4500.