Robinsons Brewery has announced an array of new partnerships, teaming up with three South African boutique wine producers and two wine producers from Western Australian.
The South African additions to the brewery's portfolio are Nitida, a small family owned winery in Durbanville, Haut Espoir, a boutique, bio dynamic winery in Franschoek, and Noble Hill, in the Simonsberg mountains.
Nitida's range includes highly-rated Sauvignon Blanc, cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Coronata Integration – a Semillon Sauvignon blend. Owner Berhard Veller revealed, 'We have been looking for a partner for a number of years that will focus not just on the highly traded London market. With Robinsons Brewery, we have found that partner and we look forward to a long a prosperous relationship.'
'Since establishing Noble Hill we have been single-mindedly focused on expressing our terroir through our wines and we are delighted to find an importer in Robinsons that recognises and appreciates the value of site-specific South African wines,' said Kristopher A Tillery, proprietor of Noble Hill on the partnership.
Noel Reid, wine buyer for Robinsons added: 'We are excited to go into this Autumn having taken on board these tremendous producers. To see quality of this level in wines we can list happy throughout our estate show the continued resurgence of quality throughout the South African wine industry.'
Expanding its portfolio of Australian anitpodean wines, the Stockport brewery will also be the sole UK distributor for Ashbrook Estate and West Cape Howe. Ashbrook Estate produces wines with a focus on sustainability and West Cape Howe incorporates many organic principles.
'The addition of West Cape Howe and boutique Ashbrook winery will add a further later of forward thinking producers to our portfolio,' said Reid. 'The addition of these two exceptional multi-award winning wineries will allow us to offer our customers a full global portfolio from entry house level wines to the truly boutique.'