Seckford Wine Agencies

13 July, 2007

Old Barn Farm

Ardleigh

Colchester

CO7 7QQ

T: 01206 231686

E: pippa@seckfordagencies.co.uk/julie@seckfordagencies.co.uk

W: seckfordagencies.co.uk

Established:

1999

Turnover:

4 million

Brands: Rustenberg/Brampton, Paul Cluver/Slowines (South Africa), Trentham/Lantana/Murphys/Willandra, Pikes/Pike & Joyce (Australia), Te Mata/Woodthorpe (New Zealand)

Europe/New World split: 0/100

Key personnel: Pippa Woods, managing director; David Tilyard, sales; Meg Calas, logistics

Seckford Wine Agencies has launched Mollydooker - a range of Aussie wines that includes 2004 Maitre d' Cabernet Sauvignon; 2004 Two Left Feet Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot; and 2004 The Boxer Shiraz. It has also brought Gamay Noir from Te Mata Woodthorpe into the UK, and rolled out Red Mullet - a Shiraz/Sangiovese/Merlot/Tempranillo blend from the Clare Valley.




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