Orbital Wines

13 July, 2007

13 Chapter Street,

London SW1P 4 NY

T: 0207 802 5415

E:

catherine@orbitalwines.co.uk

W: stormhoek.com, gapingvoid.com

Established: 1997

Brands: Stormhoek, Couture, Raats, (South Africa), Camden Park, Morambro

Creek (Australia)

Off-trade split: 70 per cent

Europe/New World split: 20/80

Key personnel: Jason Korman, chief executive; Mike Paul, managing director; Nick Dymoke-Marr, director

Mike Paul was named managing director of Orbital in a surprise move in June. Additions to the portfolio include Stormhoek's Couture rosť 2007

- a Pinotage/Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blend designed to be served over ice - new premium wine range Stormhoek Estate Vineyards, and Rule Breaker - an Australian range made from five unusual grape varieties. Orbital's association with blogger Hugh Macleod continued with the Big Love marketing campaign for Stormhoek Rosť running in Tesco stores, and in August the Stormhoek range will be repackaged.




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