Grupo Faustino/Cellar Trends

11 July, 2008

Stonehouse Farm, Ashby Road, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derby

DE11 7BP

Tel: 01283 217703

E: sales@cellartrends.co.uk

W: cellartrends.co.uk

Established: 1999

Turnover: £35 million

Brands: Faustino, Condesa de Leganza, Fortius, Campillo, Portia (Spain)

Key personnel: David Marriott, director; Martin Watts, director; Terry Barker, director

The Faustino Rioja firms's UK agent has launched Faustino Edición Especial 2001, a vintage that marks the time

the

father of Faustino chairman Julio Faustino Martínez

let his son to make his first wine. The addition of the Don Darias and Marqués de Vitoria ranges means Cellar Trends handles distribution of all Grupo Faustino's brands in the UK.




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