Hallgarten to distribute Marlborough's Lake Chalice Wines
Hallgarten & Novum Wines has become the exclusive distributor for Marlborough’s Lake Chalice Wines in the UK.
The family-owned and run winery has 30 years worth of winemaking pedigree in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. Its wines will be available to the UK’s off and on-trades for the first time.
Hallgarten has added 10 wines from the three Lake Chalice ranges - The Nest, The Falcon and The Raptor - to its portfolio. The wines are all made in the central Wairau Valley by winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen.
Lake Chalice brand manager, Ben Leggett, said: “For a wine brand which has been enjoyed by Kiwis for almost three decades, we are excited to be able to work with Hallgarten Wines to bring our own little piece of Marlborough to the UK.”
Hallgarten’s portfolio director, Jim Wilson, said: “The demand for Marlborough wines continues to be relentless and we felt now was the perfect time to increase our offering from the region by introducing these wines. From the vineyard to the office, Lake Chalice Wines comprise a family of professionals who share an equally deep seeded love of Marlborough and all things wine.”
The Lake Chalice range is split into three separate labels. The Nest (rsp: £13.99 - £15.49) represents classic Marlborough expressions from a collection of unique sub-regions at an affordable price; The Falcon (rsp: £15.99), which is the ”mainstay and signature” of the Lake Chalice portfolio, expressing signature flavours from its vineyards across a wide range of grape varieties; and The Raptor (rsp: £18.49 - £19.99), a collection of wines which are made from small parcels of unique fruit, sometimes from a single vineyard.
Lake Chalice Wines is a key sponsor of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, preserving New Zealand’s endangered raptors for more than 20 years. The country’s endemic falcon, the Karearea, is displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine.
The newcomer joins others in Hallgarten’s New Zealand portfolio including Marlborough’s Saint Clair and Central Otago’s Rockburn.