Kingsland Drinks has been appointed as the exclusive UK agent for the German wine company Schmitt Söhne.

The family-owned winery, founded in 1919, produces wines in the Mosel and Rheinhessen regions. The UK is the second biggest export market for the producer and it has selected Kingsland to grow its distribution further across all trade channels.

Neil Anderson, marketing director at Kingsland, said: “We are delighted to add this excellent range of wines from such a distinguished German producer to our portfolio of high quality producers. Our recent proprietary research, WinePRO, indicates clearly that the UK taste for sweeter and lighter wines is growing and Germany is well placed to satisfy this demand. A strong heritage in quality viniculture provides further opportunity for the consumer and therefore retailer.”

Schmitt Söhne, which is well-known for its range of Rieslings, produces wines from entry-level up to premium, including the Thomas Schmitt Private Collection.