Matthiasson Family Vineyards has appointed Nekter Wine Importer as its new distributor for the UK.

The US wine producer was established in 2003 by husband and wife Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson. The pair’s ethos is based on the many years they have both spent working in sustainable agriculture, and the local food movement.

Winemaker (Steve) Matthiasson, favours a small-scale organic and agricultural approach to winemaking.

He said: “Jon Davey worked harvest with us, and when he cheerfully volunteered to dig up a buried pipe at the winery, blisters notwithstanding, we knew we would someday team up in the UK. Wine selling, like wine making, takes hard work and dedication to the craft. Jon has that in spades.”

Nekter founder, Jon Davey, said: “Matthiasson wines are iconic. One of the leading lights of the new wave wine movement in California, championing wines with lower alcohol and a fresher style, their strict ethos and commitment to sustainability make them the perfect fit for Nektar wines. It is an honour to be working with Steve and Jill and the wines they make and we can’t wait to get out there and share their story.”

Nekter was established in 2016 with a focus on importing and distributing low-intervention wines from environmentally-focussed producers with a focus on holistic and regenerative farming. Their portfolio includes 11 producers from California and four each from Australia and South Africa.

The Matthiasson Family Vineyards wines were previously represented in the UK by Roberson Wine Co.