Kingsland appointed as distributor for Ventisquero wines
Chilean wine producer Viña Ventisquero has appointed Kingsland Drinks as the UK agent for its Ventisquero brand.
Sales director Americo Hernandez said: “The last few years we have seen some major changes in the UK market but today we are very happy to announce our new relationship with Kingsland Drinks, which we believe is founded on several parallel principles.
“We are both family-owned companies, and we share cultural pillars – from what we are driven to achieve in the UK wine trade to strong beliefs in quality and innovation, and social responsibility. All synergies that are crucial to this market.”
Kingsland’s buying director, Karen Wilson, said: “Kingsland Drinks is delighted to be representing Viña Ventisquero in the UK market and we look forward to growing Ventisquero’s awareness and distribution in the off-trade, on-trade, independent and wholesale sectors. The Ventisquero brand will not only add further depth and variety to the Kingsland portfolio, but it will also give Kingsland the opportunity to work with another global partner who are open to innovation and product development, which will help in a changing UK wine market.”
Over a period of 19 years, Viña Ventisquero has cultivated prime vineyard sites throughout Chile and in the extremes of the country’s viticulture: Huasco and the Atacama Desert in the north, Maule and Itata in the south, Leyda and Casablanca on the coast, and Maipo in the Andes Mountains. In 2012, the producer was the only Chilean winery to be awarded ‘Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile’ status for 100% of its vineyards by independent auditors: the certification today also takes in the winery buildings and the company’s corporate social responsibility.