Partnership plans between Languedoc and Barossa winemakers

Winemakers Laurent Delaunay and Nicholas Crampton have formed an international partnership between the Languedoc and the Barossa, to share their mutual winemaking philosophy, as well as the international distribution of their wines.

The two plan to work together in their quest to shape the future style of upper tier wines in their regions. They also plan to distribute each other's wines around the globe. Both will be in London on 21 November at Ollie Dabbous' new restaurant Henrietta's to explain how their partnership will work towards shaping the future of premium wines in both regions. The event is by invitation only. 

Nicholas Crampton, wine creator at Woods Crampton, said: “At Woods Crampton, we are known as the straight men of the Barossa new wave. Our range includes a ladder or old Barossa Shiraz, complex and thought provoking blends and alternate varietals that we believe might be the future of the valley. This is the first time we have shown our wines in the UK and we are looking forward to getting some feedback from the top wine critics and buyers in the industry.”

Laurent Delanay, wine creator at Abbotts & Delauney, said: “Abbotts & Delaunay was the result of many years or work to find the perfect terroir to make wines that would be the benchmark for the very best being made in the Languedoc Roussillon. Today the range continues to grow to include organic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in our own hilly vineyards near Limoux, that can, according to Fabrice Sommier, head sommelier at the 3 Michelin starred Georges Blanc restaurant in Vonnas, Burgundy and former winner of Best Sommelier of France, rival the very best of the Cote de Nuits.”

For more information on the event and the partnership, contact Emma Roberts at Eviva Communications ( 

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