Top Selection to distribute California's Duckhorn wines

Californian producer Duckhorn has consolidated its entire UK distribution with Top Selection with immediate effect.

Top Selection will now distribute the eponymous Duckhorn wines and brands including: Decoy, Goldeneye, Migration, Canvasback and Kosta Brown. These will move from previous importer The Wine Treasury. The portfolio includes wines from Napa, Sonoma and Central Coast California as well as Washington State.

Top Selection has been working with the producer’s Calera wines for several years.

Brian Boswick, Duckhorn’s export director, said: “We feel the time is right to consolidate our distribution in the UK. Duckhorn has ambitious plans for the UK market, particularly growth across the range within the premium on-trade and off-trade. Top Selection has a proven presence in these channels and the team has impressed us with the work they have been doing with Calera.”

Top Selection chairman, Akos Forczek, said: “Interest and appreciation of premium Californian wines in the UK market is on the up and you need look no further than Duckhorn for examples that illustrate the terroir driven quality and diversity of styles coming from the west coast. We look forward to working with Brian and the team to build sales of the brands in the UK.”

The range will be available to order from Top Selection from March 1 and will be on show at the Essential California London tasting on March 12.

Duckhorn has more than 850 acres of vineyards, along with grapes from “the finest growers” in the area. Each winery has a canvas of lots from which to blend its wines.