In the midst of English Wine Week, it seems only fitting that we’re able to finally announce an exciting new partnership we’ve been working on with Hattingley Valley wines.
Launched in 2013, Hattingley Valley has developed into one of the most respected producers of English sparkling wine in the country. The new partnership will see three of the English producers’ traditional-method wines join our portfolio: NV Classic Reserve, 2011 Blanc de Blanc, 2014 Rose.
Gareth Maxwell, Sales and Export Manager at Hattingley Valley said the move to Enotria&Coe the producer’s ambition to accelerate growth and match their increasing volume by working with a larger company on a more exclusive basis.
Gareth added: “We have worked well with Liberty Wines since 2013 and they have a great business backed by a superb team. However, the opportunity to work with such a long-established business as Enotria&Coe’s as their lead English sparkling wine product was too great for us, as a young, fast-growing business, to pass up. We felt that Enotria&Coe has the capacity to be able to cope with our increasing volumes and ambitions.”
Maggie Macpherson, English Wine Buyer at Enotria&Coe, commented: “The growth in English sparkling wine has been well documented over the past couple of years, and I am thrilled that we will be increasing our own stellar line-up of English wine producers with Hattingley Valley. Their dedication to innovation is very exciting and of course the wines speak for themselves and are outstanding. It is both of these qualities that highlight why Hattingley Valley is a natural fit within our premium wine and spirits portfolio.”
Hattingley Valley was created by Simon Robinson, a successful, retired city lawyer who recognised England’s potential for premium quality sparkling. In a very short period of time, the winery became one of the UK’s largest, has won multiple trophies and medals, and exports 40% of its wine around the globe. Simon is also a well-respected figure in the industry and is the Chairman of English Wine Producers. His head winemaker Emma Rice is the first woman to win the UKVA best winemaker of the year on two occasions.