Palm Bay International Welcomes McGuigan Wines from Australia to Portfolio
(February 2018) – Leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International is pleased to announce the addition of McGuigan Wines to its portfolio. Based in Australia’s Hunter Valley, McGuigan is synonymous with Australian winemaking, benefiting from a long family history that stretches back four generations to 1880. One of the world’s most lauded wineries, under current chief winemaker and CEO Neil McGuigan, McGuigan Wines has been awarded International Winemaker of the Year a record four times by the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition in London –the first winery ever to achieve this feat.
New offerings from McGuigan will include The Plan, a range of vibrant, fruit-driven wines with a spine of elegant acidity sourced from select vineyard sites throughout South-Eastern Australia. The Plan will launch with four expressions: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Red Blend. The Plan is uniquely Australian, featuring premium packaging with a blueprint design that pays homage to the successive generations of McGuigans who set the plan in motion and have stayed the course since 1880.
Additionally, McGuigan's Icon wines will join the portfolio, highlighting Australia's regional specificity and representing the pinnacle of the McGuigan portfolio. These include Hand Made Shiraz, sourced from low yielding vineyards in the Langhorne Creek, and The Philosophy, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Seven Hills area of Clare Valley and Shiraz from Auburn in Clare Valley’s southern edge.
The Plan is line priced at $11.99 while Hand Made Shiraz and The Philosophy are available with SRPs of $40.00 and $125.00, respectively. All McGuigan wine offerings are currently rolling out nationwide.
About McGuigan Wines:
Quality, consistency, value and innovation are hallmarks of McGuigan wines both in Australia and abroad. Under parent company Australian Vintage Ltd., McGuigan wines are sold in over 40 countries, while producing the #1 selling bottled red wine in Australia. Steeped in rich, Hunter Valley tradition, McGuigan family winemakers have made wine their life and demonstrate a constant and deep commitment to producing some of the finest wines on the market. The approach is simple: the best regions, the best varieties.
About Palm Bay International:
Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits, including over 50 suppliers from around the globe. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive roster of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit: www.palmbay.com.
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