Duckhorn consolidates the UK distribution of its wine brands


California winemaker Duckhorn has signed an exclusive UK distribution agreement with Top Selection, saying “now is the time” to consolidate.

The distributor – who has worked with the Duckhorn’s Calera wine brand for several years – will now be solely responsible for the distribution of its UK wine portfolio, including brands such as Decoy, Goldeneye and Migration which were previously imported by The Wine Treasury.

Duckhorn’s portfolio includes wines from Napa, Sonoma and the Central Coast of California as well as Washington State.

Brian Bostwick, Duckhorn Export Director, said: “We believe the time has come to consolidate our UK distribution. Duckhorn has ambitious plans for the UK market, in particular growth across the full range of premium on-trade and off-trade products. Selection has a proven presence in these channels and the team has impressed us with the work they have done with Calera. “

Top Selection President Ákos Forczek added: “Interest and appreciation for premium Californian wines in the UK market is on the rise. We look forward to working with Brian and the Duckhorn team to grow the brands’ sales in the UK.

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

February 26, 2020 – Bethany Whymark

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