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Liberty Wines to distribute wines from many of Sogrape’s Estates in the Republic of Ireland

13 January 2017

Liberty Wines to distribute wines from many of Sogrape’s Estates in the Republic of Ireland

Sogrape Vinhos and Liberty Wines are pleased to announce that Liberty Wines is to distribute in the Republic of Ireland wines from many of Sogrape’s wine estates. The wines will be showcased at the Annual Portfolio Tasting at Fallon and Byrne on Wednesday 1 March.

Sogrape owns 18 estates and nine modern wineries across five countries and sells its wines in 125 markets. Its range of quality wines includes Finca Flichman from Argentina, Chateau Los Boldos from Chile, Casa Ferreirinha and Quinta de Azevedo from Portugal, and Bodegas LAN from Spain.

Rolando Borges Martins, Sogrape Board member, said, “There are strong synergies between Sogrape and Liberty Wines: we are both independent, family-run companies whose sharp focus on quality and consistent long-term approach have delivered proven business success. We are looking forward to seeing our quality wines gaining greater visibility and representation in the Republic of Ireland, notably in the premium on-trade.”

David Gleave, Managing Director, Liberty Wines said, “We have a shared belief in quality from vineyard to glass and we are honoured that the Sogrape board is entrusting us with growing sales of their wines in this market. Over the coming months our team, led by Joe Coyle, looks forward to working with existing and new customers to meet their needs through an even more diverse portfolio of premium wines from around the world.”

In just 15 years, Liberty Wines Ireland has gone from a start-up with a single salesman in Dublin to become one of the country’s leading quality wine distributors covering all areas of the Irish wine trade. This success is driven by a ruthless focus on the premium sector, solid relationships with producers and customers, and superior wine knowledge across the team. Liberty Wines’ extensive range of premium wines includes Allegrini from Italy, Montes from Chile, Shaw & Smith from Australia, and Greywacke and Tinpot Hut from New Zealand, as well as Charles Heidsieck Champagnes.

A full list of the wines will be available from the beginning of February. For more information on these wines, or the rest of our extensive portfolio, please get in touch.