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North South Wines signs UK distribution deal for Kalfu

Published:  15 June, 2017

Chilean producer Viña Ventisquero has appointed North South Wines as the exclusive UK distributor of its ‘lighter style’ Kalfu wine portfolio.

The deal formed part of Viña Ventisquero’s new UK business strategy for the winery, said key account director, Americo Hernandez, adding North South Wines, which he said it had been tracking since it established itself in the UK three years ago, was a “very good” fit for Kalfu.

Introduced in 2015, the lower alcohol and lighter style Kalfu range, made by winemaker Alejandro Galaz, comprises nine coastal wines. The name Kalfu, which means blue in the Mapuche, is a nod to the 1,000 kms of costal vineyards that the grapes for the wines are sourced from.

Describing itself as “not your average wine distributor”, North South Wines buying & marketing director, Joy Edmondson, said: “Viña Ventisquero has a fantastic set-up and a brilliant team. It’s been great to discover so many synergies with ourselves - Viña Ventisquero is innovative, quick, fun to work with and has an exceptional portfolio of wines.”

Viña Ventisquero has historically enjoyed a firm foothold in the UK with volume brands such as Yali, as well as its flagship Pangea, Enclave and Vertice. It recently added boutique production Tara to its offering, crafted from its owned vineyards in the Atacama Desert.