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French and Aussie wineries join forces

Published:  23 October, 2017

Two boutique wineries from France and Australia have joined forces to distribute their wines internationally.

Barossa winery Woods Crampton and Abbotts & Delaunay from the Languedoc said they had partnered after realizing that distributing each other’s wines around the globe was “the way forward in the post Brexit market place”.

The partnership had been born out of sharing the same philosophy - wanting to do things differently from other producers and create exceptional wines destined to be their regions’ future, said Laurent Delaunay, owner of Abbotts & Delaunay and Woods Crampton owner, Nicholas Crampton, who met in Burgundy in 2009.

On 21 November the pair will be in London to host an invitation-only trade and press event to explain how the partnership would "shape the future of premium wine” in both their regions, said the duo.

“This is the first time we’ve shown our wines in the UK and we’re looking forward to getting some feedback from the top wine critics and buyers in the industry,” said Crampton.

Delaunay said: “Today the range continues to grow to include organic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in our own hilly vineyards near Limoux, that can, according to Fabrice Sommier, head sommelier at the 3 Michelin starred Georges Blanc restaurant in Vonnas, Burgundy and former winner of Best Sommelier of France, rival the very best of the Côte de Nuits."