Robinsons Brewery have announced a new exclusive partnership between Robinsons Wines and three South African award-winning boutique wine producers.
The wines from Nitida, Haut Espoir and Noble Hill will be available to Robinsons’ estate from early October alongside tasting sessions at the SITT (Specialist Importers Trade Tasting) in Manchester and London on the 19th and 21st of September.
Noel Reid, Wine Buyer for Robinsons Wines said: “We aim to partner family businesses that mirror our own drive for exceptional quality and we feel we have found the perfect partners.”
The first producer is Nitida; a small family owned winery in Durbanville and ran by the Veller family since 1990. Although small in size, Nitida has become the one of the most consistently awarded and loved wine boutique cellars in South Africa. Their handcrafted range of wines include exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, cool climate fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Coronata Integration – a Semillon Sauvignon blend.
Berhard Veller, Owner of Nitida said: “It is with great excitement that Nitida Cellars is partnering with Robinsons Brewery to bring our delicious wines to a discerning market. We have been looking for a partner for a number of years that will focus not just on the highly traded London market. With Robinsons Brewery, we have found that partner and we look forward to a long a prosperous relationship”.
The second partnership is Haut Espoir; a boutique wine estate in Franschhoek which has been ran by the Armstrong family since 1999. Haut Espoir literally translates as “high hope” and their distinctive handcrafted wines are made in harmony with nature using biodynamic farming methods.
“Personally I am extremely excited for our first ever export into the UK with Robinsons Brewery as our exclusive agents” said Rob Armstrong, Owner of Haut Espoir. “We are really looking forward to the response that the wines receive and to be able to point our many UK visitors to a place back home where they can now find our wines.”
The third producer partnership is Noble Hill. Positioned uniquely on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains, which separate Stellenbosh and Paarl, Noble Hill are a family owned and operated producer who strive to make wines that are elegant, juicy and structured whilst placing an emphasis on their authenticity. Some of South Africa’s finest wines, dating back to the late 17th century, have been produced on the slopes of the Simonsberg and Noble Hill continues this tradition to this day.
Kristopher A. Tillery, Proprietor of the Noble Hill Wine Estate said: “Since establishing Noble Hill we have been single-mindedly focused on expressing our terroir through our wines and we are delighted to find an importer in Robinsons that recognises and appreciates the value of site-specific South African wines. We look forward to working together to bring the Noble Hill wines to the UK”.
Robinsons Wines’ Noel Reid said: “We are excited to go into this Autumn having taken on board these tremendous producers. To see quality of this level in wines we can list happy throughout our estate show the continued resurgence of quality throughout the South African wine industry”
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The wines available from Noble Hill, Nitida and Haut Espoir are: Nitida Sauvignon Blanc, Nitida Coronata Integration, Nitida Pinot Noir, Nitida Cabernet Sauvignon, Haut Espoir Chardonnay, Haut Espoir Syrah, Noble Hill Viogner and Noble Hill Syrah.