Ngatarawa Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Alwyn Corban said Ngatarawa chose Federal Merchants as it is highly-regarded in the industry as a distributor that champions quality brands.
“We have established a successful sales platform for grocery, and are looking forward to working with Federal to achieve similar results for our fine wine channels, particularly our premium ranges,” Corban says. “We have some exciting developments in this area and believe Federal will significantly improve the availability of Ngatarawa’s wines in the on-premise, traditional and fine wine channels, thus making it easier for consumers to find and enjoy our premium wines.”
Aidin Dennis, Federal Merchant & Co’s Managing Director, says, “We are delighted to add such a high-profile and well-respected brand to our portfolio. Ngatarawa and the Corban family, have such a rich heritage in the New Zealand wine industry and we look forward to opening up new channels of distribution for them in the coming months.
“In particular, we are excited about the opportunity to be involved in the launch of the exciting new NGATARAWA PROPRIETORS RESERVE range of hand-crafted premium Hawkes Bay wines due for release mid-May.”
Federal Merchants & Co will take orders for three Ngatarawa brands from May 18, 2015