C&C group adds renowned Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to wine portfolio

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the USA’s most well-respected wine companies has appointed Bibendum to distribute its portfolio in the UK. The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates portfolio features some of the leading wineries from the world’s most renowned wine regions. This includes Château Ste Michelle, one of the most acclaimed wineries in Washington State, as well as Col Solare, A-Z, Erath, Rex Hill and Patz & Hall. 

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is dedicated to operating sustainably both in the vineyard and in the cellar as well as supporting the communities they operate in. They run the Château Ste. Michelle Scholarship Fund which gives four college scholarships to Washington State University to deserving students who otherwise would not be able to attend college. They have also heavily invested in the Wine Science Centre at Washington State University since 2015, where they are focusing on promoting premium Washington wines and investing for the future. They also develop and share sustainable viticulture across the company’s 11 wineries, which harvest grapes from more than 2,150 company-owned acres in Washington and Oregon.

Harriet Kininmonth, Wine Trading Director at Bibendum comments: “To have such a well-respected and celebrated wine company join our portfolio is an honour and we are excited to be adding their exceptional wines, which we have always admired, to our unrivalled portfolio in the On Trade. As the leading drinks distributor to the UK On Trade, we are well positioned to deliver strong sales and growth for their fantastic range of premium wineries, whilst giving our customers access to an even stronger portfolio of wines. We can’t wait to embark on this journey together.”

“We’re thrilled to add our core brands to their portfolio and look forward to a strategic partnership with this team to introduce world class Ste. Michelle wines to the UK consumer,” said Dan Heller, Executive Vice President Sales, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.

Wines will be available from October, and tastings will be available at Bibendum's upcoming tasting, 'The Cape & The Boot', on Tuesday 5th September.