Clos du Soleil Winery, located in British Columbia’s Similkameen Valley, is very excited to announce a new partnership with Select Wines, headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Working together, they will bring Clos du Soleil’s exceptional and elegant wines to even more wine lovers across Canada.
Beginning April 15th, 2019, Select Wines and its subsidiaries will be representing Clos du Soleil wines throughout Canada, taking over existing sales and distribution for British Columbia and Alberta, with staged roll-outs of Clos du Soleil’s wines across the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes over the course of 2019. In British Columbia, Alberta, and the Prairies, Clos du Soleil will be represented by Select Wine’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Icon Fine Wines & Spirits. Clos du Soleil will be the only domestic winery in the portfolios of Icon and Select.
Michael Clark, Managing Director and Winemaker at Clos du Soleil Winery says, “I am truly excited about our partnership with Select Wines and Icon Fine Wines. We will remain the same, small boutique winery, but their dedicated teams will help us spread the word of our low-intervention, terroir-driven wines to new customers, and can help communicate the story of the unique lands we farm. Clos du Soleil and Select share a common set of values, a common philosophy, and, most importantly, an understanding of great wine. We look forward to many years of collaboration.”
Chris Hoffmeister, CEO of Select Wines, says, “Clos du Soleil represents an important addition to our portfolio of premium and luxury wines. The cultural synergy and shared work ethic of our two organizations weighed heavily on our decision to build this partnership. We are excited to play a formative role in the long term development of Clos du Soleil and the Similkameen Valley.”
About Clos du Soleil Winery
Clos du Soleil Winery is a boutique artisanal winery located in Keremeos BC, on the Upper Bench of the Similkameen Valley. Clos du Soleil has been producing a focused portfolio of wines from Bordeaux grape varieties since 2006. With certified organic vineyards, utilizing biodynamic practices, and low-intervention winemaking, Clos du Soleil produces wines that speak directly of the unique terroir of the Similkameen Valley. Clos du Soleil is recognized both nationally and internationally for their production of elegant, age-worthy, collectible wines.
About Select Wines
Select Wines was founded in 1982 in Vancouver, and is now one of the top five independent wine import agencies in Canada. With offices in all major national markets, over 75 employees, and many top international brands, Select is widely recognized as one of the leading wine agencies in Canada.
About Icon Fine Wines and Spirits
Icon Fine Wines and Spirits represents family-owned, boutique wine producers from around the world. Headquartered in Vancouver, Icon is a dynamic and progressive boutique agency, recognized for sharing the stories of unique wines and winemakers throughout Western Canada.
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