Chilean wine company Concha y Toro has announced that its UK subsidiary is to take over the distribution and marketing of the Cono Sur and Isla Negra brands in the UK.

The two brands were previously handled by Western Wines but will switch to Concha y Toro UK with immediate effect.
 
"We are very excited to be taking on the responsibility of the Cono Sur and Isla Negra brands," said Cristián Lopez, managing director of Concha y Toro UK.

"Our first priority will be to consult and discuss our plans with all our trade customers. We also intend to reinforce our company structure to accommodate this major addition to our current business."
 
The combined volume of the Concha y Toro and Cono Sur brands, in both the UK on and off trade, is put at around 2.8m cases, representing around 40% all bottled Chilean wine exports to the UK.