Family-owned Alsace winery Domaine Leon Beyer has appointed AV Brands as its importer in the US.

Owned by Spanish company Grupo Codorniu, AV Brands will begin representation of Domaine Leon Beyer this month, the winery said yesterday (12 January).

"The addition of the acclaimed wines of Domaine Leon Beyer - our first premium French wine supplier - is an honour for AV Brands," said Roy Danis, president of AV Brands. "Domaine Leon Beyer has been a standard bearer of quality in the Alsace region for generations, and will help us further our mission to bring exclusive and exceptional wines to the marketplace that truly reflect their origins."

AV Brands will carry Leon Beyer's full portfolio of wines, including Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer.