Glenelly Estate will use Cape Classics in the US

Glenelly Estate will use Cape Classics in the US

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South African wine producer Glenelly Estate has switched to Cape Classics to import its wines into the US.

Glenelly confirmed late last week that Cape Classics would handle its brands in the country, replacing Monsieur Touton Selection. “There was never any question of (Mr Touton) representing Glenelly across all 50 states,” a spokesperson for the wine firm told just-drinks yesterday (23 August). “National distribution is not a goal for Mr. Touton's company.”

Cape Classics will initially import four Glenelly wines: a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon from the entry level 'Glass Collection' (SRP $17.99 each); 'Grand Vin de Glenelly', the estate’s Syrah-based signature red blend (SRP $24.99), and the flagship 'Lady May' Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $49.99).

The wines will be available in all major US markets from 1 October.

Located in Stellenbosch, Glenelly is owned by May Eliane de Lencquesaing, the former owner of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.

Nearly 30% of all bottled wine from South Africa available in the US comes through Cape Classics.