Kleine Zalze has made Hatch Mansfield its sole agent

Kleine Zalze has made Hatch Mansfield its sole agent

South African winery Kleine Zalze has moved its UK portfolio to Hatch Mansfield, ending a long-standing partnership with Stevens Garnier.

Hatch Mansfield is now sole agent in the UK for Kleine Zalze branded wines after sharing responsibility with Stevens Garnier for the past 18 months, the company announced today (11 July). A Hatch Mansfield spokesperson told just-drinks the Stellenbosch wine maker is a “great fit” as it has a similar ethos to other family-owned vineyards in Hatch's portfolio.

Hatch Mansfield was previously responsible for Kleine Zalze branded wines in the on-trade, where it supports Matthew Clark.

Matt Douglas, Stevens Garnier's MD, said Kleine Zalze ended the partnership because it wanted to make operations more efficient. 

The move will take immediate effect and stock will be available in the UK for the independent sector from September.

Other wines in Hatch Mansfield's portfolio include Burgundy's Louis Jadot, Spain's C.V.N.E and Lourensford in South Africa.