Old Bridge Cellars is to distribute VIA Wines in the US, marking the company's entry into Chilean wines.

The agreement, which started yesterday (2 July) sees Old Bridge take on all US sales and marketing for VIA's Chilcas, Oveja Negra and Chilensis brands, Old Bridge said. “As we continue to expand our portfolio into established global wine regions, Chile is appealing when it comes to the quality-to-price ratio," Old Bridge Cellars president Rob Buono said.

VIA commercial director Santiago Cilley said: “We're excited to be working with Old Bridge Cellars to broaden our presence and continue our growth in the US.”

Old Bridge Cellars is based in Napa, California and distributes wines from estates including d'Arenberg, John Duval, Greywacke and Kilikanoon.

Last month, Chile's Lapostolle Wineries appointed the son of its founders to CEO