Australian wine producer, Palandri, has announced that it has appointed MBT International and its Hong Kong-based associate company, Everwise Wines, as its exclusive importer and distributor for Hong Kong. The deal covers both the Palandri and Baldivis Estate brands.

"The appointment of this Australian wine specialist distributor enables Palandri to establish a strong foothold in one of the trading hubs of the South East Asia region," said Palandri CEO, Darrel Jarvis.

Jarvis added that, apart from the immediate benefit of increased wine sales, the deal also gave the company a platform for the Chinese market ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games.