Australian winery Wynns Coonawarra Estate has signed a distribution deal with Matthew Clark and its sister company Wine Studio for on-trade distribution in the UK.

The Foster's-owned company said on Tuesday (12 February) that the agreement will "ensure Wynns Coonawarra Estate gains a high profile through the strong distribution base that has been established by Matthew Clark".

Matthew Clark group purchasing director Andrea Ruggeri said: "We are delighted to welcome Wynns Coonawarra Estate into the Mathew Clark portfolio. Such a prestigious brand with real heritage and outstanding quality credentials can only add depth and diversity to our premium Australian offering."

Foster's EMEA business controller for the on-trade Simon Brook added: "We are very pleased to announce this agreement with Matthew Clark. Regionality in Australia is becoming increasingly important in the trade and Wynns Coonawarra Estate is a key part of our Australian regional strategy."

The Wynns Coonawarra Estate will add a Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, and a Cabernet Sauvignon, known as 'Black Label', to the Matthew Clark portfolio.

The flagship wines including John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon and Michael Shiraz will be available through Wine Studio, the company said.