Champagne Deutz has called time on its UK distribution partnership with Berkmann Wine Cellars, with the UK arm of Gonzalez Byass set to take over.

The French company said earlier today (18 July) that it will change distributors in the company on 1 August. This move follows “strategic reviews” at both Berkmann and Deutz, said Berkmann, which also noted that it has recently taken on the distribution for Champagne Drappier in the UK.

“It has been a privilege to work with Champagne Deutz for the last 15 years and we part company on good terms. We wish them every success going forward,” said Berkmann’s MD, Rupert Berkmann.

Gonzalez Byass UK already handles brands such as Quinta do Noval, Jackson Estate, Wirra Wirra and Undurraga in the UK.

Berkmann will continue to distribute the wines of Delas Frères, the Rhone Valley producer owned by Deutz.