US wine importer Domaine Select Wine Estates (DSWE) has announced the addition of a range of German estate wines to its portfolio.

The range, which comprises wines from the Peter Jakob-Kuhn, Kuhling-Gillot, Melsheimer and Wurtz-Weinmann estates, will be officially available from 1 November.

"It is well accepted that Germany has historic, quality winegrowing regions, producing world-class wine and we feel German wines are due more attention in the United States," said Paolo Domeneghetti, CEO of DSWE. "We took great care to find each winery partner whereby we could create a portfolio of outstanding grower-owned wineries. These are wine producers we are very proud to introduce to the US wine consumer for the first time on a national format."

The new range will be presented to the trade for the first time at DSWE's annual Grand Portfolio Tasting on 23 October at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City.

DSWE's move has been welcomed by Bruce Schneider, co-director of the generic wine promotion organisation Wines of Germany. "German wine has experienced double-digit growth in the United States for each of the past three years," he said. "We are delighted that the highly regarded Domaine Select Wine Estates is adding German wines to their portfolio for the first time with the addition of four top producers."