Paterno Wines International and Italian niche winery Pio Cesare have ended their distribution agreement in the US.

Paterno said it was "proud" to have represented Pio Cesare's fine wines in the US after being the company's distributor across the Atlantic for 28 years. The companies called the ending of the agreement an "amicable separation".

Pio Cesare, a premium wine producer from Piedmont in Italy, said it was "grateful for the visibility and distribution that Paterno has achieved for the Pio Cesare brand".