The Canadian based wine company Andres Wines said in a presss release that its second-quarter sales have risen 7.2%, up to C$39.2m in the second quarter, compared to C$36.6m for the same period last year.

The company said that while popular-priced wines made solid contributions to the results, growth was in a large part dueto its efforts to build sales of its premium and ultra-premium Peller Estates, Trius and Hillebrand Estates brands in all of its trade channels.

Earnings for the quarter were C$3.1m, compared to C$1m a year ago. This year's results did include a net gain of C$1.7m after tax from the sale of an Alberta property.