StonePoint Global Brands has signed a consulting and sales agency agreement with Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

The deal with the Canadian winery will help Summerhill develop a direct-to-consumer sales and distribution system for its wines in the US, StonePoint said yesterday (9 January).

Under the agreement, StonePoint will use its wine industry contacts, on-line strategic experience and regulatory knowledge to set up a distribution network.

StonePoint vice-president Kenn Visser said: "We are very excited about the new business partnership with Summerhill and proud to be selected to represent their award winning, certified organic, BC grown, pyramid cellared wines. Their commitment to quality and innovation makes them a natural fit for our unique path to market.

StonePoint looks forward to and is confident in the success of this program and to offering a similar program in Asia, Europe and Australia."