New Zealand winemaker Trinity Hill is to change UK distributor from Enotria to Liberty Wines.

Trinity chairman Robyn Wilson said today (3 December) it was a difficult decision after a six-year partnership with Enotria but one that is being handled “amicably”. Wilson, who owns the Bleeding Heart restaurant, in Farringdon, London, added that Liberty Wines is a “good fit” for Trinity.

“We have known David Gleave, Liberty Wines’ managing director, since the mid-eighties when he worked as a barman for us at the Bleeding Heart, and we feel that Trinity Hill will slot quite nicely into Liberty Wines' existing New Zealand portfolio,” she said.

Trinity Hill, which is based in Hawkes Bay, teamed up with Enotria after Laurent-Perrier UK dropped it and other wines from its portfolio to focus solely on Champagne in the country.