Napa Valley winery Yao Family Wines has announced its products are being launched on the US market. 

The company, founded by ex-NBA player Yao Ming, first launched in China last year with its 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

US distribution will be handled by California's Regal Wine Company. The wines will be supplied to “select wine shops and restaurants in limited markets”, the company said. 

"We are thrilled to introduce our wines to the US market," said Tom Hinde, Yao's president & director of winemaking. "Since our international launch, we've enjoyed a tremendous reception in China and both wines have been very well received by critics and the wine trade.”