LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- William A. Terlato,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Terlato Wines International,
announced today an exclusive, long-term evergreen marketing agreement with
Bodegas Olvena, in which Terlato will participate in the equity it builds
in the brand.
"We are thrilled to add Olvena with its remarkable collection of
critically acclaimed wines from Spain's most exciting emerging region, to
our luxury portfolio," said Terlato. "Our company has a history of
anticipating and shaping luxury wine trends, and we were looking for a
distinctive, terroir-driven wine and found Olvena is making just that in
The Abbad family, creators and owners of Bodegas Olvena, were
successful in numerous businesses from farming to cattle ranching before
fulfilling a family dream of making wine. For years, they searched for the
perfect location, finally deciding in 1999 to convert some of their own
prized land in Somontano into vineyards. Their Somontano vineyards, located
80 kilometers from the French border, are set on steeply-terraced terrain
in soil that is high in sandstone, clay and limestone content at altitudes
between 500 and 600 meters above sea level which make these ideal vineyard
soils. In 2001 they completed construction on their state-of-the-art bodega
that allows for the most modern winemaking techniques.
Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Somontano burst onto the
scene recently largely led by top-quality producers like Bodegas Olvena.
Somontano means 'foothills of the mountains,' as Piedmont translates in
Italian. Protected by mountains from cold northern weather, the region has
become known for its unique ability to blend international and indigenous
varietals to make top-quality wines.
The foundation to all great wine is the fruit, and all of Olvena's
wines are estate bottled, produced from its 210 hectares of vineyards.
Terlato Wines International will import the following Olvena wines: Crianza
a Cabernet Sauvignon, Hache a blend of Syrah and Garnacha, Coupage a blend
of Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuatro 4, a blend of
Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, as well as a Chardonnay.
All of the labels are modern in design and feature beautiful close-up
shots of vine shoots. Recently, Olvena entered into a long-term consultancy
agreement with famed winemaker Michel Rolland, who has extensive experience
producing wines in over ten countries. His decision to work with Olvena
reflects the family's commitment to quality and the uniqueness of the
"We are truly excited to have our wines represented by Terlato in the
United States," said David Robinson, export director of Olvena. "We share a
similar philosophy for family-ownership and quality-winemaking and look
forward to a long partnership."
Terlato Wines International has a global portfolio of more than 40
brands from a host of world-class wine producers and presently markets more
than one out of eight bottles of wine over $14 sold in America. Terlato,
with more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world, is the flagship
company of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company of several
independent businesses specializing in the marketing and production of
exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family, the Group also
includes the family's winery investments and partnerships in some of the
world's most esteemed wine regions, including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County;
Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia and the Rhone Valley.
The Terlato Wines International portfolio of brands includes: Napa
Valley: Brandlin, Chimney Rock, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Markham Vineyards,
Rutherford Hill and Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Alderbrook,
Hanna, Rochioli and Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County:
Sanford; California Appellation: Glass Mountain; Oregon: Argyle and Sokol
Blosser; Italy: Baglio di Pianetto, Ca' del Bosco, Ca' Marcanda (Gaja
Toscana), Florio Martinez Marsala, Gagliole, Gaja, Il Poggione, Kettmeir,
Santa Margherita, Torresella and Distilleria Nonino (Grappa); France:
Champagne Bollinger, Chapoutier, Domaine Chanson, Domaine Louis Moreau,
Josmeyer, Langlois-Chateau and Tour des Laurets; Australia: Branson Coach
House, Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, Domaine Tournon and Two Hands;
Argentina: Tamari; Canada: Peller Estates Icewine; Greece: Boutari; New
Zealand: Wairau River; South Africa: Cirrus, Guardian Peak,
Engelbrecht-Els, Ernie Els Signature and Rust En Vrede. For more
information, visit http://www.terlatowines.com.
SOURCE Terlato Wines International