Terlato Launches Tangley Oaks

Introduces Luxury Wine to trade-up audience

Dec 04, 2007, 00:00 ET from Terlato Wine Group

    LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A dramatic change is happening
 across America. The middle class is now consuming luxury products as never
 before. Armani is a household word, designer bags are de rigeur and
 consumers are exploring more upscale food and wine options. Terlato Wines
 International, the leader in luxury wines, has announced that it is
 launching a new brand aimed at the more than eight million Americans
 estimated to be trading up to luxury wines. "Tangley Oaks fulfills the
 desire in this growing segment for a luxury wine, approachably priced from
 $14 to $20, which provides consumers with a quality product from some of
 the most esteemed appellations in California," said David Lane, Chief
 Marketing Officer for Terlato.
     Tangley Oaks offers three classic varietals -- Merlot, Chardonnay and
 Cabernet Sauvignon -- to those looking to experience luxury wine. "We are
 excited to be able to introduce this brand to a new audience, those who are
 interested in learning more about wine and want to trade up to a luxury
 brand," said William Terlato, Terlato Wine Group President and CEO.
     The wines are crafted from grapes grown in Napa Valley and Santa
 Barbara, providing the world-class vineyard sources necessary to craft a
 luxury fine wine. Each bottle is marked with a lot number indicating the
 specific vineyards from which fruit is sourced for Tangley Oaks' winemakers
 to craft these wines.
     For more than three decades, Napa Valley has been a premier appellation
 for California Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Its climate and soil offer
 ideal conditions to produce high-quality fruit and wines with a long
 history of distinctive style and taste. The wines of Tangley Oaks marry the
 best attributes of this appellation -- such as its volcanic-tinged soil and
 unique climate -- to produce wines with well-balanced structure. This
 allows Tangley Oaks Cabernet and Merlot to pair well with many foods and
 yet, remain standout wines to be enjoyed on their own.
     Santa Barbara County holds the same prestige when it comes to producing
 California Chardonnay. The distinctive character of Santa Barbara can be
 traced to the county's valley vineyards and their proximity to the Pacific
 Coast. The cool ocean breezes channeled into these valleys produce fruit
 that is comparable to the best Chardonnays of Burgundy. Tangley Oaks'
 Chardonnay is marked by its bright acidity, rich refined fruit, and
 seamlessly integrated oak, all of which combine to produce a most elegant,
 Burgundian-style Chardonnay.
     With a quality story from vine to glass, Tangley Oaks offers the
 growing trade-up consumer segment an appealing entry into the luxury wine
     The Terlato Wine Group (TWG) is the parent company of wine operations
 that specialize in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned
 and operated by the Terlato family, the Group's flagship company is Terlato
 Wines International (TWI). With a global portfolio of more than 40 brands
 from a host of world-class wine producers and more 90+ ratings than any
 wine company in the world, TWI presently markets one out of every eight
 bottles of wine over $14 sold in America. TWG also holds the family's
 investments in vineyards, wine production joint ventures and wineries in
 some of the world's most esteemed wine regions, including: Napa Valley;
 Sonoma County; Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhone Valley
 in France and Somontano in Spain.
     The Terlato Wines International portfolio of brands includes: Napa
 Valley: Brandlin, Chimney Rock, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Markham Vineyards,
 Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks and Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County:
 Alderbrook, Hanna, Rochioli and Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara
 County: Sanford and Tangley Oaks; 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, Tiramisu, Torresella and Distilleria
 Nonino (Grappa); France: Champagne Bollinger, Chapoutier, Chateau des
 Laurets (Rothschild), Domaine Chanson, Domaine Louis Moreau, Josmeyer and
 Langlois-Chateau; 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; Spain: Olvena. For more information, visit

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