SANTA ROSA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The purchase of Cameron Hughes Wine has been finalized announced Pat Roney, President and CEO, Vintage Wine Estates. Cameron Hughes Wine is a wine négociant specializing in the acquisition, blending, and marketing of fine wines with personalized service under its namesake label founded in 2001 by Cameron Hughes and Jessica Kogan.
Both founders Cameron Hughes and Jessica Kogan will remain in leadership roles in the company; Cameron Hughes as Vintner and face of the brand and Jessica Kogan as the Chief Marketing Strategist and Innovation Officer. The majority of Cameron Hughes employees will retain their positions.
Vintage Wine Estates intends Cameron Hughes to retain its autonomy with the company remaining based in San Francisco.
"The Cameron Hughes and Vintage Wine Estates business models are very complementary in their robust focus on technology and digital innovation in the direct to the consumer wine space. Our goal will be to create a best-in-class quality, selection, value and personal service direct-to-consumer company," explained Roney.
"This is a situation where one plus one will equal three in the digital wine space. We are looking forward to having the shared vision and the resources to accomplish what we originally set out to do," remarked Kogan.
Cameron Hughes will continue to source small-lot, limited production wines for the Cameron Hughes brand as he has in the past.
"I am looking forward to leveraging the Vintage Wine Estates relationships with top-tier vineyards, growers and producers to complement our existing relationships to elevate the portfolio," commented Hughes.
The purchase also includes Sales Pros, the in-store wine, beer and spirits event and insights company. Sales Pros will continue under present management based in Austin, Texas.
About Vintage Wine Estates
Vintage Wine Estates is a privately held wine and spirits company with deep roots in the wine business. The vintner families own a collection of winery estates and brands including Clos Pegase Winery, Cosentino Winery, Delectus Winery, Girard Winery, B.R. Cohn Winery, Swanson Vineyards, Viansa Sonoma, Windsor Vineyards, Cartlidge & Browne, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Middle Sister, Tall Dark Stranger, Pro-mis-Q-ous, Monogamy, Girl & Dragon, Purple Cowboy and a number of exclusive wine brands. Vintage Wine Estates is a majority partner in Splinter Group Spirits, producing craft Kentucky whiskey (Straight Edge) and American whiskey (Slaughter House), markets Clayhouse from Paso Robles and Buried Cane wines from Washington and is the importer and marketer of Gougenheim Wines from Argentina.
An industry leader across all sales channels and dedicated to providing wine consumers with a range of wines from $10 to $125 dollars, Vintage Wine Estates produces outstanding wines from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and other premium California winegrowing regions and respects the way people buy their wine—at wineries, at retail, on the telephone, on television, on the Internet and by mail. www.vintagewineestates.com
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