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Trinity Hill moves distribution to Liberty Wines

Published:  06 December, 2013

New Zealand winery, Trinity Hill, is moving its distribution in the UK from Enotria to Liberty Wines from January 1, 2014.

"New Zealand winery, Trinity Hill, is moving its distribution in the UK from Enotria to Liberty Wines from January 1, 2014. 

In what Trinity Hill chairman, Robyn Wilson, said was a difficult decision, the move was made so that it can could capitalise on the premium wines already in the Liberty Wines portfolio. 

She said: "Enotria has been selling Trinity Hill wines for more than 10 years and has done a great job for us.  We appreciate how amicably the move is being handled."

Robyn Wilson and her husband Robert are also owners of London's Bleeding Heart, The Don and the Sign of the Don restaurants and will continue to take a number of Enotria's wines for those outlets.

She added: '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 while studying for his MW, and we feel that Trinity Hill will slot quite nicely into Liberty Wines' existing New Zealand portfolio. They are very enthusiastic about our Gimblett Gravels range and, like us, see a bright future in the UK for Hawkes Bay Syrah."

David Gleave said: "We have a strong New Zealand portfolio, which is based very much on regional specialists, but one area where we've struggled to find the right producer is Hawkes Bay."

Alison Levett, chief executive of Enotria, said of the decision: "It has been a pleasure working with Trinity Hill over the years and we wish them success with the move. As you can imagine we will be actively looking for a New Zealand producer to fill what can only be described as the big shoes left by Trinity Hill."