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Kingsland Drinks expands German portfolio with Schmitt Söhne

Published:  12 June, 2018

Kingsland Drinks has been appointed the exclusive UK agent for German wine producer Schmitt Söhne.

Founded in 1919 the family-owned winery, which counts the UK as its second biggest export market, produces wines in the Mosel and Rheinhessen regions.

Most famous for its range of Rieslings, it produces wines from entry level to premium ranges, including the Thomas Schmitt Private Collection.

The distribution deal would help the producer grow its distribution further across all trade channels, including major retailers and the on-trade, said Kingland Drinks, adding it saw many opportunities opportunities to “grow the business in 2018 and beyond”.

“Our recent proprietary research, WinePRO, indicates clearly that the UK taste for sweeter and lighter wines is growing and Germany is well placed to satisfy this demand. A strong heritage in quality viniculture provides further opportunity for the consumer and therefore retailer,” said marketing director Neil Anderson.

Founded as a small regional winery by Hilar Schmitt, the Schmitt Söhne winery has grown to become one of Germany’s largest producers and exporters, whilst remaining a family owned and run business.