Kingsland Drinks has been selected as the exclusive UK agent for one of Germany’s biggest wine companies Schmitt Söhne. Founded in 1919 the family owned winery produces wines in the Mosel and Rheinhessen regions. The UK is the second biggest export market for the producer and it has selected Kingsland Drinks to grow its distribution further across all trade channels, including major retailers and the on-trade.
Schmitt Söhne have a long history in the UK market and Kingsland see many opportunities to grow the business in 2018 and beyond.
Neil Anderson, Marketing Director at Kingsland Wines says: “We are delighted to add this excellent range of wines from such a distinguished German producer to our portfolio of high quality producers. 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.”
About Schmitt Sohne
Founded in 1919, 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. Schmitt Söhne produce top quality wines from entry level, all the way up to top premium wines – including the Thomas Schmitt Private Collection.
Most famous for its range of Rieslings, the company has achieved many awards for quality and taste including a fantastic haul in the recent Drinks Business ‘THE WORLD’S BEST RIESLING MASTERS 2017’ where the company’s wines were awarded a Gold, a Silver and four Bronze medals.n