Leading beverage distributor Octopus Distribution Networks has acquired exclusive rights to distribute McGuigan Wines in Singapore.
Octopus Distribution Networks has sealed an exclusive distribution partnership with Hunter Valley, New South Wales-based McGuigan Wines to distribute their wines in Singapore with effect from October 2019.
Octopus Distribution Networks, a leading beverage distributor in Singapore which was formed in early 2018 through the merger of distribution companies Liquorland Distribution, Okeanos Distribution and Singapore Beverage Solutions, takes over from Vinicole Asia to look after the award-winning Australian wine company’s broad portfolio, ranging from its retail-friendly Black Label range to higher-end offerings such as its Single Batch Project, Private Bin, The Shortlist, and Handmade series.
McGuigan Wines – part of parent company Australian Vintage Limited, which also owns other wine brands such as Tempus Two, Miranda and Nepenthe – was originally a bulk wine supplier, but in recent years has transformed into a producer of quality branded wine under the leadership of Australian Vintage Limited CEO and chief winemaker Neil McGuigan.
While McGuigan is generally better known for its price-friendly retail wines – its blended Black Label Red has been Australia’s best-selling red wine by volume since 2015 – its premium Single Batch Project wines explore provenance by featuring actual winery batch numbers of specific vineyard plots and yeast strain every vintage. Then there’s also its tope-end The Philosophy, a premium Cabernet Savignon and Shiraz blend that delivers McGuigan’s winemaking philosophy using Clare Valley fruit.
McGuigan comes with a whole host of winemaking accolades, the most recent being ‘White Winemaker of the Year’ at one of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions – the 2019 International Wine Challenge (IWC) and ‘Semillon Winery of the Year’ at the 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition.
“Quality, consistency and value are hallmark qualities of the McGuigan brand; we are pleased to establish a strategic partnership with Octopus Distribution Networks, who not only share our core values, but are committed to creating and delivering outstanding value for their partners. We look forward to a fruitful relationship,” Neil McGuigan, CEO of Australian Vintage Limited and chief winemaker of McGuigan Wines, elaborates.