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Australia’s Chateau Tanunda And Lambert Estate Form New Venture For U.S. Market

January 12, 2017

Australia’s Chateau Tanunda, formerly handled by Banfi in the U.S. market, has partnered with fellow Barossa winery Lambert Estate on a new U.S. import arrangement. Both wineries will now be represented in the U.S. by Barossa Napa Vineyards and Estates, a new Maryland-based company led by Banfi veteran Dan Goettel.

Barossa Napa Vineyards & Estates will debut two new wines from Chateau Tanunda: Triathlon, a red blend made with Grenache, Merlot and Petit Verdot ($16); and single-vineyard Matthews Road Cabernet Sauvignon ($16).

Lambert Estate, which is new to the U.S., will launch 12 wines through Barossa Napa, including the Black Sheep red blend ($16) and Thoroughbred Cabernet Sauvignon ($29).

Chateau Tanunda produces roughly 160,000 cases annually and currently sells about 10,000 cases in the U.S., the winemaker’s executive chairman John Geber tells SND. Geber’s daughter, Michelle, was recently named general manager to oversee the day-to-day business. Daniel Marsteller

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