Maisons Marques et Domaines are delighted to welcome Napa Valley’s Diamond Creek Vineyards to their portfolio of world class producers following Maison Louis Roederer’s acquisition of this iconic property earlier this year.
Maison Louis Roederer’s passion for exploring California’s best terroirs began in 1982 with their purchase of Roederer Estate in the Anderson Valley, distributed by MMD since 1995, and has become synonymous with outstanding Sparkling Wine from California. In 2019, Louis Roederer extended their Californian portfolio to include Merry Edwards from the Russian River Valley, also distributed by Maisons Marques et Domaines.
According to Frédéric Rouzaud, President & CEO of Maison Louis Roederer, “the acquisition of Diamond Creek is the continuation of our journey into the greatest appellations in the world and our relentless quest to produce great wines with strong identity. Reflective of their pioneering characters, Al and Boots Brounstein built Diamond Creek from the ground up, producing some of the most celebrated and singular wines of the region. I am delighted that, once again, we have the opportunity to carry on the opus of an iconic family and embody its values and savoir-faire”.
Roederer and Diamond Creek have long shared the same philosophy of estate driven production, family ownership and, above all, the pursuit of excellence. In 1997, Al and Boots Brounstein were among a small group of wine luminaries invited to Paris by Jean-Claude Rouzaud, Frédéric’s father, to celebrate the 30 greatest wines in the world on his 30-year anniversary at the helm of Louis Roederer. Their friendly relationship endured until Al’s passing and Jean-Claude’s retirement in 2006 and was continued by Frédéric and Boots who were exploring ways to partner until she passed in July 2019 at age 92.
“Passing the reigns onto Maisons Marques et Domaines, Louis Roederer’s UK subsidiary, is a natural progression for the distribution of Diamond Creek Vineyards in the UK,” said Nicole Carter, Diamond Creek Vineyards President. “On behalf of Diamond Creek Vineyards, I would like to thank Armit for the many years of brand building for our wines in the UK and creating a loyal following. Our intention is to work with Armit through their private clients as we move the distribution of the brand within our family of companies. This is a very exciting next chapter for Diamond Creek in the UK as it is our most important international market.”
Richard Billett, Managing Director at Maisons Marques et Domaines, added, “the arrival of Napa’s Diamond Creek Vineyards is a perfect addition to the MMD portfolio and brings another dimension to our growing Californian offering. We are very much looking forward to being able to introduce these exceptional wines to our customers, building on the strong foundations laid by Armit and continuing to develop the presence of this fabled estate in the UK market”.
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