Lake Bluff, Ill / Oct. 14, 2015 – Terlato Wines today announced a new long-term agreement, effective Dec. 1, to take over as exclusive marketing agent for David Bruce Winery, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA of California. Known around the world for his exceptional Pinot Noir, David Bruce is a legend in California winemaking, after founding his winery in 1964 with one goal: to make the world’s greatest Pinot Noir.
“We are very pleased about our partnership with David Bruce,” said William A. Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines. “David and his wife Jeannette share our family’s uncompromising standards for quality rooted in tradition. We believe that there is untapped growth potential for David Bruce Wines.”
Terlato will feature three signature David Bruce Wines in its portfolio, including its Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Pinot Noir and Russian River Valley Chardonnay. With the addition of David Bruce Wines, Terlato deepens its portfolio of California wines, with this selection of internationally known boutique wines from a true pioneer of California winemaking.
“The Terlato partnership is a perfect match for us,” said Dr. David Bruce. “They are known for their impeccable portfolio of wines from the most important producers and appellations in the world, and we are proud to be a part of it. We are looking forward to seeing our brand grow with Terlato.”
David Bruce Winery has earned an international reputation over its more than 50 years for its dedication to making the world’s greatest Pinot Noir. In pursuit of this goal, the winery has adhered to traditional European winemaking practices that trace their lineage back to the early pioneers of winemaking in the Santa Cruz Mountains. David Bruce Winery has also been at the forefront of efforts to develop innovative new methods that have changed the face of California winemaking.
Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 70 brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and controls a 20 percent market share of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the worlds most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy and; Montalcino, Italy.
The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; Santa Cruz: David Bruce; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Jack’s House; Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher, Sohm & Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Domaine Ramonet, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca’Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Epsilon, Fizz 56, GAJA, Goretti, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Santa Margherita; Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella. Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Heartland Prohibition Gin, Langley’s No. 8 Gin; Marnier XO Cognac, Riazul Tequila, Tigre Blanc Vodka and Tiramisu Liqueur.