Terlato Wines Announces the Addition of Seven Iconic Burgundy Producers to CRU Selections Portfolio

January 30 2017

Lake Bluff, Ill – Jan. 30, 2017 – Terlato Wines announced today that they will be adding seven additional Burgundy producers to their CRU Selections Division building on their already impressive portfolio of producers. Terlato’s CRU Selections Division includes some of the world’s most renowned and respected Burgundian Domaines along with a small handful of wine-making families crafting artisanal wines in some of the most highly esteemed and sought-after wine growing regions of the world. The CRU Selections portfolio includes: Château de la Tour (Clos Vougeot), Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Ramonet, Domaine Roumier, François Labet, Kracher, Marco Abella, Mischief & Mayhem, Peller Estates and M. Schieferkopf (by M. Chapoutier).

The new producers being added to the CRU Selections portfolio are: Domaine Michel Niellon, Domaine Jean-Louis Chavy, Domaine Lecheneaut, Domaine Pierre Damoy, Aurélien Verdet, Domaine Vocoret and Domaine Bruno Clavelier.

“We are honored to represent these families and their wines in the U.S.” said John Terlato, Vice Chairman of Terlato Wines. “We chose these producers carefully.  They are  wonderful people crafting extraordinary wines from unique vineyards.  As a wine family, we understand the work and commitment of the Domaine owners. The Domaine owners in turn appreciate our understanding of their farming and winemaking. We also have a history of taking the very long view, creating relationships which have spanned generations. Creating relationships with Burgundian Domaine owners is just an extension of the approach we have successfully utilized for over 70 years now.”

Over the last decade of visiting Burgundy, John Terlato has developed friendships with many renowned Burgundian winemaking families, and from these friendships and relationships came a carefully curated portfolio of 14 producers. The Domaines within the CRU portfolio, including those recently added, are generally producing wines in small quantities, and as such, are largely allocated to on-premise accounts. 

Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, Terlato Wines has built an acclaimed portfolio of wines from world class wine- and spirits-producing families from around the world, and has a leadership position in the U.S. luxury wine and spirits categories. These families, like the Terlatos, are focused on quality, and they represent 34 families from more than 15 countries and over 85 brands.

Terlato Wines has a portfolio of more than 85 wine brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer 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 world’s 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. For more information, please visit www.terlatowines.com.

The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Maxville, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato 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; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Aurelien Verdet, Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Château de La Tour, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Domaine Bruno Clavier, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, Domaine Jean-Louis Chavy, Domaine Lecheneaut, Domaine Georges Roumier; Domaine Michel Niellon, Domaine Pierre Damoy, Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Ramonet, Domaine Vocaret, Mathilde Chapoutier, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK; Schieferkopf, Trenel; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca’Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Feudi di San Gregorio, Fizz 56, GAJA, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Pieve Santa Restituta, Riondo, Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Durbanville Hills, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Nederburg, Plaisir de Merle, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Two Oceans; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella.  Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Amarula Cream Liqueur, Angostura Rum, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, Bisquit Cognac, Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt, Deanston Highland Single Malt Whisky, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Heartland Gin, Langley’s No. 8 Gin; Ledaig Single Malt Scotch, Riazul Tequila, Scottish Leader Blended Scotch Whisky, Tigre Blanc Vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur, Tobermory Single Malt Scotch