Total Beverage Solution (TBS) announced today that it has closed on an Exclusive Import Agreement with Rolf Binder Winery and Schubert Estate. Terms of the distribution deal were not disclosed.
“We are excited to have concluded this cooperative national distribution deal from such well respected family run Barossa Valley vineyards and estates. We have been expanding our presence in the fine wine category, and feel that Rolf Binder and Schubert will make nice additions to our portfolio,” commented TBS President Dave Pardus.
Total Beverage Solution is passionate about working with wineries and estates that deliver their very best. In 2005 Rolf Binder was named Australian Winemaker of the Year. The following year Rolf Binder had another knock out vintage receiving many 90+ point ratings in the Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. “One of my favorite Australian wineries,” says Robert Parker. Total Beverage Solution is excited to have a highly acclaimed winemaker included into our family of brands. “The solid base of TBS along with their impressive distribution network and support will allow my wines to reach into new markets and consolidate their position in represented markets,” commented Rolf Binder.
Schubert Estate is another fascinating Barossa vigneron that creates many complex, nearly perfect vintages one year after another. Robert Parker is quoted on the 2004 Gander as having a “…total hedonistic turn-on” which of course received a 97 point rating by the Wine Advocate. Schubert proprietors Steve and Cecilia instill love and artistry behind every bottle and continue to enthral palates on the hunt for fine wine. “Good wine definitely begins in the vineyard and at Schubert Estate we have split the business of wine between the growing of the fruit and the making of wine. In joining with the TBS team we see a continuance of the passion and commitment that comes with the statement ‘It has to be all about the wine’ and this new partnership will maintain that inspiration,” commented Steve Schubert.
The TBS portfolio includes such brands as Tohu Wines from the Marlborough region of New Zealand – the first Maori owned wine company, Weihenstephan Beer from Germany – the world’s oldest brewery, Edradour Distillery – Scotland’s smallest distillery, and Greene King Brewery – one of the UK’s largest independent brewers. In addition TBS owns and markets the wine brands Tiziano, Altanuta and Big Red Monster.
Total Beverage Solution was founded in 2002, and its mission is to be a preferred beverage alcohol supplier for the US market. For more information on this transaction and Total Beverage Solution, visit TotalBeverageSolution.com