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Based in London, Armit Wines has a reputation as one of the UK’s leading Fine Wine merchants, recognised for the quality of its portfolio with several exclusive agencies in the UK including Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia), Bruno Giacosa, Querciabella from Italy as well as established icons of the fine wine world such as Château Lafleur, La Rioja Alta S.A and Mendel Wines.
Not to rest on its laurels, Armit have spent the last year continuing to push the range forward with rising stars such as Domaine Bart and Domaine Trapet-Rochelandet from Burgundy, Davide Fregonese in Piedmont, Momento in South Africa and Terroir Sense Fronteres in Montsant.
Since its inception in 1988, Armit Wines has never been afraid to break the mould. The founder, John Armit, played a key role in transforming how the wine industry operates, pioneering the practice of buying directly from producers and building long standing relationships. John stepped back from the business in 2008 and sold a majority share to Dutch group Baarsma, which was bought in its entirety by Invivo Wine in 2017. In July 2019, Invivo bought the last remaining shares and became the complete owner of Armit Wines. This new arrangement has allowed Armit to return to operating entirely independently and autonomously in the UK with the added financial backing and support of the French group.
The agency business operates alongside a Fine Wine private account management team, a trading arm and significant reach in the off and on trade, supplying top restaurants and retailers across the UK. This unique, multi-channel approach offers the agencies an unparalleled reach across all sectors of the UK wine trade.
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Mendel Wines, a family-owned winery that represents the union of Roberto de la Mota, one of Argentina’s most respected and experienced winemakers with the Sielecki family, has signed a partnership with Armit Wines Ltd as its exclusive distributor in the UK.
Brett Fleming, managing director for Armit Wines, said: “Mendel Wines has been awarded and recognied by the most prestigious international wine experts, journalists and magazines around the globe. As a premium producer expressing terroir driven wines that truly illustrate their own story, they are exactly the right fit for Armit’s longer term vision. We are thrilled to partner with Mendel Wines to grow their iconic wine portfolio in the United Kingdom.”
Diego Surazsky, CEO of Mendel Wines, added: “In our search for a regional partner, we quickly came across Armit Wines Ltd as a leading player in the UK’s fine wine business. Our two companies share the same values with regards to premium brand building and are committed to long term, sustainable, growth. We are excited to partner and look forward to unleashing the full potential of our wines in the UK market”.