Premium Marlborough Wine Companies’ merger “an organic fit.”
Marlborough’s Coterie Du Vin and Glover Family Vineyards today announced their merger into a new integrated wine company, The Coterie.
Directors Ben Glover and Rhyan Wardman said the merger of both businesses had been part of the long-term strategic vision for the shareholders. They said the merger was an organic fit given that Glover Family Vineyards wines were already being produced at Coterie Du Vin’s Bedford Road winery, and that both companies shared the same philosophy toward winemaking.
Over the past four years Coterie Du Vin has specialised in small batch, organic, premium contract winemaking for a range of wine brands. Glover Family Vineyards is one of Marlborough’s oldest family-owned grape growers, and producer of premium Marlborough brands Zephyr, Massey Dacta and Bob /Short for Kate.
Staff of both businesses will transition to the new company. Jude Hobson has been appointed General Manager with Pierre Vienings taking on the role of Operations Winemaker completing The Coterie’s management team.thecoterie.co.nz