24th September, 2019 by Phoebe French
Windsor Great Park x Bordeaux Liquid Gold
Last month, Direct Wines Production announced the appointment of Singapore-based fine wine merchant Bordeaux Liquid Gold as the exclusive distributor of Windsor Great Park Vineyard in Malaysia.
Windsor Great Park Vineyard produces wine from a 3-hectare site in the Windsor Great Park and is a collaboration between DWP and the Royal Family.
Planted in 2011, the vineyard is managed by tenant farmers, with the inaugural 2013 vintage released in 2016 to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.
Bordeaux Liquid Gold will now take over distribution in Malaysia starting with the 2015 vintage. This follows news that exports of English wine doubled in 2018, with 8% of the total volume exported in 2018 compared to 4% in 2017.
Windsor Great Park is vinified at Ridgeview in East Sussex.
Iain Muggoch, general manager of DWP, commented: “We are extremely pleased to announce this new partnership with Bordeaux Liquid Gold in Malaysia. With this appointment, Windsor Great Park Vineyard joins a stellar portfolio including Paul Jaboulet Aîné, No. 3 d’Angélus, Clarendelle by Haut-Brion, Champagne Barons de Rothschild and many more. We are excited about this collaboration and we look forward to bringing this iconic English wine to Malaysia’s discerning wine lovers.”
Julian Poh, CEO of Bordeaux Liquid Gold, added: “We would like our clients in Malaysia to experience the emotion and luxury of this beautiful sparkling wine from Windsor Great Park Vineyard.”
DWP is the production arm of Laithwaite’s Direct Wines group.