America’s First Sustainably-Packaged Luxury-Class Wine Launches With Direct-to-Consumer Delivery
April 16, 2014; NEW YORK – Andegavia Cask Wines today announced the introduction of the first sustainably-packaged, luxury wine brand with direct-to-consumer delivery. Blending the heritage of Old-World Europe with the spirit of today’s modern-day wine drinker, the smartly-designed Andegavia cask seals high-end varietals in recyclable packaging for a greener, more cost-effective way to enjoy luxury wines every day. Andegavia’s exceptional cask wines are sourced from top wine regions, including Napa and Sonoma Valley, and provide a “wine-on-tap” experience at home.
With the popularity of sustainably-packaged wine booming overseas, and a growing domestic market of daily wine drinkers, Andegavia represents the first U.S. product that pairs luxury-class and ultra-premium wines with the convenience, quality, and freshness offered by casked wine. As an additional benefit for consumers, modern packaging means that a substantially larger share of production dollars goes toward the quality of wine, rather than expensive glass bottles and shipping. As a result, Andegavia’s wine casks are 30 to 40 percent less expensive than bottled wines of comparable qualityi.
“Andegavia Cask Wines came out of our love for exceptional wine and our belief that there had to be a more convenient, greener way to get that wine to your table,” said Andegavia founder Gavin Macomber. ““Our sleek, eco-friendly packaging, combined with high quality blends from top wine growing regions such as Napa and Sonoma Valley and our web-based, direct-to-consumer delivery model, advance the wine buying and consumption experience for the everyday wine drinker.”
Named for one of the original wine-growing regions in France where wine was once stored and shipped in large barrels or “casks,” Andegavia wines are sealed in lightweight, three-liter containers crafted from 100 percent recyclable materials, from the corrugated cardboard exterior to the no. 7 plastic bladder. Each cask contains the equivalent of four 750 ml bottles of wine and the bladder inside protects the wine from oxidization, keeping it fresh for approximately four weeks once tapped.
Andegavia wines are created by one of Sonoma and Napa Valleys’ top winemaking teams, recognized for producing exceptional ultra-premium and luxury-class wines. For the product’s introduction, Andegavia head winemaker Patrick Saboe and his team have produced four exceptional California varietals, including: 2011 Ruthven Napa Valley Red Blend, 2012 Merrill Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2011 Nadalini Red Blend, and 2012 Ruthven Napa Valley Chardonnay. Upcoming releases will include a Rhone-style, dry Rosé and a crisp, Italian-style Pinot Grigio for the summer season. Future releases will include wines from France, Italy, and other international winemaking regions.
Each three-liter wine cask is priced between $68-78 with a $10 flat shipping rate, and is also available through the Andegavia Wine Club at a discounted price as part of a monthly subscription. For a limited time, customers receive 20 percent off their first cask order when they register to be an Andegavia Insider. The initial run of casks is now available for shipment to 35 states. For more information about Andegavia Cask Wines and to place an order, please visit: www.andegavia.com.
ABOUT ANDEGAVIA CASK WINES
Andegavia Cask Wines is the first sustainably-packaged, luxury wine brand with direct-to-consumer delivery, blending the heritage of Old-World Europe with the spirit of today’s modern-day wine drinker. Named for one of the original wine-growing regions in France where wine was once stored and shipped in large barrels or “casks,” Andegavia was born out of the love for exceptional wine and the belief that there had to be a greener, more cost-effective way to enjoy luxury-class wines every day. Andegavia’s exceptional cask wines are sourced from fine growers and wineries in the top wine regions around the world, including Napa and Sonoma Valley, and provide a “wine-on-tap” experience at home. For more information, visit www.andegavia.com.