SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 2015 – San Francisco based Maritime Wine Trading Collective has been named the exclusive USA importer and sales and marketing agent for Burgundy based Badet-Clement & Co., owners and négociants of the prestige Domaines et Vins de Propriété (DVP) Burgundy and Rhone estates portfolio. Badet-Clément produces the internationally successful and popular southern French “Les Jamelles” brand and transacts wines from three of France’s major wine producing regions: Languedoc-Roussillon, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. Founded in 1989, DVP is now headed by Laurent Delaunay, whose family has produced Burgundy wines for five generations.
With the arrangement, Maritime will be responsible for all of the winery’s sales and marketing efforts in the United States.
Maritime founder Chris Nickolopoulos states: “Partnering with Badet-Clement and their fantastic DVP portfolio and Les Jamelles wines is consistent with Maritime’s fundamental approach to portfolio management and marketing: to identify unique family-owned producers and portfolios from both the world’s great and emerging wine producing regions and place them in strategically relevant US wine trading markets, channels and accounts.
Laurent Delaunay principal and founder of Badet-Clement states: “Our partnership with Maritime will enable us to be more focused in channel sales and increase our volume and profitability. They possess in-market management talent and knowledge that will shine a spotlight on our wines with our wholesale partners by acting as an extension to our brands.”
About Badet Clement & Co.
Created in 1995 by Catherine and Laurent Delaunay, two Burgundian winemakers trained in New World wines who descend from a long line of wine producers and négociants. Badet Clément & Co. specializes in the production and marketing of French estate and branded wines that are geared to the demand of international markets.
About Maritime Wine Trading Collective
Founded in 2009 by Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister, the company has a diverse portfolio of wines from Argentina, France, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Turkey as well as small production, sub-appellation offerings from California and Washington. Maritime is a Bacchus Capital Management portfolio company. For more information, visit www.maritimewine.com
About Bacchus Capital Management
Bacchus Capital Management is an investment firm providing strategic capital and making equity investments in United States wineries and wine businesses. Current Bacchus portfolio companies are DeLille Cellars, Madrigal Family Winery, Maritime Wine Trading Collective, Panther Creek Cellars, Sbragia Family Vineyards, Dobbes Family Estate / Wine by Joe. Prior Bacchus portfolio companies are Andretti Winery, Cameron Hughes Wine, and Qupé. For more information, visit www.bacchuswinefund.com