February 24th – Washington, DC — Prestige-Ledroit Distributing announced today its appointment as the exclusive Mid-Atlantic distributor for Diamond Wine Imports, Wine & Spirits Magazine 2020 Importer of the Year.
The partnership aligns both companies for the long term by combining the strength of Prestige-Ledroit’s Mid-Atlantic relationships and Diamond Wine Imports’ dedicated portfolio of iconic Greek producers.
Established in 1992, owner Ted Diamantis believed that Greece could once again become a source of some of the greatest wines in the world. With its unique terroir of mountain vineyards, maritime-influenced climates, volcanic and alluvial soils, and more than 200 ancient indigenous varieties, Ted saw the opportunity that was ripe for rediscovery. Over the last 30 years of tasting and traveling throughout Greece, Diamond Wine Imports has compiled a portfolio of the best artisan, vineyard-driven producers who are working with native varieties from the finest appellations. They focus on producers and growers who are fully committed to quality and sustainability from vine to bottle.
Chris Schmid, SVP of Prestige-Ledroit says, “Diamond has helped reshape the American consumer’s perception of Greek wines. Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Moschofiler–these ancient, exotic varieties will one day soon become household names. Diamond Wines and the many iconic producers that they represent have played a major role in leading the charge, and we are thrilled to now represent these wines and help aid in their cause in the Mid-Atlantic.”
The two companies have a shared goal of educating and familiarizing the American wine market about these indigenous varieties, ancient appellations, and most importantly, the spirit of these outstanding producers.
About Prestige-Ledroit Distributing Co.
Prestige-Ledroit, formed after the merger of Prestige Beverage and Ledroit Brands, has been in business since 2016 and is the Mid-Atlantic leader in providing distribution of craft spirits and boutique wines from around the globe. Prestige-Ledroit represents a growing number of family-owned and operated producers who are dedicated to the quality and authenticity of their craft. With a commitment to providing remarkable service, Prestige-Ledroit works to broaden the awareness and understanding of exceptional producers in the Mid-Atlantic markets of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Delaware.