NEW YORK, NY – June 11, 2019 – Frederick Wildman and Sons today closed a deal with Cantine Riunite & CIV. As U.S. importer of Cantine Riunite & CIV along with Bolla and Fontana Candida from GIV, Frederick Wildman will provide sales and marketing services for these leading brand portfolios. These new partnerships allow Frederick Wildman to further build its position as one of the leading wine importers in the U.S.
“Our relationship with Cantine Riunite & CIV grows both our global portfolio and our company resources significantly,” said Frederick Wildman President and COO Marc Hirten. “Riunite and Bolla are two of the largest Italian brands in the United States, and we are excited to have the opportunity to fuel further development and growth for these brands that are already well established in the American market.”
Frederick Wildman and Sons will maintain its the current best in class distributor network, including Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and MS Walker. In addition, Frederick Wildman will take on the highly successful Riunite network of distributors including Republic National Distributing Company, Breakthru Beverage Group and Empire Merchants.
Founded in 1934, Frederick Wildman is recognized as one of North America’s preeminent importers, with a portfolio that includes Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV), Champagne Pol Roger, Famille Hugel, Domaine Olivier Leflaive, Jean-Jacques Vincent/Château Fuissé and Domaine Pascal Jolivet.
Cantine Riunite & CIV started producing wine in 1950 as a consortium in the Province of Reggio Emilia and has since grown to be one of Italy’s most admired winemakers. Cantine Riunite & CIV, along with Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV), includes globally recognized wine brands Riunite, Cantine Maschio, Bolla, Fontana Candida, Fratelli Cella, Albinea Canali and Movendo.
Frederick Wildman will maintain its existing fine wine division while adding a dedicated division for the newly represented brands. This will allow the importer to continue calling on the premier dining segment with an increased focus on independent retailers and leading national accounts in both on-premise and off-premise channels. For over 80 years, Frederick Wildman’s fine wine portfolio has gained the respect of sommeliers, leading restaurateurs and fine wine retailers across the country. The fine wine division will continue to provide premiere dining establishments and retail accounts with a selection of prestigious wines.