The Vinho Verde brand is imported into the United States by the importer and marketer in Healdsburg, California.
Healdsburg, CA – February 3, SHARE A SPLASH announces the addition of the historic family brand Twin Vines by José Maria da Fonseca Vinho Verde to its portfolio. The brand becomes the second international vineyard in the company’s growing portfolio, joining stable New Zealand specialist Astrolabe, which is based in Marlborough and joined the SHARE A SPLASH family in 2012.
The Vinho Verde de J.M. da Fonseca Twin Vines is characterized by a classic style, a natural low alcohol content (10% abv), light effervescence, crispness and purity with aromas of tropical fruit. This wine comes from the northwestern part of Portugal, the region of Minho, and is called Vinho Verde DOC. The wines are made from traditional Viño Verde grapes: 70% Lloreiro, 15% Trajadura, 10% Pederna, 5% Alvarinho.
We are delighted to welcome J.M. da Fonseca Twin Wine to our portfolio, says the wine company SHARE A SPLASH. The founder of Yoav Gilat, wine fits perfectly into our spirit of wine, made to share, strengthen the bonds between people and enrich our lives. The brand will complement the other SHARE A SPLASH offerings, allowing it to join the Vinho Verde category, which is up +16.7% in value and +16.1% in volume; Twin Vines posted a significant 17.7% increase in IRI Total US + Conv + Liq 26 weeks (on 11/1/20). I believe this wine is the perfect gateway for a new generation of younger consumers who just want tasty, low-alcohol, simple and refreshing wines, enthuses Gilat.
SHARE A SPLASH wine co. is the perfect American house for Twin Vines, says Antonio Soares Franco de J.M. da Fonseca, Gilat’s success with Cannonball proves why they are an excellent partner for us to develop Twin Vines. Their innate ability to combine fun, value and excellent packaging into a winning formula resonates as we watch the brand grow into the future. This is just the first of many
Projects that will be launched in the future as we begin a new life for our company in the U.S. market. We are very pleased with this new partnership.
The wine will have a suggested retail price of $9.99, and the style and grape variety will remain unchanged.
About the SPLASH Wine Companyballoon
Founded in 2006 as Cannonball Wine Company, SHARE A SPLASH Wine Company produces and manages a portfolio of wines that reflect the simple belief that wine, like life, is best drunk when you share it. Today SHARE A SPLASH’s portfolio includes premium wine brands such as Cannonball, ELEVEN by Cannonball, Angels & Cowboys, the award-winning Astrolabe Wines of New Zealand and High Dive Napa Valley. From their base in Healdsburg, California, SHARE A SPLASH wines can be found in 48 US markets and 30 international markets with the mission to share the splash with every glass! For more information, visit shareasplash.com
About J.M. da Fonseca
The family wine producer J.M. da Fonseca is one of the most famous and historic wine producers in Portugal, founded in 1834. It is currently used by students in grades 6 and 7. It is run by the second generation of the Soares Francou family, headed by Chief Winemaker and Vice President Domingos Soares Francou. With 650 hectares of vineyards throughout Portugal, including the best regions of Vinho Verde, Douro, Setubal and Alentejo, the group produces a wide range of wines that embody the best of Portuguese tradition and innovation. For more information, visit jmf.pt