LUX WINES ADDS DISTINGUISHED ITALIAN WHITE WINE PRODUCER, JERMANN, TO U.S. PORTFOLIO
MODESTO, Calif., (March 1, 2017) - LUX Wines, an importer and purveyor of fine wines within an independent division of the E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), announced today that it has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Italy’s famed Jermann wines in the United States, beginning immediately.
Jermann is the latest addition to LUX Wines, a growing portfolio of elite brands from the most noteworthy appellations in the world. Well-known for being a pioneer in the art of blending and an early adopter of modern white winemaking techniques, Silvio Jermann has a reputation for successfully blending both international and local grape varieties and producing some of Italy’s most iconic white wines.
“We are excited to represent such an iconic Italian brand in our LUX Wines portfolio in the U.S.,” said Joseph C. Gallo, Vice President in Gallo’s Premium Wine Division. He added, “Celebrated for their luxury Italian white wines, Jermann is recognized around the world for creating vibrant, pure and multi-layered wines that express the unique character and originality of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.”
In 1881, Anton Jermann left the Austrian winemaking region of Burgenland and established his family winery in the tiny Friulian village of Villanova di Farra. Less than a century later in 1975, Anton’s greatgrandson Silvio Jermann forever changed the world of Italian white wines with the creation of Vintage Tunina, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and Picolit.
“As a family-owned winery, we are honored to be part of the LUX Wines portfolio and work with the Gallo Family,” said Silvio Jermann.
Today, Jermann farms approximately 400 acres which surround their two wineries in Villanova and Ruttars. The wines are recognized by notable wine critics around the world and have garnered multiple 90-plus point scores.
The Jermann portfolio that LUX Wines will be distributing includes the acclaimed Vintage Tunina, in addition to Vinnae, Dreams, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Red Angel.
About LUX Wines
Founded in 2014, LUX Wines is an importer and purveyor of fine wines from around the world created by E. & J. Gallo Winery as a distinct selling and marketing division. LUX Wines hand-selects truly singular, terroir-driven wines from highly acclaimed wineries around the world that transcend time and are deeply rooted in tradition. LUX is led by Managing Director Giovanni Nencini, who has a profound understanding of the fine wine business with more than 25 years of high-level experience in sales, marketing and exporting. Nencini oversees an elite team of wine professionals who have lived, worked and traveled in the world’s most renowned winegrowing regions. For discerning American wine enthusiasts, LUX offers a growing international portfolio of iconic wines.
About E. & J. Gallo Winery
Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery with more than 6,500 global employees and is the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 110 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.
The Gallo portfolio is comprised of more than 100 unique brands, including Barefoot Cellars, Dark Horse, and Gallo Family Vineyards, as well as premium box wines The Naked Grape and Vin Vault. Premium offerings include Apothic, Carnivor, Chateau Souverain, Columbia Winery, Ecco Domani, Edna Valley Vineyard, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Mirassou, Orin Swift, Talbott Vineyards, and William Hill Estate, along with highly acclaimed imports, such as Alamos, Brancaia, La Marca, Las Rocas, Martín Códax, Whitehaven, and LUX Wines, importers of Allegrini, Argiano, Jermann, Pieropan and Renato Ratti. Gallo Spirits currently offers New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin, Familia Camarena Tequila, RumHaven, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, E&J Brandy, Argonaut Brandy, Germain-Robin Brandy, Diplomático Rum, as well as imported Scotch whiskies from Whyte & Mackay, including The Dalmore, Jura and John Barr.