Adegas Galegas and Curious Cork Imports Enter into National Importation and Distribution Agreement
Napa—Renowned Spanish winery Adegas Galegas has entered into an exclusive national importation and distribution agreement with Curious Cork Imports, a Napa and Denver based importer and sales and marketing company that has grown to distribution in 15 states and Western Canada within just 18 months. Says Curious Cork CEO Peter Baedeker, “We couldn’t be prouder of the new partnership with Adegas Galegas. The team produces world-class wines that truly represent the future of winemaking in Galicia. At Curious Cork, we’re seeing a growing Spanish wine market in the U.S. with significant upward potential, and our partnerships in Spain purposefully represent the face of the next generation of Spanish wineries and families.”
Since its first vintage in 1995, Adegas Galegas has become well-known internationally as one of the top producers in Rías Baixas and was purchased by a significant group of local growers in 2012. Asunción Carballo heads the winemaking at Adegas Galegas, and her wines have been praised by the press, achieving some of the highest scores of any white wines in Spain. The winery’s flagship brand, Don Pedro d Soutomaior Albari?o is produced entirely from estate vineyards in Rías Baixas; the winery also has vineyard holdings in Bierzo and Monterrei producing Mencia and Godello.
“Our companies are both young but on the same strong growth trajectory,” says Adegas Galegas Export Director, Maria Otero. “We’re very excited to begin working with Curious Cork and we’ve been impressed by how they’ve quickly gained national reach through sophisticated marketing, smart sales management and strong distribution partnerships.”
About Curious Cork
Curious Cork Imports is a brand builder and importer of unique, premium, and authentic wines from Europe. We are a committed, flexible, and dependable business partner, strengthening retailer, distributor, and supplier profitability through tailored marketing support. Working from a position of relevance in the market place, Curious Cork brings brands with authentic stories, a sense of place, and real value to satisfy the wine curiosity of today’s consumer. Learn more at www.curiouscork.com. Curious Cork Imports is a portfolio holding of Impact Opportunities Fund.
About Adegas Galegas
Adegas Galegas is a family-owned, boutique producer of world class wines, located in the Rías Baixas area of Galica, northwest Spain. Since its inception in 1995, Adegas Galegas has become known internationally for its Don Pedro d Soutomaior label. The winery has vineyard holdings in the Rías Baixas, Bierzo and Monterrei appellations, where it produces the El Cayado and Terras do Cigarron labels as well. Adegas Galegas practices sustainable farming on all of its vineyards. Learn more at www.adegasgalegas.es