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Broadbent Selections Signs Renowned Domaine Georges Vernay as the Exclusive USA Importer

Posted on May 20, 2020

Richmond Va. May 19, 2020… Broadbent Selections, Inc. is pleased to announce its appointment as the exclusive U.S. Importer for the wines of Domaine Georges Vernay from the Rhone in France.

Domaine Georges Vernay is a third-generation venerable wine producer in the heart of Condrieu, founded by Francis Vernay. In 1940, through his efforts in large part, the Condrieu appellation was officially created.

BSI founder and CEO, Bartholomew Broadbent, states, "When I established Broadbent Selections in 1996, my goal then, and now, was to represent the top winegrowers from around the world. However, at that point most of the great wines from France were already represented by other importers. Paul Amsellem recognized he could be better served in the USA under the stewardship of Broadbent Selections, and we are delighted to venture back into French wines, starting with one of the world's most iconic producers. I grew up drinking the finest French wines, and my late father was delighted with this news, which I broke to him before his passing. Adding such a brilliant French property to my portfolio is not only exciting to me, but I feel that, with two Master Sommeliers and a highly wine educated team of salespeople, this will satisfy their quench to keep learning and nurture their love and passion for French wines. We feel this is just the beginning. Domaine Georges Vernay is an opportunity to start with one of the top world-renowned producers of the wines from Condrieu. I couldn't be any more excited to represent the wines of this world class wine estate, and I am thoroughly enjoying speaking French again.”

Paul Amsellem of Domaine Georges Vernay writes "We have chosen Broadbent Selections to represent us in the United States, a new page now opens for our domaine with an importer of great renown and a very well recognized professionalism. We are happy with this decision because it corresponds exactly with our wishes that our wines be better represented in the US." 

Domaine Georges Vernay was founded in 1937 by Francis Vernay, in later years his son Georges would succeed him and play a key role in restricting the geographical boundaries of Condrieu and preserve the character and future greatness of the appellation.  In 1996 Christine Vernay, Georges’s daughter, took over as winemaker and General Manager of the Estate.  Recognized as one of the great winemakers in France, recently, several of her wines have been awarded the famous 100/100 in top wine publications.

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