Grant Burge Wines and Drift Wines have selected OFFbeat Brands of California to import their wines in the US.

Formed in 1988 as a family-owned and operated winery in Barossa Valley, Grant Burge Wines produces a range of wines produced from grapes grown in its own vineyards in Barossa and South Australia.

For the US foray, New Zealand-based OFFbeat Brands will represent Grant Burge’s wines – Holy Trinity, 5th Generation Shiraz, the gb Range 32 Chardonnay and 56 Shiraz and Grant Burge’s 10yo Tawny.

OFFbeat Brands founder and CEO Mike Kenton said Grant Burge Wines is one of the Australia’s fine wine industries with a history of critically-acclaimed wines that reaches back many decades.

"We’re excited to re-energize the brand, increase distribution and make these highly sought-after wines more available to consumers throughout the US," Kenton added.

Grant Burge Wines global sales director Nick Doumanis said OFFbeat’s understanding of the unique challenges for import brands in the US marketplace will be invaluable as they re-introduce and grow their portfolio in the US.

Drift Wines, on the other hand, will make their Drift Sauvignon Blanc available in the US through OFFbeat Brands.

The grapes used for Drift Sauvignon Blanc production are collected from vineyards in Awatere Valley, Marlborough region, which are known for producing intensely flavoured wines with distinct mineral character through their unique soils and coastal conditions.

Kenton said New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has rightfully earned a prominent position on wine lists and on the shelves of places where wine is sold across the US.

"Drift Sauvignon Blanc is from prized vineyards in Marlborough, a beautifully made, classic rendition of Sauvignon Blanc from this renowned wine region," Kenton added.

Image: OFFbeat Brands’ Luxury Estates & Domains division will represent the wines in the US. Photo: Offbeat Brands Inc.