O Fournier Group, a multinational winery group with wineries in Argentina, Spain and Chile, has selected Craft + Estate, the national import arm of Virginia-based The Vintner Group, to distribute its products in the US.

Craft + Estate will use its network of fine wine wholesale partners to handle the brands in the country.

O Fournier Group will roll out its wines, including Alfa Crux 2001 produced at Argentina winery, Spiga 2004 produced at Spain winery, O Fournier Maule 2009 produced at Chile winery, Alfa Spiga 2006, Alfa Crux Malbec 2006 and others, reported WineBusiness.com.

The Vintner Group president and CEO David Townsend told the website that they are happy to be selected by O Fournier Group to grow their brands in the US.

"Due to incredible attention to detail on the winemaking side and a tireless work ethic on the part of Jose-Manuel Ortega Gil-Fournier, Bodegas O. Fournier has rightfully shot to the top of the fine wine heirachy from three leading points of origin," Townsend added.

O Fournier Group chairman Jose-Manuel Ortega Gil-Fournier said partnership with Craft + Estate creates a good opportunity for them to grow their brand and sales development in the US.

"I am a strong believer in the long-term strategy of The Vintner Group and its leadership and am thrilled to have the opportunity to modestly contribute to their growth plan," Gil-Fournier added.

O Fournier wines join Craft + Estate’s existing brands such as Chateau St Cosme; feted Nelson and Ségla, the second wine from the Margaux second growth Chateau Rauzan-Segla; and Neudorf wines.