Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) is all set to manage the sales, distribution and marketing business of Charles & Charles, a Washington-based joint venture between K Vintners owner Charles Smith and Three Thieves owner Charles Bieler.

Formed in 2008, the collaboration lead to the growth of Charles & Charles portfolio in the last three years, which currently includes wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah Red Blend and Rose of Syrah.

Both the firms will continue to produce the wines from grapes sourced from their network throughout Washington State, and bottle them in the Columbia Valley.

Smith said they are happy to team up with TFE, which has a huge distribution and sales network that will help the growth of their Charles & Charles wines.

TFE president and COO Bob Torkelson said they are excited to expand the Charles & Charles wines presence in the US and throughout the world.

"Bieler and Smith have created a solid brand with a loyal following and we think it’s a great fit for our portfolio," he added.

"Washington wines are on fire, and sales of Washington table wines are outpacing total table wine by 53% (5.3% vs. 3.5%)."

Charles & Charles wines will join TFE existing portfolio that includes brands such as Sutter Home, Menage a Trois and Joel Gott wines.