Top 10 global wine brands 2017


Brand owner: Trinchero Family Estates

Head office: 100 St Helena Highway, St Helena, CA, 94574 USA

Tel: +1 707 963 3104


Marketing director: Wendy Nyberg

PR Director: Elizabeth Hooker

Product range: Varietal collection, Red Blend, Sweet Red, Sweet White, Bubbly range, Sangria

Volume 2015: 10m 9l cases 
Volume 2016: 10.5m 9l cases
 Change: +7.5%

Ever since it introduced the world to White Zinfandel in the 1970s, this
big hitter in the US market has been on the lookout for new styles. In 2014 the company added a ‘Red Blend’, a crowd-pleasing mix of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, to its books. The UK, Poland, Ireland and Canada remain Sutter Home’s largest export markets.

“In 2016, Sutter Home made meaningful gains in many international markets. Our largest export markets are the UK, where our focus has been on the on-trade, and Poland, where Sutter Home is a top-selling California wine brand and we’re experiencing double-digit growth,” said Elizabeth Hooker, senior director of communications at Trinchero Family Estates.

“We are also investing to build our business in Central America and the Caribbean where we have a growing presence in several markets including Mexico, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica,” she added.

In the drinks business’ Global Cabernet Masters competition last year, in the under £10 bracket Sutter Home’s Cabernet Sauvignon stood out for its “juicy identifiably Cab character”, encouraging judges to single it out as a good entry point to California’s expertise with
the grape.

7 Responses to “Top 10 global wine brands 2017”

  1. My wife and I discovered the Barefoot brand a few years ago and it remains our entertainment beverage.

  2. KRYSTAL says:

    I just wished they stocked more products, especially the 187ml bottles, in the UK. I prefer the white Moscato and always have a nightmare trying to find it in the UK.

  3. suman says:

    Nice information i like your article. hope it will be help me

  4. Todd says:

    Why isn’t Franzia #1 at 23.7 million 9 liter equivalents? Source: Impact Databank and Wine Handbook 2017

  5. Emma Brown says:

    I love wines. Thanks for letting us know one more good wine brand. I liked the Golden Icewine Valley. Do you know any wine brands specializing in Napa Valley wines.? I have one here Would love to know some more Unique Napa Brands.

  6. M Hartmann says:

    Top ten is a useful list for wines to avoid. The huge factory approach turns me off. I want to drink wines made by farmers and winemakers not chemists and MBAs. 🙂

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