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Napa’s Favia Wines to be sold on La Place de Bordeaux

The Napa Valley winery’s new relationship with La Place de Bordeaux will begin with the release of the Favia Wines 2019 vintage in September.

Napa's Favia Wines to be sold on La Place de Bordeaux
Winemaker Andy Erickson and Viticulturist Annie Favia | photo credit: Leigh-Ann Beverly

Favia Wines has announced its decision to offer its Napa Valley wines internationally through La Place de Bordeaux.

Owner and winemaker Andy Erickson called the fine wine marketplace “the most powerful system of distribution in the world”.

He said: “We see this new partnership as recognition of the quality of our Favia wines, and as an opportunity to share our story and philosophy with more of the world.”

The first release will focus on two Napa Valley wines: Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville and the Cerro Sur, a blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The release of the 2019 vintage Favia Wines will be offered through CVBG, DIVA, LD Vins, and Maison Descaves, through coordination by Timothée Moreau of Bureau des Grands Vins.

Viticulturist Annie Favia and Winemaker Andy Erickson started Favia in 2001. Both arrived in the Napa Valley in the early 1990s, and after nearly a decade working with some of Napa Valley’s most prominent wineries, Erickson shifted to concentrate on Favia in 2003.

Erickson went on to say of the partnership: “Since our first release in 2003, our goal has been to produce exceptional wines that express the beauty of the Napa Valley.

“Nearly twenty years on, we aim to look at each vintage with fresh eyes, employing thoughtful, organic farming practices in the vineyard and natural, detail-oriented winemaking techniques in the cellar.

“This partnership will allow our small team at Favia to continue to concentrate on what we do best — grow grapes, make wines, and foster genuine connections with our customers. We look forward to sharing our wines, and our story, with an expanding audience.”

In other news, a wine from New Zealand recently joined La Place de Bordeaux, becoming the first brand from this island nation to trade via this historic French distribution network. Read more on that here.

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