Leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International and Australian Vintage Ltd. – a leading Australian wine company started by the McGuigans, one of the country’s most iconic and revered wine families – are pleased to announce a new partnership with the introduction of Tempus Two.
This marks Palm Bay’s re-entry into the Australian wine category, which has recently shown signs of growth, particularly at the premium and above level.
Tempus Two continues the McGuigans’ rich history as a contemporary fine wine project born of their pioneering excellence. Founded in 1997 and backed by four generations of winemaking heritage, Tempus Two comprises two ranges, sourcing fruit from Australia’s premium terroirs, including Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills, to craft wines with both substance and style.
“Although recent trends in premium Australian wine have been mixed, we believe that with the many changes in the make-up of the Australian category, stand out brands can break through in a class with tremendous size and resilience. We are delighted to introduce these exceptional new entries to our portfolio with a partner that, like our own company, boasts a long history of strong family involvement.”
– Marc D. Taub, President & CEO of Palm Bay International
The Varietal Series (SRP: $14.99) includes a Sauvignon Blanc sourced from premium vineyards in cooler climate Adelaide Hills and the eastern ranges of the Barossa Valley and a Shiraz produced from famed South Australia vineyards such as Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills. The Copper Series (SRP: $19.99) includes Copper Wilde Chardonnay, a portion of which undergoes a natural fermentation from Hunter Valley and Adelaide Hills; Copper Shiraz, co-fermented with Viognier to produce a softer style from Langhorne Creek; and the vibrant, flavorful Copper GSM blend from Barossa Valley.
“I’ve long admired Palm Bay and the Taub family – the footprint they have created with Italian wines is truly amazing and that performance does not come about by pure chance. Palm Bay has a group of dedicated and experienced executives, sales and marketing professionals who we believe can truly drive the Australian category through our Tempus Two brand. We look forward to working together to create something that is truly exciting for the United States consumer.”
– Neil McGuigan, CEO Australian Vintage Ltd.
Tempus Two wines are currently rolling out nationwide. For more information, visit PalmBay.com.