Joval CEO Gary Crawford says, “We are delighted and honoured to welcome Henschke into the Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist portfolio.
“Henschke will become one of our cornerstone brands in the Mezzanine portfolio alongside some of the world’s greatest family-owned wine brands.
“As custodians of some the country’s oldest vines, producers of nation-defining wines and innovators for a sustainable future, we admire the Henschke family as people of both principle and action.
“We are looking forward to working closely with Stephen and Prue, the next generation and the wider Henschke team for many years to come.”
In recent years, Stephen (fifth-generation winemaker) and Prue (viticulturist) Henschke have welcomed their adult children, Johann, Justine and Andreas into the family business.
“As we embark on a new chapter, we would like to thank House of Fine Wine for their dedication and contribution while representing Henschke in our home market,” says Stephen.
“We are pleased to form a new distribution partnership with one of Australia’s most reputable and dynamic fine wine businesses, Mezzanine .
“Their enduring values and commitment to the premium wine trade align with our family business, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship, servicing our loyal customers throughout Australia.”
Mezzanine national brand manager Bree Richmond says, “We have always respected and admired the Henschke family, their approach to winemaking and extraordinary 150 year legacy.
“We are both humbled and excited to embark on this new chapter with one of the country’s most iconic brands.”
Joval Wines is an Australian, independent, family-owned company consisting of two independently run fine wine distribution companies – red+white and Mezzanine.
Mezzanine is one of the top on premise wine distributors in Australia. They represent brands from around the world, including Champagne Taittinger, Cullen, Craggy Range, Nanny Goat Vineyard, Tar & Roses, Yangarra, Burlotto and AIX Rose.
Henschke is celebrating more than 150 years of family winemaking since founder Johann Christian Henschke and his son Paul Gotthard sold their first wines in 1868.