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Seckford Agencies Ltd are specialist importers of wines from all over the new world. supplying the trade throughout the UK. We operate as the exclusive UK Agents for a comprehensive range of privately owned wine estates providing high quality wines at all price levels
Argentina has become the world's fifth largest wine producer, and is becoming renowned for its ripe red wines made from the fashionable and food-friendly Malbec grape, once the dominant variety in Bordeaux
For several successive years, Australia has over taken France as the biggest exporter of wine to the UK. Many of the original vines were planted by German immigrants in the 19th century
One of the most successful wine producing areas in the southern hemisphere, Chile has made big inroads on the British market in the last decade as a source of great value wines
A relative newcomer to the wine world, New Zealand still only produces 0.3 % of the global crop, with remarkable white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape and award-winning reds from Pinot Noir
Although vines were planted by the original Dutch settlers and the Cape was celebrated in the 18th century for its legendary Constantia dessert wine, the modern South African wine industry only really flourished in the early 1990s
The US is now the third biggest producer of wine sold in the UK after Australia and France. Like the rest of the New World, the rate of growth accelerated extraordinarily in the 1990s, with vines now grown in every state
Spain is the seventh largest producer of wine sold in the UK, with diverse wine regions scattered around the country and a greater amount of hectares under cultivation than anywhere else in the world
May's Producer of the Month is Bouchard Finlayson from the Hemel-en-Aarde valley within South Africa's Walker Bay region. Translating as 'Heaven and Earth', this scenic valley is framed by mountains and breathtaking ocean views and benefits from both to make it one of the coolest wine-making regions in the Cape. The unique terroir is harnessed by winemaker Peter Finlayson (pictured above with assistant winemaker Chris Albrecht) in slow-ripened, flavour-rich wines of exceptional quality.
Peter is renowned for pioneering South African Pinot, as well as putting the Walker Bay wine region on the map...
We have started to receive 2016 vintage reports from our producers in the New World. The warmer-than-usual spring and summer experienced has meant that many are reporting the earliest vintage on record, both in South Africa and Australia.
Speaking to wine.co.za, Andries Burger, winemaker at Paul Cluver in Elgin, South Africa, commented that, 'the young wines of 2016 are showing the true cool-climate quality I am familiar with after two decades at Paul Cluver'. Careful timing in the vineyard followed by meticulous hand-sorting has ensured that only the very best grapes made their way...