At Kleine Zalze the winemaking team believe that the key to selling wine in the on-trade is to understand how the wine must behave on the restaurant floor. Owning their own hotel and restaurant gives them plenty of opportunity to practice. Alastair Rimmer joined the winemaking team in 2014 as Cellar master, he believes that ‘Balance is the single most important factor in winemaking. Popular wine styles in the modern wine world are forever changing, but balance never goes out of fashion’. A big fan of diversity that terroir affords the winemaker, his focus is keenly attuned to the various styles of wine that work in various international markets, as well as reflecting the unique, intrinsic terroir of the wines he produces.
As a dedicated wine supplier to the On-Trade, we have long standing relationships with hundreds of winemakers globally. We list over 1,450 wines in our core range, over half of which is reserved exclusively for the UK On-Trade.
Each wine and its winemaker has a story to tell. Wines produced by small, family owned wineries as well as many produced ethically along with top, consumer requested brands.
This year our portfolio has won over 750 awards including those from the Sommelier Wine Awards, International Wine Challenge, International Wine & Spirit Competition and the Decanter World Wine Awards.