Chile’s Viña San Pedro, a subsidiary of VSPT Wine Group, announced the launch of an integrated communications campaign in the United States to educate trade, press and consumers about the company’s focus wine brands: Gato Negro, 1865 and Cabo de Hornos. Viña San Pedro has appointed Colangelo & Partners, a fine wine, spirits, and food-focused integrated communications agency, as its agency of record.
Founded in 1865, Viña San Pedro is one of Chile’s most historic and important producers, with a presence in over 70 markets worldwide and 8.9 million cases sold domestically and internationally in 2016. VSPT, Viña San Pedro’s parent company, is the second largest exporter of wine from Chile, with properties located throughout Chile’s most renowned wine regions producing some of the country’s most prestigious wines. The company’s global flagship, Gato Negro, is the third most sold Chilean wine brand in the U.S., and the third largest brand on Facebook with over 1.1 million fans. The award-winning 1865 portfolio of wines honor the founding year of the Viña San Pedro, and focus on producing wines from the best terroirs in Chile. Cabo de Hornos is one of Viña San Pedro’s limited-production icon wines.
The new partnership with Colangelo & Partners Public Relations will work to strengthen the company’s U.S. presence through a combination of media outreach, winemaker tours, press trips, influencer and experiential marketing, social media and events. Viña San Pedro will join renowned wine groups such as Aveníu Brands, González Byass, Vintage Wine Estates, C. Mondavi & Family as part of Colangelo & Partners' global client roster.
“The U.S. has been one of our key markets for decades and we are committed to continue this path through outstanding value brands. As such, we see tremendous opportunity for innovative product launches and expanded offerings within our product lines that can be supported by strategic communications initiatives,” explains VSPT Wine Group CEO Pedro Herane.
“We have been a long-term partner of Viña San Pedro,” says Shaw Ross Managing Director Bruce Hunter. “We are excited to see them investing in new communications initiatives for the U.S. market and are eager to support their growth.”Sustainability is another key focus for VSPT Wine Group, which was given the ‘Green Company of the year’ award in 2016 by the Drinks Business. They are also the first vineyard in the world to implement use of a biogas plant. The company is committed to growing sustainably, which encompasses both social and economic factors as well as the environmental. Some of the initiatives that the VSPT Wine Group is excited about communicating to audiences in the U.S. include biodiversity conservation, Fair Trade programs and measurement and management of the company’s CO2 footprint.
In addition, VSPT Wine Group entered the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the first time in September 2017, under the Chile subcategory. This index measures the annual performance of over 2,000 companies listed on the most important stock exchanges around the world.“At Viña San Pedro, we are passionate not just about wine, but for innovation and sustainability,” remarks Herane. “For us, it’s about setting the highest possible standards in order to produce the best quality products for wine-drinkers around the world.”
Viña San Pedro’s brands are imported by Shaw Ross, distributed nationally and available in both the on and off premise. They range from $4.99 with the Gato Negro line to ultra- premium wines at $44.99 for Cabo de Hornos.
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