SOURCE: Cameron Hughes Wine
March 02, 2011 11:13 ET
Cameron Hughes Wine Named Wine Business Monthly's #1 Hot Brand for 2010
Leading Industry Magazine Honors Cameron Hughes Wine for Its Rapid Growth and Industry Influence
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Wine Business Monthly named Cameron Hughes Wine its #1 Hot Small Brand of 2010, kicking off the winery's 10th anniversary. Cameron Hughes Wine has more than tripled overall business in the past few years, launched a new web site design complete with tasting videos, doubled its staff, sold out of its milestone Lot 200 wine release in just a matter of weeks, and was featured in one of the popular Wall Street Journal wine features of 2010.
"It's a real honor to receive this top recognition from Wine Business Monthly," said Cameron Hughes, founder of Cameron Hughes Wine. "We've experienced tremendous success the last 10 years creating ultra-premium and luxury wine at rare values. We work hard and feel honored to receive validation from a respected wine trade. We look forward to the next decade and beyond of winemaking."
Wine Business Monthly's annual Hot Small Brands list recognizes today's most exciting small- to medium-size brands to watch. The wineries highlighted included up-and-comers that have experienced the most growth in a short period of time. Editors measure growth in case sales and look at wineries that represent market trends or innovation taking a leadership position in what they do.
Cameron Hughes and his wife, Jessica Kogan, launched Cameron Hughes Wine in 2001, purchasing small Lots of high-quality wine and selling them at a discounted rate. The company has evolved from a traditional négociant business model to bringing on two full-time winemakers and partnering with wineries to create original wines that fit into its Lot program. Cameron Hughes Wine now boasts six brands and is available nationwide at retail stores and online at www.chwine.com.
About Cameron Hughes Wine
As a modern international négociant, Cameron Hughes partners with top-tier wineries buying and contracting ultra-premium and luxury wine to sell at very affordable prices. Cameron Hughes Wine brands -- unique in character and integrity -- include the Cameron Hughes Lot Series, Cameron Hughes California, Hughes-Wellman, The Flying Winemaker, Zin Your Face and Frünza. The wines are available broad market and in nationwide chains like Costco, Sam's Club, Cost Plus World Markets, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Vons and online at www.chwine.com.