SOURCE: Kobrand Corporation

Kobrand Corporation

SOURCE: Mullan Road Cellars

Mullan Road Cellars

October 03, 2014 05:01 ET

Kobrand Wine & Spirits Adds Washington State to Its Fine Wine Portfolio With Mullan Road Cellars by Dennis Cakebread

PURCHASE, NY--(Marketwired - October 03, 2014) - Kobrand Corporation, dynamic home to some of the wine and spirits industry's finest luxury brands, is proud to announce the addition of Mullan Road Cellars, a new project by Dennis Cakebread, to its portfolio of fine wines. The announcement reflects Kobrand's long term partnership representing the Cakebread family in the Americas since 1987.

Mullan Road Cellars is a unique Washington wine project led by Dennis Cakebread, a 40+ year wine veteran of the prestigious Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley, CA, who landed in Walla Walla, WA in 2010 in search of another winery venture. Upon arrival Dennis connected with winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native with extensive experience in the Columbia Valley and Napa Valley, and Mullan Road Cellars was born.

"Mullan Road Cellars focuses on small-production, age worthy Bordeaux-style red blends. We select fruits from prime vineyards in the soon-to-be-recognized Royal Slope appellation along with the famed Seven Hills Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley appellation, one of the most recognized locations in Washington", explains Dennis Cakebread. "I was drawn to Washington State for its consistent wine quality, friendly personalities, and camaraderie. Mullan Road Cellars has been a journey, from learning the area and getting to know the people and communities, to the continuous exploration for great areas and vineyards. We are thrilled to finally launch a project that has been in development for years."

The winery's namesake, the historic Mullan Road built in 1859, was a 611-mile wagon trail into eastern Washington via the Rockies and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mullan Road Cellars' illustrated label was inspired by photos of the actual Mullan Road, conveying adventure and a pioneering spirit.

Kobrand Corporation's CEO Bob DeRoose shared the excitement for the partnership, commenting, "We are proud to support this project by Dennis Cakebread and it's an honor to add Mullan Road Cellars as our first winery from Washington to our iconic portfolio of wines." 

Mullan Road Cellars' first release, Columbia Valley Red Wine 2012, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The wine retails for $45 and will be available nationally starting October 1.

About Kobrand Corporation
Kobrand Corporation was founded in 1944 and to this day remains one of the few family-owned wine and spirits companies. Kobrand's portfolio of wine and spirits was meticulously selected according to a single, unerring principle: quality. This continued focus has made the Kobrand name synonymous with wines and spirits of the highest caliber for 70 years. Kobrand is the exclusive agent for an outstanding selection of fine wines, including from France: Maison Louis Jadot, Chậteau des Jacques, Domaine Ferret, Champagne Taittinger, Chậteau Mont-Redon, Chậteau d'Aquẻria, Bouvet-Ladubay and Michel Redde et Fils; from California: Cakebread Cellars, Sequoia Grove Winery, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Benziger Family Winery, Domaine Carneros and Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery; from Italy: Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia), Tenuta Sette Ponti, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Tenuta La Fuga, Tenute del Cabreo, Tenuta di Nozzole, Tenuta Campo al Mare, Tenuta TorCalvano, Santa Martina, Spalletti, Masi Agricola, Michele Chiarlo, Tenuta di Salviano, Agricola Punica, Feudo Maccari, Fernando Pighin and Figli, Bollini and Caposaldo; from Spain: Bodega Don Olegario and Poema Cava; from Argentina: Alta Vista and Barda by Bodega Chacra; from Chile: Altamana; from New Zealand: Craggy Range Winery and Infamous Goose; from Portugal: Taylor Fladgate , Fonseca and Croft and finally our Global brand: The Seeker. Kobrand is also the exclusive agent for an outstanding selection of premium spirits, including; from France: Alizẻ Passion, Alizẻ Coco and Alizẻ Cognac; from Norway: Vikingfjord and from England: Gates of London as well as a craft spirits portfolio, including from France: Delamain Cognac, Larressingle Armagnac, Belle de Brillet and L'Héritier-Guyot; from Italy: Antica Sambuca and Tia Maria; from Norway: Linie Aquavit, from Denmark: Aalborg Akvavit and from Martinique: Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole.

Mullan Road Cellars
Mullan Road Cellars is a journey into Washington winemaking led by Dennis Cakebread of Cakebread Cellars in Napa, California. Drawn by the high quality of wines and the camaraderie of the Walla Walla, WA wine community, Dennis and winemaker Aryn Morell work with the famed Seven Hills Vineyard on the southern edge of the Walla Walla Valley appellation as well as vineyards in the soon-to-be-recognized Royal Slope appellation to craft powerful yet elegant Bordeaux-style Red Blends.

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