Chaffey Bros was co-founded by Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela. Hartwig is the fifth generation of the Chaffey brothers’ descendants to make wine in Australia.
Wines on show at the fair include Not Your Grandma’s Riesling and Not Your Grandma’s Rosé, in addition to three distinct Eden Valley Rieslings: Zeitpunkt, Tripelpunkt and Düfte Punkte. The latter is a blend of Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Weiser Herold aka Kerner.
Commenting on the launch, co-founder and winemaker Theo Engela, said: “I truly cannot wait to get our wines in the hands and glasses of the UK trade. Artisinal Australian wine is continuing to build rapport with increasingly-engaged consumers. This allows us to tell increasingly-detailed stories about vineyards and winemaking philosophies, which is fun for everyone.”
And commenting on activities for this year’s London Wine Fair, Negociants managing director, Simon Thorpe MW, said: "We’re thoroughly looking forward to an action-packed few days at the London Wine Fair this year. I’m incredibly exciting at the prospect of showing off Chaffey Bros to the trade, and having Theo on our stand to help launch these spectacular wines. Each wine tells so many stories about vineyard, grape variety, region and history.
“Exhibiting at the London Wine Fair is fundamental to our business and shows our commitment to remaining the preeminent distributor of premium Australian and New Zealand wines in the UK.”
Also at the wine fair with Negociants will be Peter Barry, Jim Barry Wines managing director and chief winemaker, who will be launching the winery’s latest UK release: The Veto. The collection of three wines includes a Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
And for the first time Negociants will also show The Paper Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough’s Nautilus Estate, and finally Margaret River’s founding winery Vasse Felix will also launch the Filius Cabernet Suavignon.