To European Customers – Finger Lakes Wine – Here We Come!

Three Finger Lakes vintners are increasing their global presence with the launch of a new European business venture.

Fox Run Vineyards Inc., Anthony Road Wine Co., and Bellangelo are working with European partner Christian Claessens to create a New York Wines SARL, a Luxembourg-based Finger Lakes European importing company that will launch sales in Belgium and Luxembourg.  The business will import and distribute Finger Lakes wines into European markets starting in November.  The first markets of focus will be Belgium and Luxembourg with more to follow in 2015.

Fox Run is already in five international markets – Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Luxembourg (serving Northern Europe) and the Philippines; and Anthony Road distributes in Japan and Singapore.  These are interesting foreign markets.

Why do you think they chose these foreign markets for their New York wines?  Where has your New York wine received attention from foreign markets?