Vergelegen moves to PLB

PLB is to take over the UK agency for the highly-rated South African wine producer Vergelegen on April 1.

The deal covers the whole Vergelegen portfolio, from the premium range which carries an rrp of £8 to Vergelegen V at £60.

PLB Managing director Peter Darbyshire said: “South Africa is performing very well in the UK as it is the fastest growing top 10 country by volume and value, and we see this appointment as a great opportunity.”

Vergelegen is currently handled by Paragon Vintners.

Darbyshire added: “Paragon has done a great job, and we look forward to taking the brand to the next phase of its development.

“The wines are complementary to our portfolio, giving us a strong, premium South African proposition to offer customers.”