Red Garden and Viña Memorias Announce Import and Distribution Partnership
Airmont, NY—March 22, 2022—
Red Garden Inc., importer and distributor of fine wine and spirits, is pleased to announce that it is the exclusive United States importer of Viña Memorias, the award-winning Molco family winery, located in the Protected Designation of Origin Utiel-Requena, 45 miles inland from Valencia, Spain.
“It is an honor to represent Viña Memorias in the United States and help them build their brand recognition in this new market,” said Mendel Ungar, President of Red Garden. “Their unique old-vine, single varietal wines have a cult following in Europe and the Mediterranean basin, and we are excited to offer
them to our customers.”
Annie Molco and her family established Viña Memorias in 2016 to make wines from the region’s historic, but rapidly disappearing, varietal. Overshadowed in sales by better known wine grapes, Molco realized that neighboring vineyards were uprooting their historic Bobal vines in order to plant more popular strains. Located in a region with a rich 2,500 year old winemaking tradition, Viña Memorias’ old vine Bobal vineyards have played an important role in Spanish winemaking. Molco and her family decided to take on the challenge of producing high-quality, terroir-driven wines.
Viña Memorias’ portfolio is entirely e
state-grown, produced, and bottled. The rich character and singular flavors of the vineyards are expressed by each of the wines, along with the family’s commitment to pesticide-free sustainable farming, strictly rain-fed viticulture and traditional craftsmanship.
“A great wine is the reflection of the land that nurtured it,’ says Armando Caracena-Molco, Viña Memorias’ head of global business development, “and we are devoted to respecting the characteristics of our environment.”
Red Garden is importing Viña Memorias’ entire portfolio of wines including:
Yunikko (Tinaja) Bobal: Old Vine Single Vineyard, Tinaja Fermentation
Finca Zerezal Reserva: Old Vine Single Vineyard
Alenar Tinto Bobal: Old Vine
Alenar Rosado: Old Vine Bobal
Memorias Del Rambam Crianza Bobal: Old Vine
Memorias Del Rambam Brut Reserva: Old Vine Macabeo
Memorias Del Rambam Classic Red Bobal: Old Vine
Memorias Del Rambam Classic White: Old Vine Macabeo/Sauvignon Blanc
Memorias Del Rambam Classic Rosé: Old Vine Bobal
About Viña Memorias
In 2016, Annie Molco and her family established Viña Memorias to make wines from the historic Bobal varietal of the family’s old-vine vineyards. Deep in the hills of the Valencian region, Requena, 45 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, the Molcos tend their vineyards patiently with strictly rain-fed, pesticide-free sustainable practices. Viña Memorias’ portfolio of wines is all estate-grown, produced, and bottled. Annie Molco’s children and grandchildren are proudly involved in the winery’s operations. In honor of the Molco family’s Sephardic (Hispanic) Jewish heritage, they dedicated their first vintage to honor Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon. Also known as Rambam, he was renowned as a medieval Spanish philosopher, theologian, doctor and Rabbi, who recommended moderate wine consumption for its health benefits. All Viña Memorias wines are kosher certified. For more information, please visit www.vinamemorias.com.
About Red Garden
Red Garden is an importer and distributor offering a comprehensive portfolio of internationally-sourced fine wines and spirits. Since 2005, Red Garden has represented Old and New World boutique wineries and craft distilleries dedicated to innovation and quality. Red Garden is committed to providing exceptional, personalized service to its customers and suppliers, and to educate consumers and inspire in them a passion for fine wine and spirits. For more information, please visit www.redgardenimports.com.