Red Garden Inc., importer and distributor of fine wine and spirits in Airmont, N.Y., has announced 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 and tending productive old vines that date back to the 1930s, Viña Memorias’ 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 estate 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
Allenar Tinto Bobal: Old Vine
Allenar 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