May 6, 2022

From Australia to Huntsville: A Growers Touch chooses Alabama’s ChurchStreet for wine debut in the USA

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ChurchStreet Family Hospitality is excited to introduce A Growers Touch from Australia to the United States of America, through ChurchStreet Wine Bar & Bottle shoppe in Providence – Huntsville, Alabama.

Tasting for the first time ever in the USA, A Growers Touch, focuses on the production of more traditional & classic varietals, all grown locally out of the Riverina and by farmers who we have worked with for two decades. The label offers credit to the farmers responsible for growing the grapes. It showcases local fruit & places emphasis on the importance of ‘terroir’.

“The Australian wine market is a fast-moving industry and the general consumer is becoming more open and accepting to foreign wine varietals. The young wine drinking population are a generation of adventurers with open minds and open hearts and we plan on pushing the boundaries of the industry and capturing the minds and hearts of the consumer with our wines” says Alain Guglielmino, Operations Manager at The Winery.

“The wine industry in Australia is flooded with traditional wine labels and typical well-known varietals. We believe an effective measure to differentiate us as quality producers against the larger wineries, is to explore this new wave scene while the consumers are open to it. I think the boom in the craft beer scene on the domestic market is a great example of this” adds Nicholas Guglielmino, Business Development Manager at The Winery.

Church Street Family Hospitality partnered with Beverage Services USA to compete for the chance to debut this wine from Australia in the United States. ChurchStreet has a proven track-record of successfully introducing and launching new wines into the state and now the country. A Growers Touch is the second such launch for ChurchStreet Family as they debuted Greenock Wines from Australia last June 2021, with great success and will soon be available across the US, coast to coast.

Stephanie comments “We will exclusively be pouring A Growers Touch wines all weekend long at our newest venture in Providence, which officially opened its doors on May 5th 2022 as well as all ChurchStreet Family locations – ChurchStreet Wine Shoppe Downtown, Purveyor Huntsville, Mazzara’s Vinoteca, Sea Salt Urban Oyster Bar, Pourhouse and Catacomb435”.

Matt and Stephanie from Church Street Family said “We are so excited to be chosen to introduce A Growers Touch wines with Mino & Co into the USA. It is an honor to be the US ambassadors for this exciting Australian wine, knowing they could’ve chosen anyone in the US to represent their brand and they chose us is humbling, we do not take this trust lightly”.

Mino & Co and A Growers Touch

Mino & Co and A Growers Touch, was established in 1997 and has been producing wines of various styles, suited to the local Terroir.  The winery is located in a small village called Hanwood, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. This region is associated as the ‘Riverina’ region of NSW.

A Growers Touch, focuses on the production of more traditional varietals, all grown locally out of the Riverina and by farmers who we have worked with for two decades. The label offers credit to the farmers responsible for growing the grapes. It showcases local fruit & places emphasis on the importance of ‘terroir’.

A Growers Touch is “Birthed from the earth & Raised by hand”. They feature both on the front & back of the wine bottle, in order to share with you, the actual faces and hands that have gone into making these stunning wines. The Growers hands!

Church Street Family Group – eight restaurants, one family.
Church Street Wine Shoppe; Wine Bar & Bottle Shoppe in Downtown & Providence / Purveyor; Casual Fine Dining / Mazzara’s Vinoteca; Authentic Italian Restaurant / Pourhouse; a Comfortably Swanky Bar / Catacomb435; an Underground Speakeasy / SeaSalt; an Urban Oyster Bar / Famous Eleanors; Elevated Pub Food

Church Street Wine Shoppe, is a wine, beer and tapas bar that also includes a bottle shoppe. Church Street was Alabama’s first sit-down wine club with unique chef prepared food pairings served to over 700 members a month. Church Street Wine Shoppe has extensive relationships throughout the wine community, both nationally and internationally, and is known to bring exclusive, first-to-state wines to Alabama the Southeast and the USA.

Beverage Services USA

Beverage Services USA manages brands for domestic and international wineries in the USA. The company has an independent sales team covering large parts of the country executing strategies that Beverage Services USA creates with its clients.

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