The idea is simple: Make the best possible wine from a given country or location.
MODESTO, California (September 2020) – Throughout the world, there are compelling places where soil, climate and grapevines interact to produce wine that uniquely expresses its location. These grape-growing sites exist individually but are seldom blended across regional designations, due to laws and limitations.
These restrictions led LOCATIONS® founder and winemaker Dave Phinney to ask, “What if there were no rules?” Phinney ventured to stray off-course to create something new: an unconventional expression of the world’s best wine-producing regions, where he could convey true winemaking freedom.
Malt & Wine Asia, who proudly represents a curated portfolio of internationally award-winning premium wines and spirits, will lead the development and expansion of the LOCATIONS® wine brand in Singapore.
“We are excited to partner with Malt & Wine Asia to introduce LOCATIONS® wines in Singapore,” says Bill McMorran, Vice President and General Manager of E. & J. Gallo Winery, Asia Pacific. “This year, LOCATIONS® Spain “E”, Italy “I” and France “F” all received 90+ scores from wine critic, James Suckling, and we are thrilled to bring these approachable wines to consumers in Singapore.”
The LOCATIONS® concept is simple: Put aside archaic and limiting laws regarding appellations and vintages and create the best wine possible to represent a unique country or region. LOCATIONS® purposefully blends wines across appellations, removing restrictions held within the traditional winemaking realm. It is an ambitious project where innovation embarks on a global expedition of discovery, exploring the world’s locations through wine.