Opus One to open offices for China, Japan

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  • Monday 18 April 2011

Renowned Californian producer Opus One has opened offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

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Yasuko Cadby and Yvonne Chong will cover Japan, and Hong Kong, China and Singapore respectively. Both are have extensive experience in the wine trade in their respective countries, a statement says.

‘These regions have shown significant sales growth and high strategic importance. The addition of these positions reinforces Opus One’s commitment to the growing global market for fine wine,’ Opus CEO David Pearson said.

Opus One was a joint venture announced in 1980 by Robert Mondavi and Philippe de Rothschild, the late father of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, the current owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

Now owned jointly by Constellation Brands and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, it is produced entirely at the Oakville Winery in the Napa Valley, California.

A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot, the first vintage, 1979, was released in 1983 at the then unprecedented price of US$50 a bottle.

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