Small Vineyards, LLC and Noble Wines Ltd. Agree to Exclusive Distribution Partnership.

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Agreement strongly positions Small Vineyards' industry-leading small production wine portfolio in the Northwest, and furthers Noble Wines' commitment to offering the finest import wine portfolio in Washington State.

We're both locally owned companies that enjoy a great deal of local support, so the alliance is a natural.

Small Vineyards, LLC, a Seattle-based importer of small production Italian and Spanish wines with distribution in 32 states and Canada, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Noble Wines Ltd. of Seattle. Noble will be the sole distributor for the Small Vineyards wine portfolio in Washington State beginning February 1.

The agreement marks the continued rise of Small Vineyards in the fine wine import marketplace, allowing the Company to capitalize on seven years of uninterrupted growth in its home market. For Noble Wines, the agreement consolidates its position as the premiere destination for world-class Italian wines, and underscores the company's commitment to provide the best boutique wine portfolio in the state.

"Small Vineyards is a major portfolio acquisition for us, both qualitatively and quantitatively," reports Greg Nelson, Vice President and co-Founder of Noble Wines Ltd. "They are the leader in small production Italian wines, and this portfolio allows Noble to offer a full range of fine wines from Italy, from small production to large, from value wines to collectibles. It is a principle goal of ours to be the unquestioned leader in Italian wines, and we believe Small Vineyards makes this possible."

"Noble Wines' rare combination of market share and exceptional fine wine reputation makes it the ideal partner for Small," says Josh Hanson, Director for Small Vineyards. "We're both locally owned companies that enjoy a great deal of local support, so the alliance is a natural."

Noble Wines and Small Vineyards will be available to present more information and a selection of wines to the press by appointment.

If you wish, you may contact Small Vineyards directly to schedule a time.

About Small Vineyards, LLC
Small Vineyards is a Seattle-based wine importer that specializes in small-production, hand-crafted wines produced by family-owned vineyards in Italy. Founded in Seattle in March 2001, the company has been among the fastest growing US-based importers in each of the last four years. It now has coast-to-coast distribution of over 100 premium quality wines from over 50 small estates. While the company represents such highly respected vineyards as Miani, Poderi Elia, Trevisiol, and others, Small Vineyards has an intense passion for, and has built its company around, discovering exceptional new-comers to the International wine market. This focus on discovery is blended with a unique educational, sales and marketing infrastructure that allows estates new to the U.S. to be brought to market successfully. Small Vineyards' focus on small production wines underscores the company's belief in better quality wine through hand-harvesting, boutique artisanship, and earth-friendly production methods, as well as its commitment to supporting and promoting small vintners in an increasingly globalized wine industry.

Small Vineyards Corporate Office:
2742 Alki Avenue SW, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98116
Telephone: (206) 933-6767
FAX: (206) 260-2776

About Noble Wines Ltd.
Noble Wines Ltd. is a Seattle-based fine wine distributor that has been servicing Washington retail and restaurants since 1988. Noble Wines maintains a fine wine only quality portfolio of diverse domestic and imported wineries and producers from all over the world. With a professional sales staff and operations, Noble Wines has become a leading distributor to all accounts seeking quality wines and knowledgeable sales professionals.

Noble Wines Ltd.
9860 40th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
Telephone: (206) 326-5274


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