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SOURCE Chateau Morrisette Winery
Highlights Include the Winery's 2014 Award-Winning Summer Favorites - Our Dog Blue and Sweet Mountain Apple
FLOYD, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chateau Morrisette Winery announces expanded retail wine distribution to Middle Tennessee, including Nashville. Since 2007, Chateau Morrisette wines, with their distinctive black dog on the label, have been available for retail sale in Eastern Tennessee, including Knoxville. Distribution to Western Tennessee, including Memphis, in addition to Chattanooga and environs is planned for later this year.
In Tennessee, Chateau Morrisette wines are sold wherever liquor can be purchased. Athens Distributing is handling the expanded distribution of Chateau Morrisette Wines in the following Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Wayne, Williamson, and Wilson. Chateau Morrisette wines continue to be available in Eastern Tennessee and distributed by Knoxville Beverage.
"We are excited to expand our retail distribution in Tennessee, especially since we have the opportunity to offer our sweet wines just in time for summer vacations and casual gatherings with friends," said Nicole Taylor, Director of Sales for Chateau Morrisette.
"Distinctively Southern summer favorites include seminal options like our semi-sweet blend Our Dog Blue and our smooth, medium bodied The Black Dog, both perfect accompaniments for light hors d'oeuvres," said Brian Cheeseborough, Oenologist and Winemaker at Chateau Morrisette. "Sweet Mountain Apple and Red Mountain Laurel are ideal when chilled for a barbecue on a hot day." Recently, the winery's Our Dog Blue won a Gold Medal at the 2014 East Meets West Wine Competition, and its Sweet Mountain Apple won Silver at the 2014 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
"A visit to Chateau Morrisette Winery along the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway is great long weekend getaway, especially with our convenient travel packages," added Cheeseborough. "Visit us during one of our signature events, such as our Black Dog Music Festivals, a special occasion or to take in the breathtaking views during fall foliage season."
About Chateau Morrisette Chateau Morrisette has retail distribution throughout Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Eastern and Middle Tennessee, and Tianjin, China. The direct to consumer program provides wine to customers in most areas of the country. The winery currently produces over 65,000 cases each year with plans to increase production. Chateau Morrisette is located at milepost 171.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia. For more information, visit www.thedogs.com, call (540) 593-2865, or follow us on Facebook.