OSLO: Since 2009, Sigurd Wongraven has developed and sold quality wines in Norway. From 2014 this has been in collaboration with Vingruppen. This is now being maintained in a new long-term agreement, where the wines also will be launched in new markets.
Sigurd Wongraven’s portfolio includes the popular Wongraven Morgenstern Riesling, Wongraven Alleanza Langhe Rosso and Wongraven Champagne. He blends the wines himself and works closely with the winemakers on both viticulture and vinification. In addition, Wongraven does all design development together with his network of artists and designers. The wines are produced organically, or according to organic principles.
Sales have more than quadrupled since 2015, and in the last 12 months, Vinmonopolet has sold nearly 1 million liters of wine from Wongraven. The brand is thus the 10th largest in the Norwegian market.
All the work Sigurd Wongraven does to produce fantastic wines continues as before. Symposium Wines will also continue to be responsible for the sale of the brand in Norway. As part of the agreement, Vingruppen purchases 90 per cent of the company Wongraven Wines AS.