The Donum Estate Expands its Exclusive Wine Distribution to Hong Kong
The Donum Estate is making its debut distribution to Hong Kong, marking its first expansion to the Asian market.
Donum is a leader in single-vineyard, single-appellation Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, home to a monumental sculpture collection in its estate in Sonoma County. A selection of wines from its coveted portfolio will be available for purchase from Vinopolis Hong Kong, Donum's distribution partner.
"As proud residents of Hong Kong, we are delighted to have found a partner to introduce our wines to the city. The Donum art collection has gathered worldwide attention in the art community and through this recognition, we have met many lovers of art who also have a passion for fine wines,” said Mei and Allan Warburg, owners of Donum.
The Donum brand showcases terroir-driven wines that reflect the energy and complexities of some of the most celebrated regions in Northern California including its own estate vines in Carneros, Anderson Valley and the Russian River Valley.
"We are immensely thrilled to introduce Donum to Hong Kong. The wine community here is thriving, and they are seeking unique, premier quality wines such as Donum. The demand is very high and our customers are really enthusiastic. But we only have limited stock available in this initial introduction," said K. L. Lee, executive director of Vinopolis Hong Kong.
Ensuring that they produce the very best is a passionate team spearheaded by winemaker Dan Fishman who crafts only single-vineyard, single appellation wines from small lots. The Donum Estate makes up of 200 picturesque acres and celebrates its biodynamic and organic farming practices.
"We are excited to offer a selection of Donum wines to Hong Kong, especially as people may not be able to travel to visit us at the Estate during this time. With our terroir-driven ideology, our wines can transport people to our vineyards with each sip," added Dan Fishman, Donum winemaker.
Donum's foray into the Hong Kong market follows its gradual visibility in the city not only for their wine but also because of their collection of major artworks including Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama and Keith Haring. They have also hosted receptions that celebrate its artists alongside Art Week in March.
"Perhaps it's idealistic to say that art and wine are both examples of the humankind striving to connect on a deeper level with the world around us. But as someone who has devoted such an extensive amount of time and love to both subjects I believe the bond is genuine," said Sarah Heller, MW, Tatler Asia's resident oenophile.
Together with this distribution debut, Donum will also be added to the wine list of Michelin-starred restaurant Duddell's.
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