Leading South African wine producer and exporter The Company of Wine People has appointed Percy Fox & Co as the exclusive UK distributor for its Arniston Bay brand.

The agreement will take effect from 10 August and will also include the brand portfolios of Welmoed, Kumkani and Versus.

Percy Fox’s portfolio includes Blossom Hill, Piat d’Or, the Chilean wines from Santa Carolina and leading Champagnes Heidsieck & Co Monopole and Pommery from Vranken Pommery Monopole.

“Arniston Bay already occupies an enviable position as the fifth-fastest-growing brand in the UK off-trade and we believe that Percy Fox has the resources and expertise to build on this momentum and realise the brand’s full possibility in the UK,” said Percy Fox director and general manager Simon Lawson.