The Co-operative Group is stepping up its presence in the premium wine sector with a series of own-label launches.

A pair of South African wines branded under the new Seal Bay banner will join the retailer’s Vintage Selection as well as an Australian and an Argentinean.

Priced at £6.99, the Reserve Chardonnay and Shiraz cement the Co-ops ongoing commitment to South Africa and will sit alongside six other additions from the country.

The changes have come at the expense of its Eastern European range where lines have been reduced to clear space.