FMV takes on Napa’s Rudd

Fields, Morris & Verdin has added family-owned Napa Valley producer Rudd Estate to its agency portfolio.

Rudd has focused on organic viticulture since it was founded by husband and wife team Leslie and Susan Rudd in 1996.

Oscar Henquet, managing director at Rudd, said: “This relationship is the result of an aligned vision between our companies and we are looking forward to sharing the Rudd Estate wines and story with the UK market.”

FMV’s USA wine buyer Fiona Hayes added: “Having recently visited Rudd Estate, we were convinced by their wine’s innate quality and how their overall philosophy was so well-suited to our portfolio.”

The founders’ daughter Samantha works alongside winemaker Frederick Ammons having spent several years working at such notable producers as Château Margaux and Napa’s Spottswoode.