Chambers & Chambers partners with Jorge Ordóñez Selections

/ April 19, 2021

Napa, CA - Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, importer & distributor of fine wines, spirits & sake since 1973, is delighted to announce their new exclusive California and Hawaii distributor partnership for Jorge Ordóñez Selections starting May 1, 2021. Chambers & Chambers Hawaii previously represented Jorge Ordóñez Selections, and the company is thrilled to welcome them back to Hawaii and launch a new partnership in California.

Together with Chambers & Chambers established Spanish collection of exceptional quality wineries represented by Olé & Obrigado, the company is proud to provide an unparalleled portfolio of family-owned, authentic producers from Spain. 

“It is an exciting time with accounts opening up and tremendous opportunity to broaden our horizons!” said Suzanne Chambers, President of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants. 

Jorge Ordóñez Selections has been a trailblazer in the US Spanish wine business for the last 34 years and is responsible for introducing many of Spain’s most important appellations and indigenous varieties to the U.S. market and pioneering the creation of those categories. By working with exclusively family owned and operated fine winegrowing estate who work with old vineyards of the oldest clones of Spain’s indigenous grape varieties, Ordóñez has fought against the trend of replantation and modernization in Spanish viticulture and has always been a fierce advocate for quality at every step of the winegrowing process. This obsession with quality pushed him to lead the charge towards proper wine handling and shipping, under the philosophy that consumers have the right to enjoy wine the way it was bottled. To that end, Ordóñez became the first importer to insist on refrigeration throughout the entire shipping process and is one of the few portfolios from Spain to work exclusively with refrigerated containers and consolidation warehouses. Since 2004, Ordóñez has also owned and operated five independent fine wine estates in Málaga, Rías Baixas, Calatayud, Toro, Rueda, and Valdeorras. Jorge has been named twice as one of the Top 20 Wine Personalities of the Year by Robert Parker, who also named him one of the most influential wine personalities of the last 20 years. Jorge has also been awarded the Premio Nacional de Gastronomía by the Real Academia de Gastronomia of Spain, a prize shared by some of Spain’s top chefs and sommeliers.

“We are very excited and proud to be partnering with Chambers & Chambers, a company whose prestige and reputation in the market speaks for itself. Furthermore, as a multigenerational family business representing a portfolio of over 25 family-owned fine wine estates from Spain, we value the opportunity to be represented by one of the California wine industry’s most prestigious family-owned companies.” said Jorge Ordóñez, President and Founder of Jorge Ordóñez Selections.

Jorge Ordóñez Selections represents the following producers:

About Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants:

Importer & Distributor of Fine Wine, Spirits & Sake with offices in California & Hawaii. Since 1973, Chambers & Chambers offers an outstanding portfolio of both domestic and import wines from family-owned estates focusing on quality and sustainability. 

About Jorge Ordóñez Selections

Jorge Ordóñez Selections is pioneering family-owned multigeneration national agent and importer of Spanish wines to the United States and Canada founded by Jorge Ordóñez in 1987. The portfolio is comprised of some of Spain’s most exclusive and prestigious family-owned fine wine estates, that are focused on the production of premium wines from some of Spain’s oldest and most authentic vineyard sites.

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