In 1998, John and Louise were introduced to the joy of South African Wines by their son-in-law, Sebastian. He brought home a Pinotage from Stellenbosch S.A., which also happens to be his birthplace. The quality of this wine drove them to contact the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ).. At that time th South Africa category did not exist and wines were only available under the category ‘Other Countries’
In 2007 a new category ‘South Africa’ is implanted at the SAQ and we are proud to find numerous products in regular, in specialty and in private importations from : Allée Bleue, Avondale, Bon Cap Biologique, Boschendal, Boplaas, Bon Courage, Chamonix, Delaire Graff Estate, De Toren, Ernie Els, David Frost, Ernst Gouws, Fairview, Goats do Roam, Goose Wines, Grooth Constantia, Mc Gregor, Muratie, Painted Wolf, Rust en Vrede, Spice Route, Thelema, Tokara, Van Loveren, Vergelegen, Vilafonte, Warwick, Waterkloof.
In 2008, from Languedoc-Roussillon we acquired the distribution for Québec with the wines of the Domaine GAYDA.
In 2010, New Zealand and the oldest estate which belongs to the Marists’ brothers : Mission Estate and other smaller estates from: Central Otago, Hawkes Bay, Marlborough and Wairarapa.
Also in 2010, WOSA introduce a NEW SEAL for South African wines. The seal is a world first and certifies a wine’s integrity as well as sustainability. ‘Integrity’ is a guarantee of quality credentials: it says 100% of the grapes come from the area shown on the bottle, at least 85% of the grapes are of the variety and from the vintage shown, and that the wine is bottled in South Africa.
In 2011 we continue our expansion to the United States and especially to California with wineries of: Kenneth Volk (Santa Maria), Fleur de California and Mahoney Vineyards (Napa Valley).
NOVELTY: from St Lucia… two (2) premium RUM : Admiral Rodney and Chairman’s Reserve. Superb and highly recommended for the connoisseurs.
In 2012 and 2013 a new orientation for LOVETT WINESOur commitment to South Africa remains present in our new diversified portfolio. Welcome to Alexandre St-Pierre who will take us to the next level.… Alexandre is bringing a rich experience of 10 years in the wine industry working at the SAQ in various key positions and after acquiring a sales formation in an agency representing products from France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. You will find at LOVETT WINES a great variety and wines for amateurs and connoisseurs. To be continued……
You will find under ‘our wines’ tab, the wines available at the SAQ in their ‘Regular and Specialty’ category and also some limited ‘Private Importations’. The same motivation and devotion to our suppliers and our customers are driving us to continue this passionate work.