UK glass container manufacturer and bottler Encirc has partnered with Australian wine producer, Nugan Estates, to bottle and distribute its wine products to the Irish market.

Through its 360 model, Encirc will create glass bottles and fill them with more than 600,000 litres of wine for Nugan every year, all from its purpose-built site in Elton, Cheshire.

The beverages will be imported to Elton via bulk shipping methods before being shipped directly to the Irish retail market. This process ensures Nugan’s products are delivered in the most sustainable way possible.

Encirc will bottle four brands for the company, which are Wally’s Hut, Parkville, Street Talk and Nugan’s own Third-Generation label. The ranges will be filled in both burgundy and Bordeaux style bottles, which are made with recycled flint and green glass, further reducing the company’s environmental impact.

Like Encirc, Nugan is committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its products.

Andrew Proctor, Sales Manager at Encirc Beverages, said: “Our model is the most sustainable of its kind across the globe, and it’s a privilege to work with such a like-minded business when it comes to sustainability. We’re excited to be part of Nugan’s journey and offer a seamless 360 service, while also helping them achieve their environmental ambitions.”

Matthew Nugan, Managing Director at Nugan Estates said: “Encirc has a fantastic reputation for delivering across the board with a high-quality, sustainable service. We know we’re in good hands when it comes to optimising our supply chain to ensure it is world leading in terms of efficiency and sustainability. Encirc was a clear choice for us as we look to grow our business in Ireland.”