Ardagh Group, Glass – North America announced a long-term supply agreement with St. Julian Winery to manufacture its wine bottles. The new agreement pairs the longest continually operating and largest winery in the state of Michigan with the largest domestic manufacturer of glass bottles for the U.S. wine market.
St. Julian Winery’s passion for local farms and high-quality fruit and its more than 95 years of experience is synergistic with Ardagh’s passion for high-quality glass bottles manufactured in the U.S. for more than 125 years.
“At St. Julian, we pride ourselves on growing all our fruit in the great state of Michigan and leaving the smallest ecological footprint possible,” said Matt White, Director of Operations at St. Julian. “We are also continually seeking strong, ethical, trustworthy business partners. Sourcing glass bottles produced in the U.S.A, along with the opportunity to work with Ardagh’s great people, made this an easy business decision.”
The bottles for St. Julian Winery leverage the brand’s existing bottle design assets with a modern, premium look and feel. Ardagh has an extensive product portfolio for the wine market, offering glass bottle designs in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. These 100 percent and endlessly recyclable bottles are available for purchase in Ardagh Group’s stock catalog.
“Ardagh Group is proud to partner with St. Julian Winery to provide consumers with glass bottles made in the U.S., while supporting U.S. manufacturing jobs,” said John T Shaddox, Chief Commercial Officer for Ardagh Group Glass North America.