Women of the Vine & Spirits - Corporate Partners

Third Annual Women of the Vine Global Symposium, March 13-15, 2017

 

"Shared Vision & Mission"

On behalf of the team at Women of the Vine & Spirits and the Advisory Board, we want to thank you for  becoming a Corporate Partner. We have built what we believe to be a first-of-its-kind gathering of women in the alcohol beverage business worldwide. Our goal is to bring together professionals from every aspect of the alcohol beverage industry to connect, learn, network and grow their careers.

Becoming a Women of the Vine & Spirits Corporate Partner signals to employees, potential employees and the industry at large that your organization supports gender diverse leadership teams and talent development.

We look forward to working with you to make Women of the Vine & Spirits a resounding success!

For Corporate Partnership Inquiries, please contact Deborah Brenner at brenner@womenofthevine.com or call (845) 365-2838

FOUNDING

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits is the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor and broker with operations in 44 US markets, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean.  We employ more than 20,000 team members and distribute more than 150 million cases of wine and spirits annually.  Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly.

DIAMOND

Family-owned Bacardi Limited is the largest privately held spirits company in the world.  We produce and market a variety of                 internationally recognized premium spirits and wines.  

Our Brand Portfolio includes more than 200 brands and labels, with a focus on six    core global brands that are supported by a strong portfolio of other brands. Our global brands are:  BACARDÍ rum, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, DEWAR’S Blended Scotch whisky, ERISTOFF vodka, GREY GOOSE vodka and MARTINI vermouth and Italian sparkling wines.

Founded in 1973 by Fred T., Joseph S. and John Franzia, Bronco Wine Company is a family-owned winery committed to growing, producing and     selling the finest quality wines of the highest value to our customers.  Bronco Wine Company’s diverse family of brands is sold in over 90 countries   worldwide in addition to being distributed throughout the United States.  Bronco Wine Company has become a major vintage varietal wine source   to the California wine industry and is currently the fifth largest winery and the largest vineyard owner in the United States.  

Our quest for quality begins with vineyard development and continues to grow into areas such as premium bulk wine contracts, research and development, brand development, brand marketing and national distribution. Bronco Wine Company is vertically integrated, from the vineyard to the table, focused on crafting wines for the American table.

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S. In addition, Constellation is the world’s leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Franciscan Estate, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila, and High West Whiskey.  Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio,  about 40 facilities and approximately 8,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. To learn more, visit www.cbrands.com

Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe.  A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes   and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings. The Gallo portfolio is comprised of more than 80 unique brands, including Barefoot Cellars, Gallo Family Vineyards and The Naked Grape.  Premium offerings include Apothic, Carnivor, Columbia Winery, Edna Valley Vineyard, Gallo Signature Series, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards and William Hill Estate, along with highly regarded imports, such as Alamos, Allegrini, Brancaia, La Marca, Martín Códax, Pieropan and Whitehaven. Pieropan and Whitehaven.  Award-winning spirits include New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin, as well as Shellback Rum.

 The IWSR (International Wine & Spirits Research) is the leading source of analysis on the alcoholic beverage market.  The IWSR's database, essential to  the industry, quantifies the global market of wine, spirits, beer and mixed drinks by volume and value, and provides insight into short- and long-term  trends.  Our data is used by all of the largest multinational wine, beer and spirits companies, as well as the finance industry.  The IWSR's unique  methodology allows us to get closer to what is actually consumed and better understand how markets work.  The IWSR conducts face-to-face interviews  with 1,500 companies in 118 countries each year, with further input from 350 companies.  The IWSR tracks overall consumption and trends at brand,                                                          quality and category level.

MOËT HENNESSY USA is the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits and champagnes in the U.S. The Moët Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Champagnes; Belvedere vodka; Grand Marnier; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; and fine wines, including Chateau d’Yquem, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Newton Vineyard, Numanthia, Terrazas and Domaine Chandon California sparkling and still wines.  Moët Hennessy has a strong consumer focus with an uncompromising commitment to building luxury brands.

 With roots extending before Prohibition, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) is one of the nation’s leading wholesale beverage alcohol  distributors.  We serve as a brand-building and product expert liaison between suppliers and those who sell or serve alcoholic beverages. Customer service, product  expertise and executional excellence are the hallmarks of our enduring success. By closely monitoring evolving market trends, we understand the  unique needs of our customers and consumers.  Our knowledge in the process and craft of alcoholic beverage production fuels our passion for the art of selling lifestyle products.

 RNDC is one of the nation’s leading wholesale beverage alcohol distributors, specializing in wine and spirits. As the preferred partner for alcohol producers who value the three-tier system, RNDC creates branded products and productivity for all parties involved. RNDC serves as a product liaison between suppliers and those who sell alcoholic beverages – defined by its impeccable customer service, unrivaled expertise in beverage education, and a broad product portfolio.

 Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is the ‘string’. Our collection of estate wineries are the ‘pearls.’ We call this our ‘String of Pearls,’ describing a  collection of estate wineries whose vineyards produce some of the best wines in the world.

 Significantly, it also highlights our company philosophy: We believe that each “pearl’s” luster is best revealed when the vineyard and  wine-making decisions are made on site by the people who grow the grapes and make the wine. The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates  company is simply the “string,” providing administrative and financial support for these extraordinary wine properties.

 Ste. Michelle Wine Estates President and CEO Ted Baseler notes, “With Chateau Ste. Michelle as our first pearl, over the years we have developed or acquired other wineries that meet our high standards of quality and whose wines are distinctive. These wines reflect the place where they are grown.” From Washington State’s short, warm summers and sparse soil, to the cooler climate and mineral-rich soil of the Willamette Valley to the complex soil and longer, hot summers of the Napa Valley, the terroir of the pearl on our string is as unique as each wine in our portfolio.

  Founded in 1979, Wine Enthusiast Media is the world's number one source for wine accessories, storage, information, education,  events and travel, and is a driving force in the marketplace. Over the last 30 years, this multi-faceted business has thrived along with  America's ever expanding enchantment with wine. Started as a direct mail business, Wine Enthusiast has published over 300 million catalogs. Today Wine Enthusiast successfully markets via direct mail, multiple internet sites and with our business to business division, bringing Wine Enthusiast products into retail stores throughout the nation. In 1988 Wine Enthusiast Magazine was founded, bringing consumers vital information on the world of wine and hundreds of wine reviews in every issue. The magazine has grown to become the world's largest periodical devoted exclusively to wine and spirits.

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 Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into one of  the world's leading premium spirits companies where each employee is trusted with a legacy. With our greatest assets – our brands and  our people – we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands.

His original brand, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, was America’s first bottled bourbon and remains one of Brown-Forman’s finest brands today. Geo. Garvin Brown IV, a descendant of the founder, is part of the 5th generation of Brown Family members engaged with Brown-Forman, a publicly traded, family-controlled company, and serves as the presiding Chairman of the Board.

Brown-Forman employs more than 4,000 people worldwide with about 1,000 located in Louisville. Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies, to sells its brands in countries around the world and has offices in cities across the globe. In all, Brown-Forman has more than 25 brands in its portfolio of wines and spirits.

 Since our founding in 1968 in beautiful Mendocino County, Fetzer Vineyards has been a pioneer of California winemaking. Our history is one of  ever-evolving quality and innovation and a progressive, hands-on approach to Earth-friendly practices.

 At Fetzer we’ve always believed that the more we refine our winemaking practices to be in harmony with the environment, the more we improve the quality of our wines – and of everyday life.

Importers of fine wines and spirits since 1934, the familiar Frederick Wildman and Sons, Ltd., oval is found on every bottle sold and is recognized around the world as a symbol of quality assurance.

For more information on all Frederick Wildman brands, please visit facebook.com/frederickwildman.

Founded four decades ago by Jerry Lohr and still family-owned and operated today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts a full line of internationally recognized wines from its 3,700 acres of sustainably-farmed, estate vineyards in Paso Robles, Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations, and St. Helena in the Napa Valley. Offering an expressive range of styles, J. Lohr produces four tiers of signature wines showcasing its estate grapes – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series, J. Lohr Cuvée Series and J. Lohr Gesture.

Palm Bay International Fine Wine & Spirits is a third generation, family-owned company focused on quality, authenticity and personal touch.  Our fine wine and craft spirits portfolios include stellar estates and distilleries in top regions across 16 countries.  We offer some of the most popular brands in the industry.

Proximo, which translates as “next” in Spanish, is a privately owned, premium spirits producer based in New Jersey, USA.  Proximo is the home of innovative spirits and legacy brands including the Jose Cuervo® tequila portfolio, The Kraken® Black Spiced Rum, Bushmills® Irish Whiskey, 1800® Tequila, Three Olives® Vodka, Hangar 1® Vodka, Stranahan’s® Colorado Whiskey, TINCUP® American Whiskey, Old Camp® Whiskey and Boodles® British Gin. 

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Everything we do is dedicated to realising our vision of becoming the world’s most celebrated wine company.

Family owned and operated in the heart of Napa Valley since 1948, Trinchero Family Estates is a worldwide leader in the wine industry, with more than 45 acclaimed wine and spirits brands and a global presence in nearly 50 countries. Ours is a story of modest beginnings, steadfast perseverance and enduring passion—for the land, for the community, for world-class wine.

Founded in 1888, Young’s Market Company is the premier distributor of fine wine and spirits in the western United States. We are proud to represent industry-leading brands and supplier partners, supported by our Best in Class team of wine and spirits professionals.

Young’s Market Company strives to be the leader in the wholesale and distribution of wine, spirits and selected beverages. We are committed to adding value to our customers, reaching the highest standards of respect for our employees, exemplary professional representation of our suppliers, and support for the communities where we live and work. We will secure our future with dedication to performance and innovation.

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Tuscany’s most honored vineyard estate, Castello Banfi’s award-winning wines are exported to over 85 countries around the world. Lauded for groundbreaking research on the Sangiovese vine to produce superior Brunello and super Tuscan wines; producing healthy, more organic wines that are low in sulfites and histamines; and developing cutting edge winemaking techniques, Castello Banfi is the first winery in the world to be awarded international recognition for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA8000) as well as an international leader in customer satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000). Castello Banfi is a beacon for hospitality in the region, with a full service enoteca, glass museum, winery tours, informal Taverna for lunch, fine dining at the Michelin star-rated Castello Banfi – Il Ristorante, and luxury rooms and suites at the recently opened Castello Banfi – Il Borgo.

 More than seventeen centuries of combined history unite the wineries of Boisset. Cistercian monks planted the vineyards of Le Clos Vougeot in  1110, inspiring Domaine de la Vougeraie to this day. Bouchard Aîné & Fils has built its family reputation in Beaune since 1750. Buena Vista Winery  is California’s first premium winery, founded in Sonoma in 1857. These are just a few examples of the remarkable history of the Boisset Collection.  Deepening the legacies of each of its estates is at the core of Boisset’s mission. 

Breakthru Beverage Group is the innovative beverage wholesaler formed by Charmer Sunbelt and Wirtz Beverage.  The company employs more than 7,000 associates, and with its affiliates have operations in 19 markets across the country and Canada representing a portfolio of premier wine, spirit and beer brands totaling more than $6 billion in annual sales.  

 For more information about our locations, leadership team, community involvement and career opportunities, please visit us at www.BreakthruBev.com

Unlike other agencies that work within a blinding myriad of industries; CF Napa Brand Design's focus is 100% within the wine, spirits and beer sectors. This  specialization has allowed us to become experts in the alcoholic beverage category. We have an exceptional understanding of design  that sells, complemented by professional project management and flawless production oversight. The result has been solutions that  consistently produce both critical acclaim and strong measurable return on investment for our clients.

Davos Brands’ mission is to build and develop the highest quality, best in class craft spirit brands that create a meaningful and valuable connection with consumers. This is done through teamwork, passion, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and relentless perseverance. The Davos Brands team members are recognized to be amongst the best performers in the industry; the team operates in a collegiate, open-structure, and dynamic mode. The team thinks out of the box and finds ways to obtain outstanding results through an entrepreneurial focus. Based in New York, the Davos Brands luxury portfolio is currently composed of TYKU Sake, Aviation Gin, Sombra Mezcal, and Astral Tequila

Delicato Family Vineyards is a pioneering family-owned California winery founded in 1924. Three generations of the Indelicato family have guided grapes from vineyard to bottle and into homes and dining establishments around the world. Delicato Family Vineyards produces and represents wines of the highest quality made in accordance with sustainable winegrowing practices.

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits was founded in 1981 by Chairman, Bill Deutsch, to market quality wine and spirits produced by prestigious families from major wine and spirits regions of the world. The business that initially began with two employees importing a few family producers from France over three decades ago has grown to include a prestigious roster of internationally renowned, award-winning brands serviced by over 170 employees.

Deutsch’s wine and spirits are sold to the trade with well-planned marketing support and offered to U.S. consumers at fair market prices. Today the company is renowned for its brand building prowess and ability to identify and fill consumer niches within the wine and spirits category.

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with iconic brands in spirits, beer and wine. We provide consumers with choice and quality across categories and price points.

The Distilled Spirits Council is the national trade association representing the leading producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the United States.  Since the repeal of Prohibition, the Council has advocated on legislative, regulatory and public affairs issues that impact the distilled spirits sector, adult consumers and our hospitality business partners on the local, state, federal and international level.nter your text here.

Domaine Bousquet produce world-class quality wines applying both French and Argentine know-how in the winemaking process.
 

FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 premium bottled water in the United States. FIJI Water, known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feel and unique mineral profile, is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs.  Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 60 countries. To discover Earth’s Finest Water, please visit www.fijiwater.com

Folio Fine Wine Partners was founded in 2004 by Michael Mondavi and his wife, Isabel, with their children, Dina and Rob Jr. The company is a full-service importer, fine wine agency and producer of quality wines from the world's premiere and emerging wine regions, providing sales, marketing and public relations services to wine brands from Argentina, Austria, France, Italy, Spain and the United States.

 

At Independent Stave Company we are proud of our 100 plus years in the  cooperage industry.  Supported by four generations of Boswells, ISC is a family of craftsmen.  From our company-owned mills to our cooperages, ISC crafts barrels through sustainable practices and innovative technology.  As a result, millions of  people around the world enjoy beverages aged in ISC barrels.

Located in Paso Robles, California, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting ultra-premium wines using Bordeaux grape varieties, such as its iconic ISOSCELES, the red blend widely recognized as the wine that helped establish Paso Robles as a luxury winemaking region. The property at JUSTIN features a tasting room, luxury suite accommodations and a restaurant – making it the only winery on the Central Coast to offer all three options. In addition to its stellar hospitality offerings, JUSTIN consistently receives top honors and awards around the world, and was recently named Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Winery of the Year. JUSTIN wines are available through discerning fine wine retailers and restaurants throughout the United States, or directly from the winery via JUSTIN’s tasting room, online store or to members of the JUSTIN Wine Society wine club. The JUSTIN Wine Society is not only one of the oldest wine clubs in California, but has grown into one of the largest in the U.S. Exclusive benefits to the wine club also extend to JUSTIN’s sister winery in Sonoma, Landmark Vineyards. For more information, please visit www.JUSTINWine.com.

Kobrand Wine & Spirits imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits. Family owned since its founding in 1944, Kobrand attributes its success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality.

Nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in the Sonoma Valley, Landmark Vineyards epitomizes the rustic grace and beauty of Sonoma County. Since 1974, Landmark has been dedicated to producing handcrafted, ultra-premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sourcing grapes from unique vineyard sites throughout California to create rich, balanced wines. Landmark’s wines may be purchased from select retailers and restaurants nationwide, at the Landmark tasting room in Kenwood, California or online at landmarkwine.com.

Pernod Ricard is the world’s leader in the premium spirits industry.  It operates in more than 85 affiliates and 100 production sites.  Pernod Ricard has chosen to focus on sustainable growth through a large portfolio of international brands and a high-end strategy, known as Premiumisation. 

Seattle-based Precept Wine – Is the largest privately held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and a top 15 American wine producer. With deep roots representing 30 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, it owns and operates more than 4,500 acres of vineyards across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon; such leading wine brands as Waterbrook, Gruet, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Ste. Chapelle, HOUSE Wine, Browne Family Vineyards, Pendulum, Primarius, Washington Hills, Shingleback, and Red Knot, plus tasting rooms and hospitality throughout the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne, the company’s wineries have garnered more than 600 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com

Our story begins more than 50 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking.  Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry.

A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking.

Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.

SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker was established in 1997 in San Francisco, California, and first earned national recognition for its bean-to-bar, artisan quality eating and baking chocolate in 1998. As one of the world’s finest chocolate makers who demands the highest quality cacao beans, SCHARFFEN BERGER sought the rigorous accreditation of the Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods in the communities in which SCHARFFEN BERGER beans are grown. All of our chocolate is composed of proprietary bean blends from up to nine different, Rainforest Alliance certified cacao-growing regions throughout the world. Each bar is carefully crafted to reflect the complex flavor profiles of the region from which it came, and can be enjoyed in a variety of cacao percentages and flavors. SCHARFFEN BERGER products are sold by retailers nationwide, at select wineries, and through its website www.ScharffenBerger.com.

Sterling Creativeworks helps clients develop their brand’s unique emotional appeal and connect with their target customer.

What makes us different?  We’re a strategic design agency with 25+ years of experience working with national and international brands. More than just designing pretty labels, we bring insights into branding and consumer behavior specific to the wine, beer and spirits categories. Our well-honed process provides the ideal framework for new ideas to emerge and thrive. Strategy forms the foundation, clarifying the brand essence and emotional triggers that will create lasting relationships with consumers.

What is a standout brand?  One that has emotional resonance and depth. It uses all the senses to convey a clear point of view. It stands for something, and inspires fierce loyalty among consumers who align with that point of view. Sure, a great name and striking design are essential to success. But getting a shopper to pick up your package is only the first step. We aim to make consumers crave it, then fall into a long-term relationship, because it inspires them and elevates their daily lives. In other words, we want nothing short of devotion.

Tito's Handmade Vodka founder and master distiller Bert "Tito" Beveridge is a true pioneer in the world of microdistilling – in fact, it’s a world he helped create.

In the early 1990s, Tito enjoyed infusing flavored vodka in his spare time, creating much-loved (and much-requested) batches for friends.  Tito watched as microbreweries and boutique wineries began cropping up throughout the country, and astutely predicted that the next step would be to incorporate the same handcrafted principles to the spirits industry.

In a profound self-reflection exercise, Tito sat down to reassess his career and life path by drawing a line down the middle of a single sheet of paper.  He defined those things he was most skilled at on one side, and added those things he felt most passionate about to the other. He immediately recognized that he was drawn to meeting new people, making and enjoying fine spirits, and had a genuine knack for selling. In a life-changing moment, Tito’s path became clear and he decided to create his own vodka company. These basic tenets – following what you love and staying true to your talents, along with philanthropic efforts -- remain the backbone of Tito’s passionate pursuit in the highly competitive spirits industry.

It took the company more than eight years to turn a profit. Today, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is one of the fastest-selling and fastest-growing microdistilleries on the market and remains one of the purest spirits available.

 Vintage Wine Estates is a collection of family wineries based out of Santa Rosa, CA. Our wines come from vineyards as far west as the  Sonoma Coast and across the Napa Valley. Delivering to on- and off-premise and direct-to-consumer channels, we are committed to  producing quality products at our state of the art winemaking facilities.

 Vintage Wine Estates is recognized for providing exceptional value to the wine consumer. We continue new acquisitions to expand  our collection of brands, producing wines that highlight talented winemaking and the best of Napa and Sonoma county terroir.

In April 2004, Michael Quinttus founded VINTUS based on his desire to develop a focused portfolio of exceptional, family-owned, estate-based producers of hand-crafted wines.

It is the goal of VINTUS to assemble a diverse, international range of "wines of place" produced by passionate personalities driven to extract the maximum expression from their estates. Our producers are intensely attuned to their environments, emphasizing biodynamic, organic or sustainable viticulture and winemaking. This theme of site expression weaves through the entire VINTUS portfolio of wines, and will remain a cornerstone of our future growth.

VINTUS is not just the embodiment of its remarkable estates. It is also a team of young, dynamic and highly motivated professionals in sales, marketing and operations who share the VINTUS vision and its standards of excellence and service. Our wines are sold through a network of distributors in all 50 states and the Caribbean who have been carefully selected as partners because of their sophisticated wine knowledge, similar philosophical foundations, relationships with the finest wine shops and restaurants in their markets, and their commitment to our wines. 

 

 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) is the national trade association representing the wholesale tier of the wine and spirits industry and is dedicated  to advancing the interests an  independence of wholesalers as the central hub of the three-tier system.  Established in 1943, WSWA’s membership includes 378  member companies in 50  states and the District of Columbia, and its members distribute more than 80 percent of wine and spirits sold at wholesale in the  United States.  For more  information, visitwww.wswa.org.

Established in 1981, The Wine Group (TWG) is the world’s second-largest wine producer by volume. TWG is a privately-held, management-owned company with a portfolio of leading brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, flipflop and Almaden.

The Wine Group’s corporate headquarters, located in Livermore, California, are set next to our flagship winery, Concannon Vineyard. The Wine Group markets its products in North America, Western Europe and Asia.  The Wine Group’s vision is to thrive as the wine and spirits industry’s most admired organization while delighting consumers with unbeatable brand value and continuous innovation to consistently exceed their expectations.  It is the mission of The Wine Group to drive long-term value creation with the speed, agility and entrepreneurial culture that has defined TWG since its inception. Also, to prosper as an independent, management-owned company and serve as an enduring example for business stewardship for all of TWG’s stakeholders…consumers, customers, employees, owners, society.

 WineShop At Home, led by Chief Executive Officer, Jane Creed,  is the nation’s leading producer and direct and social seller of exclusive,  handcrafted artisan wines, wine gifts, personalized wine and wine accessories. Based in the heart of the wine country in Napa, California,  WineShop At Home and our team of Independent Wine Consultants throughout the country help you discover, enjoy, and learn about  wine in the comfort of your home with friends and family. Inspired by the  wine country lifestyle, our at-home Wine Tastings combine a fun  and educational experience that represents a variety of regions, styles, and winemaking techniques that are on the forefront of what is  happening in wine today.

Wine Warehouse is a multi-generational, family owned and operated, wholesale distributor of fine wine, beer and spirits for California. The company was established in 1973 by passionate wine collectors, Bob and Jim Myerson,who sought to bring fine wine to a new and rapidly growing market.

That same vision and commitment to quality continues today. Wine Warehouse’s unique brand and category mix is a nationally recognized portfolio in the premium beverage alcohol space. Our dedicated and knowledgeable employees are uniquely qualified to deliver this exceptional portfolio to one of the most sophisticated and demanding markets in the country. Under the leadership of our dynamic executive team, including second-generation owners, Jim Myerson and Linda Myerson Dean, Wine Warehouse continues a tradition of bringing superb products to California supported by an unsurpassed team of dedicated professionals.

World Cooperage is a family-owned company building on four generations of experience in the oak industry. We proudly craft premium American and French oak wine barrels.   Our cooperage is equipped with state of the art technology, allowing each barrel to be customized to a winemaker’s unique specifications.  We maintain a long-term vision for every aspect of our business – most importantly to craft enduring partnerships with award winning wineries around the world.

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Retailers, brands and associations leverage our Live Product Communication platform to create highly engaging online events for their products - combining live video, social interaction and instant commerce. We bring companies and their audiences together in a social setting for Live Virtual Tastings, Live Sales Events, Product Launches, Town Halls, Retail Product Training, Social Media Conversion, and many other applications.

Hard work. Perseverance. Dedication to excellence. Listening to the client. Knowing the process. These are paramount in our story of growth. From a startup company in 2006 to a booming, award-winning printer within a few short years, we hope to make you proud of your decision to choose us as a valuable printing partner.  "When IMAGE is important the choice is CLEAR" 

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With a deep history in Napa Valley, Emmolo offers a fresh take on Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, featuring flavors and characteristics that people don’t typically expect from the production of these varietals in California. Owner and winemaker Jenny Wagner comes from two longstanding Napa families, including the founders of Caymus Vineyards. Taking a hands-on approach in both the vineyard and her winemaking, Jenny has a passion for trying out new ideas and shares her family’s commitment to hard work, pushing boundaries and making better and better wines.Enter your text here.

G3 Enterprises, an industry-leading packaging manufacturer and logistics provider, offers exclusive products and services, including custom and stock  closures; label printing; warehousing and third-party logistics; transportation; full-service bottling (on-site and mobile capabilities); winery services; glass  distribution; and bottle etching and decorating. G3 provides value-added manufacturing services such as bottling line check-ups and set-ups. G3’s team  specializes in oxygen management in packaging components, including cork, cap, glass, box, single-serve, and PET keg, process modeling and optimization  using advanced analytics, and provides consultation and testing for all of its packaging. G3 is a distributor of Diam cork for still wine and Mytik cork for Champagne/sparkling wine, Boise oak chips, and one-way Petainer kegs; as well as an exclusive co-packer for Zipz single-serve packaging solutions.

Since our company’s inception, we’ve fostered an environment of ingenuity, innovation, and expertise to help suppliers and retail & restaurant entrepreneurs reach their goals while enhancing the careers of our employees.

Ken Fuhr Media, Inc. specializes in all facets of video and digital media content for the alcohol beverage industry. We provide incredibly high production value for a polished, contemporary look. In addition,we provide the added value of communications coaching to help you create effective and messaged content for a variety of platforms.

Ken Fuhr is a multi Emmy Award winning Director of Photography and also a Communications Specialist for Clarity Media Group headquartered in NYC.

Now located the heart of Wine County, we are your local source for digital content and media training/presentation coaching services.

Luxco, Inc. is a leading producer, importer and marketer of beverage alcohol products. Our mission is to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our consumers, associates and business partners. Founded in St. Louis in 1958, where it is headquartered, it is owned and operated by the Lux family. Its portfolio of brands include: Juarez Tequila & Triple Sec, Pearl Vodka, Everclear Grain Alcohol, Arrow Cordials, El Mayor Tequila, Exotico Tequila, Ezra Brooks & Rebel Yell Bourbons, Lord Calvert Canadian Whisky, St. Brendan’s Irish Cream, Salvador’s Cocktails, Yago Sangria and other well-recognized brands. For more information about the company, visit www.luxco.com.

 Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors is a leading Missouri distributor of premium spirits, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages,  and the largest distributor that remains Missouri-owned and operated. With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and  Cape Girardeau, Major Brands employs more than 500 people and serves more than 9,000 retail customers throughout the state. Major  Brands represents an outstanding product portfolio that ranges from the leading global brands to locally produced craft beers, distilled  spirits and Missouri wines.

  Martignetti Companies is the leading distributor of wines and spirits in New England and the 7th largest distributor in the country.

  Based in Norwood, MA, the company operates in Massachusetts as United Liquors, Carolina Wine & Spirits, Classic Wine and Commonwealth Wine & Spirits, and in other New England states as Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine and Rhode Island Distributing Company through a joint venture. Classic Imports, a wholly owned subsidiary of Martignetti Companies, sells and promotes the finest craft spirits through a nationwide network of distributors.

Martignetti Companies began as a family-owned grocery business in Boston’s North End. After the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the Martignetti family received the first retail license for beverage alcohol in Massachusetts. Through the years, they grew their retail business to include a number of wine and spirits shops across the Boston metro area. In the 1970’s, they expanded the distribution and wholesale business, focusing on fine wines. In the ensuing years Martignetti Companies steadily grew its distribution businesses in New England through organic growth, supplier appointments and acquisitions. The portfolio has grown to encompass the broadest selection of fine wines and spirits in the marketplace, from unique artisanal producers to global leading suppliers.

Monin Gourmet Flavorings was founded in Bourges, France in 1912 by Mr. Georges Monin and remains a 3rd generation family owned and operated business.  The company’s first slogan was “La Passion de la Qualite”, which is French for “Passion for Quality”.  The slogan still acts as the company’s focus, as they go to great lengths to ensure the best quality products and services to all customers.

 

With over 100 years of experience, Monin is the premium flavor choice for coffeehouse and foodservice operators around the world.  They offer more than 200 gourmet flavors, available in over 145 countries, with thousands of creative recipe applications.  Each product is made with a total commitment to quality and providing flavor solutions.

Through innovation, quality, and passion, Monin continually strives to be the single source provider for all flavoring needs.

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Santa Margherita USA’s mission is to engage and delight consumers with our brands and establish ourselves as leaders of food and wine culture in the United States. Our vision is to become the most progressive and active supplier in the U.S.

Steelite International America is a world leading manufacturer and distributor of tabletop products, servicing over 140 countries with solutions in china, metal, and glass. We are committed to offering the best in technology and design, while minimizing the effect on the environment. Our stability and reputation in the industry has provided us with both a diverse client list, and a comprehensive channel of operations. We are dedicated to exceeding our customers expectations and have ‘a passion to inspire’ the perfect tabletop presentation.

  Total Wine & More is America‘s Wine Superstore® — the country‘s largest independent retailer of fine wine.  We started in 1991 when    brothers David and Robert Trone opened a small store in Delaware.  Today, we operate more than 140 superstores across 19 states and    continue to grow.

Founded 130 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the fourth and  fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf.

Whole Foods Market

Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we're all about. Oh yeah, we're a mission-driven company too. 

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