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

 

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FOUNDING MEMBER

 

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 MEMBERS

 

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.

 

Caesars Entertainment is the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CEC is mainly comprised of the following three entities: wholly owned Caesars Entertainment Resort Properties (“CERP”), Caesars Growth Partners, LLC (“CGP”), in which we hold a variable economic interest, and the majority owned operating subsidiary Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (“CEOC”) (which was deconsolidated effective January 15, 2015 due to its bankruptcy filing). Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada in 1937, CEC has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. The Caesars system of properties now operates 47 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. CERP and CGP own a total of 12 casinos. CEC’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s®, and Horseshoe® brand names. CEOC’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK (formerly London Clubs International) family of casinos.

The Caesars system of properties is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence, and technology leadership. The Company is committed to system-wide environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 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.

PLATINUM MEMBERS

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as Absolut® Vodka, Avión® Tequila, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey,  Kahlúa® Liqueur, Malibu®,  Martell® Cognac,  Olmeca Altos™ Tequila, Beefeater® Gin, Del Maguey® Single Village Mezcal, Monkey 47® Gin, Plymouth® Gin, Seagram's® Extra Dry Gin, Hiram Walker® Liqueurs, Lot No. 40® Canadian Whiskey, Midleton® Irish Whiskey, Powers® Irish Whiskey, Redbreast® Irish Whiskey, Smithworks® Vodka, Smooth Ambler® Whiskey, Pernod®, and Ricard®; such superior wines as Jacob's Creek®, Kenwood® Vineyards, Campo Viejo® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines.

 

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. 

Founded in 1968 as a boutique wine and spirit importer representing a handful of brands, Shaw-Ross has grown into one of the nation’s leading importers representing over thirty suppliers from around the world whose brands enjoy full national distribution through a network of outstanding wholesalers.  By concentrating on building a balanced portfolio of wine and spirits that cover the spectrum from small boutique gems to powerhouse volume brands, Shaw-Ross is able to offer a wide range of interesting and unique products that are relevant in today’s ever changing environment.

 

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.

GOLD MEMBERS

 

Back Bar USA is an award-winning, full-service marketing, consulting and design firm with more than 25 years of experience in the beer, wine and spirits industries. Specializing in corporate and national account beverage programs with an emphasis on gaming, resorts, nightlife and fine dining, the company provides services ranging from menu development to ground-up event concept, design and execution. Back Bar maintains an impressive portfolio of clients including MGM Resorts International, Landry’s Inc., Wynn Resorts, Tao Group and several others. 

 

 

 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

The Bousquet family comes from the city of Carcassonne, in the South of France and have 4 generations of history in the winemaking tradition. Our passion is to produce wines of superior quality and this is what led us to Argentina to begin a new chapter in the tradition of our wine making. Our vineyards and winery are located in the Gualtallary valley in Tupungato, Mendoza at an altitude of 1200 meters (4,000 feet). With cool nights, a near constant breeze, and a very dry climate, the vineyard is located in a region with the idyllic conditions to produce grapes that are ripe and demonstrate natural acidity. All these great climatic attributes give the grapes the possibility to attain an optimum maturation without having to use pesticides or any other chemical products, hence allowing Domaine Bousquet to produce high quality and healthy organically grown grapes which are then transformed into high quality organic wines.  Since we planted our vines in 2000, we have been dedicated to farming organically while improving our land’s biodiversity. Our cellar has a capacity of about 4 million liters of premium wine that include stainless and cements vats, and French and American oak barrels. The objective of the Bousquet family was to unite our tradition of European wine making with the ideal agricultural conditions in Tupungato, Mendoza. The result of this union are extraordinary wines that boast incredible color, delicious fruity character, good structure with ripe tannins and perfect acid balance.

 

Edrington owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and golden rum brands in the world, including The Macallan, Highland Park, The Glenrothes, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Brugal Rum. In addition to its core brands, Edrington acquired Snow Leopard vodka in 2013 and Tequila Partida in 2016.  Edrington is headquartered in Scotland and is an international business employing over 2,500 worldwide, with over 60 percent employed overseas. Edrington Americas, is based in New York City, and also has offices in Chicago, Miami, Dallas and Orange County.

Edrington is owned by a charitable trust, The Robertson Trust, which donated $25M to a variety of charitable causes last year.

 

Free Flow Wines is the pioneer of premium wine on tap, delivering the world’s leading wine brands to the taps of restaurants and venues nationwide. Free Flow’s keg leasing, filling, logistics and canning services have allowed the wine and hospitality industries to move to a more sustainable way of offering consumers the freshest, best tasting glass of wine.  Founded in 2009, Free Flow has more than 250 wine brands in keg, from wineries throughout the U.S., New Zealand, Argentina and Europe. Their customers' wines are offered in keg and can formats at a variety of restaurants, premium hotels, retail stores, sports and entertainment venues across the US.  Free Flow Wines has locations in Napa, California, and Bayonne, New Jersey. You can find them online at FreeFlowWines.com, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr @FreeFlowWine.

 

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.

 

 

Q Mixers carbonated mixers are proudly served by many of America’s leading bars and restaurants from Blue Hill in New York to San Francisco’s Bourbon & Branch and carried nationally by retailers including Whole Foods, Target, Safeway, BevMo, Total Wine and Amazon.com. You can also buy directly from us, or through Drizly if available in your market.

 

 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.

 

Southern Champion is a woman-owned distillery/winery in the Dallas/Fort Worth area manufacturing ultra-premium spirits (vodka, gin, rum and bourbon), wines, and ready-to-drink cocktails. One of their product lines includes the BuzzBallz portfolio of ready-to-drink cocktails. The privately held company has distribution in 40 states selling to liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, arenas, and airlines.  In 2017, the company started branching out internationally with sales into Asia and the Caribbean.  Southern Champion also is a vertically integrated manufacturer of private label alcoholic and non-alcoholic brands.  

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Terlato Wines has a portfolio of more than 85 wine brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County and Sta. Rita Hills in California; Red Mountain in Washington; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy and; Montalcino, Italy.

 

Total Wine & More is the country‘s largest independent retailer of fine wine.  Brothers David and Robert Trone opened our first store in Delaware in 1991.  Today, we operate more than 170 stores across 20 states and continue to grow.

 

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 realizing our vision of becoming the world’s most celebrated wine company.

Vine Connections is the leading importer and distributor of fine wines made by family producers in Argentina, Chile, and California, and premium Sake from Japan.

 

 

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. 

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.

 

 

 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

SILVER MEMBERS

 

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.

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.

 

 

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

 

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.

 

Founded in 1935, Bardstown, KY-based Heaven Hill Brands (www.heavenhill.com) is the nation's largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer and the world's second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon. Heaven Hill's diversified portfolio of brands includes Evan Williams Bourbon; Larceny, Elijah Craig and Henry McKenna Bourbons; Deep Eddy Vodka; Burnett's Vodkas and Gin; Admiral Nelson's and Blackheart Rums; Hpnotiq Liqueur; The Christian Brothers Brandies; PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur; Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur; Lunazul Tequila; Cinerator Hot Cinnamon Flavored Whiskey and Rittenhouse Rye Whisky.

 

 

Since our company’s inception, Horizon Beverage has 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.

 

Family-owned and family-operated, Jackson Family Wines crafts award-winning wines of distinct character and quality. With a focus on sustainable viticulture practices, responsible vineyard and natural resource management, and unparalleled winemaking, the family’s collection comprises more than 50 renowned brands, with substantial winery and vineyard holdings throughout the premier wine-growing regions of California, Oregon, Bordeaux, Tuscany, Australia, Chile and South Africa. Founded in 1982 by wine pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jess Jackson, Jackson Family Wines is led today by Chairman Barbara Banke and the Jackson family.

 

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.

 

 

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. 

MGM Resorts International is a global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 27 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The company is expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts and MGM COTAI in Macau, and debuting the first international Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 77,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®.

 

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.

 

 

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.

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Buchman Law Firm, LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Auro Chocolate

Bauerhaus Design

Cape Cod Package Store Fine Wine & Spirits

Distill Ventures

Farm Credit

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards

Gregory White PR

Hotaling & Co

Iron Horse Vineyards

LA SCOLCA

Le Grand Courtâge

Merrill Lynch

MONIN

Opici Distributing

Padilla

Pomp & Whimsy

Pura Vida Spirits

Rémy Cointreau

Salt Creek Grille

Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association

Vegan Wines

Whole Foods Market

Wine & Spirits Shippers Association Inc.