– Napa Valley-based Wineshipping, LLC and Kennewick, WA-based Vintners Logistics LLC have announced a joint venture to be known as Vintners Direct. Based out of Vintners Logistics’ warehouse in Kennewick, in the heart of Washington wine country, Vintners Direct will provide Washington wineries greater access to national and local direct to consumer (DTC) fulfillment services. Vintners Direct will begin taking customer DTC fulfillment orders April 1, 2020.
“The Vintners Direct joint venture is a win/win for both parties’ customer bases, combining the expertise of Wineshipping as the nation’s leading DTC wine fulfillment provider and Vintners Logistics’ reputation as Washington State’s finest wine storage and transportation provider,” said Eric Lewis, Wineshipping, LLC’s CEO. “Vintners Logistics is a company with a great reputation that does business with many of Washington State’s key wineries, and we look forward to increasing our footprint and growing our reputation and business in this highly regarded wine community.”
“Wineshipping’s expertise in DTC fulfillment will give Vintners Logistics customers an easy alternative to in-house fulfillment which can be complex and burdensome particularly as wineries endeavor to scale and offer more customization options for their end consumer experiences,” said Robert Thompson, Owner and Founder of Vintners Logistics. “We’re excited to be able to offer enhanced services with economies of scale to our customers, particularly in partnership with another family-owned and operated company such as ours.”
About Wineshipping, LLC
Founded in 1998, Wineshipping, LLC is the leading direct to consumer wine logistics and fulfillment company in North America, partnering with high quality producers, marketers, retailers and e-commerce websites in the wine industry. The company provides fulfillment, storage and transport services tailored specifically to the wine industry, and takes pride in pioneering solutions to advance wine commerce. Headquartered in Napa, California, the company has a national presence with locations in California (Napa, Paso Robles and Santa Maria), Oregon, Missouri, and New York. For more information go to www.wineshipping.com
About Vintners Logistics LLC
Founded in 2007 and conveniently located in the heart of the Washington State wine industry, Vintners Logistics serves +1000 wineries throughout the Pacific Northwest with warehousing, transportation and value-added services. Additionally, the company has wine industry supply chain freight consolidation facilities in California and Oregon. Founder and owner, Robert Thompson, has managed beer and wine logistics since 1987 and has worked with the Northwest’s premier wineries and distributors. For more information go to www.vintnerslogisticsllc.com