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Wilson Daniels Celebrates 40 Years

Family-owned fine wine company celebrates a rich history representing outstanding producers

New York, NY – January 17, 2018 — Wilson Daniels, a family-owned fine wine importing and marketing company, will celebrate four decades of representing some of the world’s most prestigious wine brands. In 2018, the company will commemorate its 40th anniversary with a five-city anniversary tour in June starting in St. Helena, followed by Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, and ending in New York City.
The anniversary events will include tastings of some of the portfolio’s latest releases, along with retrospective tastings of older vintages. Among the esteemed producers whose current and library vintages will be tasted is the heralded Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which Wilson Daniels has been privileged to represent in the United States since Win Wilson and Jack Daniels first met Aubert de Villaine in 1979.

Honoring a Rich History
Jack Daniels and the late Winston “Win” Wilson started Wilson Daniels in 1978 with a simple, compelling vision that the company maintains today: to represent high-end, single-vineyard-designated wines from around the world. It was this vision that marks the company’s successful stance in the fine wine market today – targeting restaurants, luxury hotels, the global wine trade and private individuals.

“When Win and I decided to start Wilson Daniels 40 years ago, we couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on the American and global wine industry,” said Jack Daniels, Founding Partner, Wilson Daniels. “Looking back, our initial producer partnerships and our pioneering team laid the foundation for 40 years of success.”

Looking Forward: Growth in the Premium Wine Category
Shortly after Rocco Lombardo joined the company as President in 2015, Wilson Daniels reinvented itself through the launch of its own wholesale business in the United States’ most competitive and valuable urban wine market – New York City. The Underwood family, owners of Wilson Daniels, launched Wilson Daniels Wholesale as a companion to its national importing and marketing company. Today, the company continues its work on preeminent brands while focusing on the winemaking powerhouses of Italy and France.

“I am incredibly proud of the Wilson Daniels team and portfolio — we have made great strides in a relatively short period of time, which speaks to our enthusiastic, hardworking and collaborative team,” says Rocco Lombardo, President of Wilson Daniels. “With new portfolio additions, continued wholesale growth, thriving department additions and significant investments, the best is yet to come.”

Wilson Daniels offers a comprehensive portfolio of the most established, dedicated and innovative family-owned properties, including Domaine Leflaive, Olivier Bernstein, Biondi-Santi, Dal Forno Romano, Elvio Cogno and Royal Tokaji, to name a few European properties. The company also has projects in California, Oregon and New Zealand, and has developed a wholesale portfolio that includes wineries from five countries with a heavy focus on Italy and France.

Please visit wilsondaniels.com for event information and updates. Follow Wilson Daniels on Instagram: @WilsonDaniels and the conversation at #WilsonDaniels40. Additional resources for press are available upon request including a visual timeline, historical images and media kit.

About Wilson Daniels
Founded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a fully integrated, family-owned marketing and sales company representing a highly selective portfolio of the world’s most distinctive wines and spirits. Wilson Daniels continues to pursue and elevate the standards of excellence set by founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels through developing long-term, strategic partnerships with luxury producers that possess profound respect for terroir, and are benchmarks in their region. To learn more about Wilson Daniels, visit www.wilsondaniels.com.

January 17, 2018
Wilson Daniels Celebrates 40 Years