MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—announced today that it has expanded its distribution relationship with Jackson Family Wines, a family-owned company that crafts award-winning wines of distinct character and quality, in Florida. With this agreement, Southern Glazer’s will now distribute Jackson Family Wines in 13 U.S. markets, effective immediately.
“Southern Glazer’s has had a long-standing and solid relationship with the Jackson family for more than three decades,” said Wayne E. Chaplin, Chief Executive Officer of Southern Glazer’s. “We couldn’t be happier that our two families are coming back together in Florida, an important wine market and the state where our business was originally founded 50 years ago. It feels like a home coming, and we look forward to much success ahead in Florida.”
“This is a perfect time for the Jackson Family to be coming back to ‘Team Florida’,” added Gene Sullivan, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Florida for Southern Glazer’s. “Jackson Family brings a wide range of world class wines to our market at a time where there is an incredible demand for high quality wines, and Southern Glazer’s is ideally positioned to help them grow their portfolio in Florida.”
Commenting on the announcement, Rick Tigner, Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Family Wines, added, “All of us at Jackson Family Wines are extremely excited with this move. Florida is a critical market for our continued growth and we are thrilled to expand our relationship with Wayne, his family, and Team Florida.”
Wines will be distributed through Southern Glazer’s, as well as the Company’s Artisanal Fine Wine & Spirits and Signature Luxury divisions. Southern Glazer’s currently distributes Jackson Family Wines in Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington.
Southern Glazer’s has made significant investments to position the Company as a leader in wine. It has more certified wine experts than any other North American wine and spirits distributor. Its employees have successfully completed more than 5,000 wine, sake and spirits education programs, from introductory to master-level achievements.
- 1 Master of Wine
- 12 WSET Certified Educators
- 16 WSET Level 3 Wine
- 16 WSET Level 3 Sake
- 2,685 WSET Level 2 Wine & Spirits
- 516 WSET Level 2 Spirits
- 227 WSET Level 1 Sake
- 1,600 Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1
- 121 CMS Certified Sommeliers
- 21 CMS Advanced Sommeliers
- 16 Master Sommeliers
- Over 600 Certified Specialists of Wine
- 16 Certified Wine Educators
- 117 Certified Specialists of Spirits
- 112 Italian Wine Professionals
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.
About Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines (JFW) is a family-owned company that 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 portfolio comprises more than 40 renowned brands. In addition to their acclaimed California producers, JFW includes fine wines from France, Italy, Australia, and South Africa. Founded in 1982 by wine pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jess Jackson, JFW and its various wineries are led by chairman & proprietor Barbara Banke and the Jackson family.