NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frederick Wildman and Sons today announced further focus on the Fine Wines and Spirits business through the creation of a separate National selling division from the higher case “volumetric” brands in its portfolio. The leading wine importer in the United States will also align these separate national selling divisions with different distributor networks, effective September 1st, 2020. This new national commercial structure will deliver best-in-class service, supporting all of the stellar brands across its broad portfolio with an even higher level of specialized expertise through its sales, distribution and marketing networks.
“As we continue to evolve and innovate across all sectors of our company, we are proud to be creating a specialized new division for our portfolio of esteemed fine wines and spirits from all over the world,” said Frederick Wildman President and COO Marc Hirten. “Frederick Wildman and Sons has a long-standing reputation for its expertise in the fine wine category. This new development will allow us to further raise the bar on industry standards with an even higher level of category proficiency to support both our Fine Wines & Spirits portfolio as well as our rapidly growing collection of volumetric brands.”
The new commercial sales structure will align each specialized division with dedicated sales teams, as well as different distributor networks. Frederick Wildman and Sons will maintain its current strong and valued distributor partnerships for its Fine Wine & Spirits portfolio with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and MS Walker. In addition, the company’s Wholesale organization in New York and New Jersey will continue to focus on best-in-class service and performance for its Fine Wine & Spirit suppliers.
Frederick Wildman will be consolidating its highly successful portfolio of volumetric wine Brands with Republic National Distributing Company, Youngs Market Company, Breakthru Beverage Group and Empire Merchants. These Brands include Riunite, Bolla, Folonari, Maschio Prosecco, Cavicchioli 1928, the Grupo Penaflor portfolio, Hecht & Bannier and Cuvaison/Brandlin.
Founded in 1934, Frederick Wildman is recognized as one of North America’s preeminent importers, with a range that includes Champagne Pol Roger, Famille Hugel, Domaine Olivier Leflaive, Jean-Jacques Vincent/Château Fuissé, Domaine Pascal Jolivet, the portfolio of Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV) and Cantine Riunite & CIV.
For over 80 years, Frederick Wildman’s fine wine portfolio has gained the respect of sommeliers, leading restaurateurs, and fine wine retailers in the United States. This consolidation will allow the company to further meet the needs of the preeminent fine wine purveyors everywhere, while gaining a significant increase in focus with independent retailers as well as premiere dining establishments and retail accounts alike to provide a broad selection of prestigious wines in both on-and-off premise channels across the country.
ABOUT FREDERICK WILDMAN AND SONS
Frederick Wildman and Sons is a New York based fine wine importer offering the leading properties from France, Italy, Spain, Argentina and other regions. The portfolio includes more than 75 brands, including: Pol Roger, Château Fuissé, J.J. Vincent, Chartreuse, Domaine Faiveley, Hecht & Bannier, Famille Hugel, Olivier Leflaive, Pascal Jolivet, as well as Cantine Riunite & CIV’s full portfolio, and the fine wines of Gruppo Italiano Vini. For more information, visit frederickwildman.com.