Our Story

Established in 1996 by founding partners, Michael Stolese and Joerg Klauck, The Vermont Wine Merchants Company is Vermont’s premier wine-exclusive wholesale distributor.

The Vermont Wine Merchants Company currently carries over 2,000 wines from over 300 producers, both domestic and internationally. Vermont Wine Merchants’ portfolio represents and recognizes the finest brands the industry has to offer. All of our wines are individually selected by the owners to ensure our customers the highest quality product there is to offer in an ever-developing market. Wine selections are made by identifying the significant trends in the wine marketplace; such as emerging regions, increasingly popular varietals and styles, and pace-setting wineries.

This once “small” company has grown to a staff of over twentyfive individuals, including a strong sales staff. Currently we have nine sales representatives that cover territories all over the state of Vermont, from the Northeast Kingdom to the Brattleboro/Bennington area and everywhere in between.

News & Events

  • Buehler Cabernet Sauvignon

Buehler Cabernet Sauvignon

  • April 1st, 2021

Dedicated to honesty, quality and family, Buehler Vineyards is a fourth generation vineyard and winery perched on a mountain top just east of St Helena in Napa Valley. Situated on three hundred acres this [...]

  • Patrick Noel Sancerre

Patrick Noel Sancerre

  • March 26th, 2021

Julie Noël is a rising star in the Loire Valley. She took over Domaine Patrick Noël from her father. Patrick is descended from more than three centuries of vignerons, all from the village of [...]

  • New Wines from Jamey Whetstone

New Wines from Jamey Whetstone

  • March 25th, 2021

Jamey moved out to Napa Valley from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle, and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing [...]