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

  • FUSO Calx Primitivo

FUSO Calx Primitivo

  • September 10th, 2021

The Filippo Cassano 'Calx' is a ridiculously crushable Primitivo from Puglia. This wine is a part of a wonderful project by importer, PortoVino called FUSO, which aims to bring organic, small production, daily drinking [...]

  • Prisma Canned Wines

Prisma Canned Wines

  • August 19th, 2021

This just in! Prisma Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in 4pk 250ml cans! An awesome format for taking to the beach, on a picnic, or enjoying in the back yard. Each can yields about [...]

  • Patton Valley Punchline

Patton Valley Punchline

  • July 23rd, 2021

Patton Valley Vineyard has ample sun, cool breezes, and slopes to every aspect with a single soil type called Laurelwood. It's your basic paradise.

The Punchline Rosé is a wild, fun, and vibrant blend [...]