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

  • Kiki & Juan

Kiki & Juan

  • March 4th, 2022

Kiki & Juan are fun, organic wines in 1 Liter bottles that are all about supporting the farmers La Luz works with throughout Iberia. “Kiki” uses her longstanding relationships with grape growers in Spain [...]

  • Il Farneto Giandon Rosso

Il Farneto Giandon Rosso

  • February 24th, 2022

We have the perfect pizza wine right here! The Il Farneto Giandon Rosso is a natural wine made from Malbo Gentile, Lambrusco, and Marzemino organic and biodynamic grapes grown in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Medium body [...]

  • Stel + Mar Chardonnay

Stel + Mar Chardonnay

  • December 31st, 2021

The Stel+Mar is a crowd-pleasing California Chardonnay with aromas of green apple, baked pear, and nutmeg on the nose. Full-bodied with bright tropical fruit, butterscotch and toasty oak spice flavors on the palate. The [...]