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

  • 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 [...]

  • Triennes St Auguste Rouge

Triennes St Auguste Rouge

  • December 23rd, 2021

Two of Burgundy’s greatest names – Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac, and Aubert de Villaine, co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – are the partners behind this pioneering property in Provence, northeast of [...]

  • Fuso Col di Luna Flora Rosato Frizzante

Fuso Col di Luna Flora Rosato Frizzante

  • November 19th, 2021

Col di Luna is produces sparkling wines at the foot of the Dolomites, with a family tradition and preference for the Brut style. Flora rosato comes from the local grape variety called Raboso, a [...]