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

  • Le Ragnaie

Le Ragnaie

  • February 22nd, 2021

LE RAGNAIE

Le Ragnaie is known for its elegant, terroir-driven wines that stand out in this Tuscan powerhouse category. The owner and winemaker, Riccardo Campinoti, acquired the property in 2002 and now farms 15.5 ha. [...]

  • Fattoria Le Pupille

Fattoria Le Pupille

  • February 22nd, 2021

Morellino di Scansano is an underappreciated region in Tuscany. Chianti Classico has the notoriety and esteem and that means one thing for Morellino, Value.The wines here are dry reds from the Sangiovese grape variety, known in this region [...]

  • Birichino

Birichino

  • February 22nd, 2021

Alex Krause and John Locke founded Birichino in Santa Cruz in 2008. Drawing on a combined four decades making wine in California, France, Italy, and beyond, they are focused on attaining the perfect balance of perfume, poise, [...]