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 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 [...]

  • New Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

New Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

  • October 15th, 2021

The Kuranui Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough was named the #13 wine on Wine Spectator's Top 100 'Best Buys' of 2021! It is fresh, fun, and tropical with splashes of lime. The palate is clean [...]

  • 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 [...]