Tenzing Wine & Spirits, a Chicago fine wine and craft spirits distributor founded in 2010, has welcomed the the 26-generation-winemaker Marchesi Antinori portfolio to its collection.
Tenzing now serves as the exclusive Illinois distributor of the Antinori family of wines, expanding the company’s on-premise, chain and independent retail footprint.
“Marchesi Antinori is widely considered the benchmark of luxury, quality, and value in the wine world; this innovative, pioneering family has been setting the bar for 26 consecutive generations,” says Tenzing founder and master sommelier Ken Fredrickson. “At Tenzing, we focus on celebrating and bringing great, complex wines with rich histories to the marketplace. We are inspired by our passionate partners and their businesses and will continue to drive the industry forward with this philosophy.”
“For Antinori to recognize Tenzing’s unique ways of working and to align their portfolio with a smaller, more focused partner is a credit to our dedicated and hard-working team,” Fredrickson adds. “We are beyond excited to share the stories of these incredible wine regions.”
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates – the nation’s third-largest premium wine company – serves as the exclusive importer for Marchesi Antinori in the U.S., through a joint venture marketing company established in 2006.