Columbia Distributing has received the distribution rights for two Pacific Northwest wineries: Del Rio Vineyard Estate and Barnard Griffin.
The partnerships are the latest additions in Columbia’s growing wine and spirits portfolio
The company became a total beverage alcohol distributor one year ago through an expanded relationship with Constellation Brands.
“Our newfound partnership with Columbia Distributing is flourishing,” says Jennifer Kerrigan of Del Rio. “As matter of fact, it’s provided a huge boost to our sales! Depletions for the second quarter of this year – our first three months with Columbia – are off to a remarkable start. We are experiencing a 36% increase in cases sold this year versus last year in Oregon, and we’re already exceeding last year’s full year sales in Washington with half the year left to go.”
Barnard Griffin selected Columbia earlier this month and is looking forward to reaching its potential in the northwest, the company says.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the Columbia Distributing portfolio and can’t wait to see what this partnership brings for all involved,” says Megan Hughes of Barnard Griffin. “The choice to go to Columbia was a thoughtful yet exciting one – one we made as a family – and we hope it’s the beginning of a new era for the winery.”