MHW, Ltd. has announced the acquisition of two nationally licensed importation companies, USA Wine West and USA Wine Imports.
“Over the last 25 years, USA Wine West has provided unparalleled logistics, compliance and administrative import services to foreign and domestic wineries who launch in the U.S.,” says USA Wine West Founder Steve Melchiskey, who will continue leading the USA Wine West team and join MHW as Vice President of Sales and Development. “Becoming a part of MHW enables us to carry on that mission with greater resources and capabilities. This is especially exciting for the passionate wineries and individuals we work with, as well as our world-class team who has been critical to this success.”
MHW, USA Wine West, and USA Wine Imports will continue to service their respective client portfolios while they explore additional ways to deliver value through their partnership with clients over time by expanding on service capabilities, such as global consolidated logistics and more comprehensive direct-to-retail offerings, over time.
“MHW is thrilled to welcome both USA Wine West and USA Wine Imports to our team,” says MHW Chief Executive Officer Gabe Barkley. “Both companies enhance our leadership in serving the needs of the global fine wine market across all segments. We share a common DNA of building and valuing lasting client relationships. That orientation toward partnership is vital to our ongoing success. Because my career began in fine wine retail, I am personally thrilled about our expanded ability to help wine producers – from family-owned wineries to private-label programs – establish their presence in the U.S. market alongside our existing leadership positions in spirits and malt beverages.”