New Canning Operation in Northern California to Meet Strong Retailer & Consumer Demand
Santa Rosa, CA (April 9, 2018) – AWDirect, based in Sonoma County, California, is a creative & innovative wine organization with a unique, multi-faceted approach to the wine industry, delivering acclaimed wine brands and grape-to-glass business solutions that are built around quality, value and relevance. They began offering custom canning services to the wine industry in December 2017.
The wine canning services are done in partnership with The Can Van and encompass 187ml, 250ml and 375ml cans packed in 24-can master cases, available for a variety of domestic and international still varietal and blended wines. 187ml and 375ml cans, which can be sold retail as single units, are packed individually in the 24-can master case. The 250ml cans are packed in custom printed 4-pack paperboard boxes or 4-pack plastic snap top carriers, with six 4-pack carriers per master case.
“Given the explosive growth in demand for wine in a can, we’re excited to offer this service to our current and future clients. With our goal to be the favored supplier by our partners, it made compelling business sense for us to offer this packaging service in order to continue to provide unparalleled support and customer service to our valued partners,” states Bruce Cunningham, Founder & General Manager of AWDirect. Adds Lindsey Herrema, Co-owner of The Can Van, “We are excited to work with AWDirect to increase access to canning options for small and medium scale wineries currently being underserved in the market.”
For more information on obtaining AWDirect USA canning services please contact Ashley O’Callaghan at 707-321-0934.
About AWDirect – www.awdirectusa.com:
AWDirect specializes in every commercial channel of the wine business from sourcing, brand development, and bottling to warehousing, clearing and import services. Wine sourcing is paramount to their success. With over 30 years in the industry, they have built a vast network of vineyard relationships in the US and around the world. The innovation that the founders have brought to the wine industry continues today, under the leadership of Bruce and Kim Cunningham. From 1979 until now, relationships with their customers, suppliers and employees, as well as their love of wine, have been what drives them to succeed.
About The Can Van — www.thecanvan.com:
The Can Van is the original California mobile canning service founded in 2011. The Can Van brings a wealth of knowledge to the craft, focusing on quality and customer service. With low minimums and flexible packaging options, they offer a fast and efficient way to tap into the growing market for canned wine.