(March 4, 2019, New York, NY) – Today, Breakthru Beverage Group announced it has expanded its sales partnership with O’Neill Vintners & Distillers. Effective March 1, 2019, Breakthru will represent O’Neill’s full portfolio in Pennsylvania, which includes many top performing brands including Line 39, Robert Hall, Day Owl, Harken and Exitus. Breakthru, a leading beverage company in North America, has a well established relationship and successful track record with O’Neill, representing their portfolio in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.
“Breakthru Beverage is one of our key strategic partners in the US and we are delighted to add Pennsylvania to the list of markets under their stewardship,” said Mark Federighi, Chief Sales Officer for O’Neill Vintners & Distillers. “We know the Breakthru Pennsylvania team is well positioned to accelerate our growth even further within the PLCB, and bring an increased focus to on premise. As we continue to grow our business, we feel confident that the Breakthru team in Pennsylvania is the right place to support our growing portfolio.”
Founded in 2004, O’Neill Vintners & Distillers has grown to become the 7th largest winery in US, with a reputation as one of the premier wine and spirits producers in the business. Leveraging their vertically integrated vineyard, winery and bottling operations, O’Neill Vintners provides the highest quality products.
“O’Neill’s portfolio is rapidly emerging within the industry. They are well known for high quality wines from all parts of California, including the Central Coast & Paso Robles, and we are grateful for the trust and confidence they continue to invest in us,” said Kevin Roberts, Executive Vice President, Supplier Development of Breakthru Beverage Group. “The result in Pennsylvania is a reflection of the outstanding work our teams have accomplished in other markets, and we look forward to this ongoing success.”
About Breakthru Beverage Group
Breakthru Beverage Group is one of the leading alcohol wholesalers in the United States and the largest broker in Canada representing a full total beverage alcohol portfolio of spirits, wine and beer. Across all markets, Breakthru aligns a nimble and insightful approach to sales, marketing and operations. Family ownership is active in the business and committed to being stewards of heritage and champions of innovation. For more information, visit www.BreakthruBev.com.
About O’Neill Vintners & Distillers
O’Neill Vintners & Distillers was founded in 2004 by Jeff O’Neill, former CEO of Golden State Vintners. The family-owned and operated winery has grown to become one of the largest wine and spirits producers in California with a reputation for producing high quality products from the North Coast, Central Coast and Central Valley. Through its extensive vineyards and modern production facilities, O’Neill provides premium winemaking and distilling services to the industry as well as its growing portfolio of national brands and exclusive labels. The company recently introduced Exitus, a bourbon barrel-aged wine with compelling packaging which is already showing strong growth. In addition to Exitus, other brands in the company’s national brands portfolio include Robert Hall, Line 39, Day Owl, Harken, Austerity, and Camelot. For more information, please visit www.ONeillWine.com.