March 3, 2019 – Larkspur, California – O’Neill Vintners & Distillers announces an expanded distribution partnership with Young’s Market Company to represent the Robert Hall brand in California effective April 1, 2019. With today’s announcement, the O’Neill Vintners portfolio is available in seven western states through Young’s Market Company: California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming, and Hawaii.
“Young’s is a key strategic partner in the West, and we are delighted to consolidate 100% of our portfolio with them in California,” said Mark Federighi, Chief Sales Officer for O’Neill Vintners & Distillers. “We know the Young’s team is well positioned to accelerate our growth of the Robert Hall brand in all channels of trade in the marketplace. As we continue to see an acceleration in our business, we feel confident that Robert Hall, and the rest of our portfolio, will grow even further under the stewardship of Young’s Market Company.”
Founded in 2004, O’Neill Vintners & Distillers has grown to become the 7th largest winery in the US, with a reputation as one of the premier wine and spirits producers in the business. Leveraging its vertically integrated vineyard, winery, and bottling operations, O’Neill Vintners provides the highest quality products.
“We are very pleased that O’Neill Vintners & Distillers has chosen to partner with Young’s Market Company to bring the Robert Hall brand to California,” said Dan Grunbeck, Executive Vice President, Client Services and Business Development, Young’s Market Company. “Together, Young’s and O’Neill have experienced tremendous growth on their portfolio across the western United States, and we look forward to welcoming the Robert Hall brand to our expanding partnership.”
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.
Young’s Market Company
Founded in 1888, Young’s Market Company is the premier distributor of wines, spirits and select beverages in the western United States. Young’s employs more than 3,000 people and operates in 10 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Young’s is committed to representing client partners with professionalism, adding value to customers, creating a culture of respect among employees, and having a positive impact on people’s lives in the communities where Young’s operates. Young’s employees live by four long standing core values: Integrity, Family, Quality, and Entrepreneurial Spirit. For more information, visit www.youngsmarket.com. Follow us on social media: Instagram and Twitter @youngsmarket_co and Facebook at www.facebook.com/YoungsMarketCompany.