GOLD HILL, OR – 5/16/2019 – Del Rio Vineyard Estate, the Rogue Valley’s largest single vineyard, is welcoming a new partnership in the Pacific Northwest region. On April 1, 2019 they appointed Columbia Distributing as their distributor in the states of Oregon and Washington. The first 45 days of our partnership has produced amazing results, almost doubling our business in both states. Columbia provides an extensive distribution network and solid infrastructure, with 3,100-plus employees and access to 22,000 retail customers. Del Rio Vineyard Estate, Rock Point and Jolee Wines now have greater connection to retailers and consumers.
Rob Wallace, Del Rio’s owner comments, “Columbia Distributing is growing by leaps and bounds and the momentum is contagious. Del Rio is excited to be the first Oregon wine brand in Columbia’s expanding wine portfolio.”
Del Rio Vineyards Estate has also added Rod Hobson to the team as Brand Development Manager. Rod brings over thirty years of wine experience, passion, and enthusiasm to the position. Having worked for Young’s Market Company, Rod comes to Del Rio with a vast understanding of building a distribution network and implementing a successful sales program. His experience will bring distribution and brands to the next level. The Del Rio Vineyard Estate team is excited to welcome Rod on board!
ABOUT DEL RIO VINEYARD ESTATE
The Del Rio Vineyard Estate overlooks the Rogue River at the convergence of the Cascade, Siskiyou and Coastal Mountain ranges. A 300 acre vineyard of breathtaking beauty, Del Rio is run by Rob and Jolee Wallace, fourth generation farmers, whose hearts and passion for the land are as big as their vineyards skyline. Together with a team of artisan winemakers, the Wallace’s are working their dream producing world class wines in the wild and unspoiled Rogue Valley.
Our vineyard’s unique terroir enables Del Rio to grow a diverse range of varieties from cool climate Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris to big reds that thrive in warmer regions, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. From this vineyard we produce our elegant full-flavored Del Rio Vineyard Estate, Jolee and Rock Point wines. In addition to supplying our own brands we are a key source of grapes to fine wine makers throughout the Northwest.
ABOUT COLUBMIA DISTRIBUTING
Since 1935, Columbia Distributing has helped build some of the best known brands in the beverage business. Today Columbia Distributing and its 3,000+ employees service over 22,000 retail customers covering more than 171,000 square miles in Oregon, Washington and California. Columbia’s success is based on the deep-rooted tradition of delivering quality products, timely service and a genuine concern for customers’ needs. This is achieved by providing ongoing, sustainable opportunities and growth for its employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities. For more information on Columbia Distributing, including employment opportunities, please visit www.coldist.com.