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Republic National Distributing Company and O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Expand Partnership in Key States


Grand Prairie, Texas, September 4, 2019 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) announced today that it has expanded its partnership with O’Neill Vintners & Distillers in four key states – Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Indiana. RNDC will now represent the full portfolio, including Line 39, Intercept, Robert Hall, Day Owl, Harken, and Exitus, in a total of 17 states.

“Our partnership with RNDC has continued to grow across the U.S. over the last year, and we continue to win together in all channels of trade.  The recent partnership with Young’s Market Company in the west will only bolster our go-to-market strategies and enable us to drive additional share for our partnership.  RNDC’s capabilities pair well with our growth strategy, and this expanded partnership will enable us to both be more efficient in the marketplace,” said Mark Federighi, Chief Sales Officer for O’Neill Vintners & Distillers. “As we continue to evolve our business to meet consumer demands for our products, RNDC is well positioned to help us grow our market share through their insight and strategic vision. We look forward to what’s to come as our relationship grows.”

Founded in 2004, O’Neill Vintners & Distillers has become the seventh largest winery in the U.S., with a reputation as one of the premier wine producers in the business. Leveraging its vertically integrated vineyard, winery, and bottling operations, O’Neill Vintners provides the highest quality products.  RNDC now represents the O’Neill portfolio in Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

“RNDC’s recently expanded footprint allows us to provide additional support to such a successful and growing company like O’Neill Vintners & Distillers. And with this agreement, O’Neill can capitalize on RNDC’s On and Off Premise National Accounts team — the leading team in the nation,” said Bob Hendrickson, RNDC Chief Operating Officer.

About Republic National Distributing Company

RNDC, a world-class distributor of fine wines and spirits in North America, has operations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Young’s Market Company, a partner of RNDC, distributes wines, spirits, and select beverages in the western United States including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Visit www.RNDC-USA.com or www.youngsmarket.com.

About O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers was founded in 2004 by entrepreneur and industry veteran, Jeff O’Neill.  The privately owned and operated winery has grown to become one of the largest premium varietal wine and brandy producers in California with a reputation for producing high quality wines from the North Coast, Central Coast, and Central Valley. Through its extensive vineyards and state of the art facilities, O’Neill’s growing portfolio of national and exclusive brands include the company’s fast growing Line 39 (up +29% trailing 26 weeks per Nielsen). Other brands in the company’s national brands portfolio include Robert Hall, Harken, Exitus, Day Owl, and Intercept. For more information, please visit www.ONeillWine.com.

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