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Epic Wines & Spirits Expands with Acquisition of Pacific Wine Distributors


The new company will DBA as Convoy Beverage Alliance

February 4, 2020, Santa Rosa, California – Epic Wines & Spirits, the full-service premium California wholesaler owned by vintner Bill Foley, has acquired Pacific Wine Distributors, a trucking company in Irwindale, California, and renamed it Convoy Beverage Alliance.

The acquired company brings with it more than 100 clients, including alcohol wholesalers, independent producers, retailers, and importers. These clients will continue to be serviced by the Convoy Beverage Alliance, which will move forward as a DBA and independent division of Epic Wines & Spirits. The deal also includes 45 delivery trucks, allowing Epic Wines & Spirits to expand the transportation processes of their existing statewide distribution services.  

“We’re excited to add the resources of Pacific Wine Distributors to our offerings,” said Justin Sternberg, President of Epic Wines & Spirits. “We remain committed to their clients and look forward to supporting them with the reliable, consistent service they depend on to satisfy their retail customers.”

“Consolidation is changing the landscape of the distributor tier in the Western United States,” said Shawn Schiffer, CEO of Epic Wines & Spirits. “Our acquisition of Pacific Wine Distributors gives Epic Wines & Spirits the independent organic transportation capacity to offer a wide range of suppliers a full-service distributor choice in California.” 

Day to day operations will continue to be managed under contract by the founder and General Manager of Pacific Wine Distributors, Gino Pacella. His team of office staff, warehouse crew, transportation specialists, and truck drivers will transition to become Epic employees under the newly created entity, Convoy Beverage Alliance.

For more information, please visit www.epic-wineandspirits.com.

About Epic Wine & Spirits

Since 1995, Epic Wine and Spirits has been a full-service premium focused wholesaler in California. Vintner Bill Foley purchased Epic in 2013.

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