Grand Prairie, Texas, July 30, 2020 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), together with Young’s Market Company (YMCO), announced today that it has signed a new agreement with Banfi Vintners and will assume additional distribution rights in six states effective Sept. 1, 2020. Utah and Wyoming will be added to the agreement effective Oct. 1, 2020.
“We are excited to continue to grow our partnership with Banfi and the Mariani family,” said RNDC/YMCO Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Bob Hendrickson. “Together we will continue to build the Banfi portfolio going forward.”
“As Banfi enters the next century of our 101-year-old family business, we are so excited to partner with RNDC/Young’s. Banfi’s strategy is to focus on affordable luxury and our proprietary labels from the Castello Banfi, Pacific Rim, Rainstorm, and Natura wineries; RNDC has been instrumental to help us succeed along this path,” said Banfi Chief Executive Officer and President Cristina Mariani-May. “The next step is to align with RNDC/Young’s on the west coast and with a greater national footprint. I am honored that our teams have come together to further solidify our collaborative relationship. While times are hard presently for businesses all over the globe, it is tried and true partnerships that lie at the heart of who we are and the brighter days that lie ahead.”
As of Sept. 1, 2020, RNDC/YMCO will distribute Banfi Vintners brands in Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Washington D.C.
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, www.youngsmarket.com, or contact Reace Smith, Vice President, Corporate Communications at [email protected].
About Banfi Vintners
Founded 1919 in New York City and continues to be solely owned by the Mariani family with Cristina Mariani-May as proprietor and CEO. The portfolio’s jewel is the award-winning Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino, Tuscany. The prestigious wine portfolio, along with the Castello Banfi Il Borgo luxury hotel, restaurants, and extensive hospitality offers the ultimate authentic Tuscan experience. The Mariani family is also owner of US Pacific Northwest based Pacific Rim & Company with projects from premiere AVAs across Washington state and the acclaimed Willamette Valley, Oregon. The Banfi Vintners portfolio also includes leading organic brand, Natura, featuring a successful range of varietal wines.
About Castello Banﬁ
Castello Banﬁ, renowned for the renaissance of Brunello di Montalcino, was founded by the Mariani family in 1978. Widely known for their Pursuit of Excellence and research contributions, they founded the vineyard estate in Montalcino, assembling a property of 7,100 acres to produce quality wines by aligning closely with the culture and development of its territory. It is the ﬁrst winery in the world to be awarded international recognition for Exceptional Environmental, Ethical and Social Responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA8000) as well as an International Leader in Customer Satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000) by the International Standard Organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Castello Banﬁ has become a hallmark for Tuscan hospitality and food, and includes a classic taverna, enoteca, private glass museum, balsamic cellars, winery tours, and critically acclaimed, luxury boutique hotel “Il Borgo, ” a Relais and Chateaux property. More information can be found at http://castellobanﬁ.com
For more information please contact Lauren Marano at [email protected].