SALINAS, CA — October 7, 2020 – Family-owned and operated wine company Scheid Family Wines and wine import company PH Importing announced today their strategic alignment in the US. This marks PH Importing’s entry into US national distribution, with Scheid Family Wines providing the logistics, analytical and distribution structure for national integration and support of the PH Importing portfolio.
Founded by wine industry veteran Bob Piotrowski, whose career has spanned 30 years working in all facets of the industry, PH Importing’s vision is to bring underserved wineries and estates from around the world to the US marketplace. In partnership with Scheid Family Wines and with a deep understanding of the supplier, wholesaler, restaurant and retail distribution channels, PH Importing aims to provide sales and marketing support for wineries looking to grow and expand within the United States’ market.
“Our partnership with PH Importing marks our entrance into the imported wine category,” stated Heidi Scheid, Executive Vice President of Scheid Family Wines. “Bob is a demonstrated sales leader with a history of working with imported brands to bring their wines and stories to the US market. We believe his ability to build international brands will complement and enhance our Scheid Family Wines portfolio.”
“We are excited to join forces with Scheid Family Wines,” commented PH Importing Founder, Bob Piotrowski. “Scheid’s positioning of delivering estate grown wines with exceptional value that are rooted in family and quality aligns perfectly with our mission of representing estate wineries around the world. It is a privilege to start our importing company with such a fine partner.”
The strategic alignment with Scheid Family Wines will bring additional tools to PH Importing’s already emerging portfolio. The integration with Scheid Family Wines will expand high-quality distribution opportunities and seamlessly integrate logistic activities.
ABOUT SCHEID FAMILY WINES
Scheid Family Wines has farmed wine grapes in Monterey County, California since 1972. With 4,000 acres of sustainably certified vineyards located along a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley and a state-of-the-art winery, Scheid Family Wines is fully integrated to bring high-quality estate grown wines to the marketplace. Since 2017 Scheid’s winery and bottling operations have been powered by 100% renewable wind energy generated by a 396-foot wind turbine, which also supplies enough energy for 125 homes in the local community. The Scheid Family Wines nationally distributed portfolio includes Scheid Vineyards, District 7, Ryder Estate, Ranch 32, Metz Road, VDR, Stokes’ Ghost and the recently launched Sunny With a Chance of Flowers, a brand in the trending ‘better for you’ wine category. In addition, Scheid Family Wines produces over 20 regionally distributed brands for specific clients or distributors. For more information please visit www.scheidfamilywines.com.
ABOUT PH IMPORTING
PH Importing is a national fine wine import company based in the United States. Established in 2019, the company seeks to represent terroir-driven, estate wineries from around the world. PH Importing is driven by the founding principle that the best wines are distinguished by a specific sense of place. As part of this commitment, the portfolio is limited to one producer from each specifically chosen production region and links international winery partners to active players in the dynamic US wine market. Current wineries include Argentina’s Ichanka & Colección Quinquela, with forthcoming partnerships from estates of the great wine-growing regions of the world. The portfolio is distributed through a nationwide wholesaler network. For more information visit www.ph-importing.com.