April 8, 2021 — Monterey Bay Wine Company has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the state of California for Sarah’s Vineyard, working with Columbus Wine and Spirits, the national sales representative for Sarah’s Vineyard. “Monterey Bay Wine Company is the perfect distributor partner for Sarah’s Vineyard. Based in Monterey, they can provide statewide coverage, servicing both independent on and off premise trade as well as selected chain accounts. Monterey Bay Wine Company has a true passion for wine and a deep understanding of the market. And the location of Sarah’s Vineyard in southern Silicon Valley creates a natural partnership of backyard neighbors. ” says Columbus Wine and Spirits owner Larry Reiter.
Tim Slater owner/winemaker of Sarah’s Vineyard is pleased with the move to The Monterey Bay Wine Company. “I believe that owner Cindy Kaster has developed a top tier organization with an outstanding portfolio and one of the most professional sales teams in the state. We are thrilled to be represented by her and her team.”
Monterey Bay Wine Company owner Cindy Kaster thinks that Sarah’s Vineyard is a perfect fit for their portfolio. “We do not have any producers from the area and Sarah’s Vineyard is simply the best of the bunch. Tim has been stewarding the property since 2001 and his wines seem to be getting better with each vintage.”
About Columbus Wine and Spirits: As a boutique importer and brand manager of imported and domestic producers that are sustainably focused, Columbus Wine and Spirits provides industry leading support to distributors around the country. A net zero carbon company Columbus Wine and Spirits purchases GreenE Certified Carbon offsets to eliminate the impact of shipping and storing our wines from producer to market. Our distributors and their clients can feel better about the choices they make knowing that our beverages are LCIP, Low Carbon Impact Products.
About Sarah’s Vineyard: Marilyn “Sarah” Otteman purchased 10 acres in south Santa Clara County’s Hecker Pass area in 1977. She began the vineyard with an initial planting of seven acres of Chardonnay, and soon added Pinot Noir to create a boutique Burgundian estate. Since 2001 owner/winemaker Tim Slater has expanded the property to 24 acres planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rhone varietals. Tim’s very hands-on approach to planting and modernizing Sarah’s Vineyard, finely balanced by an artist’s sensibility, scientific training and a traditionalist’s love of the land has proved to be a great foundation for producing some of California’s finest wines.
About Monterey Bay Wine Company: Founded in 1980, Monterey Bay Wine Company is dedicated to offering handcrafted wines to discerning restaurants and retailers throughout California. The Company has grown exponentially from an initial three counties in Northern California to statewide coverage. In 1995, Vinvision Trucking & Storage was launched to support our customers with efficient storage and on-time deliveries. Our commitment to quality, of both product and representation continues to fuel our growth.