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Industy Leader for Over 40 Years

When you open a bottle of TWG wine, you open a story of passion—from the way we care for the land and vines, to the creative blending and caretaking by the winemakers and cellar teams, and to all of those who tend to the wine along the way.

For nearly forty years, we have led with passion. A passion for the company (privately held and management-owned) and for our more than 60 award-winning brands.

Our History

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Post Prohibition

On December 5, 1933, Prohibition is repealed, and American wineries like, Franzia Brothers*, Mogen David*, and Tribuno*, start the challenging work of rebuilding and resuming production. (*Future TWG brands)

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The Beginning of TWG

The Wine Group originates within Coca-Cola Bottling of New York during a period when U.S. consumer product companies are eager to enter the wine business. The company acquires the Franzia, Mogen David, and Tribuno brands. It’s near the end of this era that the revolutionary, "fresh to the last glass," Franzia Wine Tap® packaging makes its debut.

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The Wine Group- On its Own

After a leveraged buy-out in 1981, The Wine Group (TWG) becomes a privately held company owned by its executives by 1984. Soon after, Summit, California Colony, and Corbett Canyon brands are acquired. MD 20/20 wine coolers launch and TWG becomes the fourth largest wine company in California.

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Exponential Growth

TWG becomes the third largest U.S. wine company in 1993, largely due to the expansion of winery operations and the wild success of Franzia, which becomes the #1 U.S. wine brand in 1994.

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Premium Innovations and Portfolio Additions

TWG launches a series of new wine brands (Cupcake, Chloe, flipflop, and Love Noir) while other brands (Concannon Vineyards, Glen Ellen Winery, Almaden Vineyards and Inglenook) join the TWG team.

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Continuing to Shine

TWG success continues with a series of strong brand launches and major accolades. Ava Grace, 13° Celsius, and Insurrection launch with success while award-winning wineries Benziger and Imagery, and the brand 7 Deadly join the TWG portfolio.

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Through Vision

The Wine Group’s vision is to thrive as the wine and spirits industry’s most admired organization while delighting consumers with unbeatable brand value and continuous innovation to consistently exceed their expectations.

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