The Wine Group Expands its National Distribution Alignment with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Expanded Agreement Includes Six Additional States, Further Strengthening The Wine Group’s Continued Portfolio Growth

LIVERMORE, CA and MIAMI, FL – January 3, 2024 The Wine Group (TWG) – one of the world’s foremost producers of award-winning wines – and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s) – the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol – today announced they have further expanded their national distribution agreement to include the open markets of Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. TWG has begun the transition of its portfolio to these additional markets, with Southern Glazer’s exclusive responsibility taking effect February 1, 2024.

In March 2023, TWG and Southern Glazer’s first announced a national alignment. The expanded relationship further supports TWG’s continued portfolio growth as it benefits nationally from Southern Glazer’s route-to-market efficiencies, national accounts reach, Proof® e-commerce platform, and data and insights capabilities.

“We’re thrilled to further extend our long and trusted collaboration with Southern Glazer’s,” said Kevin McMillen, Chief Sales Officer, The Wine Group. “Through Southern Glazer’s unmatched reach and capabilities, TWG will continue providing the highest quality and most efficient service to our valuable customers from coast to coast.”

“We’re honored to once again expand our decades-long relationship with The Wine Group and support their ongoing commercial growth and success,” said Mark Chaplin, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “This extension reinforces the proven value of our mutual relationship and cements our aligned vision to continue to grow together into the future.”


About The Wine Group
An industry leader, The Wine Group is one of the world’s foremost producers of award-winning wines across more than 60 wine brands and many winery facilities in California, New York, and Australia. Headquartered in Livermore, California, TWG is an industry innovator when it comes to developing, marketing, and selling wine brands beloved by consumers around the world, including Cupcake, Franzia, Benziger, Imagery, Tribute, 7 Deadly, Cooper & Thief, The Dreaming Tree, Charles Smith Wines, and more. The Wine Group believes in producing wine using sustainable and earth-friendly practices to foster healthy land and agriculture for generations to come. The company demonstrates environmental stewardship through its commitment to clean energy and by ensuring that all its owned vineyards are certified sustainable or biodynamic. To learn more, please visit:

 About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. In 2022, Southern Glazer’s was listed as one of Forbes Best Employers for Diversity. In 2021, Southern Glazer’s was selected as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall

Street Journal, as well as named by Newsweek as a Top 100 Most Loved Workplace. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits.

Press Contacts:

The Wine Group
Catherine Brew-Cain
Director, Corporate Communications
Mobile: (415) 509-1502

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC
Cindy Haas
Vice President, Public Relations
Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1166
Mobile: (786) 498-7640


Sofia Estevez
Manager, Communications & CSR
Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1162
Mobile: (954) 870-1273


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