This article showcases our top picks for the best United States based Winery companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Winery industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top United States Winery Companies
Coravin offers a proprietary wine access technology that does not disturb a wine’s aging process even after the cork is removed. The company’s technology allows them to pour and enjoy fine wines without disturbing the natural aging process- or the process to commit to the whole bottle.
Its first product, the Coravin Wine Preservation Opener, pours wine without removing the cork from the bottle. Coravin was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, United States..
Austin Cocktails specializes in spirits, mixology, craft cocktails, and premixed cocktails. The company strives to bring craftsmanship, creativity and quality to the ready-to-serve cocktail category.
Five varieties in 750 ml bottles (wine-sized) contain just over six cocktails. Austin Cocktails was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Austin, Texas..
Narragansett Beer is a Rhode Island-based beer company. It was considered the beer of New England.
In fact, at its height, it enjoyed a 65% market share and was the official beer of the Red Sox. That was before some yahoo from out West bought the brand in the 70s and moved the brewery to Indiana, marking the beginning of a long painful decline.
Narragansett Beer was founded in 1890 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.. .
The Real McCoy
The Real McCoy produces a line of premium and super-premium aged rums that originate with the story of Bill McCoy. In January 1920, McCoy was the first to fill his schooner with alcohol in the Caribbean and sail it up to New York.
Anchoring three miles offshore in what was then international waters, McCoy was able to legally act as a floating liquor store to the speakeasies of Manhattan. Today, their rums are handcrafted in the Prohibition Tradition – with the same authenticity as the celebrated rum that fueled the Roaring ‘20s – copper distilled, bourbon barrel-aged, no added sugars, flavors or aromatics..
Rebecca Creek Distillery
Rebecca Creek Distillery is a Texas-based craft distiller and makes the finest whiskeys and vodkas for the enjoyment of connoisseurs. It is one of North America’s largest craft distilleries.
One of the first distilleries built in South Texas since prohibition, Rebecca Creek Distillery is a privately held “Spirited Texas Distillery” and the brainchild of San Antonio entrepreneur Steve Ison. It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas..
Wander + Ivy
Wander + Ivy offers premium wine made with certified organic grapes used to offer single-serving bottles. It partners with family-owned vineyards around the world to produce wine made with certified organic grapes and packaged in convenient bottles that enables consumers to purchase small sized bottles while avoiding any wastage.
Wander + Ivy was established in 2017 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.. .
Spring44 provides ultra-premium distilled spirits. They produce Spring44 Vodka, Honey Vodka, Gin, Old Tom Gin, Rob’s Mountain Gin, Straight Bourbon, and Single Barrel Bourbon.
The water for their spirits comes from their pristine mountain artesian mineral spring high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Spring44 is distributed by Southern Wine and Spirits in Colorado, Arizona, New York, and Florida.
In New Jersey by Allied Beverage and in Massachusetts by United Beverage.. .
American Born Moonshine
American Born Moonshine is a manufacturer, producer, and supplier of alcoholic beverages. It manufactures and sells moonshine, whiskey, distilled spirits, and other liquor products.
The company also sells apparel, barware, accessories, sports and leisure products, and headwear online. It was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee..
Brooklyn Gin is a craft spirit made in New York with fresh citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper. The company’s spirit is handcrafted using artisan methods and natural ingredients such as citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper, enabling drink enthusiasts to get access to quality gin and a variety of cocktails.
Brooklyn Gin won a double gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a double gold medal at the 2015 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition, a gold medal at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and 91 points and a rating of “Excellent, Highly Recommended” at the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.. .
Tahoe Blue Vodka
Tahoe Blue Vodka is an originally blended vodka that is rigorously distilled in small batches from a mix of grape, grain, and sugarcane. Its qualities resemble those of the lake so cherish: it’s crisp, refreshing, and best enjoyed a bit chilly.
Headquartered in South Lake Tahoe and handcrafted in Mountain View, a percentage of all Tahoe Blue proceeds is donated to help preserve the environment–and, therefore, the lifestyle–of stunning Lake Tahoe, their vodka’s inspiring namesake and their inspiration.. .
Phase 2 Cellars
Phase 2 Cellars is a producer of nuanced and balanced pinot noir and chardonnay wines intended to provide natural wine for customers. The company full service, state-of-the-art laboratory is available for analyses from vineyard to bottle and carries out all standard analyses in-house.
Phase 2 Cellars platform combines traditional methods such as hand punch down and whole berry uncrushed fermentation’s with cutting edge technology in soil exploration and vineyard mapping, enabling wine lovers to enjoy the purest variety of wines. Founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA, USA..
Ola Brew is a producer of beers and ciders by purchasing local ingredients and incorporating them into their products. Their mission is to encourage growth in Hawai‘i’s agricultural economy because they know that the quality of a product starts with the quality of ingredients.
Ola Brew is both Employee and community-owned. They have 650 small investors and 20 employee-owners which result in dedicated staff and an engaged community.
The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.. .
Gaucho Group operates a collection of a portfolio that includes an e-commerce driven high-end fashion and accessories brand, internationally acclaimed fine wines, a wine-themed real estate development, and luxury boutique hotels. It identifies, creates, and develops opportunities in sought after lifestyle industries that complement their growing collection of experiential luxury assets.
They seek to utilize the value inherent in its current assets and real estate as a base to acquire, roll up, or establish additional brands of distinction that further enhance our brand portfolio. Gaucho Holdings is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Buenos Aires and Mendoza..
The California Fruit Wine
California Fruit Wine was founded in 2009 by twin brothers, Alan and Brian Haghighi. It is a producer of all-natural wines handcrafted from fruits other than grapes.
The company is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.. .
Revitalist Spirits is a small batch micro-distillery that produces and sells handcrafted spirits. The company’s taproom specializes in producing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as crafted gins, which is made from quality ingredients with subtlety and balance of flavors.
Founded in 2016, Revitalist Spirits is headquartered in Elverson, Pennsylvania.. .
Vine Vault is a provider of wine storage services intended to offer concierge services and tasting rooms. The company’s services offer traditional wine storage capabilities with their own lockers in a highly secure facility and a barcode-based tracking of wine along with shipment, enabling clients to access the privileges and white-glove concierge services.
It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.. .
Ogden’s Own Distillery
Ogden’s Own Distillery is a food and beverage company that focuses on providing spirits, and vodka. The company has released Five Wives Vodka, Five Wives Heavenly & Sinful flavored vodkas, Porter’s Whiskey Flavored Liqueurs, and Madam Pattirini Gin.
Ogden’s Own Distillery was founded in 2009 and headquartered in Ogden, Utah.. .
The Artisan’s Cellar
The Artisan’s Cellar cultivating a wine collection to connect terroir, people, food, and culture. It cultivates and distributes a portfolio of wines selected by eight national importers, their own hand-picked direct imports, and wine in a variety of formats.
The company distributes of hand-crafted wines from a boutique, European wineries to Pennsylvania restaurants and collectors. The Artisan’s Cellar was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States..
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is a distillery that produces the celebrated small-batch Belle Meade Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskies. The Nelsons have added innovative varieties of Belle Meade Bourbon with their Special Cask Finish line, finished in Sherry, Cognac, and Madeira casks, and limited release Craftsman Cask Collection.
Louisa’s Liqueur is their first non-whiskey spirit and honors Louisa Nelson, a pioneering woman in the business. With numerous awards already in its second incarnation, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery is back..
Brooks Note Winery
Brooks Note Winery is a Marin-based, small family winery focusing on Pinot Noir. Its goal is to craft amazing, well-balanced wines that reflect the vineyards from which they come.
They are produced in small lots with exceptional care. It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Novato, California..
Sipp Brands produces, markets, and invests in wine projects. Currently, Sipp has interests in wineries from Napa, Italy, and Asia and look for new opportunities.
Their portfolio includes Fabio Viviani Wines, Good Vines, and Noceto Michelotti Brachetto. It was established in 2012 and is based in Chicago, Illinois..
Death’s Door Spirits
Death’s Door Spirits produces and supplies gins, vodkas, and white whiskies. It markets and sells its products through retailers and online retailers.
Brian Ellison founded Washington Island Spirits in 2005 that became Death’s Door Spirits in May 2009, with its headquarters in Middleton in Wisconsin.. .
Rock Wall Wine Company
The Rock Wall Wine Company represents a new chapter in the East Bay winemaking scene. The winery offers wine lovers one of the most unique experiences in the wine world.
The company was founded in 2008 and headquartered in Alameda, California.. .
NaCa Fermentation specializes in improving fermentation for beverage distilleries, breweries, and wineries. The beverage processing company aims to eliminate stuck, slow, and unpredictable fermentations by transforming a biological process into a mechanical one.
With its specially designed fermenters and patent pending fermentation technology, the company is successful in achieving consistent fermentations that never stick and can ferment in 24 hours, without compromising the quality of the products.. .
Halleck Vineyard provides a variety of farming techniques in an attempt to accomplish this across all their vineyards. The primary intent for this vineyard was to serve as a college fund for their three boys, Connor, Adam, and Quinn.
Of course, a passion for Pinot led the charge. It remains our flagship, being selected by the Somm Journal in 2018 as one of the top 5 vineyards in Sonoma County..
Tin Whiskers is on a mission to make Artfully Engineered Beers, and is the perfect place for beer-nerds and non-nerds alike. They bring their electrical engineering background into the brewery with their beer names, their scientific approach to the brewing process, and their branding — including circuit board flight holders.
For the thirsty, they have year-round beers, seasonal offerings, and prototype “Fourier Series” small batch recipes available in the taproom. Whether their beers are a creation of their brewing masterminds or a collaboration with others in the industry, they promise to always have something on tap you will love, whether it’s for a pint or a whole flight..
Purple Hands Winery
Purple Hands Winery is a vineyard company using traditional winemaking techniques. They strive to produce wines that convey an honest expression of each of their vineyards—its grapevines and cultivation, soil, and stone.
The company also provides an operating framework for winery and tasting rooms. It was founded in 2005 in Dundee, OR, USA..
Maven is a collection of wine-infused vodka cocktails that are low-calorie, low-sugar, low carb, gluten-free, and created from natural ingredients. Cocktails from the company are available in select bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, and available for purchase on its website.
The company uses ingredients that are natural and its lower alcohol content helps customers enjoy it throughout the evening in moderation. It was founded by Stephenie Harris in New York, New York in 2013..
Doubleback is a Walla Walla Valley-based winery that produces a wine that brings drinking enjoyment. Doubleback is a company owned by a former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe, owning a winery has been a longtime aspiration that would allow him to combine his passion for fine wine.
Doubleback was founded in 2007 and is based in Walla Walla, Washington.. .
Ficks Beverage Co
Ficks Beverage Co is a San Francisco based beverage manufacturer set on making the bar better-for-you. Their hard seltzers are the first flavored with real fruit juice for authentic taste, and their line of premium cocktails mixers are half the calories and sugar of other all natural mixers.
Their products can be found at major retailers like Target, Kroger, Whole Foods and H-E-B.. .
Newaygo Brewing is an operator of microbrewery and winery that crafts beer, wines, ciders, and more. It offers beer, ale, sandwiches, artisan pizza, calzones, subs, and salads that bring people together.
The brewery specializes in producing English style cask ale served from traditional casks with the use of beer engines. The company also offers many local favorites and creative takes on modern beer styles.
Newaygo Brewing Company offers beer to-go in bottles, growlers, howlers, and wholesales kegs and bottles of their beer to local bars and restaurants.. .
Wine Awesomeness is a guide to buy, discover, and learn about wine. Each month its members get curated box with wine and the black label magazine which contains recipes, playlists, and articles to help its users to know about wine.
Individuals can choose wines from a collection, including red and white wines. Monthly shipment wines are different from month to month.
Wine Awesomeness is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 2012 by Logan Lee and Dale Slear.. .
Rabble Wine is a wine brand that creates wines from the forces of nature in the vineyard. The ancient Greeks defined the four elements of nature to be water, air, earth, and fire.
Each Rabble label represents a different element of nature.. .
Painting With A Twist
Painting with a Twist, based in the New Orleans, Louisiana metropolitan area is the original and leading paint and sip franchise with almost 300 studios open or in development in 39 states. Nationally, guests have painted more than 10 million paintings at studios throughout the country since Painting with a Twist started franchising in 2009.
The brand was founded by entrepreneurs Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney, two friends with knack for organizing communities and a passion for giving back. The company maintains a strong focus on giving back to the local community, and was recently recognized by the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Education & Research Foundation’s Franchising Gives Back Awards.
To date, Painting with a Twist has donated more than $5 million through its charity arm, Painting with a Purpose. As the fastest-growing franchise in the category, Painting with a Twist has been ranked the No.
1 Paint and Sip franchise as part of Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 edition for the past seven years.. .
Shoe Crazy Wine
Shoe Crazy Wine is a private label wine and distribution company that works with vineyards to develop blend wines. It offers a medium-bodied Red Blend, a Classic Chardonnay, Sparkling Peach Mango, Sweet Harmony ( Sweet White), and Sweet Bella ( A decadent semi-sweet red).
It is owned and operated by a mother-daughter team. It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia..
Traveling Vineyard is a unique direct selling company that has enabled people all over the country to earn supplemental income on a flexible schedule through their love of wine. With a network of more than 5,000 Wine Guides operating in 39 states across the country, Traveling Vineyard has grown around the benefits of working for a company founded on the principles of flexibility, financial reward, fun, fulfillment and friendship.
Traveling Vineyard empowers entrepreneurs to build home-based businesses by leading fun and educational in-home wine tasting events marketing award-winning, exclusive wines, sourced from high-quality vineyards all over the world and bottled at Traveling Vineyard’s wine making facilities. For more information about the company, and to learn more about becoming a Wine Guide, visit https://tvwin.es/crunchbase.
VinTank is the leading software solution for social media management for the wine and hospitality industry. Measuring over one billion conversations about wine, profiling over 30 million social wine consumers and serving over 1000 wine brands, VinTank helps wineries, restaurants, and hotels connect and understand their customers in ways never before imagined.
VinTank – Power Social Intelligence for your Business.. .
vinSUITE’s comprehensive, direct-to-consumer software provides wineries of all sizes with the tools needed to increase sales and stay connected to customers, from the tasting room to the web. Coast to coast, vinSUITE is leading the way in wine sales technology with one affordable, easy-to-use system.
Our software was rated of the “Best Wine Industry Suppliers” three years in a row (2014-16) and “Best Software Supplier”( 2013-14 ) by our peers in Vineyard and Winery Magazine.. .
OAG Global is a food production company that offers high quality, fresh and delicious table grapes from South America. Its unique grape varieties and exceptional customer service sets them apart.
The company aims to provide brand recognition for further retail growth and category development.. .
Virginia Beer is a beer company focus on a small, high-quality core lineup, a boundary-pushing rotation of limited edition beers. They host a variety of food trucks and live events on a weekly basis.
Virginia Beer was founded in 2016 and is based in Williamsburg, Virginia.. .
Winecrasher.com is a website that offers a range of rated wines. It also provides its users with information about wine bottles such as score, region, grape variety, and others.
Winecrasher.comwas launched in 2015 and is operated from Napa, California.. .
High Grade Beverage
High Grade Beverage (HGB) is a franchised wholesale beverage distributor of malt beverages, wine, spirits and soft drinks. HGB sells and services retailers in 7+ counties in the state of New Jersey.
The “home office” is located in South Brunswick, NJ and delivers to Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Hunterdon Counties. The other distributorship services Morris, Sussex, Warren and sections of Passaic Counties and is located in Randolph, New Jersey.
High Grade distributes various products of national brewers and importers. They carry all AB-InBev, Heineken USA, and LaBatt USA beverages.
They also distribute a large selection of soft drinks (including Briar’s USA birch, sarsaparilla, and specialty flavors), iced teas, waters and sports drinks. Distribution is limited to wholesale customers with liquor licenses in the assigned territories.
Clients include package stores, restaurants, taverns ,bars, pubs, among other places of business. High Grade Beverage does not sell directly to the public.
High Grade Beverage (HGB) is totally committed to offering superior service and quality to our customers. HGB has been nationally recognized for outstanding performance as an Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler with the Silver – Dimensions of Excellence Award and the Golden “Ambassador” Award, the highest accolade Anheuser-Busch may bestow upon a wholesaler, for outstanding accomplishments in sales, management and warehousing..
CustomVine is a winery company that provides custom wine production, process management, and fulfillment for the restaurant business. It specializes in craft beer, food and beverage, and winery.
It was founded in 2013 and headquartered in Walnut Creek, California.. .
International Spirits & Beverage Group
ISBG is an alcoholic beverage company specializing in the development, marketing, and global sales of innovative wine and spirits brands. The Company’s expertise lies in the strategic development and aggressive early growth of its brands and establishing these brands as viable and profitable.
ISBG intends to build its own brands while seeking out individual acquisition candidates to continue to develop its pipeline of new brands into the ISBG portfolio.. .
Uncorked is a wine and spirits company that imports and distributes artisan wines, spirits, and brews from all over the world. The company discovers & imports our own producers, and work with several highly-regarded importers representing many different countries & regions throughout the world.
It also strive to offer excellent customer-service throughout all stages of dealings with its customers. Going forward, its success will be measured by the quality of its brands, its service and its response to our customer’s needs..
Chelan Lookout Rentals
Welcome to the Lookout, we’re glad you’re here! We can’t wait to share the magic of Lake Chelan with you. Located in the northern part of Washington State, Chelan boasts four beautiful seasons, a 50-mile clear blue lake, unique activities for all ages and interests, and a friendly, welcoming community.
It is an ideal destination for family vacations, romantic getaways, reunions or retreats – and the Lookout offers vacation home rentals perfect for settling in and enjoying it all.. .
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