ABOUT US

Well Crafted Wine & Beverage Co. is an importer and distributor of fine wines and craft beverages from around the globe. We operate as the exclusive importer for an ever-expanding core of artisan suppliers around the globe. These products are available through our own distribution teams as well as through the sales teams of our distribution partners in other states. Well Crafted Wine & Beverage Co. operates its own distribution team in Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. As an established distributor with a startup mentality our team is professional, energetic, passionate, and collaborative.

Our objective is to locate, import, and build accomplished new brands in the U.S., and to do it well.

OUR HISTORY

Well Crafted Wine & Beverage Co. is the evolution of a project founded by Travis Vernon in 2010, a company called The Spanish Wine Importers (@importingspain). Originally envisioned while studying at the University of Virginia and living in Valencia, Travis developed a plan to help these family businesses navigate a complex market which was calling for more and more of their products. At the heart of The Spanish Wine Importers was a sourcing focus on small, family-owned, artisan producers from lesser-known regions. As the popularity of these imports grew, our customers requested a more global selection defined by a similar sourcing philosophy. Our team responded by branching out, adding top producers from South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Virginia, and West Coast U.S.A.

OUR APPROACH

In an industry saturated with importers and distributors of all shapes and sizes, Well Crafted Wine & Beverage Co. sets itself apart in three key areas

SOURCE WELL, SERVE WELL, STAFF WELL

SOURCE WELL

The tenets of our sourcing philosophy are quality and value with an emphasis on limited production, hand-crafted products. You can trust that our suppliers represent top quality in their category. We’re committed to delivering value to our customers as well as the end consumer. We source directly from the supplier and work closely with all of our suppliers to ensure our portfolio represents optimal price to quality across the board.

SERVE WELL

We try to live by the mantra, “if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing well”. We believe excellent service is the result of a process that emphasizes preparation, professionalism, and a commitment to continuous improvement. At Well Crafted, perspective is an integral company value. Giving back to the community is a privilege that helps provide our work and our lives with additional purpose. Learn more about our efforts here (link to philanthropy page).

STAFF WELL

Nothing we strive for is possible without the right culture behind it. Great culture is all about people and we aim to ensure we have the right people in the right places. Learn more about our employment philosophy here
CAREERS

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🎉 Today is our Office Manager’s birthday!  @cepeters0918 is behind so much of what we do here at Well Crafted and we’re so grateful for everything she contributes to this team.  Christy is a constant source of positive energy and makes each of us better every week.

Join us in taking a moment to wish her a very Happy Birthday today! 🥂 

#ourteam #birthdaywishes🎂 #wellcrafttedbeverage #officemanager #drinkwell #thankfulfor #thankfulforyou #wineteam
🎉 Today is our Office Manager’s birthday! @cepeters0918 is behind so much of what we do here at Well Crafted and we’re so grateful for everything she contributes to this team. Christy is a constant source of positive energy and makes each of us better every week. Join us in taking a moment to wish her a very Happy Birthday today! 🥂 #ourteam #birthdaywishes🎂 #wellcrafttedbeverage #officemanager #drinkwell #thankfulfor #thankfulforyou #wineteam
1 week ago
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⁉️WHAT in the 🌎 is Pansa Blanca, you ask? 

It’s the genetic twin of Xarel-lo, the base grape for so many sparkling Cava 🥂 wines from Spain.  In Alella, Xarel-lo is Pansa Blanca (literally “white belly”) for the appearance of the grape. 

We import Ivori Blanc, a 100% Pansa Blanca wine made by Xavi Garcia of @alellamarfil1906 The winery sits right on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, just north of Barcelona, imparting a wonderful salinity to the wine and making it the perfect pairing for oysters, seafood, summer!

Thanks @angelalafultz for the inspiration.  We can’t get enough @alellamarfil1906 🙌 

#pansablanca #alella #xarello #whitewinelover #whitewines #spanishwines #catalanwine #drinkspain #wellcraftedbeverage #finewines #smallproducers #summerwine #wineimporter
⁉️WHAT in the 🌎 is Pansa Blanca, you ask? It’s the genetic twin of Xarel-lo, the base grape for so many sparkling Cava 🥂 wines from Spain. In Alella, Xarel-lo is Pansa Blanca (literally “white belly”) for the appearance of the grape. We import Ivori Blanc, a 100% Pansa Blanca wine made by Xavi Garcia of @alellamarfil1906 The winery sits right on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, just north of Barcelona, imparting a wonderful salinity to the wine and making it the perfect pairing for oysters, seafood, summer! Thanks @angelalafultz for the inspiration. We can’t get enough @alellamarfil1906 🙌 #pansablanca #alella #xarello #whitewinelover #whitewines #spanishwines #catalanwine #drinkspain #wellcraftedbeverage #finewines #smallproducers #summerwine #wineimporter
2 weeks ago
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Celebrate special occasions with a mini vertical of your favorite wine!

We recently compared the now dwindling stock of the 2020 Honeybunch Reserve Chenin (fewer than 18 cases remain) with the new vintage release, 2021 🥰

The verdict?!? This wine is out of this world 🌍 vintage after vintage, and it ages beautifully.  We recommend holding some 2020 back to taste in a few years with the 2021 and 2022 when it releases. 

#remhoogtewineestate #cheninblanc #honeybunchcheninblanc #southafricanwine #southafricanwines #smokeymountains #specialoccasionwine #whitewinelover #whitewines #vintagewine #drinkchenin #summerwine #wineimporter
Celebrate special occasions with a mini vertical of your favorite wine! We recently compared the now dwindling stock of the 2020 Honeybunch Reserve Chenin (fewer than 18 cases remain) with the new vintage release, 2021 🥰 The verdict?!? This wine is out of this world 🌍 vintage after vintage, and it ages beautifully. We recommend holding some 2020 back to taste in a few years with the 2021 and 2022 when it releases. #remhoogtewineestate #cheninblanc #honeybunchcheninblanc #southafricanwine #southafricanwines #smokeymountains #specialoccasionwine #whitewinelover #whitewines #vintagewine #drinkchenin #summerwine #wineimporter
2 weeks ago
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On National Rosé Day, we wish you a bottle so big you can curl it 🏋️💪🤣

Ask us how you can win this 6L bottle.  We also have a 3L and 1.5s in stock of mouthwatering @bornrosebcn 

@avalanchewines 🙏 for the sweet T-Shirt!

#nationalroséday #roséallday #drinkpink #barcelonawine #wellcraftedbeverage #grenacherosé #wineworkout #rosétime #roséwine #largeformat #bigbottles #familysize #rosélover #drinkwell
On National Rosé Day, we wish you a bottle so big you can curl it 🏋️💪🤣 Ask us how you can win this 6L bottle. We also have a 3L and 1.5s in stock of mouthwatering @bornrosebcn @avalanchewines 🙏 for the sweet T-Shirt! #nationalroséday #roséallday #drinkpink #barcelonawine #wellcraftedbeverage #grenacherosé #wineworkout #rosétime #roséwine #largeformat #bigbottles #familysize #rosélover #drinkwell
2 weeks ago
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Our team spent a week with David Hidalgo, owner of @galeadrinks culminating with a Friday tasting at an independent wine store and valued supporter of ours @branchestastingroom 

David’s enthusiasm is infectious.  His hustle is eye-opening.  Nobody, NOBODY works harder than an entrepreneur driven by their dream and vision.

Proximity to these people is the greatest gift of being in business for small producers.  Thanks @galeadrinks and @juliekcurry for making this tasting happen!

@sommmomspodcast 📸 

#galeadrinks #branchestastingroom #sangriawine #organicwines #smallbusinessstrong #drinkwell #wellcraftedbeverage #spanishwines #winebiz #mediterraneanstyle #supportsmallbusinessowners #entrepreneurspirit #winebusiness #drinksofinstagram #winetastings
Our team spent a week with David Hidalgo, owner of @galeadrinks culminating with a Friday tasting at an independent wine store and valued supporter of ours @branchestastingroom 

David’s enthusiasm is infectious.  His hustle is eye-opening.  Nobody, NOBODY works harder than an entrepreneur driven by their dream and vision.

Proximity to these people is the greatest gift of being in business for small producers.  Thanks @galeadrinks and @juliekcurry for making this tasting happen!

@sommmomspodcast 📸 

#galeadrinks #branchestastingroom #sangriawine #organicwines #smallbusinessstrong #drinkwell #wellcraftedbeverage #spanishwines #winebiz #mediterraneanstyle #supportsmallbusinessowners #entrepreneurspirit #winebusiness #drinksofinstagram #winetastings
Our team spent a week with David Hidalgo, owner of @galeadrinks culminating with a Friday tasting at an independent wine store and valued supporter of ours @branchestastingroom 

David’s enthusiasm is infectious.  His hustle is eye-opening.  Nobody, NOBODY works harder than an entrepreneur driven by their dream and vision.

Proximity to these people is the greatest gift of being in business for small producers.  Thanks @galeadrinks and @juliekcurry for making this tasting happen!

@sommmomspodcast 📸 

#galeadrinks #branchestastingroom #sangriawine #organicwines #smallbusinessstrong #drinkwell #wellcraftedbeverage #spanishwines #winebiz #mediterraneanstyle #supportsmallbusinessowners #entrepreneurspirit #winebusiness #drinksofinstagram #winetastings
Our team spent a week with David Hidalgo, owner of @galeadrinks culminating with a Friday tasting at an independent wine store and valued supporter of ours @branchestastingroom David’s enthusiasm is infectious. His hustle is eye-opening. Nobody, NOBODY works harder than an entrepreneur driven by their dream and vision. Proximity to these people is the greatest gift of being in business for small producers. Thanks @galeadrinks and @juliekcurry for making this tasting happen! @sommmomspodcast 📸 #galeadrinks #branchestastingroom #sangriawine #organicwines #smallbusinessstrong #drinkwell #wellcraftedbeverage #spanishwines #winebiz #mediterraneanstyle #supportsmallbusinessowners #entrepreneurspirit #winebusiness #drinksofinstagram #winetastings
2 weeks ago
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Just HOW thirsty are you?  And what about when your kids are on summer vacation!?!

@cepeters0918 with a standard 750 ml bottle of Grenache Rosé by @bornrosebcn 

@carolynvernon with a 6000 ml bottle of said Rosé

We ❤️ large format bottles!  Now, if only that 6L bottle came with an Au Pair… 😉 

#largeformatwine #bornrosé #grenacherosé #spanishwine #barcelonawine #barcelonalifestyle #mediterraneanvibes #summervacation2022 #schoolsoutforsummer #wellcraftedbeverage #officefun #winehumor #instawines
Just HOW thirsty are you?  And what about when your kids are on summer vacation!?!

@cepeters0918 with a standard 750 ml bottle of Grenache Rosé by @bornrosebcn 

@carolynvernon with a 6000 ml bottle of said Rosé

We ❤️ large format bottles!  Now, if only that 6L bottle came with an Au Pair… 😉 

#largeformatwine #bornrosé #grenacherosé #spanishwine #barcelonawine #barcelonalifestyle #mediterraneanvibes #summervacation2022 #schoolsoutforsummer #wellcraftedbeverage #officefun #winehumor #instawines
Just HOW thirsty are you? And what about when your kids are on summer vacation!?! @cepeters0918 with a standard 750 ml bottle of Grenache Rosé by @bornrosebcn @carolynvernon with a 6000 ml bottle of said Rosé We ❤️ large format bottles! Now, if only that 6L bottle came with an Au Pair… 😉 #largeformatwine #bornrosé #grenacherosé #spanishwine #barcelonawine #barcelonalifestyle #mediterraneanvibes #summervacation2022 #schoolsoutforsummer #wellcraftedbeverage #officefun #winehumor #instawines
3 weeks ago
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Meet David Hidalgo, the mastermind behind @galeadrinks a Mediterranean beverage company focused on premium, organic Sangrias.

The packaging is smart, the sangrias are delicious.

We proudly represent Galea in DC, MD, and VA.  David is one of many small, innovative producers we work with.  The thread running through them all…quality.  Small producers pour their heart and soul into their brand and stand behind their products with pride! 

Ask us how to find @galeadrinks near you!

#sangría #mediterraneanstyle #spanishwines #organicwines #wellcrafted #smallproduction #craftedinspain #smallbusinessstrong #winebusiness #winemarketing #instawines #sangriawine #galeadrinks
Meet David Hidalgo, the mastermind behind @galeadrinks a Mediterranean beverage company focused on premium, organic Sangrias. The packaging is smart, the sangrias are delicious. We proudly represent Galea in DC, MD, and VA. David is one of many small, innovative producers we work with. The thread running through them all…quality. Small producers pour their heart and soul into their brand and stand behind their products with pride! Ask us how to find @galeadrinks near you! #sangría #mediterraneanstyle #spanishwines #organicwines #wellcrafted #smallproduction #craftedinspain #smallbusinessstrong #winebusiness #winemarketing #instawines #sangriawine #galeadrinks
3 weeks ago
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The talented Sonja Magdevski of @casadumetzwines out of Santa Barbara CA joins us in VA and DC in two weeks!  We were so excited for the upcoming trip we stole away to Nashville with a bottle of her Clementine Carter Mourvedre 2020 vintage release.

Inspired by My Darling Clementine, Sonja’s Mourvedre is the perfect pairing for some country music and Nashville’s signature good vibes. 🙌 

Here’s what Sonja writes about the new release:

You know that feeling.  Getting dressed for a night on the town and everything just feels good.  A warm, gentle breeze wafts the Jean Naté bath splash glistening on your skin.  Your freshly washed hair bounces as you glide through the doors with Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody” busting through the speakers.  All eyes turn to you.  This is 100% Mourvèdre.  A blend of three vineyards creates this magic.  Couteaux de Claire, Zaca Mesa and Curtis vineyards.

50% whole cluster fermentation, gentle twice a day punch downs, long cool fermentation, 30+ days on the skins, pressed directly into neutral French oak barrels. 

150 cases produced. 

#mourvedre #clementinecarter #casadumetzwines #walktheline #musiccityusa #drinknashville #finewines #santabarbaracalifornia #santabarbarawine #mydarlingclementine #wineandmusic #nashvillescene #wellcraftedbeverage #instawinelovers #redwinetime
The talented Sonja Magdevski of @casadumetzwines out of Santa Barbara CA joins us in VA and DC in two weeks! We were so excited for the upcoming trip we stole away to Nashville with a bottle of her Clementine Carter Mourvedre 2020 vintage release. Inspired by My Darling Clementine, Sonja’s Mourvedre is the perfect pairing for some country music and Nashville’s signature good vibes. 🙌 Here’s what Sonja writes about the new release: You know that feeling. Getting dressed for a night on the town and everything just feels good. A warm, gentle breeze wafts the Jean Naté bath splash glistening on your skin. Your freshly washed hair bounces as you glide through the doors with Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody” busting through the speakers. All eyes turn to you. This is 100% Mourvèdre. A blend of three vineyards creates this magic. Couteaux de Claire, Zaca Mesa and Curtis vineyards. 50% whole cluster fermentation, gentle twice a day punch downs, long cool fermentation, 30+ days on the skins, pressed directly into neutral French oak barrels. 150 cases produced. #mourvedre #clementinecarter #casadumetzwines #walktheline #musiccityusa #drinknashville #finewines #santabarbaracalifornia #santabarbarawine #mydarlingclementine #wineandmusic #nashvillescene #wellcraftedbeverage #instawinelovers #redwinetime
3 weeks ago
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Getting away for a breather isn’t easy when you own a small, growing business.  It’s always been one of our biggest challenges.  We are so fortunate to know our valued customers are in capable hands.  Thanks to our team @cepeters0918 @angelalafultz @xtinayourlocalwinesnob @kellytheboozelady @drinkwellwithjohn and more for helping make this  break in the Smoky Mountains ⛰ happen.
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Thanks to @hendrywines for bottling this delicious estate produced Pinot Noir to accompany us!

#takingabreather #mountainlifestyle #smokymountains #winemoment #wellcraftedbeverage #pinotnoirlover #instawines #smallbusinessstrong #napavalleywine #winelifestyle #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #winecompany #winebusiness
Getting away for a breather isn’t easy when you own a small, growing business.  It’s always been one of our biggest challenges.  We are so fortunate to know our valued customers are in capable hands.  Thanks to our team @cepeters0918 @angelalafultz @xtinayourlocalwinesnob @kellytheboozelady @drinkwellwithjohn and more for helping make this  break in the Smoky Mountains ⛰ happen.
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Thanks to @hendrywines for bottling this delicious estate produced Pinot Noir to accompany us!

#takingabreather #mountainlifestyle #smokymountains #winemoment #wellcraftedbeverage #pinotnoirlover #instawines #smallbusinessstrong #napavalleywine #winelifestyle #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #winecompany #winebusiness
Getting away for a breather isn’t easy when you own a small, growing business. It’s always been one of our biggest challenges. We are so fortunate to know our valued customers are in capable hands. Thanks to our team @cepeters0918 @angelalafultz @xtinayourlocalwinesnob @kellytheboozelady @drinkwellwithjohn and more for helping make this break in the Smoky Mountains ⛰ happen. … Thanks to @hendrywines for bottling this delicious estate produced Pinot Noir to accompany us! #takingabreather #mountainlifestyle #smokymountains #winemoment #wellcraftedbeverage #pinotnoirlover #instawines #smallbusinessstrong #napavalleywine #winelifestyle #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #winecompany #winebusiness
4 weeks ago
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Did you know Arneis, a popular Italian white wine grape from Piedmont translates to “little rascal” due to its challenging nature in the vineyard?

We happen to have found a producer that’s an absolute magician with the variety, taming this tricky grape vintage after vintage.  We think it’s the absolute best in the biz and we’re not alone!

Find it at your local independent retailer in the DMV.  In Colorado with @estatebrands Texas with @vintureswine Delaware with @elevationwinemerchants North Carolina with @oceansouthwines 

#arneis #roeroarneis #italianwines #whitewines #whitewinelover #wellcraftedbeverage #drinkwell #smallproduction #finewines #wineimporter #winedistributor #summerwine #instawinelovers #instawines
Did you know Arneis, a popular Italian white wine grape from Piedmont translates to “little rascal” due to its challenging nature in the vineyard? We happen to have found a producer that’s an absolute magician with the variety, taming this tricky grape vintage after vintage. We think it’s the absolute best in the biz and we’re not alone! Find it at your local independent retailer in the DMV. In Colorado with @estatebrands Texas with @vintureswine Delaware with @elevationwinemerchants North Carolina with @oceansouthwines #arneis #roeroarneis #italianwines #whitewines #whitewinelover #wellcraftedbeverage #drinkwell #smallproduction #finewines #wineimporter #winedistributor #summerwine #instawinelovers #instawines
1 month ago
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