Bringing you a world of great taste!
Established in 2007, V I Wines Distributing LLC imports and resells wine from all over the world with a strong focus on Italian wine regions. We sell to restaurants, specialty shops, grocery stores, and hotels throughout Washington and Oregon. Our warehouse is located in Kent, Washington.
"V I Wines is an abbreviation of Vinum Ingenuus.
Ingennus: (adj.) free-born, noble-minded, upright, honorable.
Finding great wines is our passion. We search and discover the best examples that a region has to offer, and bring them to you at the best value. We directly import many of our wines from the producers, as well as team up with prestigios import partner's portfolios from around the world.
We hand select our portfolio from some of the best producers in the world, covering all regions of Italy as well as unique styles from other countries including France, Spain, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay, and the Pacific Northwest. You can find our wines in grocery stores, specialty shops, hotels, and restaurants throughout Washington State.
what we do best
We strive to bring you the best wine the world has to offer. We are quick learners, constantly evolving to our customers needs and market trends. Our passion and commitment shows in our unparalleled selections and impeccable customer service.
Born in Naples, Italy, I started my career as a waiter for Princess Cruises. I was fascinated how food and wine brought the world together, so I moved to France for a short while, and then set my sights on the United States. I found my way to the small town of Etna, Washington where I married my beautiful wife, Anne. We moved to Portland, OR together where I worked as a sales representative for an Italian wine importer, Vinifera. After being promoted to Regional Manager, they sent me to Denver, Colorado to run the company distribution of the whole state. In 2001, I was then hired to be the Italian Wine Specialist for Southern Wine & Spirits Colorado. After managing some amazing Italian portfolios there for 5 years, I decided to return back to Italy to work for one of my favorite Amarone della Valpolicella Cav. G. B. Bertani.
It was clear to me that my heart and passion was in the wine business, and shortly thereafter I decided to pursue my life long dream of owning my own wine importing and distribution company. So in November 2007, I opened V I Wines Distributing Seattle, Washington and hit the ground running with my wonderful suppliers and sales team. I love my job and feel blessed to be in this great position I am in today. Salute!