Galaxy Wine Company Expands Operations to Washington State
NEW YORK, November 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Wilson Daniels Wholesale is pleased to announce that OregonGalaxy Wine Company Expands Wholesale Business in the State of Washington, effective January 1stst. As part of the expansion, the company secured a 22,000 square foot warehouse and office space in Tukwila, and will have a staff of 25, including warehouse and fleet teams, sales management and support staff, finance and operations.
“We were first drawn to Galaxy in 2018 because they represent the best in fine wine distribution for the Pacific Northwest,” said Rocco lombardo, President of Wilson daniels. “With distributor consolidation continuing to be a trend in our industry, we see an opportunity with Galaxy’s expansion given the impressive market equity built over the past three decades in Oregon. The new Galaxy Wine Company of Oregon and Washington will be under the recently appointed leadership of Jerred Wolff. Jerred has extensive experience in the region, and his expertise will provide the stewardship necessary to improve our share of the fine wine segment in both states. “
Founded in 1999 by industry veterans Matt Elsen and Bob Liner, Galaxy quickly established itself as a leader in the distribution and marketing of fine wines in the Oregon. In 2018, Wilson Daniels Wholesale acquired Galaxy, making WDW a two-shore operation. Today, Galaxy is the third largest wine wholesaler in the state of Oregon representing over 400 distinguished producers, with a commitment to representing family-owned wineries with a deep sense of belonging.
“This extension in Washington comes at an opportune time in Galaxy history, ”said Jerred Wolff, senior vice president and general manager of Galaxy Wine Company, who was appointed in September. “What Matt and Bob built was based on a very simple but effective philosophy: ‘Always hire the best people, and you can build the best portfolio’. This is the philosophy that we still apply today. At the heart of Galaxy, we are storytellers, and I look forward to growing the Galaxy Washington portfolio in line with what we do best – sharing unique places and family stories through the lens of fine wine. “
With a view to the official launch on January 1stst, Galaxy will remain focused on building the Washington arm of his team and his portfolio, having already obtained commitments from several suppliers that they currently represent in Oregon. The team also established a new green route to market in Washington, using a third party to reduce its carbon footprint while maintaining the same high level of customer satisfaction and customer support.
On Wilson daniels
Founded in 1978, Wilson daniels is a fully integrated family-owned marketing and sales company representing a highly selective portfolio of the world’s most distinctive wines. Wilson daniels continues to pursue and raise the standards of excellence established by founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels by developing long-term strategic partnerships with luxury producers who deeply respect the terroir and are benchmarks in their region. To learn more about Wilson daniels, visit www.wilsondaniels.com.
About Wilson Daniels Wholesaler
Wilson Daniels Wholesale is a family-owned distributor representing the world’s premium wines in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Oregon and Washington. Wilson Daniels Wholesale partners with family producers dedicated to the development of expressive terroir wines using natural methods. Wilson Daniels Wholesale values family, heritage and wines of distinction. Based in New York, the company’s offices and tasting room are located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, rich in history and architecture.
About Galaxy Wine Company
Galaxy Wine Company is the third largest wine wholesaler in Oregon, with the recent expansion of its activities to Washington in 2022. Since its inception in 1999 by industry veterans Matt Elsen and Bob Liner, Galaxy has proudly represented more than 400 distinguished producers, introducing them to wine lovers in the retail and restaurant business. Galaxy has earned a reputation for the quality of wines on offer, knowledgeable staff and unmatched customer service.
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