US wine company ‘excited and proud’ to bring manufacturing back to USA
After once being too small to meet U.S. glassmakers’ volume quota, a U.S.-based wine startup is “excited and proud” to bring production home.
“Having expanded distribution across the country, achieved consistent triple-digit year-over-year sales growth, and increased multiple rounds of seven-digit investments, we are thrilled and proud to move our glass manufacturing to the United States,” Wander + Ivy founder and CEO Dana Spaulding said Tuesday in “Mornings with Maria.”
Spaulding’s company joins the growing list of U.S. companies moving to a strictly domestic supply chain due to overseas shipping delays and disruptions.
Since Wander + Ivy’s inception, Spaulding has strived to combine convenience, quality and premium design. Each single-dose bottle is fitted with a twist-off cap and certified organic wines, from white to red, including rosé.
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“We are thrilled to be able to reach not only this consumer looking for their convenient option, but also looking for a very premium price.–quality product,” Spaulding said. “So for us, the demand has been incredible and really allowed us to have this consistent triple-digit year-over-year growth.
Although wine prices in grocery stores are up 2.3% from July 2021 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 6.3-ounce bottles of Wander + Ivy sell for between $6.99 and $7.99. $.
“We are now direct to consumers in 39 states and we are selling wholesale, meaning in-store on retail shelves, in 12 states and growing,” Spaulding noted.
Wander + Ivy also aims to appeal to health-conscious wine drinkers, with the company founder noticing a trend among consumers who care about wine ingredients just like the food they eat.
“When I founded the company in 2017, I didn’t see anything natural and organic. And so when I founded it, I knew I wanted one of the key differentiators to be organic,” Spaulding said. . “I felt like it was something I wanted and it didn’t exist on the market.”
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Wander + Ivy’s wines come from various award-winning family vineyards, according to its founder.
“So it’s global in that sense,” Spaulding pointed out. “But the actual manufacturing of our raw materials, the glass bottle and the cork, is what we put back on the table.”