Mims Distributing Company Welcomes District 3 To An Expanding Wine Portfolio

North Carolina Beer And Wine Distributor Partners With California Winery To Bring New Wine Varieties To The Triangle


RALEIGH, N.C., April 13, 2016 – Mims Distributing Company, a North Carolina wholesale beverage distributor, has announced the addition of District 3 wines to its rapidly expanding wine portfolio. Founders Ned Hill and Matt Stornetta have owned and managed some of the top Sonoma Valley vineyards through their vineyard management group, La Prenda. After years of working with clients to produce prime winemaking grapes, they decided to take these relationships to the next level and transition from simply cultivating grapes to also making the wine.


Their partnership with winemaker Alex Beloz and an industry veteran, Bob Royce, has allowed them to make some of the best value Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Sonoma. They also produce a Red Blend that delivers beyond anything in its price point. Suggested retail for all wines is under $20.


Mims Distributing partners with vineyards in Oregon, Washington, California, Europe, South America and New Zealand to bring quality wines to wine enthusiasts statewide. Since re-engaging in the wine business in 2014, Mims has seen explosive growth and success. Mims continues to develop meaningful relationships with wineries around the world such as District 3.



“The wine business is about relationships, Ned and Matt grew up in Sonoma and they have been growing grapes and managing vineyards their whole life,” said Michael Gunnells, vice president of sales for Mims Distributing’s wine division. “The relationships they have built over the years with vineyard owners and the recent collaboration with winemaker Alex Beloz is why their wines are truly outstanding. We are happy to have the opportunity to work with a great team and bring these wines to North Carolina”


“We are excited to be working with Mims Distributing,” said Matt Stornetta, co-owner of Sonoma Collection Wines, which produces District 3. “As multigenerational Sonoma farmers, we needed a distributing partner that understands and appreciates the foundation of wine. And we also needed one that shares our desire to offer great wines at value prices to our customers. We found that partner in Mims, a distributor whose authenticity and integrity is unmatched, and we look forward to sharing our wines with customers throughout North Carolina.”



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Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers MillerCoors brands; a wide selection of popular craft beers, including Ballast Point, Coronado, DuClaw, Foothills and Sierra Nevada; and an expanding world-class wine portfolio, including Palazzo, Keever Vineyards, Hourglass, and Arkenstone. These beverage experts also produce “Tales from the Cask,” an award-winning craft beer podcast. In addition to industry excellence, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits annually. For its dedication to beer, sustainability and its local community, Beverage World magazine recognized Mims Distributing as the 2015 Beer Wholesaler Of The Year. “Tales From The Cask” was also named one of the top beer podcasts in the U.S. by the North American Guild of Beer Writers in both 2014 and 2015. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://mimsdistributing.com.