Mims Distributing Company Welcomes Pedroncelli Winery To Expanding Wine Portfolio

December 7, 2015

North Carolina Beer And Wine Distributor Partners With

California Winery Serving Dry Creek Valley Wine Selections


RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 7, 2015 – Mims Distributing Company, a North Carolina wholesale beverage distributor, has announced the addition of Pedroncelli Winery, to its expanding wine portfolio. The Pedroncelli family has owned and operated the Dry Creek Valley, California-based winery since 1927, with more than 100 acres of vineyards. Pedroncelli’s impressive wine portfolio includes Zinfandel, their flagship wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, red and white wine blends, Rosé, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Port.


Sustainable winegrowing is a key practice in Pedroncelli’s vineyards. The family has followed these practices, among them reducing water use, building healthy soil and protecting the vineyard environment. Wine and grape growing have sustained the Pedroncelli family for over 85 years and they intend to continue sustainable winegrowing for generations to come.


Mims Distributing’s 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 steady growth and success, and anticipates continuing bringing on meaningful wineries such as Pedroncelli.



“Pedroncelli Winery’s deep-rooted, traditional approach to winemaking is evident in its tasteful collection,“ said Michael Gunnells, vice president of sales for Mims Distributing’s wine division. “We were fortunate to have Julie Pedroncelli St. John visit with our wine team recently, and we are already out in the market sharing the family’s fantastic wines.”


“We are so excited to partner with Mims in distributing our wine selection in North Carolina,” said Jim Pedroncelli, president. “The wine team at Mims has the superior skill and experience that we look for in distributing partners and we are confident in their ability to promote and grow our brand in region.”



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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.