My goodness, friends! I can’t believe we’re coming to the end of our third holiday season together. It seems like just yesterday that Adavino hit the streets. I guess time flies when you’re drinking wine!
As we gear up for year four, we have reason to believe that 2015 will be another great vintage for Adavino and our winery partners. Starting with some new releases and tasty reviews.
Parker gave 2012 Ellman Jemma Proprietary Napa Valley Red Blend a nod with 90 points, while he awarded 2013 A.P. Vins Wines with 93 plus ratings. Also exciting is 2010 Sodaro Estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon, which was featured as one of Wine & Spirits Magazines Best Cabernets of 2014; so be ready to fill those by the glass requests!
Stellar new vintage releases from A.P. Vin, Loring Wine Company, David Arthur Vineyards, Ellman Family Vineyards, Husic Estate Winery, Sodaro Estate Winery and Saint Helena Winery will continue to keep tried and true enthusiasts happy.
We’re thrilled introduce a few choice selections to the portfolio. New to Florida to close out 2014, Ten Acre Winery , which crafts small production Russian River Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, offering great options for people looking for something new and special. We’re also excited to have been appointed the Florida Broker for Roessler Cellars (R2 Winery), which bring us California Pinot Noir, and Rhone Blends and Chardonnay , and Loring Wine Company, which adds vineyard designate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
We have a lot of exciting events coming up along with winemaker visits, tastings and dinners to keep the momentum going and our customers up to date. So be sure to follow me on Facebook so you don’t miss out!
We’ve got a great season ahead and a great book to ring in the New Year. I can’t thank you enough for your continued support of Adavino. Without you, it couldn’t be done!
As always, please feel free to contact me for personal tastings.
Good day, friends. Adriana here for our Adavino mid-year update!
It’s mind-blowing that nearly three years have passed since Adavino planted its first seeds in the wine business. More mind-blowing however is where we stand now.
Worth mentioning first is that our numbers in 2013 doubled 2012’s. That’s a huge accomplishment, which we achieved together! Beyond that, our portfolio has grown even further, we’ve participated in a variety of tastings and events, and have made strides in supporting charity and the community in the Adavino name.
We’ve made a couple of exciting acquisitions to add to our world-class California wine selections. A.P Vin Wines, lauded by critics for their exceptional, hand-crafted Pinot Noirs, has brought us a number of their vineyard designate bottlings, including: Clos Pepe, Keefer Ranch, Ridgetop, Kanzler, Gary’s and Rosella’s Vineyards. A sure hit for your customers looking for really special Pinots.
Also new is Ellman Family Vineyards. Our neighbors in Fort Lauderdale have brought us some exciting Napa Valley proprietary blends along with Pinot Noirs from Sonoma and Russian River.
Our tried and true wineries have supported further growth as well. Husic has brought on their Pinot Noir, which is tasting exceptionally! We’ve got a couple of fun varietals to help beat the summer heat, too. The Pott 20m3 Viognier and David Arthur Rose will fill refreshing voids through the hot months.
On an international level, we’re thrilled to announce that we now have acquired Calina Chilean wines. Outstanding Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere at a price that brings Adavino into the house wine business. Wines that can poured all day long with the confidence that if the juice weren’t in the bottle, it wouldn’t be an Adavino selection.
In National Account news, we’ve hit the big time! Morton’s has brought on the Kamen Cabernet Sauvignon, and Oceanaire has placed Blue Rock Baby Blue by the glass on their lists. Very exciting indeed.
2014 has already been a busy year so far for tastings and events, with plenty more on the horizon. First quarter alone we’ve poured at: the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, Wine Women and Shoes, The Palm Beach International Boat Show, the Sailfish Club of Palm Beach’s 75th Anniversary, Las Olas Wine and Food Festival, Wine Quest, San Destin Wine Festival and Destin Charity Wine Auctions, showcasing and spreading the word to push our growth even further. Philanthropically we’ve stayed active as well, with Adriana rapeelling 14 stories off a hotel rooftop, raising funds for Gilda’s Club in the Adavino name.
Possibly the most exciting news of all is that Adavino has hired Eric Miller as Market Manager for the Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville markets. With five years distributor experience and an extensive hospitality background, he will double our man-power to provide you with even better service and more frequent visits. (Though for those of you who insist on still seeing my shining face, you’ll still be able to do that too!) Eric will be starting on July 1st. If you welcome him with even half the enthusiasm you did when I hit the streets, he’ll be in great shape!
Be on the lookout in the coming months as we will be offering some great new pricing for by the glass and case stacking to help keep your profits at a high.
I raise my glass to all of you. Without your support and belief in Adavino, none of this would have been possible. Through its amazing suppliers, dedicated wholesalers and educated restaurateurs and retailers, Adavino has grown and continues to grow; always keeping in mind that our foundation is based on quality product and enduring relationships.
As usual, please reach out to me at any time to schedule dinners or tastings!
Thank you once again for your support of Adavino.
P.S. Follow all the Adavino happenings on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adavino/271582049526712
I hope your holiday season was busy and profitable.
What a whirlwind 2012 was for Adavino, and none of its success would have been possible without the help of the Florida wine community. Beginning with the already gem-filled portfolio of Beckstoffer, Emmolo, Forman and Husic wines from our inaugural year, 2012 brought several new wineries to the portfolio: Alexana Family Winery, Bodega Rancho, Carne Humana, Gamble Family Vineyards, Lola Winery, Sodaro Winery and St. Helena Winery. And if that wasn’t good enough, I was entrusted with the re-launch of David Arthur Vineyards and Revana Family Vineyards and was appointed as broker for Blue Rock Vineyards. We also saw line extensions like Blue Rock Best Barrels, Bodega Rancho Viognier, Lola Riesling, and Tuck Beckstoffer Amulet and Hogwash .
Great scores also abounded over the year. David Arthur Elevation received 99 points, Blue Rock Best Barrels 95 points, Forman Cabernet 96, Alexana Pinot Noir 94 points, Revana Cabernet Sauvignon 92 points, David Arthur Cabernet 92 and Tuck Beckstoffer Melee 93 points. WOW!
I’m thrilled to say that 2013 is already showing signs of growth. With a continued focus on providing Florida with the world-class boutique wineries that Adavino has to offer, we will be introducing Pott Wines to the Florida market. (Details to follow on that!) We will also be seeing some exciting new wines from Alexana, David Arthur Winery, Sodaro Winery and St Helena Winery.
Once again, thank you for making 2012 a hit. I look forward to many more mutual successes in 2013.
Please feel free to contact me for a personalized wine tasting and as always, I will continue to support you with staff trainings as well as trade and consumer events
My plan is to “pop the cork” on the Adavino website in mid January. In the meanwhile, you can follow us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adavino/271582049526712
There you can keep up with all of the events, tastings, dinners and other fun stuff. Some of what we’re already working on in 2013 include: Wine Women and Shoes in Destin, South Beach Food and Wine Festival, Destin Charity Wine Auction, David Arthur Tour Meritaggio, as well as other winemaker dinners throughout Florida.
Check out our wineries sites and get a sneak peak at what you’ll be tasting this year!
· Alexana Winery www.alexanawinery.com
· Tuck Beckstoffer Wines www.tbwines.com
· Blue Rock Vineyards www.bluerockvineyard.com
· Bodega Rancho Winery www.bodegarancho.com
· Carne Humana Winery www.carnehumanwine.com
· David Arthur Winery www.davidarthur.com
· Emmolo Wines www.emmolowines.com
· Forman Vineyards www.formanvineyard.com
· Gamble Family Vineyards www.gamblefamilyvineyard.com
· Husic Vineyards www.husicvineyards.com
· Lola Wines www.lolawines.com
· Pott Wine www.pottwine.com
· Revana Family Vineyard www.revanawines.com
· Sodaro Winery www.sodarowines.com
· St Helena Winery www.sthelenawinery.com
Happy New Year to all of you and once again thank you for your continued support.