launches $5M support fund for winemakers disrupted by COVID-19

Online wine retailer pledges to help winemakers affected by the closure of restaurants, tasting rooms and traditional retail stores

Up to $5M will be made available to independent winemakers looking to sell their wines in USA, UK and Australia, the largest direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine business in the US with over 500,000 Angel customers worldwide, today announces a $5M support fund for winemakers affected by COVID-19 disruption.

The fund, which is immediately available and will be deployed to purchase stock that was previously destined for channels such as restaurants, tasting rooms and traditional retail stores, is available to independent winemakers all over the world.

The temporary closure of bars and restaurants, as well as winery tasting rooms and events for the foreseeable future, is being keenly felt by winemakers everywhere.

To help this community of winemakers, is making $5M immediately available to buy their wine, and give them access to its 500,000 Angel customers in the US, UK and Australia, and the chance of a permanent listing.

Winemakers wanting to avail of the fund must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an independent wine producer or winemaker
  • Need to display a proven track record of quality
  • Show evidence of COVID business impact
  • Have cleared any importer/agent exclusivity arrangements

Winemakers impacted by the crisis are encouraged to visit to apply for support from the fund.


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