We are proud to announce The Wine Company has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Companies to work for in the state of Minnesota by Minnesota Business Magazine.

This prestigious award is given to only a handful of companies every year, and the list includes some incredible names indeed: aimClear, Room & Board, Spyder Trap, Swin Creative, The Nerdery, and many more (check out the whole list here).

We asked our founder and owner Larry Colbeck about our receiving of this award, and how The Wine Company came to represent a place on this very exclusive list. In Larry’s words …

At The Wine Company we have perhaps an easier time than most businesses creating a good workplace.  Most people were attracted by a shared passion but even those people not previously disposed to wine who came simply for a job become enmeshed in the camaraderie fermented in our community; wine is enjoyed most often with food and fraternity.  We live what we sell, wine and its contribution to a life well lived.  Work does not have to be a chore.

Top 100 podium copy

We want to thank Minnesota Business Magazine for this honor. It is recognition of a core philosophy of The Wine Company that a culture of family, creativity, and joy can be built within the structure of work, which can and ultimately does empower those who work together to excel far beyond their personal expectations.

Larry on patioLarry Colbeck enjoying some Chevalier-Montrachet on our patio

Wil and Larry in Margaux

 Portfolio Director Wil Bailey and Larry Colbeck in Margaux, Bordeaux.

Wine-y bunch truck

One of our delivery trucks, featuring the company dogs (plus Larry).

Sales room toast

The managers and sales staff in our offices, prior to remodeling.

Maggie, Larry, and Mike

 Larry, Mike, and Maggie hanging at the office.

Company lunch Jan 2014

 Company lunch to celebrate 2013 successes and 2014 excitement.

Group at Laguiche

Larry, Michael, Robbin, Jim, and Jimmy in Burgundy, France. February 2014.

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