The Wine Company

All the MN Connections in one digital flip book

We’re your Minnesota team! For over thirty years we have sold wine to the most discerning restaurants and wine retailers in our state, maintaining local family-ownership since our founding in 1985. Based in St. Paul, MN, we are never far away and always there when you need us. We also feature a number

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I am so hungry I could eat a horse! Whoa there! We get it -especially around the time of the Minnesota State Fair when there is every sort of bucket and bag and thing-on-a-stick. Food pairing on the fair grounds is often limited to whatever is nearby and cold but if we

MN Connection: Weinbau Paetra

Weinbau Paetra | Willamette Valley, Oregon THE CONNECTION: Raised in Saint Paul proper, Bill Hooper graduated from Cretin Derham, developed a taste for wine and what followed was a rapid succession through the local wine trade. Bill worked at some of our finest bottle shops and then joined The Wine Company for

MN Connection: Powers Winery

Powers Winery | Columbia Valley, WA THE CONNECTION: Graduating from the University of Minnesota, it is no surprise Mickey Dunne enjoys playing ice hockey, fishing, and cooking. Mickey experienced his first harvest in 1987 and has been hooked on the Washington wine industry ever since. After joining Badger Mountain as Sales Manager

MN Connection: O’Shaughnessy

O'Shaughnessy | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Connoisseurs of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon know O’Shaughnessy as one of the great benchmarks but they might not know Betty O’Shaughnessy Woolls hails from Minnesota, having spent her childhood growing up in a rural farming community. After college, she raised a family while building a

MN Connection: Miner Wines

Miner Wines | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Wineries spark romance -not only because winegrowing proves an enormous endeavor on one’s own but all the sweat and tears are more rewarding when a person has someone with which to share the fruits of their labor. After growing up in Minnesota, Emily Miner

MN Connection: Lang & Reed

Lang & Reed | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: From serving as President at Auction Napa Valley or all the time he spent at Inglenook, Caymus, and Clos Du Val, you might assume John Skupny a son of the Sunshine State but we at The Wine Company like to think Minnesota taught him

MN Connection: Gamling & McDuck

Gamling & McDuck | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Over a decade ago Gabrielle Shaffer and Adam McClary met here in Minnesota while working in the local wine biz -Gabe for The Wine Company at the wholesale level and Adam in the local restaurant scene here in the Twin Cities. Between a

MN Connection: Frog’s Leap

Frog's Leap Winery | Napa Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Strolling along Nicollet Mall at 9th Street, one cannot help but admire the beauty of the Young Quinlan building -the once department store of local fame. Built in 1921 this font of luxuries was run by Elizabeth Quinlan -a pioneering female business owner

MN Connection: Duxoup Wine Works

Duxoup Wine Works | Sonoma Valley, California THE CONNECTION: Could it get any more All American than studying under a Russian winemaker? Not if it is the renowned André Tchellistchef behind the California wine renaissance and arguably the best winemaker of all time. Could it get any more Minnesotan than being Anoka
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