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BENNETT LANE SELECTS WASHINGTON WHOLESALE FOR D.C. DISTRIBUTION

Submitted By: Lewis Perdue, June 23, 2010
BENNETT LANE WINERY SELECTS WASHINGTON WHOLESALE TO DISTRIBUTE ITS

PREMIUM NAPA VALLEY WINES IN WASHINGTON D.C.



(June 14, 2010; Calistoga, CA)—Boutique Napa Valley producer

Bennett Lane Winery has appointed Washington Wholesale as its

Washington D.C. distributor, effective June 1, 2010. Founded by Randy

and Lisa Lynch in 2003, Bennett Lane is known for its approachable,

yet complex, hand-crafted wines sourced from both estate and premium

vineyards in Napa. Washington Wholesale will offer Bennett Lane’s

Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($95); Napa Valley Cabernet

Sauvignon, ($55); and Maximus ($35), a “red feasting wine” blend

of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Additionally, they will carry Turn 4 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

($19.99), a second label launched by Randy and Lisa Lynch in 2009,

named for the most exciting turn on the NASCAR track in honor of

their love for the sport.



“We are thrilled to be working with Washington Wholesale and look

forward to growing our brand presence in the Washington D.C. area,”

says National Sales Manager Keith Hargrove. “We feel that

Washington Wholesale has the staff, knowledge and values to make a

significant impact for us in this market,” he adds.



About Bennett Lane Winery

Since its founding, Bennett Lane Winery’s name has become

synonymous with well-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon blends from highly

acclaimed vineyard sources in the Napa Valley: Lynch, Lewelling,

Barlow, Oakview and Trio B, to name a few. These vineyards are

checker-boarded throughout the Napa Valley, from Yountville to the

south, to Randy Lynch’s own sustainably-farmed vineyard in

Calistoga to the north, offering Bennett Lane’s winemaker Grant

Hermann an extensive “spice rack” of flavors with which to craft

well-balanced, structured wines that represent the best that Napa

Valley has to offer. Bennett Lane will bottle its first Calistoga AVA

Cabernet Sauvignon this fall.



Randy and Lisa Lynch own ten acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards on

the winery property, as well as 12 acres surrounding their house on

Tubbs Lane in Calistoga. Bennett Lane is currently taking the steps

towards Napa Green certification. Napa Green vineyard and land

certification is a voluntary program for Napa Valley vintners and

grape growers that enhances the watershed and restores habitat with

sustainable agriculture practices. The eight additional vineyards,

from which they also source fruit, are all sustainably farmed.



About Washington Wholesale, LLC

Washington Wholesale, LLC is a major wholesale distributor of wine,

spirits and non-alcoholic beverages in the District of Columbia. As a

leader in DC’s alcoholic beverage industry, Washington Wholesale

aggressively pursues market share in all product categories with an

emphasis on supplier objectives and priorities. Washington Wholesale,

LLC is a member of The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), one of the

nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer and

other beverages. A group of privately held companies, CSG operates

local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets – Alabama,

Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland,

Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania,

South Carolina, Virginia, and The District of Columbia. CSG is a

family-owned business that proudly serves as the critical link

between wine and spirit suppliers, and the retail outlets where

alcoholic beverage brands are legally and responsibly sold and

enjoyed.





For more information about Bennett Lane, please go to

www.bennettlane.com. For more information about Washington Wholesale,

please go to www.washington-wholesale.com.



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