About us

Our History

Founded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a fully integrated, family-owned marketing and sales company representing a highly selective portfolio of the world’s most distinctive wines and spirits. Wilson Daniels continues to pursue and elevate the standards of excellence set by founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels through developing long-term, strategic partnerships with luxury producers that possess profound respect for terroir, and are benchmarks in their region.

Jack Daniels (left) and Win Wilson, co-founders of Wilson Daniels
"one of the world's most selective fine wine and spirits portfolios"

Our Mission

Wilson Daniels inspires and promotes a passion for wine from the most distinguished properties and terroirs around the world through exceptional marketing, education and brand-building. We develop mutually rewarding, long-term relationships with our employees and winery and trade partners, while striving to be globally recognized as the leader of fine wines, setting the standard for integrity, quality and excellence.

Our Founders

Jack Daniels co-founded Wilson Daniels with the late Win Wilson in 1978. During his 25-plus-year tenure, Wilson Daniels grew to become one of the premier wine marketing and sales companies in the country, representing the portfolio in all 50 states. Under Jack’s direction, the company focused on limited-production, high-end, single-vineyard-designated wines from around the world. Among its many milestones, Wilson Daniels commenced an exclusive importing arrangement in 1979 with the heralded Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, for which it still holds the rights today.

 

As an active participant in his community, Jack has served on the St. Helena City Council, the Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation Board and has been a speaker and panel member for many wine industry marketing and sales forums, nationally and internationally. Jack’s professional achievements include being recognized, with Win Wilson, as one of the 10 most influential people in the wine business by Robb Report.

 

Jack has also been awarded the prestigious Order of the Mérite Agricole by the French government for contributions to French agriculture in the U.S. Jack is a member of La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, L’Ordre de Côteaux de Champagne and Chevalier de la Confrérie de Tokaji.

Today, Jack sits on the board of Wilson Daniels.

Winston “Win” Wilson Jr. co-founded Wilson Daniels with Jack Daniels in 1978. From the beginning, they had a straightforward yet ambitious vision. They wanted to represent the most prestigious wineries from every major wine-producing region in the world. Win and Jack’s vision has ensured that the Wilson Daniels LLC. portfolio stands unrivaled in the U.S. wine industry. Win focused on selling the wines and Jack on operations and marketing. Their first collection of winery clients, Chappellet, Cuvaison and St. Clement, all hailed from Napa Valley. In 1979, Win and Jack were approached by Lalou Bize-Leroy and Aubert de Villaine, co-directors of the highly regarded Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which became their first imported winery in January 1980. In 1980, Wilson Daniels also became the exclusive importers of Domaine Leroy of Burgundy and the heralded Italian estate Biondi-Santi of Tuscany.

 

Win was initiated into the Confrérie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs on April 3, 1982, and l’Ordre des Côteaux de Champagne on November 18, 1991. In 1996, he traveled to Château du Clos de Vougeot in Burgundy, France, to be inducted into the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin on April 19. Win was also honored by the French Ambassador to the United States, François Bujon de l’Estang, in Washington, D.C., on January 3, 2000, when he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the French government for his notable efforts in raising the American public’s awareness of the great wines of France.

Our Team

At Wilson Daniels, we strive for global recognition as leaders and educators of luxury wines and spirits, setting the highest standard for quality, integrity and excellence. Our passionate team of professionals surpass expectations in all aspects of the fine-wine world: brand marketing, sales, public relations, creative services, finance and operations. From our distinguished leadership team to our national sales managers around the country, Wilson Daniels focuses on family…because we are.

Leadership Team

Rocco Lombardo
President
Rocco Lombardo is President of Wilson Daniels. Rocco began working with Wilson Daniels in 2015 and has driven the company forward in innovation and dynamic leadership. Under his guidance, the co...
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Kevin Murphy
Vice President of Operations
Kevin Murphy is the Vice President of Operations at Wilson Daniels. A Connecticut-native and graduate of University of Richmond in Virginia, Kevin’s passion for the fine wine business began when...
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Scott Diaz
Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management
Scott Diaz is the Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management for Wilson Daniels. During his nine years with the company, Scott has developed strategic marketing plans that have increased s...
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Mike Hoagland
Vice President of the Private Client Group Services
Mike Hoagland is Vice President of the Private Client Group Services. Mike has always had a passion for wine, beginning when he traveled throughout Europe as a child. Mike graduated with an Engl...
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Bob Guinn
Senior Vice President of Sales
Bob Guinn is Senior Vice President of Sales at Wilson Daniels. Bob has been in the wine industry for over 30 years. Leading the Wilson Daniels sales team since 2013, he has effectively come back...
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Shannon Coursey
Northeast Division Vice President
Shannon Coursey is Vice President of Sales for the Northeast Division. Shannon moved to New York City in 2000 to further her career in business and marketing within the music industry. Immersed ...
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Angela Bartolai
Mid-Western Division Vice President
Angela is the Vice President of Sales for the Midwestern Division, traveling extensively throughout the Midwest to provide wine expertise and education, key market strategies, distributor manage...
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Kevin Barnes
Southern Division Vice President
Kevin Barnes is the Vice President of Sales for the Southern Division. Kevin became interested in the wine industry while working at fine dining restaurants throughout high school and college. P...
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Anna Bui Calderan
Western Division Vice President
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