Stem Ciders Expands Distribution to California

DENVER — Colorado-based craft cidery, Stem Ciders, and Wine Warehouse are excited to announce a new partnership to bring Stem’s unique portfolio of craft ciders to the state of California. Distribution throughout the entire state will begin in January, making California the 5th state in the cidery’s distribution footprint.

“Our partnership with the Wine Warehouse organization is very exciting for all of us here at Stem, said Matt Hoskins, Stem’s National Sales Director. “With their statewide coverage, brilliant team, and well-curated craft cider and beer portfolio, we are excited to be able to bring our diverse line of clean, dry and off-dry ciders to the good people of California and show them that This Is Cider.”

Since opening its doors in 2014, the cidery has grown exponentially through sales and distribution, commanding the new production facility, cider house and eatery, Acreage, slated for opening in January in Lafayette, CO. Stem plans to launch cans, draft and six pack variety packs throughout California. The cidery will bring their flagship dry ciders: Real Dry Apple, Hopped Apple, Raspberry Apple, along with their off-dry brands: Pear Apple and Off-Dry Apple.

“We are excited to introduce Stem Ciders to the California market. Stem’s intriguing, innovative releases are a great complement to our portfolio of the highest quality craft and artisan beverages”, said Jon Rhodes, E.V.P. Marketing & Business Development, Wine Warehouse.

Stem Ciders will debut their ciders with a series of events in January throughout the Golden State, from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, including the weekend celebration of The Good Food Awards in San Francisco on January 20th. Follow along on Instagram: @stemciders to stay in the know.

About Stem Ciders

Stem Ciders was founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition. Stem has created a reputable and recognizable brand in the diverse category of craft cider, and as such, has received critical acclaim and awards at both the local and national level. Further details about Stem Ciders can be found at stemciders.com.

About Wine Warehouse

Wine Warehouse is a multi-generational, family owned and operated, wholesale distributor of fine wine, beer and spirits for California. The company was established in 1973 by passionate wine collectors, Bob and Jim Myerson, who sought to bring fine wine to a new and rapidly growing market. That same vision and commitment to quality continues today. Wine Warehouse’s unique brand and category mix is a nationally recognized portfolio in the premium beverage alcohol space. Our dedicated and knowledgeable employees are uniquely qualified to deliver this exceptional portfolio to one of the most sophisticated and demanding markets in the country. Under the leadership of our dynamic executive team, including second-generation owners, Jim Myerson and Linda Myerson Dean, Wine Warehouse continues a tradition of bringing superb products to California supported by an unsurpassed team of dedicated professionals.

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