Joint Venture Expands RNDC’s Footprint to Include New York 

Grand Prairie, Texas, Nov. 18, 2021 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the national distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, and Opici Family Distributing today announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to create an equal partnership in New York. 

”Today we are excited to announce that Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) will expand its geographic footprint into New York state with Opici Family Distributing. The Opici family and RNDC are established family-owned companies with a great history and excellent reputation for brand-building and customer service,” RNDC President and CEO Tom Cole said. “Our aligned values along with our proactive approach with our suppliers and customers differentiates this joint venture from our competitors and positions us well to build a great new company together. We look forward to dramatically growing our joint business through greater distribution and selection for our customers and consumers as we service the New York market.”  

Opici President Linda Opici said, “We are delighted to embark on this venture with RNDC and we believe it will mutually enhance our future growth and success. Our collaboration will capitalize on Opici’s established foundation in the New York market while creating exciting new opportunities for our customers and suppliers.”  

The official partnership is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2022. The partnership does not extend to Opici’s other five markets.



About Republic National Distributing Company  

RNDC, a world-class distributor of fine wines and spirits in North America, has operations in the District of Columbia and 37 states across the United States. To learn more, visit or contact Reace Smith, Vice President, Corporate Communications at


About Opici Family Distributing

Opici Family Distributing, named one of the “Top 10 US Wine Distributors” by Wines and Vines in 2021, is a fourth-generation, family-owned wines and spirits wholesaler operating in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware. With roots in the wine business dating back to 1934, Opici Family Distributing continues to honor its history with a focus on relationships, customer service, and innovation, while constantly looking to broaden its product portfolio from both domestic and international suppliers. To learn more visit or contact Sonia Pucci at