Grand Prairie, Texas, May 28, 2024—Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) and The Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc. (NYSE: NAPA), North America’s premier luxury wine company, announced today the expansion of a strategic partnership effective May 24, 2024.

Recognized as a premier producer of luxury wine in the US, The Duckhorn Portfolio includes 11 acclaimed winery brands: Duckhorn Vineyards, Decoy, Sonoma-Cutrer, Kosta Browne, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Calera, Migration, Postmark, Canvasback and Greenwing. With a 20-year history with The Duckhorn Portfolio, the new alignment will significantly expand the scope of our partnership, building upon a long-standing foundation and further aligning our core company and team values.

RNDC will now represent The Duckhorn Portfolio in a total of 17 markets and distribution of all 11 of Duckhorn’s winery brands in Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

“With the recent closing of our Sonoma-Cutrer acquisition, The Duckhorn Portfolio has grown in both scale and scope, and we are now the largest supplier of $15+ wines in the off-premise channel in the United States,”[1] said Deirdre Mahlan, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Company. “Acquiring Sonoma-Cutrer provided an excellent opportunity to evaluate and optimize our distributor network across the United States to strengthen our ability to drive consistent profitable growth and increase shareholder value.”

“We look forward to this exciting chapter in our partnership with The Duckhorn Portfolio, as it marks new and innovative possibilities in our expansion within the premier luxury wine category,” said RNDC President and CEO Nick Mehall. “We anticipate that together, this will be an opportunity to elevate The Duckhorn Portfolio and its winery brands to new heights—ultimately fostering growth to drive mutual success and broaden our combined reach.”

“Duckhorn has worked with RNDC for decades and they have always been an excellent distributor that brings a spirit of cooperation to achieving our company’s goals,” said Pete Przybylinski, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales Officer of the Company. “As we have expanded our geographic commitment to RNDC, they have expanded their commitment to us. This will mean greater focus and investment in our winery brands, broader reach and deeper market penetration, and a shared focus on the Company’s growth that we believe will help us all to continue to outpace the market. We see many benefits of this enhanced relationship, not only for us and our distributors, but most importantly, for our retail customers and consumers.”

[1] Circana – Total US Food, Domestic $15+, Latest 52 weeks ending 05-12-24.


About Republic National Distributing Company 

As a leading national beverage distributor in wine and spirits, RNDC has established its reputation by bringing the industry’s brightest talent together, consistently igniting opportunities for our suppliers, customers, and associates. Our expansive national reach empowers suppliers by building strategic relationships with on- and off-premise customers, elevating their brands and connecting them with their target consumers. Operating in the District of Columbia and 39 states across the United States, we are committed to being the most valuable partner to all we serve. With roots extending before Prohibition and a footprint spanning from local to national, digital to DTC, we are ushering in a new era of wine and spirits distribution within the three-tier system. At RNDC, we work in that rare space where commitment to craft meets unrelenting quality. Fueled by passion, we are raising the bar for beverage alcohol distribution—elevating spirits and sales across our value chain. To learn more, visit or contact Kanchan Kinkade, Vice President, Corporate Communications, at

About The Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc.

The Duckhorn Portfolio is North America’s premier luxury wine company, with eleven wineries, ten state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, eight tasting rooms, and over 2,200 coveted acres of vineyards spanning 38 Estate properties. Established in 1976, when vintners Dan and Margaret Duckhorn founded Napa Valley’s Duckhorn Vineyards, today, our portfolio features some of North America’s most revered wineries, including Duckhorn Vineyards, Decoy, Sonoma-Cutrer, Kosta Browne, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Calera, Migration, Postmark, Canvasback, and Greenwing. Sourcing grapes from our own Estate vineyards and fine growers in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, California’s North and Central coasts, Oregon, and Washington State, we offer a curated and comprehensive portfolio of acclaimed luxury wines with price points ranging from $20 to $230 across more than 15 varietals and 39 appellations. Our wines are available throughout the United States, on five continents, and in more than 50 countries worldwide.