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Wine clubs are now available to Utahns, thanks to local wine brokerage

PARK CITY, Utah – Over two years after Utah State legislature passed House Bill 157, which allowed ‘wine of the month’ clubs in the state, it is now possible to join a premium and curated wine club in Park City, Vin 7000.

Vin 7000, a boutique wine brokerage based in Park City, partners exclusively with small, independent, family-owned wineries in some of the most renowned wine regions in the world to facilitate club membership for Utah residents.

To import alcohol as an individual, all Utahns must go through Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). Wine clubs such as Vin 7000, which had previously been illegal, order specialty wines for customers, provide membership to highly curated wine clubs, and help small, family-owned wineries distribute their wines in Utah. All products are acquired legally using the DABC’s special order system that has been in place for several years.

“The core of our business model is to understand what wine drinkers in Utah want and what they think they can’t get here. We creatively innovate within the regulatory framework to make these available,” says Vin 7000 Founder and General Manager Maggie Heile, “because we know many Utah wine enthusiasts are seeking the opportunity to discover high-quality, boutique, new wines via club memberships, we are stepping in, as a broker, to offer memberships to select wine clubs within our portfolio.”

Since uncorking the wine club program in 2022 with Russian River Vineyards, Vin 7000 has amassed over 100 members. The company plans to continue expanding the number of clubs in its portfolio.

“We have thoughtfully launched the program with six wine clubs from small producers that represent a range of varietals, regions, wine-making styles, and price points. These wines are some of the finest that each region has to offer,” Heile said of Vin 7000’s curation.

Vin 7000’s current Wine Clubs include:

For Napa Valley wine enthusiasts:  Buoncristiani Family Winery | Napa Valley, CA

For French wine enthusiasts:  French Wine Club | Champagne and Bordeaux

For those who love California Pinot Noir…and so much more:  Russian River Vineyards | Sonoma County, CA

For those who love food-friendly wines and unique varietals:  Leo Steen Wines | Sonoma County, CA

For those who love Rhone varietals:  Andrew Murray Vineyards | Santa Barbara County, CA

For those who love Oregon Pinot Noir and big Washington reds:  Natalie’s Estate Winery | Oregon and Washington

Benefits of wine club memberships consist of quarterly or bi-annual wine shipments, exclusive access to premium and limited production wines, and the opportunity to attend local events with the winemakers.

Vin 7000 will be participating in the Park City Wine Festival, September 29 to October 1. Ticket-holders for the Grand Tastings will enjoy the opportunity to sample one wine from each of the six clubs, and meet vintner Matt Buoncristiani of Napa Valley’s Buoncristiani Family Winery.

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