Arriving in March, 2015 in the Golden State.
February 23, 2015, Purcellville, VA – Catoctin Creek expanded its distribution into California through JVS Imports, a wine and spirits importer and wholesaler located in South San Francisco. Initially, the Purcellville distillery will ship its award winning Roundstone Rye and Roundstone Rye "92 Proof" into the California market.
"This is a watershed day for us, since California is one of the biggest and most significant markets in the US," said Scott Harris, founder of the distillery. "We've waited quite some time before feeling like we were ready for the west coast again. We feel JVS will be an excellent partner in distribution into the state."
This marks the return of the Virginia distillery into the California market. Originally in California in 2010, the company later pulled back from the state to focus on local markets like Virginia, DC, and Maryland. "Now, with the expanded capacity of the new distillery on Main Street in Purcellville, we feel we have the product supply to move into California more confidently," said Mr. Harris.
"We at JVS Imports are delighted to be adding the Catoctin Creek selection of products to our existing portfolio of American Craft Spirits," said Sam Filmus, president of JVS Imports. "This multi-award winning distillery offers the finest spirits available. The JVS Team is excited to introduce the line to California's fine spirits consumers."
Initial distribution will start around the southern California area before moving into the rest of the state.
About JVS Imports: JVS Wine and Spirit Imports (360 Swift Ave. Block B Suite 9, South San Francisco, CA 94080; Phone: 650-869-5555) was started over 10 years ago in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1997 Sam Filmus and his family began the business of importing and distributing wines from Eastern Europe. The business grew in two important directions. The first was the development of JVS as an importer with a national network of distributors for its products. The second was the growth of JVS as a wholesaler in California. For more information, please visit www.jvsimports.com.