INDIANAPOLIS – Easley Winery, a family-owned winery located in downtown Indianapolis, announced today that Monarch Beverage will bring the Easley Winery brands, Reggae, No Opposition, Sweet Tulip, Jubilee, Kauffman and Easley, to more Hoosier communities. Easley wines are currently distributed in seven other states.
“The Easley Family has enjoyed the privilege of making wine in downtown Indianapolis since 1974,” says winery spokesperson Meredith Easley. “And, we’ve experienced tremendous growth. Of the 8,463 wineries in the US, we are now in the top 3% in size. Recently, the wine industry has seen consolidation at the distributor and retailer level and even at the winery level. This new climate makes it more competitive to get Easley wine brands that Hoosiers are requesting into their communities. We are aligning with Monarch Beverage as they have proven to provide great service to their customers and reach every community in Indiana. With their help we are excited to connect with our current fans and meet new ones.”
John Xenos of Monarch Beverage adds, “We’re extremely excited to win the Easley family’s confidence. They have been a leader in the wine industry with their brand development and community support through promotional activity and contributions. Their community commitment aligns with Monarch Beverage people and business principles.”
About Easley Winery
In the 1970’s local attorney, Jack Easley and his wife Joan saw an opportunity to breathe viticulture into their hometown. They bought an ice cream factory and turned it into a winery. Now, 43 years later, that original site has expanded into multiple buildings creating a campus that houses a full production grape to glass winery in the heart of downtown Indy. Over 136,000 gallons of wine have been produced at this location since January of this year.
About Monarch Beverage
Monarch Beverage, founded in 1947, is Indiana’s largest distributor of wine and beer. Each day, Monarch trucks transport some 64,000 cases of beer and wine from the Indianapolis distribution center to more than 7,000 Hoosier retail accounts. Guiding these activities is a singular mission statement and set of principles created by employees.