A Member of Grapveine's Family since July, 2012
John grew up in the restaurant industry starting at age 14 as a dishwasher. By 17 he had started managing eventually working in fine dining for most of two decades. It was in the fine dining world where John learned a great deal about wine. The love of wine lead to John working for Ben Arnold /Sunbelt in the mid-1990's. During his time in the on-premise division John realized that he really enjoyed introducing people and businesses to new products.
John ended up leaving the industry for a while to work in the golf industry for a few years. Then in 2005 John received phone calls from two different friends working at Southern Wine & Spirits, telling him a sales position was open in their wine division. He decided to return to his love of wine and make it his career. After a few years John realized he would enjoy working for a smaller distributor focused on fine wines. John gets to live his dream at Grapevine Distributors.