Epic Wines & Spirits Signs as Exclusive Distributor for Domaines Albert Bichot USA in California

Friday, January 30, 2015


CAPITOLA, Calif.Jan. 30, 2015 -- Epic Wines & Spirits and Domaines Albert Bichot USA are proud to announce their distribution partnership effective immediately. Epic will exclusively represent Albert Bichot wines across California. The partnership will focus on wines including Bourgogne Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes, Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes, Cremant de Bourgogne, Cremant Rose de Bourgogne, Pouilly Fuisse, Macon Villages, and St Veran. 

Since 1350, the Bichot family has made Burgundy its home. In 1831, Bernard Bichot founded a merchant house bearing his name in Monthelie, a couple of kilometres south of Beaune. At the end of the 19th century, his grand-son Albert Bichot definitively installed its headquarters in Beaune. The family craft has been passed from father to son since then.

Alberic Bichot has been managing the company since 1996 and represents the 6th generation doing so. To continue to grow and create the best wine and express the best of the terroir, Albert Bichot has acquired vineyards in the most highly regarded growing areas. Domaines Bichot now owns four estates set in the heart of the four great viticultural regions that make up Burgundy: Chablis, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune and Cote Chalonnaise. Each estate consists of vineyards cultivated with sustainable practices.

"We are very excited to add such an esteemed Burgundy house to our portfolio. Our customers will greatly appreciate the ability to showcase a portfolio of wines with such quality and rich history," Mike Simpkins, Chief Operating Officer of Epic Wines & Spirits said. "Family values are a lot of what Albert Bichot stands for," commented Jim Opalka, Vice President of Sales and Development for Albert Bichot USA. "We are so excited to be partnered with a company that not only believes in the same values, but is undoubtedly able to execute at such a high level in a state which is very important to us." 

About Epic Wines & Spirits

Epic Wines & Spirits was founded in 1995 and has been owned by Bill Foley since August 2013.  The company is guided by a simple prevailing goal: recognize products that will be cutting-edge tomorrow while paying attention to the needs of our customers and their clients today. The brands of Epic Wines & Spirits are unique, and important to both knowledgeable and emerging wine, beer and spirits consumers. Each product featured in the Epic portfolio has been specifically selected for its quality, innovation and respect for tradition.

The people of Epic Wines & Spirits are industry professionals who have extensive backgrounds in premium wine, beer and spirits sales and distribution. Their knowledge of and passion for our products, combined with a commitment to customer service, have enabled Epic to become California's fastest growing alcoholic beverage distributor, building lasting relationships with a sophisticated and demanding customer base.

About Albert Bichot

A piece of Burgundy history, Domaines Albert Bichot is an historic winery established in 1831, and has traditionally been known as one of the most important negociants in Burgundy. The first traces of the Bichot family date back to 1214. From 1350, the family was established in Burgundy, at its stronghold in Chateauneuf-en-Auxois. This was the beginning of a dynasty that would include many members of nobility and local elite. Bichot is also one of the largest Domaine wine producers in Burgundy, owning 245 acres throughout 4 individual Domains and 5 monopoles from Chablis to Mercurey. 

Albert Bichot USA LLC is a wholly owned company subsidiary covering 36 states with 41 states projected by the end of 2015.