Garden Path Fermentation of Burlington, Washington just announced that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Vinea, making it the first beer producer in Vinea’s book. (As far as I can tell.) Vinea describes itself as “A selective Seattle importer working directly with passionate winemakers to bring Earth-friendly, site-specific wines to the Northwest.”
Although it may seem odd for a beer producer to sign on with a wine distribytor, given the nature of the beers produced by Garden Path Fermentation, the partnership makes more sense. Here is the announcement from Garden Path.
Burlington, Wash., January 27, 2021. Garden Path Fermentation announces a new strategic distribution partnership with Seattle-based importer Vinea. Vinea works directly with small producers around the world to bring sustainable, natural yeast-driven and site-specific wine to the Northwest, and focuses on finding thoughtful and similarly minded retailers and restaurants to showcase their diverse selection of products. Garden Path is currently the only beer producer in Vinea’s book, and will operate within a non-exclusive agreement, continuing to self-distribute and export to our existing customers and accounts that are not currently working with Vinea, and acting as liaison as needed for those that are.
We believe Vinea’s reach, quality salesmanship, and fantastic network will be a great advantage for our project going forward as we continue to evolve and expand our offerings.
Visit http://gardenpathwa.com to read more about Garden Path’s process and products.
Visit http://vineaimports.com to learn about Vinea’s philosophy and producer list.
About Garden Path Fermentation
Located in the beautiful rural Skagit Valley in Northwest Washington, Garden Path Fermentation makes hyperlocal beer, mead, cider, and wine only using ingredients sourced from our own backyard. We exclusively use Skagit-grown grain, fruit and honey, Pacific Northwest hops, and ferment all of our products in oak with 100% native Skagit yeast. Our process draws on old-world brewing and winemaking techniques from a variety of traditions, which we reinterpret and adapt to take maximum advantage of the Skagit Valley’s abundant resources and temperate climate. Visit http://gardenpathwa.com for more information or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @gardenpathwa.