OUR STORY

In April 2004, Michael Quinttus founded VINTUS based on his desire to develop a focused portfolio of exceptional, family-owned, estate-based producers of hand-crafted wines. Michael was previously a senior executive at Kobrand Corporation, where he managed their wine portfolio.

Every visitor to this website inherently knows that wine uniquely enhances the quality of life. One of wine's most thrilling dimensions is the seemingly endless range of aroma, flavor and texture profiles it offers, depending on vineyard sites, grapes used, climate and vinification. As wine consumers and professionals become more experienced with wine, they relish this diversity and savor new flavor and style experiences.

The wine industry, like other businesses, has experienced progressive consolidation in all its tiers of distribution (producer, wholesaler and retailer/restaurant). These consolidation forces threaten to standardize wine quality and diminish the scope of alternative consumer choice.

In this context, it is the goal of VINTUS to assemble a diverse, international range of "wines of place" produced by passionate personalities driven to extract the maximum expression from their estates. Our producers are intensely attuned to their environments, emphasizing biodynamic, organic or sustainable viticulture and winemaking. This theme of site expression weaves through the entire VINTUS portfolio of wines, and will remain a cornerstone of our future growth.

VINTUS is not just the embodiment of its remarkable estates. It is also a team of young, dynamic and highly motivated professionals in sales, marketing and operations who share the VINTUS vision and its standards of excellence and service. Our wines are sold through a network of distributors in all 50 states and the Caribbean who have been carefully selected as partners because of their sophisticated wine knowledge, similar philosophical foundations, relationships with the finest wine shops and restaurants in their markets, and their commitment to our wines.

We greatly appreciate your interest in our unique portfolio of wines, and thank you for taking the time to delve deeper into the fascinating backgrounds of our passionate producers and their compelling wines.

Our Story

OUR TEAM

 
  • Michael Quinttus
    President
    Chief Executive Officer
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  • Alexander Michas
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Operating Officer
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  • Patrick Will
    Vice President
    Brand Management & Development
  • Nicole Drummer
    Marketing Manager
    Nicole Drummer
  • Simone Devito
    Marketing Assistant
  • Allison Quinttus
    Compliance Manager
  • Eilene Dunckelman
    Bookkeeper
  • Claudette Leekin
    Bookkeeper
  • Jennifer Kirby
    Bookkeeper
  • Theresa Bensaia
    Bookkeeper
  • Konstantine Sukhovarov
    Logistics Manager
  • Justin Zarzycki
    Customer Service
  • James Federico, Jr., CPA
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mark Caron
    National Sales Manager
    Northern US
  • Jock Busser
    National Sales Manager
    Eastern US
  • Tom Dillione
    National Sales Manager
    Southern US
  • Christina Miller
    Director of National Accounts
    On-Premise
  • Jonathan Tagliani
    Northeast Division Manager
  • Francois-Xavier Chaillou
    NY/CT Division Manager
  • Suzanne Barros
    New York Metro Manager
  • Carrianne Brookins
    NJ/PA/WV Division Manager
  • Christophe Courteaud
    Mid-Atlantic Division Manager
  • Wayne Raborn
    Southeast Division Manager
  • Rik Steere
    Florida & Caribbean Manager
  • Taryn Westra
    Midwest Division Manager
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  • Sharron Cooper
    South-Central Division Manager
  • Jonathon Nicholson
    TX/OK State Manager
  • Todd Coffin
    Western Division Manager
  • Becca Rumsey
    Southern California Manager