About

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 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.

Our work, with our partners, is to match the passion and rigor of our producers with the sophistication and determination necessary to make an impact in the fine wine industry.”

The wine industry, like other businesses, has experienced progressive consolidation in all its tiers of distribution (producer, wholesaler and retailer/restaurant). In this context, it is the goal of VINTUS to assemble an extraordinary range of “wines of place” produced by passionate personalities driven to extract the maximum expression from their estates. These are visionary leaders that are producing today and tomorrow’s benchmarks, wines that can and deserve to stand out in the market. Our work, with our partners, is to match the passion and rigor of our producers with the sophistication and determination necessary to make an impact in the fine wine industry.

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. And 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 producers and their compelling wines.

 

Wine Enthusiast Importer of the Year 2017

 

Wine & Spirits Magazine Importer of the Year 2015 | 2016 | 2017

 

Team

Michael Quinttus

President, Chief Executive Office

Alexander Michas

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Michael Gitter

Vice President, Director of Marketing

Mark Caron

Vice President, National Sales Manager, Northern U.S.

Tom Dillione

Vice President, National Sales Manager, Southern U.S.

Christina Miller

Vice President Director of National Accounts, Airlines & Cruise Lines

Claire Hennessy

Italian Portfolio Director

Alyssa Faden

Consumer Marketing, Public Relations Director

Christopher Corrao

Trade Marketing Manager

Santosh Varghese

Content Manager

Simone Berrios

Marketing Associate, National Accounts

Sara Harvie

Marketing Associate

Kimberly Fox

Graphic Designer, Marketing Assistant

Eilene Dunckelman

Accountant

Kamiash Brown

Accountant

Jayme Stedman

Bookkeeper

Jessica Mascarro

Bookeeper

Konstantine Sukhovarov

Director of Logistics & Customer Service

Theresa Bensaia

Logistics, Customer Service

Caitlin Caserta

Order Processing, Customer Service

Brittany Hartman

Order Processing, Customer Service

Darlene Manning

Order Processing, Customer Service, Compliance

Tissi Mendes

Senior Reporting Analyst

Tanya Edmonds

Reporting Analyst

Mike Reid

NY/CT Sales Manager

Robert Brinkman

New York State Sales Manager

Marion Tilly

NY Metro Sales Manager

Josh Miles

NY Metro Sales Manager

Christian Caseres

New York Metro Sales Manager

Carrianne Brookins

NJ/PA/WV Division Manager

Christophe Courteaud

Mid-Atlantic Division Manager

Brian Bergeron

West Florida Sales Manager

Jonathon Nicholson

TX/OK Sales Manager

Maureen Lara-Fournier

South Texas Manager

Craig Collins, MS

Italian Portfolio Sales Manager

Jonathan Tagliani

Northeast Division Manager

Dierdre Pollard

Boston Sales Manager

Anthony Hendrie

Midwest Division Manager

Nicole Imparato

Chicago Sales Manager

Becca Rumsey

Southern California & Arizona Manager

Brittany Powers

Pacific Northwest State Manager

Rob Harp

Central Division Manager

Diana Malloy

National Accounts, Strategic Manager

Linda Wish

National Accounts, Strategic Retail Manager