- Homepage for the Wine Industry

McGah Family Cellars Expands Into National Markets with New Distribution Partners

Vintage Wines and Ultimate Distributors to Represent Napa Valley Winery's Premium Portfolio
August 07, 2014

McGah Family Cellars, an award-winning Napa Valley winery, has partnered with two new distributors to expand its national market presence. Vintage Wines and Ultimate Distributors will represent the winery in Illinois and Georgia, respectively, bringing the McGah family’s premium estate wines to these key markets. Vintage Wines, a subsidiary of Winebow, is one of the leading fine wine distributors in the state of Illinois, with a portfolio featuring acclaimed wines from major wine-producing regions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ultimate Distributors represents the best wineries from around the world and delivers new and distinctive brands to the Georgia market.

With a rich history in Northern California dating back over 100 years, the McGah family is most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders NFL franchise. The McGah Family Vineyards are located in Rutherford, an appellation widely considered to be one of the premier sources of Napa Valley fruit. McGah Family Cellars’ flagship wines include the Scarlett family of ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Petit Verdot, as well as 1070 Green Sauvignon Blanc. The winery has won gold and silver awards in the Sunset International Wine Competition, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and American Fine Wine Competition.

“Illinois and Georgia are important wine-consuming states that are integral to our national growth strategies,” said Mattie Cooper, president, McGah Family Cellars. “Vintage Wines and Ultimate Distributors have years of experience representing fine wines from the world’s most prominent wine-growing regions. Given their extensive knowledge of our target wine consumer and niche markets, we know they will be the ideal partners to help build our national business.”

About McGah Family Cellars

Representing multiple generations of estate winegrowing and winemaking expertise, McGah Family Cellars is a family operation from the soil to the glass. Our passion is to create ultra-premium estate wine that can be savored, shared and enjoyed by wine lovers all over the world. With a history in Northern California dating back over a century, the McGah family is most notably known for founding the Oakland Raiders football franchise, a proud legacy for which the family is still known today. The 65-acre McGah Family Vineyards are located in the Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley. For more information, visit

Copyright© 1994-2019 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.