Wine on Tap Innovator, Free Flow Wines, Named a 2015 Inc. 5000 Company
Napa, CA, August 18, 2015—Inc. magazine today ranked Free Flow Wines as no. 1081 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names are members of the Inc. 5000.
"Being named an Inc. 5000 company has been a goal of ours since we founded Free Flow in 2009," said Free Flow Wines’ co-founder and CEO, Jordan Kivelstadt. “We are honored to be named as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.”
Free Flow Wines is the pioneer of premium wine on tap, one of the fastest growing segments of the wine and hospitality industry. The company has emerged as the largest kegging service provider, supporting the wine industry with logistics and marketing to support the wine on tap category. More than 3,900 locations nationwide now offer wine and other products on tap and that number is rapidly increasing.
“We’ve experienced a growth rate of 398% over the past three years, which is astonishing,” added Kivelstadt. “We’ve worked hard to drive the adoption of wine on tap and it’s humbling to be honored for our hard work.”
Free Flow Wines was the only Napa-based company to make the 2015 Inc. 5000 list. The company currently fills over 12,000+ kegs per month for more than 220 quality wine brands. They recently expanded their wine on tap program to include other innovative draft products like spirits, coffee and sake, and the company plans to introduce additional on-tap products in the future.
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com, is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. Free Flow Wines’ Inc. 5000 listing can be found at http://www.inc.com/profile/free-flow-wines.
Free Flow Wines will be attending the annual Inc. 5000 event that honors all of the 2015 companies, October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando, FL.
About Free Flow Wines
Based in Napa, California, Free Flow Wines, founded in 2009 by Jordan Kivelstadt and Dan Donahoe, has emerged as the largest kegging service provider, supporting the wine industry with logistics and marketing to support the wine on tap category. Free Flow Wines delivers the world’s wine brands to the taps of restaurants and venues nationwide. Free Flow Wines' kegging and logistics services have allowed the wine and hospitality industries to move away from bottles to a sustainable, environmentally friendly way of serving wine on tap, while maintaining wine integrity from the barrel to the tap. Free Flow Wines was has more than 220 wine brands in kegs, such as Frog’s Leap from the Napa Valley, King Estate Winery from Oregon and Diseno from Mendoza, Argentina. Their clients' wines are offered to a variety of restaurants, premium hotels, sports and entertainment venues nationwide. The company is located in Napa, California, and you can find them online at FreeFlowWines.com, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr @FreeFlowWine. For a list of the premium wines available through Free Flow Wines: http://bit.ly/1np1mP6
Inc. 5000 Methodology
The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million.