about us

KERNWINE is the premier out-of-state wine distribution broker and compliance, sales and marketing support solution for California's small, family-run boutique wineries.

Partnering with small wineries across California,  KERNWINE utilizes our extensive network of specialty wine distributors across the country to "matchmake" sales relationships and open new distribution channels for our winery partners while introducing California's best "hidden gem" wines to new markets across the USA.

KERNWINE is a full-service brokerage. We forge and maintain long-term sales relationships and handle all of our winery partner's licensing, compliance, and reporting needs to maintain their' legality in every state and keep their wine flowing unabated.

For our our distribution partners, we assist with full-load consolidation and shipping logistics, forge sales sheets and point-of-sale collateral, offer up-to-date information and knowledge on our wines at any time of the day with just a phone call or email, and contribute in-market sales support with ride-withs, trade pourings, and customer visits and tastings when our winemakers and winery owners are unavailable. 

With over a decade of experience in the wine industry -- from wine educator to retail wine shop owner to online retailer/wholesaler to wine club CEO -- KERNWINE's principal Chris Kern is uniquely qualified to bring together the best boutique wineries in California with the best distributors across the country, showcase outstanding wines to a wider audience, and sell more wine.



With KERNWINE, you focus on making and selling the wine; we handle the rest.