With over 30 years of wine industry experience, we bring access to the highest quality vineyards and winemakers.
With almost two decades of wine experience, working directly with the world’s top vineyards, wineries and winemakers, Kevin knows what it takes to make great wine.
Whether creating world-class wines and wine lists for global restaurant organizations such as Ruth’s Chris Steak House, McCormick & Schmicks’s, Houlihan’s, Tavistock Restaurants and many others; Producing and designing best-in-class wines for global retailer Lot18 or composing and assembling critically acclaimed wines for his own brand, BOYANCI; his goal has always remained the same. To make the world of wine more enjoyable and understandable by bringing immensely pleasurable, extremely high quality wines to consumers around the world.
His decades of experience in wine production, design, logistics and consumer insights go into each and every CustomVine project.
A keen technologist, with a deep understanding of how consumers buy wine, Philip has spent the last ten years in the industry as the founding CEO of two online wine businesses.
Most recently, Philip founded Lot18, an online commerce company now one of the nation’s preeminent wine retailers. Focused on both wine club and flash sales, Lot18 developed a custom wine program that grew to represent over half the company’s business. Snooth, founded in 2006, is an online wine information resource, now the world’s largest wine website with over 1 million registered users. Snooth powered the wine pairings on websites including Conde Nast’s Epicurious, Food and Wine magazine and others, reaching a total audience of over 5 million users per month.
Philip’s technical background, coupled with his wine industry expertise, underpin the technology at CustomVine.
The cornerstone of a great wine is ensuring only the highest quality grapes are used in its production.
CustomVine has relationships with many of the most acclaimed vineyards and wine regions across the globe to ensure your wine project will always have a quality-first focus. Also realizing that today’s esteemed vineyards were often yesterday’s great discoveries, we’re constantly scouring the globe for new vineyards, regions and producers to ensure that your project is positioned for the future and achieving the highest possible quality/price ratio.
Whether your project hails from Napa Valley Russian River, Alexander Valley, Santa Barbara, Tuscany, Bordeaux or anywhere else in the imaginable world of wine, CustomVine will have you well-planted for success.
The world’s acclaimed wine regions: Napa, Sonoma, Bordeaux, Tuscany and countless others.
Choose from vineyards with over 100+ years of pedigree, to budding superstars for your brand.
Elite quality grapes without the elite price tag.
CustomVine partners with industry leading wineries around the world to ensure your project is in the most capable of hands from harvest to delivery. From 100-point boutique showstoppers to some of the largest and most recognizable brands in the world, our winery partners have crafted a wide variety of the world’s best wines and have the flexibility and expertise to create your brands to your exact quality and quantity specifications.
Our winemakers have honed their skills making wine at revered wineries such as Chateau Latour, Opus One, and SeaSmoke and have helped build world-renowned brands such as Chalone, LayerCake, Bonny Doon, Trinchero, Garnet, Mark West, Wild Horse and countless others.
From 100 point winemakers to the world’s biggest wine brands.
You are in control. Select the exact specifications for your wine brand.
Our VinePath technology allows you to track & monitor the entire wine processing as it happens.