|Industry||Online wine retail|
|Founded||San Francisco, California, 1998|
|Headquarters||San Francisco, California|
Wine.com is a San Francisco based online wine retailer that offers a selection of wines, gift baskets, gift certificates and monthly wine clubs. Wine.com sells over 2 million bottles per year, with a stock of more than 13,000 different bottles of wine, shipping throughout the United States.
The company was founded in Portland, Oregon by Mike Osborn as eVineyard in 1998. In 1995, the Wine.com website was founded by David Harmon and sold it in 1999 to Virtual Vineyards. In 2000, VirtualVineyards.com and WineShopper.com merged under the Wine.com moniker. In the spring of 2001, eVineyard purchased the assets of the combined business prior to their bankruptcy and became known as Wine.com. After being acquired, Wine.com moved its corporate offices to San Francisco, CA. In 2006, Rich Bergsund joined Wine.com as CEO, seeing the company through a financial turnaround. According to Internet Retailer, the company has grown to become the biggest online wine retailer in the United States. Wine.com is majority owned by Baker Capital, a New York–based private equity firm.
In 2010, Wine.com launched WineShopper, a members-only website owned and operated by Wine.com. WineShopper is an "online flash sales site that features deals on limited quantities of wine for up to 72 hours."
- In November 2008, Wine.com introduced the Steward-Ship program offering customers one year of unlimited standard shipping with payment of a one-time fee.
- In December 2009, Wine.com launched an iPhone application developed by Wine.com’s iPad app developer-partner Marshall Monroe Magic.
- In November 2010, Wine.com launched an iPad application, featuring a dashboard to view thousands of wine labels, including an interactive geo-location tour of where the wine was produced.
- In November 2011, Wine.com released a mobile site.
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