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Industry Online Wine Retail
Founded San Francisco, California, 1998
Headquarters San Francisco, California

'' is a San Francisco based online wine retailer that offers a selection of wines, gift baskets, gift certificates and monthly wine clubs. sells over 2 million bottles per year, with a stock of more than 13,000 different bottles of wine, shipping throughout the United States.[1]


The company was originally founded in Portland, Oregon by Mike Osborn as eVineyard in 1998.[2] In 1995, the website was founded by David Harmon and sold in in 1999 to Virtual Vineyards. In 2000, and merged under the moniker.[3] In the spring of 2001, eVineyard purchased the assets of the combined business prior to their bankruptcy and became known as[4] After being acquired, moved its corporate offices to San Francisco, CA.[5] In 2006, Rich Bergsund joined as CEO, seeing the company through a financial turnaround.[6] According to Internet Retailer, the company has grown to become the biggest online wine retailer in the United States.[7] is majority owned by Baker Capital, a New York based private equity firm.[8]

In 2010, launched WineShopper, a members-only website owned and operated by WineShopper is an "online flash sales site that features deals on limited quantities of wine for up to 72 hours."[9]

Mobile Applications[edit]

  • In November 2008, introduced the Steward-Ship program offering customers one year of unlimited standard shipping with payment of a one-time fee.[10]
  • In December 2009, launched an iPhone application developed by’s iPad app developer-partner Marshall Monroe Magic.[11]
  • In November 2010, 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.[12]


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  4. ^ Sinton, Peter (28 April 2001). " sold for about $10 million / EVineyard acquires struggling dot-com". SF Gate. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "EVineyard follows Winebuyer buy with new Bay Area office". San Francisco Business Times. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wine.Com Announces 25 Percent Growth, First-Ever Profits And Seventh Straight Year As Top Internet Wine Retailer". Wine Business. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Lefevere, Jeff (13 October 2011). "Where to Buy Wine Online: The Top Eight Wine Ecommerce Sites for Unique and Interesting Wines". Forbes. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Is running on fumes?". Dr. Vino. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  9. ^ " gets in on the daily deal trend". Internet Retailer. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  10. ^ " Launches Advanced Personalized Recommendations to Enhance Shopping Experience". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "". TMCnet. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  12. ^ " for iPad now Available". PadGadget. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Better Late Than Never: Gets A Mobile Website". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 

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