Exclusive Provider of Wine & Spirits
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern) is the nation's leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 markets. From humble beginnings rooted in Miami, Southern's footprint extends from South Florida to Seattle and from Maui to Maine. Southern works tirelessly to deliver outstanding sales and customer service—by stewarding our supplier's brands and fostering a culture of family for all employees.
Southern's reputation is grounded in the talent of its people. Wayne E. Chaplin, President and CEO, says, "The key to our growth is that we hire and develop the best people. They take ownership of the business they manage, and are invested in the local market because they live and work there." Southern is widely regarded in the U.S. beverage alcohol industry for possessing a highly-talented, proactive and successful employee base and leadership team—both at the national and divisional levels.
Over the past 47 years, Southern has focused on being a trusted industry leader that provides distinctive, measureable and innovative value for our customers and supplier partners alike. This approach has, in turn, enabled unparalleled internal and acquisition-based growth and expansion. As Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman, asserts, "We are not the best because we are the biggest; we are the biggest because we are the best."
The multi-state distributor currently employs more than 14,000 team members across the following markets:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas.
Southern urges all suppliers, retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy our products responsibly. For more information about Southern and its responsible consumption program, visit: www.southernwine.com.