The Wente Family congratulates Imperial Beverage on its recent Wente Family Estates (WFE) Legacy V Award. Held on March 4, 2013 at Murrieta’s Well winery, the event commenced with the highly anticipated Legacy Awards Dinner, followed by the Legacy Golf Tournament at The Course at Wente Vineyards, and Distributor Council meeting to discuss industry trends. The awards are categorized based on distributor size, with the Platinum Tier selling the highest quantity of more than 25,000 cases of the WFE portfolio. This year’s distributor winners in the Platinum Tier category were Southern Wine & Spirits of California and Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida. Tier One awards were presented to New England Wine & Spirits Inc. of Connecticut, Imperial Beverage of Michigan and Tryon Distributing of North Carolina. The Legacy Awards honors top distributors and importers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in distribution and successful wine portfolio growth. This is a monumental year for the Wente family, as they celebrate their 130th year in business. “This event gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to our wonderful partners, who enable us to continue building upon our success each year,” said Carolyn Wente, CEO of Wente Family Estates.