Johnson Brothers Expands Partnership with Copper Cane Wines & Provisions

Copper Cane Wine

Johnson Brothers, a leading distributor of wine, beer and spirits, announces the expansion of its partnership with Copper Cane Wines & Provisions. Starting July 1, Johnson Brothers will be the sole distributor of Copper Cane’s portfolio in Minnesota.

The expanded partnership marks Johnson Brothers’ third market with Copper Cane, in addition to Iowa and West Virginia. Copper Cane is one of the fastest growing fine wine suppliers both nationally and in Minnesota. Founded in 2014 by Winemaker Joe Wagner, Copper Cane’s portfolio includes Boën, Belle Glos, Quilt and Elouan. The company has maintained a strong focus on quality and innovation across their brands.

“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Copper Cane and look forward to working alongside their team to represent their growing portfolio,” said Michael Johnson, Johnson Brothers Chairman and Co-Owner. “This expansion reinforces both companies’ strength and future growth in Minnesota.”

“I’m proud of the progress we’ve made at Copper Cane, expanding our reach while maintaining a commitment to high quality wines that connect with consumers,” added Joe Wagner, Copper Cane Owner and Winemaker. “As a legacy family business like Copper Cane, we know that Johnson Brothers shares our belief in operating with strong sense of integrity, authenticity and delivering on promises. That is why expanding into Minnesota, Johnson Brothers home state, one of their largest and most established markets, was a logical choice. We know they are well positioned to help bring our wines to more consumers.”

About Johnson Brothers:

Johnson Brothers is a leading distributor of wine, beer and spirits in the United States. As a third-generation family company, Johnson Brothers is driven by the same values established by its founder in 1953: work ethic, passion, innovation, teamwork, excellence, and integrity. Through partnering with the best suppliers in the world, Johnson Brothers delivers outstanding brands and services to customers across 21 states. To learn more about Johnson Brothers and its supplier partners, visit, or connect on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

About Copper Cane

Copper Cane was founded in 2014 by Joseph Wagner, a fifth generation Napa Valley Winemaker; son of Chuck Wagner co-founder of Caymus.  Copper Cane has redefined the modern winery with their unique approach to the winemaking process. The result is a wine full of rich, ripe fruit flavors—a style Wagner and his family have always loved. Representative brands include Belle Glos, Böen, Elouan, and Napa Valley Quilt. For more information, visit