Johnson Brothers Expands Relationship with Whitehall Lane Winery

Johnson Brothers, family-owned and operated since 1953, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its distribution of Whitehall Lane Winery’s portfolio into Hawaii, as of July 1. This expansion marks the addition of Hawaii to the existing partnerships in Indiana and North Carolina. Their dynamic portfolio will be managed by Johnson Brothers’ luxury division, Oxford Street Merchants.

Napa’s Whitehall Lane Winery, often hailed as a best-kept secret, is one of the few remaining family-run wineries in the region. Renowned for its welcoming hospitality and honest wines crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux grapes, Whitehall Lane offers bottles that create a sense of having a winemaker for a friend.

The Leonardini family, who purchased Whitehall Lane in 1993, continues to uphold traditional values while embracing future advancements. Their investments in new technology, sustainable farming, innovative winemaking, and diversity are pivotal in ensuring the winery remains family-owned for generations.

“We are incredibly excited to continue building our partnership with Johnson Brothers and unlocking growth in the Hawaiian luxury wine category,” said Tom Leonardini II, Proprietor and Vice President, Whitehall Lane Winery. “Throughout the Johnson family’s nearly 40 years operating in Hawaii, they have demonstrated a commitment to executional excellence that we believe will expand brand awareness and deliver growth across the market.”

“We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with the Leonardini family and further expose Whitehall Lane’s exceptional wines to the Hawaiian market,” said Yale Johnson, Vice President of Johnson Brothers, who leads Oxford Street Merchants. “Our two family organizations have a tremendous amount of shared DNA – a commitment to excellence, authenticity, and a passion for quality. We are excited to share this shared commitment with our customers and consumers across Hawaii.”