Among the many positives of the beverage alcohol industry is the ability for families to build a business. If you took a survey through the years and counted the number of small and large liquor and wine distributors you will find the most enduring and successful are family owned and operated.
The Fernandez Brothers, owners and operators of Miami-based International Wine and Spirits, Inc. (IWS). The brothers combined their vast industry experience and ventured into the wholesale business over twenty years ago. The trend is growing well into the 21st century.
Opening in February 1999.
IWS became incorporated and began the long path to success
We are dedicated to importing and distributing wines and spirits from around the world. Our company began by representing two Chilean wineries we imported exclusively. It was a big deal then and still is today.
Yes, it’s easy to go out and get product because there’s lots out there, but getting it into the market was the challenge. Competition is fierce, and there were many out there who were reluctant to work with the unknown/smaller guy and his unknown brand names. Despite the obstacles. the brothers stayed with a five· year plan of adding new brands, revenue and structure in the company.
Being a family proved the formula is working.
In there second year they began approaching other family business. It was easy to sit down and openly discuss product and profit since each side shared similar goals.
Today, eighty percent of the brands IWS represents and their customers are family owned. Their relationships are directly with first- and second-generation owners. Working with family owned companies is our business model.
International Wine and Spirits proudly distributes products in all Florida Counties.
We are determined to work closer than ever with our customers. IWS projects continued growth for the wine and spirits industry.
Through it all, it is a sense of family value that keeps IWS going for more than twenty (20) Years.
It’s our passion for this industry and we will succeed for many years to come.
Thank You Florida for Trusting in Us!