Owned by the Terlato family, Terlato Wine Group (TWG) is a holding company for several independent businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines.
The Terlatos started out in the wine industry as retailers in 1955. Over the years, they have been involved in every facet of the business as wine distributors and importers, as well as winery owners and vineyard developers. No other company in the industry has successfully operated throughout all channels. This vertical integration and diversity of experience shaped the Terlato family’s unique perspective and approach to luxury wine marketing, sales and production.
Chairman Anthony Terlato’s philosophy that Quality Endures has guided the growth of the Terlato family’s businesses and provided opportunities to lead, rather than follow, industry trends. Today, Anthony’s sons, William and John, are putting their own individual signatures on TWG.
TWG’s flagship company is Terlato Wines International, the leading marketer of luxury wines in the United States. With a global portfolio of more than 50 brands from a host of world-class wine producers, Terlato Wines presently markets more than one out of every eight bottles of wine over $14 sold in America. In the last two years, 2008-2010, the TWI portfolio has garnered more than 700 90+ ratings for top wine publications, more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world. TWG also holds the family’s investments in vineyards, wine production joint ventures and wineries in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions.
Wine Importing and Marketing
Winery Investments & Partnerships
TWG is headquartered at Tangley Oaks, a wooded six and a half acre site located in Lake Bluff, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. This stately Tudor Gothic mansion also houses Terlato Wines International, TWG’s flagship company. After TWG acquired Tangley Oaks in 1995, the Terlato family oversaw a meticulous, yearlong restoration. The U.S. Department of the Interior has placed the home on the National Register of Historic Places.
Anthony J. Terlato, Chairman
William A. Terlato, President and CEO
John A. Terlato, Vice Chairman
John A. Scribner, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
David Lane, Chief Operating Officer
Edward J. Pitlik, Chief Financial Officer