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 expand our partnership with Johnson Brothers and bring Whitehall Lane wines to the beautiful islands of Hawaii,” said Tom Leonardini II, Proprietor and Vice President, Whitehall Lane Winery. “We look forward to sharing our passion for winemaking with the Hawaiian community and are confident that Johnson Brothers will represent our brand with the same dedication and excellence that we strive for every day.”

“We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with the Leonardini family and introduce Whitehall Lane’s exceptional Napa wines to the Hawaiian market,” said Yale Johnson, Vice President, Johnson Brothers, who leads Oxford Street Merchants. “This expansion allows us to bring the same world-class quality and authenticity that Whitehall Lane Winery is known for to our island customers and consumers. We are confident that their dedication to traditional values and innovative winemaking will resonate with wine enthusiasts across this vibrant community.”