1026 Beverage Company was founded by two long-time friends who met in the mid-80s while working for Gallo, then the Benziger family at the genesis of the fighting varietal revolution. Since, they have developed and launched some of the biggest and most successful wine & spirits, and non-alcohol CPG brands in the country.

Consumers and the wine trade need suppliers to bring more than the same old wines with the same old go to market strategy, all wrapped in a new flashy label. We have the balanced experience to deliver what is needed.

JOHN ORMISTON has been a steady,  respected presence in the alcohol business for four decades; from Bartles & James, to Glen Ellen, to Sonoma Cutrer, to Pinnacle Vodka, John has been at the front of every major new trend in the wine business, leading the way.

TOM LYNCH worked with John at Gallo & Benziger in the 80’s, then founded one of the first digital marketing agencies in ‘94, creating world-class digital campaigns for brands like Coke, Kraft, Sprite, Mentos & many others. He literally co-wrote the ad industry ’Digital Playbook’ for the IAB.


1_fortheplanet_smallWe are also here to make a difference, and do so primarily by being part of 1% For The Planet. We donate 1% of proceeds to non-profits making a difference in the world. Learn more about 1% here.