Maritime Wine Trading Collective is a San Francisco-based fine wine importation, production and distribution company, national in scope, dedicated to bringing to market a unique collection of critically acclaimed, artisanal and value-oriented fine wines from around the world. The company’s portfolio includes offerings from diverse destinations such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand, Sicily, and Canada, as well as small production sub-appellation offerings from California and Oregon. The company was founded by Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister in 2009.

In December 2012, Bacchus Capital Management provided a significant infusion of growth capital to Maritime Wine Trading Collective. This partnership with Bacchus provides resources and operational expertise needed to grow Maritime’s business through the addition of brands, people and markets.

Concurrent with the Bacchus investment, Maritime added Nine North Brands to its portfolio. Nine North Wine company was founded in Napa Valley’s prestigious Stag’s Leap District and produces handcrafted bottlings of Cabernet and Cabernet-based blends exclusively from California’s Napa Valley and North Coast appellations. The company was founded by James Harder and renowned vintner Jim Regusci.

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