Access to the world’s best wine should be easy and affordable.
At Envoyer Fine Wines, founded in 2009, we offer a different way to buy wine. We scour the earth for the best wines at the best prices. This takes us straight to the top suppliers around the world. When we find an exceptional wine at an unbeatable price, we bring that offer straight to you. With no middleman, we import the wine directly to our warehouse where it's available for pickup or shipping to you. Never pay retail price again.
Meet The Envoyer Team
Greg started enjoying, and researching wines in 1985, and has since become an avid collector. He worked for Alpha Beta Markets from 1980 to 1992 as assistant store director and was in charge of all departments of the store, but was very keen on overseeing the liquor department. Working at stores in affluent areas, he set up direct purchasing with several of the wine distributors, which gave the stores he worked at better than the average wine selections and sales. Since Greg was a wine collector himself, he would frequent all the local wine shops, and became friends with the staff at The Wine Club Santa and joined the team there in fall of 1993. Greg would spend the next thirteen years there where he was promoted to Store Manager, spearheaded the Burgundy department, and was the exclusive Champagne buyer for the entire company before he left. During his tenure at the Wine Club Santa Ana the sales went from eight million a year to twenty-five million a year.
In 2006, Greg was recruited to join a wine company start up, Wine Pavilion in Lake Forest, CA. He was general manager and set the company up from the ground floor. Unfortunately, the climate in 2008 and 2009 was very tough for unestablished big box retailers, so he went on to form Envoyer Fine Wines in 2009. Greg at that point had a large personal wine collection, so he used some of that to fund his new business venture. His goal was to eliminate the middle man in the wine industry’s three-tiered system, by buying wines directly out of Europe. This gives customers in some cases wholesale prices, and availability of wines seldom seen in the USA. Envoyer has importing exclusivity with several Domaine’s in France, which gives the customers even better prices. Greg has visited most of the major wine regions of the world, but had a real connection to the wines of France, since he has visited the region several times and has worked tirelessly to build relationships with the properties over the last twenty plus years!
Greg's vision for Envoyer Fine Wines is to provide the greatest wines of the world at the best prices, with the best service. He knows there is always room for improvement, but if you don’t have a goal its impossible to do better.
Greg's most memorable wine
1.5L 1945 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny, enjoyed circa 2000
Wine has been a part of my life since almost the beginning.
My father has been in the business since I was very young, and it became a
natural subject for me over time. I started working with him 17 years ago at
Wine Club Santa Ana on the weekends. From there, I followed him to Wine
Pavillion, and then soon after, Envoyer. I developed a love for the great wines
of the world, especially Burgundy and Champagne, where I have been able to
visit since a young age. I decided to enter the WSET program in Orange County,
taught by Peter Neptune, reaching the diploma level in my early 20s. After
dabbling with being an artist, I am finally able to combine my love for writing
with wine, and since 2019, I have written several offers for Envoyer and
sourced the food products and Sake.
Taylor's most memorable wine
1991 Jacky Truchot Charmes
Chambertin, enjoyed circa 2012.