Wein-Bauer Imports is a family owned and operated Wine and Spirit import company based in the Chicago, Illinois since August of 1980.
The Bauer family has a deep-rooted history in winemaking prior to starting their import company. Manfred Bauer, founder, and owner of WBI, worked in his family’s wine cellar before beginning his journey to bring them to the US market. Manfred was a third-generation winemaker whose vision was to bring not only his family’s wines to an international level but to be an ambassador of European wines.
Wein-Bauer’s portfolio primarily focuses on import wines from Austria, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, France, and South America on a National level across 44 US states. The entrepreneurial mindset is still the driving force. Manfred Bauer and his son Christopher, continue to find innovative, value-driven, and family-oriented producers.
Today, Wein-Bauer operates with regional offices on both coasts and in Wisconsin as well as brokers in key states to ensure Wein-Bauer can properly service their country-wide distribution network.