What is VINIUM

VINIUM™ is a super premium, eco-sensitive winery, located in Sonoma's Alexander Valley, that is ushering in a new era of high-quality and sustainability for the American wine industry.


Founded by industry veterans Richard Cardoza and renowned winemaker George Bursick, VINIUM™ is introducing a change in wine habits, packaging, distribution and dispensing for a new generation of super-premium wine consumers.

From Sonoma’s Alexander Valley, VINIUM™ delivers our wines direct to our retail partner WHOLE FOODS MARKET or direct to your door, replacing bottles and corks with alternative packaging and dispensing systems that keep wines fresh for up to six weeks after opening.

The Team

Sustainability

Bottles and corks are not necessary for wine that do not require aging. In the United States 94% of wines are consumed within 48 hours of purchasing.


In 2013 U.S. consumers drank a whopping 380 million cases of wine or 3.8 billion bottles. The EPA estimates that 80 percent of those wine bottles will end up in U.S. landfills.

Because production of a typical 750ml wine bottle and cork emits about 15 oz of CO2 into the earths atmosphere, the discarded bottle emissions equal appromimately 4,000,000,000 pounds of greenhouse gasses or the equivalent gases from 285,000 automobiles each year or the emissions from the electricity use of 185,000 homes for a year.

The inevitable transition from wine bottles to more sustainable wine packaging is as unstoppable as vinyl records through to Tapes/CD’s and now MP3’s. VINIUM™ makes it fashionable and a value to buy wine in our sustainable packaging, changing wine buyer behavior for future generations.

VINIUM™ wines are packaged in our 3.0 Liter and 9.0 Liter AirLock pouch (equivalent to 4 and 12 bottles) and shipped directly to your home. Our packaging and direct delivery eliminate the CO2 emissions of the traditional wine process by up to 90%. Catering to the growing U.S. wine consumption, VINIUM™ answers demands for high quality and value, while also addressing the very important needs of our planet.


Purchase a package today


Choose from our fine selection of Russian River Valley Chardonnay and North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon (in 3.0 Liter cask) or Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Mendocino County Zinfandel, Anderson Valley Chardonnay and Yorkville Highlands Sauvignon Blanc (available in 9.0 Liter).