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Joe Mercurio is a 3rd generation produce guy and has been selling wine grapes and juice for more than 35 years, offering quality products, excellent services and competitive pricing. What was once just a fall offering has grown into also offering spring wine juice and grapes from Chile. The selection in the fall now includes Italian juice and in the spring South African and Australian juice.
One of the family traditions that continued to grow was the wine grape and wine juice business. This became a passion for Joe and he started sourcing better quality, more varietals and forged long term friendships with growers in Northern California. This dedication has allowed Joe Jr. to buy directly and communicate with the growers throughout the year to keep tabs on the crops. Joe continues to sell fresh fruits and vegetables along with fresh wine grapes and juice during the fall and spring.
History of the cooperage
Cooperage located in Kentucky, founded in 1963 on the banks of the River Kelvin in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1991 they relocated to Kentucky to be closer to the supply of the finest American oak for their barrel production. Still operated by family members, these barrels go to distilleries and wineries all over the world. Using traditional cooperage techniques, their barrels are highly crafted and subtly flavored.
Used barrels typically have been reclaimed from bourbon or whiskey distilleries.
Captain Sunberg supervising the loading of juice buckets.
One of many loyal customers for over 25 years and second generation, loading 60 gallon drums of Zinfandel and Muscat juice.
Out of state customers picking up their grapes.
Great customers are doing an excellent job for people here in the Columbus, Ohio.
Grapes imported directly from Chile.
Happy customers, loaded and ready to go make wine.
...we drank the Pinotage wine last night. That was excellent. I’ve never had that variety of juice before. Any chance you have any of that in stock to get rid of?
–Randy Krites, customer
Your juice is so much better!
The DiYanni family has been Mercurio customers for over 20 years! 4th generation making wine from Chilean and Northern California grapes.
...we're cutting back on some winemaking, but your stuff is so good we would like to get a couple of buckets.
–Dave and Ginny R, customer
Opened a bottle of Pinotage, very smooth... The softest, smoothest wine I have ever tasted. A big change since the last bottle I opened.
–Allan R, customer
I see from your orders you get a lot of Chilean. I tell you that Chilean Chardonnay is very very good. I wish I were in the wine making business because I see you get Pinotage from South Africa.
– Dr. Charles Meckstroth
I bought the Zinfandel grape from you a couple of weeks ago. Everything works out really well. They are beautiful! Hand picked from God.
– Danny Lucisano, customer
For the last couple of years, our juice from Chile has been great. Their weather must be pretty consistent every year. My students and myself love it.
–Ted Young, customer and winemaker consultant and teacher. Member of the AWG club here in Columbus Ohio
Thank you Pittsburgh Contingency for choosing Mercurio's wine juice!