Charles River Wine Company

Importer and Massachusetts Wholesale Distributor


Charles River Wine Company 
Providing Massachusetts with Fine Wine for Over a Decade

Charles River Wine Company, Inc. brought a forty foot container full of largely pre-sold French wines to Massachusetts on September 10, 2004 and delivered its first orders four days later. The company that Peter Sagansky - president and managing partner - designed that year started out strong, grew sales steadily, and survived the rocky economic downturn that began in 2008. It’s been an interesting first decade plus and a very good ride!

While some suppliers and wine selections come and go over time, our company’s style and focus has remained largely the same. When the market became difficult and the price points fell we consolidated our portfolio rather than shifting our focus to more commercial wines. We worked closely with our Winery and Importer partners and adjusted to the changing market conditions. We continued to hire talented and knowledgeable salespeople, believing that it takes those who are truly inspired by fine wine to sell fine wine. 

Over the years we have developed a well-balanced portfolio of fine wines. It is global in reach with American wines well represented. We hold to our original intentions, continuing to grow a manageable company that competes successfully with the state’s larger competitors. We have focused on fine wines and used our group’s buying and selling skills to become an important resource to the best restaurant and store buyers of Massachusetts.

One of the best things about our industry is that it has always depended on strong working relationships. We have enjoyed the loyal support of our customers over these years and we have depended on our important working relationships with our suppliers. Some of our suppliers have been with us since our first year of business. 


Thank you for your interest in Charles River Wine Company!
– Peter Sagansky and the Charles River Wine Company Team