Wine Bearer, the Premium in Bottle Protection for travel.

Darrell Grant, creator of the Wine Bearer

Wine Bearer Creation

Years ago, in autumn, I took a trip to Italy to visit the Tus­can coun­try­side. I wanted to sam­ple the wine and food & meet the people I had heard so much about. It turned out to be an edu­ca­tion on many lev­els, and I cer­tainly came away with an appre­ci­a­tion for the beauty of the country.

As edu­ca­tional as my trip was, it was an entirely new jour­ney just to find a safe and cost effec­tive way to return home with my wine. Wrap­ping cloth­ing around each bot­tle in my suit­case was not the best solu­tion. I was sur­prised to find that the ship­ping was more costly than the wine itself, and that there were no effective prod­ucts on the mar­ket to help trav­el­ers in my sit­u­a­tion. This was the begin­ning of a new mis­sion to cre­ate a safe, styl­ish, and afford­able bot­tle pro­tec­tion sys­tem. After return­ing to the states, I spent many months think­ing about how to solve this prob­lem. After a series of sketches and draw­ings I felt I had come up with the right design. Now it was time to cre­ate a pro­to­type. I found a com­pany that could make my pro­to­types and within a few weeks I had the first Wine Bearer in my hands. It worked great! In a dream, I came up with improve­ments to the design that would include infla­tion along with padding.

At this point I had a sec­ond pro­to­type made, incor­po­rat­ing the improvement. Ron, a trusted friend, joined me on the ven­ture and was instru­men­tal in bring­ing this dream child to life. Con­tin­u­ally learn­ing as we go, from find­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers, to getting patents in the US and abroad; this has been an exciting journey.

Together we bring our vision along with our per­sonal integrity to this innovative prod­uct that we have cre­ated with the high­est qual­ity. It is our vision to bring this unique bot­tle car­rier to the world. Now The Wine Bearer is available to everyone. Today each Wine Bearer is made here in California by three skilled people working in unison to create each Wine Bearer.

The Wine Bearer rep­re­sents the power we all have to cre­ate our deep­est wishes through the belief in our­selves and by step­ping always for­ward into what is pos­si­ble. We wish you and your wine safe pas­sage through all of life’s journeys.

Darrell L. Grant