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