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

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