About Us

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The Company

Bowler is a fine wine and spirits wholesaler and importer based in New York City. The portfolio is made up of mostly small, family run estates-- most of whom share a philosophy that includes organic or biodynamic farming practices and winemaking or distilling techniques best described as "low intervention".


The company started in the fall of 2003 as a small, independent New York based distributor of fine wines. Two industry veterans, David Bowler and Charles Woods joined forces and with assistance of their first employee, Amanda Miller, launched the company with a small but solid portfolio of (mostly) European wines. What the company lacked in size it made up for with a strong vision, solid experience and a lot of ambition. The company has grown to 38 employees and expanded its portfolio and increased its markets considerably. Wines and spirits "Imported by Bowler" are now available and sold in 35 states in the U.S. Charlie and Amanda have since gone on to create their own successful companies.

Renamed "Bowler" in 2019 to recognize the efforts and contributions of the entire company and its new president, Gabriel (Gab) Bowler, the company today represents wines from most of the major wine regions in the world and works with many of the regions' recognized leaders in quality.  In 2016 we acquired our spirits license and have been adding small batch, hand-crafted spirits to the portfolio ever since.

Company Vision

It's our challenge and our mission to build a company with a diverse portfolio that is focused on small, family-run estates.  We work with winemakers and distillers who respect their land and their history,  who do not use a lot of chemicals in their farming nor rely on corrections in their winenmaking and distilling process. We strive to run the company in a way that values its employees and its customers, and that provides excellent service by a knowledgeable and professional staff.