Vintners Global Resource (VGR), a Washington-based supplier of imported and domestic wine bottles, has formed a strategic partnership with Paragon Label of Petaluma, California to create a joint venture that will provide small wineries with package of labels, bottles, supplies and services from a single point of source.

The joint venture is expected to help winery owners avoid multiple vendor networks and allow them to focus on building their wine brands.

VGR CEO Andy Brassington was quoted by North Bay Business Journal as saying that they aim to offer wineries with high quality labels, bottles, closures, silk screen printing, warehousing, transportation and an outside team of designers.

"There are no minimum order requirements. We do the sourcing, stock inventory and arrange for trucking all on one invoice and one price," Brassington added.

"We ask our customers to give us their best estimate of an annual forecast. We stock bottles to meet and exceed this estimate against a purchase order allowing clients to draw down only what they need when they need it."

Paragon Label CEO and founder Jason Grossman told the website that they want to provide their clients with access to the efficient logistical support system through one vendor.

VGR has partnered with Bennu Glass in Kalama, Washington; Alliance Packaging in Renton, Washington; Tri-S bottle screen printing company in Tualatin, Oregon; and providers of metal screw-top and Nova Twistplastic closures, and plans to partner with a cork supplier soon.

With an aim to expand its operations, Paragon is also offering its services to new wine growing regions in Arizona and Colorado.