Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. (KPF) was founded in March of 1994 by Master Sommelier Fran Kysela. Fran inherited an interest in wine from his father, who is one of the top collectors in the country and still maintains a 4,000 bottle cellar in Cleveland, OH. While attending graduate school at Cleveland State University & majoring in Zoology, Fran took a position selling Fetzer & Gallo wines for a local distributor (Goodman Beverage). Being a student with little money, he took the job knowing he could use the extra income and thinking, erroneously, that he could work in the wine business "part time". The wine business soon became all consuming and he left graduate school all together.
Flash forward to 2017 and Fran has been in the wine business for 37 years. He has worked as a wholesale representative, wine steward, national sales director and, since founding his business in 1994, a wine importer. In 1989, he received the Master Sommelier award from the British Court of Master Sommeliers. He passed the tasting half of the Master of Wine exam in 1992 and hopes to complete the remainder of the MW exam in the future.
KPF was founded as a wine importing company, and while wine remains our focus, we also distribute craft beer, premium sake, cider, specialty spirits and grocery products such as water and olive oil. We work with over 200 suppliers from 13 countries and market nearly 1600 SKU's.
We distribute our diverse portfolio throughout the entire United States, as well as in Canada, Puerto Rico & the British West Indies. Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD.'s product is stored in a 73,000 square foot climate-controlled facility in Winchester, VA, which includes a 5,000 square foot self-contained beer cooler. We maintains our own fleet of delivery vans & trucks for local and national distribution.
Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD. is committed to bringing wines of quality and value to their customers. KPF was named "Importer of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine for 2013.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
We are now in the top 10 importers from the Veneto, Italy in the USA. Download .
KYSELA PERE et FILS, LTD. SALES HISTORY