VE Team

Carlos Cesar Morales,N. California Operations & Customer Service Representative, (650)351-7578,

Carlos has been instrumental in processing orders smoothly and with a smile at VE for the last three years. He exudes competence and is quick to resolve issues and surpass obstacles if and when they arise. After all, he plans to stick around a long time. When you’re first job is as fast and fascinating as VE, a long career in the wine industry is likely on the horizon. Born and raised in the Bay Area, according to him the most diverse and down to earth place in the U.S., Carlos is fluent in English and Spanish. When asked what separates him from the rest he’ll answer, “It would have to be my passion for customer satisfaction, my dedication to the company, and my thriving for success.” When outside the office, Carlos cultivates his interest in theatrical arts, soccer, and politics.

Luis Manuel Morales, Inventory Coordinator, (650)  351-7577,

Luis comes from humble beginnings in El Salvador having immigrated to California at the age of six years old.  As Inventory Manager at Vintners Express, he is dedicated to preventing inventory discrepancies and paying great attention to minor details that might not be noticed by others. His patience perfectly suits Luis to this job. When Luis is not working, you can find him in the suburbs of Pinole, with his loved ones, or playing soccer.

Belen Harder, S. California Operations/Project Coordinator (650) 351-7580,

Belen coordinates the minute details of day-to-day delivery and storage in the Burbank warehouse, all from her hyper-efficient desk in the San Francisco office. Throughout Belen’s career, she has focused on Customer Service, while gaining valuable breadth and depth of experience in a variety of industries including Real Estate, Human Resources, and Construction. Currently a student at Diablo Valley College with an emphasis on Psychology. (Of course, she never calls on that specialty while working at VE!) Belen was born and raised in San Francisco, which she will be sure to remind you, is the home of the World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants. In her spare time, she adores challenges, new adventures, family and friends.

Pam Kolda, Administrative Assistant, (650) 351-7579

Pamela is responsible for Quality Assurance and Administrative duties within the company including handling Freight Out Inquiries, Scanning POD’s, and handling returns . She is quiet, perseverant and can occasionally also be found making deliveries for Vintners Express. Pam is a talented photographer and artist and in her free time can be found travelling to various places looking for the perfect shot.

Christina Fabiani, Finance Coordinator, (415) 986-7677 ext 105,

Christina has worked in accounting for over 10 years within the Insurance and Construction Industries. She is a native to San Francisco and enjoys volunteering her time at a nonprofit in Sonoma county and reading on                  the weekend.

Alfredo Melendez, Warehouse Manager, (650) 351-7580,

Alfredo manages the warehouse, ensuring everyone does what they need to do, is where they need to be, in order to provide the best service for our customers. Alfredo comes from the capital of El Salvador. People love the way he makes the complex business of wine logistics look easy. Alfredo is known for his modesty–and impressing his boss with his amazing ability to keep things running smoothly.

Michael Denny, Owner/Founder and General Manager

Mike is the owner and founder of American Wine Distributors (AWD), the parent company of Vintners Express. Michael has worked in the wine industry since 1971 in retail/restaurant, wholesale sales and winery sales management. He founded AWD in 1987 and Vintners Express in 1999. AWD and Vintners Express now serve over 300 suppliers from around the world. Michael is always working towards his goal of developing a national transaction-fee-based distribution service for alcoholic beverage buyers and sellers. He also designed and led the development of the DrinksIMS software used by Vintners Express and other fine companies.




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~David Busch, Swirl Wine Brokers