About Us

We Are A Passionate Wine Brokerage Firm

Seize The Vine was formed in the fall of 2016, by veteran wine and spirit experts Irv Wnuck and Pamela Wnuck. They believed small to mid-size labels preferred to work with sales and distribution organizations that were like them – personal, creative, ambitious and respected. Californians consume wine and spirits at among the highest per capita rates in the country. To successfully break into the golden state’s market takes real expertise and a strong network of personal connections.

As a wine expert and with beverage distribution experience, Vince McCarthy joined Seize the Vine in 2017. Vince has traveled to many vineyards and restaurants while acquiring a taste for the finest foods and wines this world has to offer. As a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Vince has an extraordinary talent for food and wine pairings and the knowledge to create award-winning wine lists.

The brokerage focuses on fine wine from around the world, with the recent inclusion of artisanal spirits and select beverages to complement their portfolio. It is their unending passion for discovery and their respect for the talented work of the winemakers and distillers that drives them every day. Seize The Vine is the “go to” wine brokerage for emerging producers. Contact them for more information about how Seize the Vine can help you grow your distributions.  

Our Team

All the services of a large brokerage firm, With personal attention given to every label.
Pamela Wnuck
Pamela Wnuck
Pamela Wnuck owned and operated a chain of restaurants in Fort Worth, Texas in the late 1970’s. The first restaurant she opened was called “Dos...
Irv Wnuck
Irv Wnuck
Irv Wnuck has become synonymous with the wine business. It is impossible to see where Irv’s professional life ends and his personal life begins...

In addition to our leadership team, we are proud of our account representatives:

  • Tom Weinberg, Coachella Valley
  • John Katopodis,  San Diego Country

If you would like to talk to any of us, please contact us, and we will get back to you within one business day.



Phone: 1-949–874-6906
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677