About us

We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your support and patronage, and invite you, old friends and new, to stop by and visit us.

ld carlson history

LD Carlson Company has been serving the homebrew and winemaking community since 1970 and we are proud to be the oldest independent wholesaler in the country. Starting out as Wines, Inc., a small storefront retailer and distributor where our CEO began his career almost 45 years ago, we have grown into our 85,000 sf warehouse in Kent, Ohio, allowing for our expansion into the craft beer and wine industries. But we have never forgotten our roots nor the employees and customers who have helped grow and sustain us for well over 50 years. Our employees are the backbone of our organization, with the majority of our management and office staff having been promoted from operations. They know the ins and outs of the organization and are uniquely qualified to help our customers in every department. And, of course, we are nothing without our customers which is why we have always chosen to remain loyal to retailers by not selling to consumers or clubs.

Whether you need ingredients, equipment, or supplies, LD Carlson offers everything you need to make the finest wine and beer. Our dedication to providing the industry with the best possible customer service and competitive prices allows us to serve you with confidence and an eye on the future.

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    Who we are

    LD Carlson is made up of hard-working, conscientious individuals who take great pride in their work. From the person who takes your order, to the packager who bags your grain, to the warehouse person who pulls, packs and ships your order, all are working together to provide you the superior customer service standards we are known for.

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    our mission

    Our goal is to ensure that our customers receive the quality products and service that we have built our name on. We offer an extensive portfolio to fit your needs whether you're a craft brewery, winery or homebrew retail shop.

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    our vision

    Our vision is be your go-to supplier in the craft beverage industry, keeping our finger on the pulse and sourcing new, invovative supplies and ingredients from top producers around the world all while keeping quality as our top priortiy.