About

Communal Brands is an importer and distributor of wines to share.

We love wines that express their personality, wines that are produced with low intervention, where origin communicates clearly. We are passionate about exemplifying sustainability and honoring nature, from grape to package to table.

Melissa Saunders (center), founder of Communal Brands, in San Donato in Collina, 1990s

Our wines are made by people that share these values. We only work with producers with whom we feel a real connection and in vineyards where our kids can play. These are vineyards farmed responsibly, and without chemicals.

 
Melissa’s kids playing in the vineyard

We love to collaborate with winemakers and visual artists to design packaging that speaks to the spirit of what’s in the bottle (or box, or bag).

We are committed to wine packaging that respects the environment.

We believe in elevating the perception of alternatives to traditional glass bottles and educating customers about the environmental benefits.

Hérisson Rosé, one of Communal’s sustainably packaged wines

Our environmentally responsible packaged wines are setting a new standard with a diminished carbon footprint, easy storage, extended shelf-life, and fresh design.

We are proud to continue developing new ways to share great wine by simultaneously reducing waste and increasing enjoyment. 

We are a knowledgeable and passionate team, from sales to logistics and back. We value relationships and good communication. We are reliable and operate with a high level of integrity.

We do everything to offer the highest possible level of service to ensure the wines you purchase from us connect with your customers and guests.

In short, we make things easier for you.

Communal Brands

40-29 27th Street, 2nd Fl South Long Island City, NY 11101/ 718-937-4228