About Us

DM Vineyards and Partners was founded by Gabrielle de Magliane and her partner Jorge Mendez in 2003, to renew with her family’s tradition of excellence in wine production and commerce.

Four generations ago, the Baron di Magliano and his bride moved to France from Italy. They settled on a vast expanse of farmland, from which they grew the vineyards that would become the family business. The family at one time had a winery in Pessac-Leognan as well in Beaujolais.

Gabrielle and Jorge also founded, BW Trade, a Negociant office in Bordeaux, to foster strong alliances with select winegrowers ranging from family-owned boutique wineries to a handful of larger ones, scattered across France, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Italy, and Germany.

Through its hands-on approach to terroir and winemaking, DM Vineyards can find the perfect producers and wines to match each client’s specific needs, be it price, taste profile, or custom label design. Each experience is unique, with only one thing in common: an excellent price/quality ratio.

DM Vineyards exports mostly outside of the EEC and remains particularly dedicated to the US market. In the US, DM Vineyards has recruited talents who bring years of experience helping retailers and distributors with successful wine programs; wine lovers who are passionate about the quality of our wines and the stories of our producers-partners.

As DM Vineyards expands their portfolio to include great American winemakers, our focus remains the same: delivering undiscovered gems and affordable luxuries.

Gabrielle de Magliane

Founding Partner

Gabrielle de Magliane, of French origin, has a passion for sharing her love for wine and international gastronomy. She received her formal wine education as a Sommelier in France. Prior to finding her calling in the wine business, Gabrielle held positions as a Corporate Buyer in California for a large global company, as an Account Executive for a prestigious New York advertising agency, and as an independent marketing consultant in New York and in California. She also taught art photography and digital arts. She holds an MBA from Penn State University.

Jorge Mendez

Founding Partner

Jorge Mendez brings many years of experience in the hospitality business as a restaurant manager and menu and wine list consultant for international chains. Jorge has a most-discriminating palate and puts all his stamina and pride into bringing our clients great wines and headache-free service. Jorge’s true entrepreneurial spirit lead him to create several small businesses before finding his calling with the creation of DM Vineyards and BW Trade. Jorge holds a Law degree from the University of Monterrey, Mexico.

Jim Hardman

Vice President of Sales - California

Jim Hardman started his career in Las Vegas selling wine, beer and spirits to Hotels and Casinos. He relocated to Los Angeles and worked for a large distributor as a salesperson for Westside and the Valley. Jim was awarded Salesman of the Year numerous times because of his great work ethic, passion and energy. Jim then managed the Los Angeles team, which became the highest revenue generating team in the company under his leadership. Jim joined DM Vineyards because he shared the same passion for wine.