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“The family-owned company started with a German-born brewer Albert W. Vontz, who arrived in Cincinnati in 1907. After Prohibition he drove a truck for the Heidelberg Brewery in nearby Covington, Ky. He kept the Heidelberg name when the brewery went out of business and began distributing beer and wine.”
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In a Facebook post about the award, Heidelberg officials said, “We are truly honored to be in such great company! We could not do what we do without the best supplier and retail partners around and wine lovers throughout Ohio and Kentucky! Thank you all!”
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Heidelberg traces its roots to 1938. The company distributes a wide variety of wine and spirits to restaurants, bars, grocery stores and other retailers throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky, and also delivers Anheuser-Busch InBev products, including Budweiser beers, in Dayton and Cincinnati.
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Heidelberg spent $20 million to renovate the former Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. warehouse on Dryden Road along Interstate 75 in Moraine before moving its Dayton-area operations into that facility in 2013. In all, Heidelberg employs more than 1,600 and serves more than 26,000 retail accounts.