Mission: Kobrand prides itself on its people. We hold a deep commitment to quality and that begins with our staff. Kobrand offers unique career opportunities combined with competitive salary and benefits packages to talented individuals with a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits. Family owned since its founding in 1944, Kobrand attributes its success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality.
The portfolio is a collection of gems of New World and Old, including American wineries such as Cakebread Cellars, Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot and the Portos of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft. The legendary Sassicaia from Italy’s Tenuta San Guido and the wines of Craggy Range in New Zealand are relatively new additions that will stand the test of time. The spirits portfolio includes the original Alizé liqueurs as well as fine Cognacs, Armagnacs and other premium spirits.
From Our President
In the 1930s our founder Rudy Kopf cultivated groundbreaking relationships with many of the world’s leading producers. He eventually started Kobrand in 1944, bringing to the American market some of the world’s highest-quality, most sought-after wines and spirits. Today, the American wine lover is more knowledgeable than ever, making it even more important that Kobrand manage our portfolio by Kopf’s founding principles, whereby all selections come into the portfolio only after passing the rigorous standards that were developed from our incomparable commitment to quality.
Kobrand’s portfolio includes representation in virtually every major fine wine region and spirit category from the prime production areas of the world, encompassing distinguished classics from the Old World as well as exciting New World expressions. Assembling a portfolio like this does not happen by chance; rather, it is honed over the course of decades with skill and experience. We pride ourselves on sifting through trends to find gems of impeccable quality and value that are relevant to the American wine consumer and bring them to market in an efficient and reliable manner.
Quality — of product, people, and relationships — remains our guiding principle.
Enjoy this exciting journey through our hand-selected choices. We hope our selections will tempt you with new ideas, satisfy you with enduring classics and help you confidently select the perfect wines and spirits for your needs.
ROBERT T. DEROOSE, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Kobrand prides itself on its people. We hold a deep commitment to quality and that begins with our staff. Kobrand offers unique career opportunities combined with competitive salary and benefits packages to talented individuals with a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
To view our current list of job openings, please visit Kobrand Wine and Spirits Jobs.
Kobrand Wine & Spirits is committed to its employees and their families. We do this through a comprehensive benefits package.
Eligible employees can take part in a broad range of benefit offerings including:
Please note that this is only a brief overview of Kobrand’s benefit offerings and does not supersede the official plan document and contracts.
I have been working at Kobrand Wine and Spirits full-time (More than 8 years)
Takes wonderful care of its employees and their families
Family-owned/Privately held so good decisions are made for the long term (vs. bad decisions to hit quarterly numbers at other companies)
Rare and valuable institutional memory from so many very long-tenured key employees
Smart, principled, hard-working, and fun colleagues with no office politics
Unparalleled brand portfolio in terms of quality and reputation
No cons, but it's not the right fit for everyone - truly a team atmosphere
Advice to Management
Stick with your approach, it's what makes Kobrand so special
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Kobrand Wine and Spirits.
Very flexible process. Phone interview with HR, logic/personality testing, followed up with in person interview with hiring managers. Drug and background testing as well. They are looking for fit and qualifications, not just trying to trip you up with unneeded and overly complicated behavioral questions.