Committed To Quality

Our Commitment

Formed in 1985

Two Men and an Idea

Tryon Distributing was formed in 1985 by two men with an idea. That idea was to create a company that would distribute high quality wines to a select group of customers in the Charlotte area. 


From that humble beginning, serving only three counties, Tryon Distributing has grown to become North Carolina’s premier wholesale distributor of fine domestic and import wines and high quality beers from around the nation and the world. 

Our Founder Brad Johnston

Domestically and Internationally

Partnering With Family Owned Wineries And Craft Breweries

As a family owned business, we strive to partner with the highest quality independent wineries and craft breweries domestically and internationally. We value our partners and work with them to educate our customers and consumers. 


At Tryon we partner with some of the best wineries both domestically and internationally and place a high emphasis on family owned estates. Please feel free to take a look through our portfolio of wines here.

Wine Brands

Craft Breweries

Tryon was one of the first distributors in North Carolina to build a beer portfolio that only included craft and imported beers. That's still true 38 years later. Feel free to browse our beer portfolio here.

Beer Brands


We are proud to be partners with some of the best hard cider producers in the country. Each cidery that we represent creates quality hard cider with a distinctive twist. Feel free to browse our growing cider portfolio here.

Cider Brands

Innovation Products

We are always exploring ways to create the most dynamic and unique portfolio. This means partnering with innovative companies producing things like hard seltzer, boozy tea, hard coffee, and beyond. Browse our innovation portfolio here.

Innovation Brands

Our Values

what makes tryon different?

Well, for starters, we kick ass.

Our Culture
Culture is Key

When people are genuinely having fun doing what they love to do, good things tend to happen. 

People over Profit

We consider everyone that works in and around Tryon to be a part of our family.

Dedicated to Quality

We strive to partner with the highest quality independent wineries and craft breweries domestically and internationally.

With Every Brand We Choose To Represent, We Seek To Capture The Essence Of Our History And Dedication To Excellence.

Brad Johnston - Founder

Brad Johnston





A Diverse Portfolio

Striving To Grow And Diversify Our Product Portfolio For Our Customers & Suppliers

If you are interested in partnering with Tryon Distributing whether to build out drink menus or product offerings within your establishments, or would like for Tryon to represent your brand in North Carolina, we would love to work with you. 

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