Purchased in 1945, Wirtz Beverage Wisconsin, formerly Edison Liquor Corporation, was the first wholesale liquor company owned by Arthur Wirtz. Since then, the Wirtz Beverage Group has strategically expanded its services through the entire state of Wisconsin with facilities in Hartland, Madison, Green Bay and Eau Claire. With more than 200 in Wisconsin, 3,000 employees nationally and $1.5 billion in annual sales, Wirtz Beverage Group is one of the leading alcohol beverage distributors in the country with interests in wine, spirits and beer wholesalers. Focused on technology and innovation, Wirtz Beverage Group helps deliver industry leading growth with many of the world's top luxury and premium spirit, wine and beer suppliers. The company is committed to providing customers and suppliers with a best-in-class model for continued success. Wirtz Beverage Group is a division of Chicago-based Wirtz Corporation, having diversified interests in banking, real estate, insurance, sports and wine, beer and spirits distribution throughout the United States. Founded by Arthur Wirtz in 1926, his son William took the helm in 1983 and led the company to increased prosperity. Today, the privately-held Wirtz Corporation remains family-owned with Arthur's grandson, W. Rockwell Wirtz, leading the company as President. In an ever-changing marketplace, Wirtz Beverage has been successful in adapting to those changes by finding innovative approaches to meeting the demands of the industry. With a clear vision towards the future, we are dedicated to the needs of our customers and suppliers; to protecting the integrity of the three-tier system; and are committed to our community mission of encouraging responsible adult consumption of our products.