Charles Woodson is the only defensive player ever to win a Heisman Trophy, and now he has achieved another triumph. After launching Intercept Wine in partnership with O’Neill Vintners & Distillers in 2019, Woodson was confronted by an issue which many producers in the wine industry face – trying to get wine distributed in more than just a few states. In the beginning Intercept Wine was only available in 15 states, but now it has achieved full national distribution through its partnership with O’Neill Vintners & Distillers.
This makes Super Bowl champion, Charles Woodson, the first black NFL player to gain full US distribution with a wine brand. Named “Intercept” wine as a connection to his football career, Woodson currently offers four different wine styles: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Red Blend, all at a suggested retail price of $19.99. They can be purchased in stores across the nation, or online at his website, where it is available to be shipped directly to consumers in 28 states, with more to follow.
“In light of what is happening in the US currently and the worldwide uncertainty, I am in awe of the reception that Intercept has achieved in less than one short year,” said Woodson. “I have always thought that wine was universal – that it brings people together – and I can’t be more grateful for the response we have seen from distributors, retailers and, most importantly, wine fans.”