NAPA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Spirits founder and CEO Mark Steven Pope announced today that he has entered into an agreement to finance the global expansion of its business. The agreements will become effective January 15, 2014. Future wine bars, retail shops and specialty catalogs around the United States and internationally, including China, will help bolster the company’s position as a global marketer and producer of world-class wines and spirits. In addition, Bounty Hunter has entered into a long-term lease to develop and occupy the southwest corner of First and Main Streets, a premier location in downtown Napa, CA, where the company is headquartered.
Over the past 20 years, Bounty Hunter has been recognized as an industry leader in the catalog and e-commerce categories. The company has distinguished itself as an innovative purveyor of wine and spirits. It operates a popular restaurant and wine bar in downtown Napa and produces a number of high-end wine and spirit brands for its portfolio as a negociant and vintner. The new influx of capital and strategic initiatives will allow Bounty Hunter to pursue opportunities that were originally envisioned by its founder as a natural extension of the brand.
Focusing on rare and highly-coveted bottlings, Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Spirits has become a pathway to Napa Valley for connoisseurs across the U.S. and worldwide. The catalog emphasizes superlative wines and proprietary labels from California and beyond. The spirits selections also emphasize the ultra-premium category with a focus on Scotch whisky, bourbon and artisan vodka and tequila. Mark Pope, “A.K.A the Bounty Hunter,” and his team taste more than 5,000 wines and 1,500 spirits each year in the pursuit of “great stuff.” The select few to make the grade are offered to customers in the Bounty Hunter wine bar, in print and online at www.BountyHunterWine.com. As the company tagline notes, “If it’s not great, we don’t sell it.”