We proudly provide high-quality beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages to retailers throughout the Green Mountain State. With facilities in both South Burlington and Rutland, and a large workforce, we are equally equipped to cater to the needs of different types of retailers – from national corporations, to large and small independent stores, to fine dining establishments. We are pleased to be able to bring variety, value and choice to our customers, regardless of their location.

Our roots run deep

We are a third-generation Vermont family business with a strong commitment to serving our customers, our employees and our community. Thomas A. Farrell and several of his brothers founded M.M. Farrell & Sons in a small warehouse on Pine Street in Burlington, becoming the first licensed distributor in Vermont after Prohibition.

The company eventually moved to East Allen Street in Winooski, and then in 1980 to our current location on Holmes Road in South Burlington. As the company expanded, Farrell Distributing opened additional facilities in Montpelier and Rutland. In 2000, the Montpelier facility merged with the South Burlington operation.

Our forest grows

On November 30th, 2015 we welcomed over 60 new employees as part of the Brand Distribution Agreement between Farrell and g.housen of Vermont. As we welcomed these new team members, our philosophy remains the same: Quality, Service and Community. In May 2016 we completed a major renovation project at our South Burlington facility, increasing our overall square footage, increased climate-controlled zones and much needed new office space.

Planting new trees

Throughout our long history, we have always believed in giving back to our community and partnering with local organizations to help those in need. This is a commitment shared by all our team members and is fueled by our deep connection to Vermont and the desire to be good stewards of our state.

The core strength of our organization is our incredible community of over 300 hundred teammates. Their hard work and dedication to serving our customers is what makes us successful. As an employer, we are dedicated to their well-being, creating a welcoming workplace and fostering a sense of family.

Commitment to knowledge

Ongoing training is important to this team and we take pride in our staff being the most educated in the field. We are proud to represent over 75 Cicerone Certified Beer Servers, 8 Certified Specialists of Wine and 6 WSET Certified Wine Professionals. In addition, we have full-time beer, cider and wine trainers.

Commitment to community

Throughout its history, Farrell Distributing has maintained a strong commitment to social responsibility, participating in responsible drinking campaigns and partnering with local organizations to help those in need throughout Vermont. Learn more about our commitment to community, responsibility campaigns, and news/events.