Experience Wine... In grape company

Our Grape Offerings

IN-HOME WINE EVENTS

Our In-Home wine events are a fun and casual way for you to grow your wine knowledge!

CUSTOM WINE PROGRAMS

Let your voice be heard with an easy, custom wine program built to your specific wine wants and needs.

PALATE CONSULTATIONS

Accurately diagnose your wine palate and get uniquely matched to all your future wine purchases!

Corporate Events

From office parties to galas, we will help you customize your wine selections.

About Us

Where it all started...
“I don’t regard wine as some elusive, baffling object shrouded in intimidating jargon. It’s immediate, it’s personal, it’s fun!” ~Kevin Ball, President

Kevin Ball has dedicated his professional lifetime to the wine industry, representing and successfully selling America’s most influential brands as well as some of the world’s most premium and “cult” wines.  Kevin worked with numerous high-end restaurants, wine shops & retailers across the Midwest, collaborating with owners and sommeliers to bring their customers diverse, elite wine selections. Kevin assisted in the development of full wine lists, planograms and wine store programs, and played a key role in crafting balanced, intriguing portfolios for several wine distributors. During his tenure in wine distribution, Kevin has had the privilege of experiencing over 89,000 wines from across the world, and has worked side-by-side with some of the world’s best producers.  Throughout his career Kevin has developed an outstanding palate along with a knack for translating his in-depth knowledge of wines to novices and experts alike. It was the meeting of these two passions—wine and education—that inspired Kevin to found In Grape Company in 2014. He aspired to bring an element of fun to an industry otherwise know for being somewhat stuffy and intimidating for the average person. Through his in-depth palate consultations, exciting in-home events, and custom wine programs, Kevin is sharing “I don’t regard wine as some elusive, baffling object shrouded in intimidating jargon. It’s immediate, it’s personal, it’s fun!” ~Kevin Ball, CEO the joys of the wine industry with Chicagoland and beyond—currently shipping his selections all over the United States.

MEET OUR TEAM

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KEVIN BALL

President
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Cali Olivares

Managing Director
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Tímea Virágh

Operations Assistant
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Peggy Rayson

Client Development
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Dusty Wilson

Client Development
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Anna Plogman

Client Development
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Kelly Calagna

Communications Assistant

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