About Us

Great wine is born of Good Earth.

Wendy J. Fox

President

Inspired by the deeply toned colors of the vineyard soil and driven by a passion for the food and fruits of the harvest, Good Earth Wines, Ltd. celebrates life at the table.

Good Earth Wines, Ltd. is in fact, the continuum of discussions in owner Wendy Fox’s own kitchen amid her family and friends. There, at the table, spurred by the encouragement of community, her love of wine and food quickly became an obsession and her wine education began in earnest. Reading and tasting led to the decision to launch Good Earth Wines, Ltd. and the intent of importing small, family-owned wineries to the Chicago market was made.

Today, Goods Earth Wines, Ltd. is an importer and distributor that is proud to share its wines with a growing circle of fine restaurants and retailers throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area.

Wendy J. Fox

Josephine DeFries

Wine Specialist

Born into an Italian-American family, food and wine have been a central part of Josie DeFries' life since as early as she can remember. Although her appreciation of wine has come a long way from her childhood days of sipping wine mixed with 7up at her Grandfather Giuseppes' home, one thing remains a constant; some of the most memorable moments in life happen around a kitchen table surrounded by family, food and good wine!

After 23 years of working in the restaurant business - from waitress to bartender, manager to wine buyer - she has happily come full circle, finding joy in continuing her education of Italian wine, food and culture and sharing her passion with family, friends and clients throughout Chicago.

Josephine DeFries