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GLIDING EAGLE, INC.

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120 Tower Road #1
American Canyon
CA, 94503
United States
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707-815-3155
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Adam Ivor

We are a systems and data technology company specializing in global trade.

We track each bottle of wine from the winery to the consumer to ensure authenticity and channel accountability. We share the data with partners in the channel to build mutual trust.

 

Today, we work with over 130 wineries to help them develop an International DTC strategy and channel. We ship wine to the top 5% of the world consumer base.

 

We apply a small holographic anti-counterfeit label to every bottle (over the foil) prior to shipping.  This protects the brand and consumers can scan the label to see the global tracking as well as learn about the product/brand info.  There is also a direct path of communication on every bottle of wine back to the winery!


Our technology links every bottle of wine to the recipient, and the winery so everyone knows where each individual bottle is in real time. 

Gliding Eagle Inc. specializes in International DTC Logistics from the winery to the end consumer in 33 destinations.  Our proprietary cutting edge technology provides a layer of data and transparency throughout the logistics process.  We link every single bottle to the box, to the tracking number, to the winery and to the customer.  Everyone has eyes on every bottle for every shipment every step of the way!

Wines to China
Wines to China
A large shipment of wine going to China
Holographic Anti-Counterfeit EagleID Labels
Holographic Anti-Counterfeit EagleID Labels
Label technology: contains an alphanumeric non-sequencial unique code on every bottle. Scan the QR code to see the global tracking technology and brand/product info in multiple languages. Direct path of communication on every bottle back to the winery.
6 Packs going to China
6 Packs going to China
Large shipment to China
Our Team
Our Team
Logistics Process
Logistics Process
How it works! :-)
RFID Labels on Wine
RFID Labels on Wine
Adding RFID Chips to our Labels
Cloud & Mobile Optimized Tracking Technology
Cloud & Mobile Optimized Tracking Technology
Shows a quick demo of the technology

News Archive


Gliding Eagle Inc. and the California ITO Launch the First Immersive, Bilingual Napa Valley Mobile Visitation App for Chinese Travelers
15 October, 2019

California-based cloud system and data technology company Gliding Eagle Inc. has partnered with the California International Trade Office (ITO) to leverage China’s massive mobile social communication and payment application WeChat to launch the first bilingual “Welcome to Napa” WeChat Mini Program. The program, officially sponsored by the California International Trade Office launched in late August on WeChat, is aimed at attracting and welcoming Chinese users who are interested in visiting Napa Valley. According to Visit Napa Valley, more than 125,000 Chinese travelers came to the region in 2018, up significantly from 56,000 visitors in 2014.

Gliding Eagle is already a conduit between Chinese consumers and the California wine industry. The company established a stellar reputation for tracking and delivering wine using a proprietary technology that authenticates each bottle and tracks it’s movement through the global supply chain to the end consumer. “The development of the new “Welcome to Napa” WeChat Mini Program will drive Chinese visitation to the valley and make them feel welcomed,” says Gliding Eagle Founder and CEO Jack Duan. “It provides our partners with strong ownership over their brand story and the first comprehensive and interactive guide to independent Chinese tourists wanting to book a curated, first-class experience.”

The “Welcome to Napa” WeChat Mini Program allows Chinese users to plan their visit and select destinations in Napa Valley or choose from curated one, two or three-day itineraries. The program provides images of each partner property and winery; direct contact information for the partner properties where interested tourists may call to make a reservation; integration with Apple maps and other software mapping programs to navigate visitors to their planned destinations once in the U.S.; and translation services and audio tours detailing each winery’s history and wine details in Chinese and English. Users may also save partner properties and wines into their list of favorites for reference and share their favorites with friends. In the future, Gliding Eagle and the ITO plan to include an artificial intelligence chat bot supported by WeChat Deep Talk technology, tasting menus, wine club sign-ups, and in-app winery reservation booking.

“We currently have eight amazing Napa wineries, a resort with golf and an attraction participating in our program, with only a few more winery slots available,” says Duan. Current participants include Napa Valley Aloft Balloons, Silverado Resort & Spa, Beringer Vineyards, Beaulieu Vineyards, Duckhorn Vineyards, The Hess Collection, Paraduxx, Peju Winery, Raymond Vineyards, and Robert Mondavi Winery. Wineries interested can learn more by visiting the Gliding Eagle website.

About Gliding Eagle

Gliding Eagle is a cloud system and data technology company solving market access and supply chain security issues in global trade.  The company tracks and delivers premium wines from more than 120 premier California wineries to over 30 destinations direct-to-consumer globally.  Each step is recorded to ensure product authenticity and channel accountability. Recognized in 2017 by the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Commerce for excellence in imports, Gliding Eagle has also been the top featured startup on IBM.com since 2018.  Learn more at eagl.co.

 About WeChat

Launched in 2011 Weixin/WeChat has been enhancing the lives of hundreds of millions of users with its innovative features.  The most widely used Chinese social media platform integrates instant messaging and social entertainment, bringing about a mobile digital lifestyle on an easy to use app.  Users get to engage in real-time communications via free text and multimedia messages, make video calls or share photos on their “Moments”. The core innovative features also include Mini Programs to connect online and offline merchants and extended services such as Weixin/WeChat Pay to create a truly mobile, digital and smart living.  Weixin/WeChat reached more than 1.1 Billion monthly active users as of June 2019.  Weixin/WeChat has evolved into a connector and open platform across industries, connecting users with one another, with smart devices and with business services.

About California ITO

Powered by the California Community Colleges, the mission of the California International Trade Office (ITO) is to leverage digital services and tools to empower small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) to grow sales in overseas markets. ITO is the new “go-to” resource for supporting companies through self-service online tools and digital trade training.


Gliding Eagle Inc. Passes $6 Million in DTC Wine Exports
02 May, 2019

     Gliding Eagle Inc. sent it's first commercial shipment to China on September 9th, 2015 after many trial shipments and extensive channel testing.  At the time, the company was only shipping to China and Hong Kong.  Since that time they have expanded to 33 destinations for over 130 wineries throughout the United States.  Tens of thousands of bottles of wines have been successfully exported to recipients around the globe and each individual bottle has been tracked through each step of the logistical process from the winery to the consumer.  The company expects to see continued export value of ~$250,000 per month moving forward.

     Gliding Eagle's partner wineries can access the Eagle View data dashboard to see each customer, order, box and bottle - all hosted on IBM's Global Cloud servers around the world.  Anyone holding a bottle of wine shipped by Gliding Eagle Inc. can use their smartphone to scan the holographic anti-counterfeit label applied to the bottle over the foil to see the journey from the winery to their hands.  The brand and product info including bottle shots are also displayed in their native language.  1-2 websites are built for each bottle of wine shipped and the data is hosted into perpetuity.

     The company continues to help develop International DTC channels for its winery partners and expects large growth opportunities in international wine clubs, international eCommerce as well as overseas corporate gifting.  Gliding Eagle continues to develop a massive amount of data surrounding International DTC wine sales and logistics.  The company has received recognition from the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Commerce for its continued work of helping U.S. companies with exports.


You can learn much more here: Eagl.co/wine

Inquiries:  aivor@gliding-eagle.com

Title Name Email Phone
Co-Founder Adam Ivor aivor@eagl.co (707)939-5576
Operations Manager Brian King bking@gliding-eagle.com (707)803-3218
Main Office wine@gliding-eagle.com (707)363-6311
General Manager Frank Fradella ffradella@gliding-eagle.com (707)478-2886