Two friends, Shannon Zappala and Regan Kelaher, began collaborating on all things ‘wine’ in 2015. Their passion for great wine, dislike of plastic glasses and a love for Southern California’s outdoor lifestyle led to the birth of GOVERRE.
Shannon and Regan both worked stable jobs in corporate America. After years of experience (in healthcare and marketing) and many nights debating the “what ifs” over their favorite beverage, inspiration struck and both knew it was time to pursue their passion – to build a brand.
In January 2017, the duo turned GOVERRE into their full-time jobs and set up shop at Shannon’s house, storing inventory and shipping product. Fast forward several months later and the women of GOVERRE found themselves in a completely different setting – in the tank of ABC’s hit series, Shark Tank. Once again surpassing their goals, Shannon and Regan secured investments with sharks Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec. GOVERRE has continued to rapidly expand since with this powerful pair leading every step of the way.