JP Gilmore and Sean Ball with Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey


JP Gilmore

JP Gilmore has been a manager in the fine wine business for over 20 years. Driven by a passion for fine wine, he began his career in a small fine wine shop. JP later managed wine and spirits divisions at both Missouri Conrad and Glazer’s Midwest. This has also provided opportunities for travel to wine regions in California, Spain, France, Italy and Argentina. JP's wide range of experience with both small and large companies, specializing in fine wines and spirits at all levels has provided valuable insight into the wine business. JP gained hands-on experience starting a small fine wine company when he was a major contributor in starting and building Premier Cru. JP has a proven ability for winery acquisitions and strong relationships with the customer base in both Missouri and Kansas.

As founder of Vintegrity, JP has always been involved in every aspect of the business. JP initially acted as key sales representative carving out territories and building the company from the ground up. As the company has grown and we have added multiple sales territories, JP work has transitioned primarily into management. He believes that the most important contribution he can make is to build and maintain relationships between Vintegrity, our customers, and the suppliers that we represent. It’s important for JP to be out of the office and in front our customers on a regular basis.

JP has been in Kansas City for 23 years since moving to the area from Chicago as Food Service Director for Sodexho at University of Missouri Kansas City. Growing up in Bloomington Indiana, JP developed a love for college basketball and enjoys being in Big 12 country. JP is married to his wife of 10 years, Liz Mendez-Gilmore. Liz and JP are very proud of their 14 year old Dahlia Rose Gilmore.

 

Sean Ball

Sean Ball has been working with fine wine and spirits for the past 20 years. Sean caught the wine bug in Seattle in 1994. Sean was the Maitre’ D at The Columbia Tower Club in downtown Seattle and worked with some of the great Washington state wineries such as Quilceda Creek, Leonetti, and Woodward Canyon. Sean received his certified Sommelier accreditation in 2008.

Sean joined Vintegrity Missouri in 2009 and became General Manager and eventually partner in Vintegrity. He has helped grow Vintegrity Missouri with lots of hands on work and management.

Sean is looking forward to opening Vintegrity Kansas and growing and continuing the relationships with our importers, wineries and distillers.

Sean loves to cook and spend time with his lovely wife Carla and his two beautiful kids, Dylan who just turned 18 and Jada who is 15 years old.

 

Courtney Weaver

Courtney Weaver, native Kansas Citian and Kansas City enthusiast, has been in the restaurant industry for over 15 years and has worked nearly every position from host, server, bartender to manager. A passion for spirits and craft cocktails led to completing industry-leading bartender certification program, BarSmarts, and becoming an active member of the Kansas City Chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild where she was recently appointed Chapter Secretary. She is an active volunteer with the nationally recognized Paris of the Plains Cocktail Competition in Kansas City, has competed in cocktail competitions, and introduced the craft cocktail movement to her most recent establishment by creating the cocktail program there and providing spirits training for bar staff.

Courtney received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from UMKC. She is currently expanding her education in the world of wine and is excited to further her career in the ever-growing wine and spirits industry.

 

 



JP with wife, Liz and daughter, Dahlia

 

 

 

 


Sean Ball

 


Courtney Weaver

 

 

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