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Bodega Viña Nora

Galicia, Spain

The philosophy of the winery is to allow the Albariño grape to achieve maximum expression of its maturity. Although Albariño is an Atlantic varietal, it loves the sun. The grape only reaches its maximum potential when it is harvested fully ripe. This is achieved in this part of the appellation by careful vineyard and vine management, leaf control, and very detailed selection of grapes. It is a great gamble to keep the grapes on the vine as long as possible to maximize maturity because of the constant threat of the inevitable autumn rains.

“Finca Grande” (Viña Nora), is per tradition the first harvest in Rias Baixas but this is not the case for Nora, since we look for an extra of quality in terms of the ripening point of the fruit. For Nora vineyards from the property are used. The grapes for this wine come from 48 acres of 20-year-old vineyards which yield 2.5-2.9 t/acre, in the town of As Neves, which is in the sub region of Condado Do Tea on the banks of the Miño River.

Bodegas Viña Nora Website

Stellar Organics

Western Cape, South Africa

Stellar Winery is one of South Africa’s top producers and exporters of organic, fair trade wines. Situated just outside of the Namaqualand town of Vredendal, the cellar processes grapes from farms stretching from Bulshoek Dam in the south to the cool climate vineyards of Koekenaap, close to the mouth of the Olifants River on South Africa’s west coast.

The uniqueness of Namaqualand infuses our business and our product. Glorious carpets of spring flowers, hot sunny summer days, cold nights with an awe-inspiring canopy of stars overhead and quirky, straight-talking people are what this region of South Africa’s Western Cape Province is all about. Learn to love our wine and the chances are that you’ll end up loving us too.

Meanwhile, we’d like to invite you to take a quick tour of our small universe. Welcome!

Stellar Organics Website

Ermisch

Oregon , USA

With their own Argentine winery stronger than ever (Bodega Calle & La Yunta), and 20 harvests under their belt, they decided to take their love for cool climate Pinot Noir to the logical next step making some here in our home state of Oregon. Through the years, industry veterans, Robert Brittan and Steve Ryan have acted as their consulting winemakers, and everyone in their small company has lent a hand in this project, from the sorting table, to cellar work, to bottling. They’ve always preferred complexity and character over power, and the Willamette Valley vineyard sources they’re utilizing reflect that with each passing year.

As with all the wines they make. Grapes are hand picked, carefully fermented in separate lots in open top fermenters and then aged in French oak barrels for a year prior to bottling.

 

Ermisch Website

Marc Plouzeau

Loire, France

On the Left Bank of Chinon, native land of François Rabelais, extends a wine landscape preserved for several centuries. Recognized as a great historical terroir at the birth of the Chinon appellation, he asks only to reveal his extraordinary potential and to discover his hidden treasures. On these still wild hills interspersed with wood, the vines look to the south and enjoy a very favorable micro climate.

Thanks to the will of 2 generations, the Château de la Bonnelière has regained its nobility and its original vocation – Wine. Our vineyard which extends over more than 30 ha is conducted in organic farming. It is exclusively located on the communes of the Left Bank of Chinon which are full of original terroirs. We seek from them a unique expression on each of our cuvées.

Marc Plouzeau Website

Hubert Clavelin

Jura, France

The Jura vineyard is one of the oldest in France. Six centuries before Christ, the Phoenicians who went back from Marseille by the Saone brought back wines from Sequanie (formerly Franche-Comté). Later, the Romans gave a big boost to our vineyard.

In 1865 phylloxera appeared. The vineyard of Jura then covered 20.000 ha. It was revived thanks to grafting on the so-called “American” transgression.

Currently, the Jura vineyard has 1,800 hectares divided into four geographical appellations: Arbois, Côtes du Jura, Etoile and Château-Châlon and the following two appellations: Crémant du Jura and Macvin.

Their estate is located in the commune of Le Vernois, whose vineyard was the first to be remolded in France, which revived it and now makes it the second wine-producing commune in the Jura.

Hubert Clavelin Website

Conti Degli Azzoni

Marche, Italy
The company Conti degli Azzoni extends over an area of over 850 hectares, of which 130 are vineyards dedicated to the care of the traditional vines of the marchigiano ampelographic panorama – Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Maceratino and Grechetto – and to the cultivation of the classic international Merlot, Cabernet vines Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Each vineyard has a story to tell and a peculiar character: a narration and a DNA invariably present in every sip of the wine that descends from it.
Such as the oldest vineyard, Passatempo, located on Monte Carnevale, where an exceptional Montepulciano is born; or the Ribona vineyard, the mother of the vine of the same name. Furthermore, the Villa Potenza vineyard, which lovingly welcomes, nourishes and enriches the precious vines coming from distant lands with the unmistakable imprinting of the terroir.
Then Cantalupo, Monti, Extratti, Polpano and Margherita, the 30-hectare vineyard that Conti degli Azzoni has chosen to make the biological project bloom – following the footsteps of the age-old family tradition of love and respect for nature – traces the future path of company.

Conti Degli Azzoni Website

Vignavecchia

Radda, Italy

Vignavecchia Estate is one of the most traditional producers of Chianti Classico. It has been in the Beccari family since 1840. It was received as a dowry when Antonietta Minucci – whose family owned the vineyards since 17th century – married Giuseppe Beccari. Back from his journeys, Odoardo Beccari retired himself to his family’s properties; he transformed himself into an enologist and started to collect the best vintage wines produced in his vineyards. The estate private wine collection includes bottles dating from 1876 to 1931.

Odoardo Beccari was a Florentine explorer, zoologist and botanist. He studied botany in Kew Gardens in London where he met Charles Darwin and Sir James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak. At the age of 22 he left from Southampton with Marchese Giacomo Doria to South-East Asia. He explored over the years many wild areas in Borneo, Celebes, New Guinea, Sumatra, the Moluccas, Australia and Tasmania returning to Italy with rare zoological and botanical collections. Once back he was also appointed director of important museums of natural science. He wrote “Wandering in the great forest of Borneo” translated and studied all over the world. His precise descriptions of Malaysia inspired the story-teller Emilio Salgari to write about Sandokans’ adventures. Amongst his most important studies we mention Tulipa Beccariana, Amorphophallus Titanum, Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae and Casuario Beccarii.

Today Fattoria Vignavecchia is a thriving agricultural business that combines 140 years of tradition with the new innovations in the viticulture and enologic field. A winning combination for the production of excellent wines which fully convey the region of Radda in Chianti.

Vignavecchia Website

TerreGaie

Veneto, Italy

A passion for wine is the secret of a company that has combined passion and the most advanced enological techniques in compliance with traditions. In the most noble hills of Veneto passion and tradition create a true work of art.
Our company was born in the legendary lands of Vò, a small village of Colli Euganei, famous for winemaking. Here in northern Italy, walking through the streets one can smell wine in the air.
It’s invigorating and comforting at the same time. Terre Gaie winemakers have all been trained at the prestigious Conegliano wine school, which has been perfecting the art of winemaking for centuries.

The production of Terre Gaie is entrusted to those who have mastered the ancient art, and yet use the latest technology. We think our knowledge of the timeless art, blended with some of our high tech production, allows our wine to breathe in a new way.
Watching over every stage of the production, our winemakers transform our precious grapes into delectable wine, fit for any special occasion. We’re proud of our wine, and we want you to experience it.
We’ve listened to you, and want you to know more about our wine and the fabulous city where it comes to life – an ancient craft merged with state-of-the-art technology. You can call it contemporary. You can call it exquisite. Or you can just call it Terre Gaie.

TerreGaie Website

Stonewood

California, USA

Stonewood makes it easy to enjoy good taste everyday with 100% California wines. These finely balanced releases are crafted from vineyards with below average yields to provide true varietal flavors and delicately balanced fruit, acidity and tannins. This style makes Stonewood an exemplary choice for a wide-ranging array of appetizers and entrees. Stonewood Pinot Noir is our “house red” and appears frequently as an accompaniment for baked chicken, salmon and an assortment of hearty stews and soups.

Stonewood Website

Sieur d'Arques

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Sieur d’Arques, located in Limoux, 25 km south of Carcassonne, has been producing exceptional wines since 1946. It has made a name for itself in the Languedoc region as a creator of wines which artfully marry tradition with technical knowhow.
Regarded as a pioneer in terms of production quality, viticulture and winemaking techniques, Sieur d’Arques has been working on its plot selection, from over 1,800 ha of Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée vineyards, since the 1980s. With the Mediterranean sun and heat tempered by both the Atlantic influence and the altitude (near the Pyrenees), the terroir of Limoux boasts perfect conditions for the production of fine wines.
Its traditional expertise, combined with its constant pursuit of quality excellence and technical mastery, enable it to produce fine wines to suit the palates of the most demanding of wine drinkers.

Sier d’Arques Website

Alberto Longo

Lucera, Italy

The Winery was created from an idea of Alberto Longo, a professional determined to match the love for his land with his passion for wine, to realize a project able to enhance the value of his native territory: “Daunia”. The Winery is located in Southern Italy and precisely in Lucera, in the North of Puglia, in the middle of an area rich in environmental and historical sites. This area, inhabited since Paleolithic times, witnessed between the 10th and 13th centuries BC, the development of the Daunian civilization, a people from the Agean, whose culture left many traces, like the anthropomorphic steles and other numerous archaeological finds. The area became a Roman province in the 3rd century BC and Lucera its main town, as can be inferred from the splendour of the remains of Roman buildings still present in the area. The advent of the Swabians in the 12th century AD and especially the love of their most important Emperor Frederick II for this land full of oaks, wild boars and foxes, which combine to create an ideal environment for hunting, made Daunia a privileged residence of the court at that time.

Alberto Longo website

Domaine Riefle

Alsace , France

The roots of the Rieflé family plunge deep into Rhenish history and culture. Its identity feeds on the spirit of the very beautiful winemaker’s house built in PFAFFENHEIM in 1609, next to the magnificent church with a choir of the thirteenth century, jewels of Romanesque architecture. Six generations perpetuate the family winemaking tradition established since 1850.

The first pages of contemporary history, marked by two world conflicts, were written by Joseph Rieflé (1908-2006) and his wife Madeleine Freytag (1909-1988). Then, Marthe and René Rieflé gave the family farm and its wines a great reputation among many amateurs throughout France.

From the eighties, Annick and Jean-Claude Rieflé, surrounded by a team of passionate collaborators, seized the opportunities brought by the European construction and the beginnings of globalization to discover the Alsace area to new consumers. Their two sons, Thomas and Paul, joined the estate in 2009 and 2010. Thomas manages the vineyard and Paul is in charge of development.

Riefle Website

Buller Wines

Victoria, Australia

Established in Rutherglen in 1921 by Reginald Langdon Buller, the ‘Calliope Vineyard’ was named after the only surviving ship from the Great Hurricane of Samoa – 1889.  A.B. (Banjo) Patterson’s ‘Ballad Of The Calliope’, tells the tale in stirring fashion. Reginald’s vision of his new enterprise successfully sailing through the tempests of business and agricultural life proved prophetic. After almost 100 years Buller Wines is testament to the foresight of Reginald and is a leading winery within North East Victoria.

Buller Wines Website

Quinta Nova

Douro, Portugal

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of Douro valley and owned by Amorim family since 1999. The family connection to the wine comes from afar, through its connection with the export houses of Vila Nova de Gaia in the cork business. Meanwhile the dream came true and the project is now in the hands of the 4th generation of the family.
With a story longer than 250 years, the property displays conserved structures and the cellar original building from 1764, after interventions by the architect Arnaldo Barbosa.But the «quinta» is much earlier than this and history confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal House, having been identified its first owner in 1725.
The winery produced more than 3,500 barrels of wine from neighboring estates and it was soon ‘integrated in the first demarcation of the region’. The historic sites that are still preserved give notice to this historic weight.
An entrepreneur spirit and family vision did however the difference because, combined with a passionate commitment to the future, determined the beginning of multiple changes to a path of oenological excellence.

Quinta Nova Website

Poderi dal Nespoli

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Poderi dal Nespoli is located in the Valle del Bidente, on the hills of Forlì about 177 meters above sea level, an area that connects the Apennines to the border with Tuscany to the Adriatic coast. Historical point of passage, offers today places of naturalistic interest such as the Park of Casentino Forests and excellent pedoclimatic characteristics for the production of high quality wines. It is here that we cultivate our vineyards, here we live every day in the spirit of this generous, tasty and welcoming land.

The history of Poderi dal Nespoli has its roots in four generations of Romagna winemakers, who have deeply believed in their territory and its fruits, enhancing their production through constant research and improvement. Since 2010, the year of the partnership between the Ravaioli family and the Mondodelvino group, the Poderi dal Nespoli wines are present on many international markets, thanks also to the innovative drive of cutting-edge technology, introduced in all stages of processing grapes and refinement of wines, which has allowed an improvement of the quality profile in full respect of the most authentic processing.

Poderi dal Nespoli Website

Olim Bauda

Piedmont, Italy

Respect for the land and the knowledge of the territory, the care and the passion for our work become art in growing the vines and making the fruits ripen in your glasses.

Barbera d’Asti , Nizza Docg , Cortese , Grignolino and Moscato d’Asti are the main wines that fascinate us and that we enjoy producing.

We have chosen to live in the land of our family, to dedicate ourselves to the vineyards, with attention to detail and respect for the times and the ways of nature that surrounds us.

Dino, Diana and Gianni Bertolino

Olim Bauda Website

Napolini

Umbria, Italy

Mario Napolini farm is located in the heart of the wine producing area of Montefalco. An 11th century manuscript discovered in the Abbey of St.  Maria in Turrita, records vine growing in this part of Montefalco as early as 1088. The Napolini family has been growing grapes on the sunny hills to the south of Montefalco and producing high quality wines for centuries. The farm, which covers an area of about 66 acres, produces prestigious   D.O.C. and D.O.C.G.  Montefalco wines:  Montefalco Rosso D.O.C., Secco (dry) and Passito (dessert wine) Montefalco Sagrantino D.O.C.G. , and  Sagrantino plus Grechetto Grappa.  Wine production also includes: Grechetto Colli Martani D.O.C. (from an indigenous Umbrian vine), red, white and rose’ wines of Monte IGT, and an excellent D.O.P. extra virgin olive oil. Vineyards face east on clay soils, with 3-4,000 vines per hectare.
All production is respecting natural wine making practices with minimal use of sulfites or copper. When the grapes are perfectly ripened, they are  picked by hand and pressed. Vinification and ageing are done respectively by using stainless steel and concrete tanks and French and Slavonian  oak casks. The wine rests in bottles for months so that its full potential can be appreciated.

Naploini Website

Bodegas Naia

Castilla y Leon, Spain

Bodegas Naia was established in La Seca, the birthplace of Verdejo in Rueda, in 2002 with the purpose of extracting the best qualities of the original clone of Verdejo in the D. O. Rueda.

La Seca is a village in the heart of the D. O. Rueda whose municipality is mostly covered by vineyards and where the exceptional climate conditions, soils and impressive old vineyards make it the perfect place to make some of the best white wines in the world.

From the begining Bodegas Naia has based its worked on a selection of old, local, gobelet-trained Verdejo vines, and it has always produced wines that express the authenticity of a rigorous work in the vineyard. Precisely, at Bodegas Naia the vineyard is the key element of winemaking.

Naia has become in a very short time a benchmark in the defence of the Verdejo variety, and it reproduces the model of great white wines in the world: fresh wines that are also well structured, tasty and have character.

Bodega Naia Website

Memaloose

Washington, USA

Idiot’s Grace and Memaloose are the result of the combined efforts of two (at times three) generations of the McCormick family. After honing his mind and his craft in the East and the West, eldest son Brian established Idiot’s Grace farm in Mosier, OR in 2002.

His father Rob visited, became enamored with and also settled in The Gorge, bringing a lifetime of wisdom and a palate tuned to European food & wine. A winery was built at “Mistral Ranch” in Lyle, WA and wine made its way into bottle for the first time in 2006. More than ten years on, the collaboration persists with Brian’s sons spending some of their valuable summer vacation in the vineyards.

Grapes are farmed organically with imagination and humility on several plots overlooking the River on both the Oregon and Washington sides.

Memaloose Website

Louis Picamelot

Burgundy, France

Already owners of 11 hectares of vineyards in Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise, they also benefit from partnerships with several winemakers divided between the Maconnais and Chatillonnais, with whom a close collaboration guarantees the best qualities of grapes.

The grapes are picked exclusively by hand and housed in small open boxes of 20 lilos so that the berries arrive whole and intact in their vat room.

Upon receipt in their winery, the whole grapes are directly distributed in one of our two pneumatic presses. Then begins a slow and delicate pressing cycle

Louis Picamelot Website

Jasci

Abruzzo, Italy

The Jasci family has been dedicated to wine production for three generations , concentrating every effort in the search for the absolute quality of each bottle.
A passion for wine that was born with grandfather Pasquale and his wife Maria in the 60s, growing over the years thanks to his son Giuseppe and his wife Irma who gave the historic turn of the biologicalin 1980, to be handed down from the years ’90 Donatello Jasci and his wife Piera, who lead the company with the help and participation of their predecessors who still bring experience and wisdom.

The main Jasci grape varieties are Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano, Pecorino, Chardonnay, Cabernet. Each of them benefits from important advantages that guarantee ideal oenological characteristics: altitude between 100 and 200 meters, medium-textured soils with clay, south-east exposure, non-irrigated vineyards.

Jasci Website

Guy Charlemagne

Champagne, France

Maison Guy Charlemagne is located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, in the small village of Mesnil-sur-Oger. Winemakers from father to son since 1892, we only harvest and vinify grapes from our own vineyard. We currently produce around 130,000 bottles a year, sold for 30% in France and 70% abroad.

Their vineyard of 15 hectares is composed mainly of vines located in the Côtes des Blancs , Cru Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger. The complementary part consists of the vineyards of Sézanne, Glannes, Mancy and Cuis. Thier grapes are essentially 87% Chardonnay grapes and the Pinot Noir grape variety.

The selection of the best parcels and localities : Chétillon, Coullemets, Vaucherots, Mont-Joly, Aillerand of the Midi … allows them to elaborate Champagnes of characters where the personality and the typicity of each soil express themselves.

Guy Charlemagne Website

Fincas Don Martino

Mendoza, Argentina

The soils of Finca La Violeta are located at 1180 meters above sea level / (1030 m), ideal height for mineral waters and reach melting temperature of the area, enrich the soil and the vines. They are planted with low trellis and apply the traditional irrigation system to the surface waters of the Mendoza river. The soil is characterized as loamy clay.

This vineyard has special attention to the quality of the grape is working with an intense work program, which involves separate batches according to the destination of the grape and differential realization according to the climatic characteristics of each year.

Since 1926 this vineyard has produced only Malbec, producing some of the best wines of the region, recognized worldwide.

Cures, to prevent fungal diseases, are made with copper and sulfur products of natural origin.

No work with herbicides and weeds are mechanically removed.

Fincas Don Martino Website

Edgebaston

Western Cape, South Africa

Edgebaston wines are made by David Finlayson on the Finlayson family vineyards in Stellenbosch. The range of wines is made to reflect the personality and winemaking philosophy of the region and the Finlayson family.

Quality and a holistic approach to the production of our wines is our ethos. We strive to farm the land, grow the grapes and make the wine in an environmentally friendly manner whilst ensuring that each wine is world class.

It is the Finlayson family’s firm belief that Stellenbosch has always and will remain South Africa’s finest winemaking region, this is where we wish to continue to create wonderful wines for the discerning wine collector.

Edgebaston Website

Domaine Saint-Damien

Rhone, France

The lands of the GIGONDAS appellation are at the very heart of the Rhone Valley, just below the rocky hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, spreading throughout terraced vineyards, producing superior wines with high ageing potential.
For over 2000 years, wines of the region have provided for man’s livelihood.

« A great family tradition… »

Four generations of winegrowers have worked family vineyards since 1821.

Owing much of its expansion to Clovis SAUREL, the vineyard was renamed “Saint Damien” in 1979, reminding us that an old chapel used to stand near the wine cellars, today long vanished.

Domaine Saint-Damien Website

Domaine Les Grand Bois

Rhone, France

Domaine Les Grands Bois, Independent Winegrower in Sainte Cécile les Vignes, presents its Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages Sainte Cécile, Cairanne and Rasteau. The vineyards of Les Grands Bois range extend over 46 hectares spread over 7 communes: Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, Lagarde-Paréol, Suze la Rousse, Tulette, Cairanne, Rasteau, and Travaillan. The vines are located on parcels located mostly on plateaus 130 meters above sea level.

It was at Sainte Cécile les Vignes, in 1920, that the estate was created by Albert Farjon. An agricultural worker, but above all passionate about the vine and wine, he founded by his work and his will, a vineyard which has now acquired its acclaim. In 1935, he lays his own brand: Les Grands Bois. Albert Farjon will teach his two sons André and Robert his love of the vineyard. André and Robert take over the torch thus perpetuating the family tradition and ensuring the sustainability of the estate.

Daughter and niece of vine growers, Mireille ensures the continuity of the estate with her husband Marc Besnardeau, who has converted from butler to master winemaker. Domaine Les Grands Bois, which extends its vines on 47ha is assured of a long lasting, Marc and Mireille transmit their passion to the new generation, their daughters: Philippine, Gabrielle and Eloise.

Domaine Les Grand Bois Website

Domaine Vial-Magneres

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Vial-Magnères is a family-owned domaine that has existed for four generations. Our 10 hectares of vines are made up of small parcels around the beautiful coastline of banyuls and port-vendres. All their vineyard work is carried out by hand, and their vines are 90% grenache. These old vines give low yields, and we use traditional vinification to create some of the finest banyuls in the region.

Domaine Vial-Magneres Website

Dirty Pure

California, USA

As vintner’s we believe a wine’s true worth lies not in the real estate the grapes were grown, but rather by the degree to which the one drinking it can truly say that the wine simply tastes good especially at the price. Relative to the concept of worth, we also believe that it takes hard work to craft something of true value and character. Usually this means that you need to get your hands a little dirty, and after having endured said toil, and also then being a little dirty and tired, one may feel purified and cleansed.

Hence our choice of the name ‘Dirty Pure.”

If we are not Dirty, we cannot be Pure.

Dirty Pure Webstie

Di Giovanna

Sicily , Italy

Di Giovanna is a family owned and managed company, making estate produced, quality organic wines and extra virgin olive oil in Sambuca di Sicilia (Agrigento). Production and exports began in 1996 by Aurelio & Barbara Di Giovanna and sons Gunther & Klaus. The 5th generation property of nearly 100 hectares is comprised of 56 hectares of vineyards, 13 hectares of olive trees, forest and wheat fields.

The five family vineyards are located in the small DOC’s of Contessa Entellina and Sambuca di Sicilia in the heart of the Terre Sicane zone. The vineyards Miccina, Gerbino and Paradiso are located at a medium elevation of 350 to 480m with tufaceous, calcareous and clay mix soils in Contessa Entellina. The high altitude San Giacomo and Fiuminello vineyards flourish at 650 to 830m above sea level in the mountains surrounding the wine cellar in Sambuca di Sicilia.

The vineyards are planted with international and indigenous varietals after extensive soil studies in the 1980’s. The white varietals include Chardonnay, Grillo & Viognier and the red varietals Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. The soils consist of volcanic tuff, chalky, limestone and clay mix.

The family vineyards are worked by hand from pruning until harvest, following organic methods from the vineyards to the wine cellar.

Di Giovanna Website

Denis Et Didier Berthollier

Savoie, France

They only knew their grandfather, Marius TISSOT, born at the beginning of the last century, in 1906. But it was his grandfather Louis TISSOT, before his father Laurent, who founded the farm and built the first farmhouse around 1850.
At the time, they cultivated a few parcels of vines for their personal consumption, and sell the rest the best years of harvest, Chambéry bistrots. After the phylloxera crisis, at the beginning of the 20th century, Laurent replanted a few acres of vines that we still cultivate.

Until 1960, their grandfather Marius maintained the polyculture and breeding, in addition to the vine. His daughter Monique then takes over and marries their father, Alexis Berthollier, himself a winemaker’s son.They abandon polyculture to devote their activity entirely to the vineyard. In 1970, Alexis and some Savoyard winemakers founded the AOC Vin de Savoie.

1996: Denis and Didier Berthollier take over …

Denis Et Didier Berthollier Website

Corte Rugolin

Veneto, Italy

n the heart of the Valpolicella Classica is home to Corte Rugolin, an ancient rural court of 1600 and today a winery that exploits that ideal microclimate that the territory, lying between the Lessini Mountains, the plain and Lake Garda, puts at the service of vine cultivation .

The activity preserves the work of generations of winemakers. The great-great-grandfather Giuseppe dedicated himself to work in the vineyard, but his great-grandfather Fortunato was the first to make small quantities of Recioto and Amarone, starting a tradition never interrupted, continued with grandfather Giuseppe and father Bruno.

In 1998 the twin brothers Elena and Federico Coati took up the family tradition giving life to the Corte Rugolin project, making the historic home a privileged place for an experience that connects the past and the future through a personal line of wines that are both an expression of the territory, ancient traditions and winemaking excellence.

Corte Rugolin Website

Cantina Colle Moro

Abruzzo, Italy

The Winery was founded in 1961 in Guastameroli di Frisa by a small group of eager, local vine dressers. Today, after a long and challenging experience, Colle Moro is finally achieving the praise of an ever-growingand demanding public, thanks to the quality of its wine and the passion and tenacity that characterizes its work.

Their lands and farms have been devoted to vinegrowing for decades, and they naturally produce some of the best grape varieties in the whole Italian territory. The hilly lands, geographical location, and a particularly propitious climate make these grapes typical and enhance their qualities, making Colle Moro products definitely unique.

Cantina Colle Moro Website

Clos des Roses

Côtes de Provence, France

Bought in 2006 by the Barbero family, the Clos des Roses has been completely rehabilitated with the firm intention from the owners to install a quality vineyard and produce a high quality wine. To do so, heavy investments were made in order to be equipped with a powerful technical equipment and replant vines plots.

The name of Clos des Roses is a tribute to the owner’s mother. Giving to the vineyard the name “Clos des Roses” is to make a reference to a land of flowers, a family and a flower that gives its red color to the wine. It is a kind of summary of what makes a wine a good one : nature, terroir and expertise!

Clos des Roses produces Côtes de Provence (AOC or PDO) and Vins de Pays des Maures (PGI) in three colors: red, white and rosé. With 10 hectares of cultivated vineyards, the Clos des Roses has a varied palette of nine varieties, including: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle, Viognier, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Located on the terroir of Fréjus, the Clos des Roses benefits from volcanic soil. The red rock, characteristic of the Esterel, contributes to the richness of the vineyard where the vines are treated only with natural products used in organic farming. Carefully raised, the wines of Clos des Roses are expressed with character and finesse.

Awarded with ten medals for the 2013 vintage, and almost as much for the 2014 vintage, our expertise and the quality of our wines are growing

Clos des Roses Website

Racines de la Terre

Languedoc, France

Racines De La Terre comes from the Domaine La Ferrandiere, established in 1922 and situated on the site of a maritime lagoon between the Corbieres and Minervois area, 40km from the Mediterranean Sea outside the medieval city of Carcassone, Pays D’OC.  All wines are made from Estate grown fruit, including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Racine de la Terre is produced with 100% estate grown fruit from just outside the ancient walled city of Carcassone in the South of France. The wines are well balanced, with only a touch of French oak. Possessing great structure, delicate fruit aromas, and a long finish, Racines de la Terre is perfect for your next culinary journey.

Winemaker: Yves Glotin, the grandson of Henriette Glotin of Chateau Goudichaud winery, Yves makes wine in the same spirit of respect for tradition and development.

Palagetto

Tuscany, Italy

Our family is from Tuscany in San Gimignano and has always lived in this cradle of art and nature.

Our grandparents have passed down to us the passion and love for the fruits of the earth. Thanks to our grandfather Luano, great businessman, and the hard work of our mother and our father, we have maintained and developed our companies with vineyards and olive groves in the areas of San Gimignano and Montalcino realizing our dream: to live and work in this beautiful reality and be able to offer our products and elegant and diversified tourist accomodations, to let you enjoy with us our concept of “the good life”.

– Arianna, Niccolò e Luca Fioravanti

Palagetto Wesbite

Rive della Chiesa

Treviso, Italy

Rive Della Chiesa winery is synonymous with genuineness, authenticity, freshness of flavour and simplicity. In Selva del Montello, in the province of Treviso, this winery is run by the Gasparetto brothers Luigi and Michele who deal with all phases of the wine production. Thanks to a strong family tradition and a specialized technical training they guarantee a high quality product so that the harvest can express its characteristics at its best.

The first vineyard purchased by the Gasparetto family is located nearby an old country church “Rive Della Chiesa”, a name discovered through ancient documents of the cadasters. The Gasparetto family decided to name the winery « Rive Della Chiesa », as it is natural for every great wine to take the original name of the land where it grows.

Rive della Chiesa Website

Saracina

California, USA

Although John Fetzer sold the Fetzer Vineyards brand to a large corporation in 1992, John and his siblings retained a few thousand acres in ranch land and vineyards for the Fetzer family. After dividing up the vineyards among the family members, John focused on replanting his own vineyards and on other land development projects. By 2001, this workaholic, insomniac vigneron, who lives for building projects, realized he still had a lot he wanted to do in the wine industry. He then joined forces with his wife, Patty Rock, to launch the Saracina and Atrea wine brands.

John acquired the coveted Sundial Ranch along the Upper Russian River on Highway 101 in the early 1980s. In the late 1990s, the ranch was renamed Saracina after a centuries-old farmhouse and vineyards in Tuscany where he and his wife, Patty Rock, spent their honeymoon. Visitors driving into Saracina now are captivated by the vast hillside and valley floor vineyards and the charming mix of rustic and modern structures, many of which have been constructed by John and his team using reclaimed materials from the ranch.

Saracina Website

Domaine Gayda

Languedoc, France

Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by its vineyards, Domaine Gayda is a new destination in the Languedoc, 25km south west of Carcassonne, in the village of Brugairolles.

Owners Tim Ford and Anthony Record have joined forces with winemaker Vincent Chansault and the restaurant team to create the new face of wine and cuisine for the region.

The new winery was built in 2004 and the restaurant on its upper floor in 2006, providing fine dining with spectacular, uninterrupted views of the Pyrenees Mountains.

Domaine Gayda has a passion for the traditional ‘cépages’ grown across the many diverse soils and climates of our vineyards situated throughout the Languedoc, giving “Provenance” to all our wines. While the grapes are rooted in tradition, the winery itself is all about the new, with investments in all the latest equipment and technology.

Our quest towards an organic viticulture is driven by our respect for the natural environment and to offer a wine of outstanding quality.

Domaine Gayda Website

Mt. Beautiful

North Canterbury, New Zealand

Mt. Beautiful Founder David Teece is the quintessential Kiwi: curious, adventuresome and utterly devoted to his home country. His family arrived in New Zealand in the 1860s from Shropshire, England, eager to seize fresh opportunities in a country undergoing a massive gold rush. They landed in Lower Moutere, an area known for hops, sheep and dairy at the time, but which has since become regarded as an excellent region for viticulture.

Mt. Beautiful wines are not only different from most New Zealand wines by way of their North Canterbury location, but they are also different in style. The wine style captures the essence of New Zealand while embracing a more restrained approach, with harmony and balance.

Mt. Beautiful Website

Domaine Rosier de Limoux

Cremant de Limoux AOP - Blanquette de Limoux AOP, France

After leaving native Champagne, Michel and Renza Rosier arrived in Aude on January 1, 1982 filled with hope and energy on a wine estate in Villelongue d’Aude. They started by restructuring the vineyard by tearing old red grape varieties from Aramon to plant Chardonnay , Chenin , Mauzac and Pinot .

Their first Cuvée was created in 1983 and represented a volume of 600 bottles . The following year 6000 bottles were produced under the name Blanquette de Limoux .

In 1985, being too cramped in their cellar Villelongue, they moved to Limoux in larger spaces and were able to increase our production thanks to the US markets.

At present, they produce 650,000 bottles of Blanquette and Crémant de Limoux in an ultra-modern winery and are present in France in sixteen countries around the world.

Domaine Rosier de Limoux Website

San Fabiano Calcinaia

Chianti, Italy

Guido Serio and his wife Isa arrived at San Fabiano in 1983 and immediately made investments aimed at producing quality wines. They have gradually made progress over the time, renewing the vineyards, the wine-making chain, the bottling and the cellar for refining the wine in wooden barrels.

San Fabiano Calcinaia produces wines appreciated all over the world: Chianti Classico vintage, Chianti Classico Riserva “Cellole”, Cerviolo Rosso Igt, Cabernet sauvignon Igt, Casa Boschino Igt, Cerviolo Bianco, a small production of the traditional Vin Santo of Chianti Classico, and of Grappa of Chianti Classico “Cellole”; as well as, of course, the perfumed and fragrant extra virgin olive oil.

 

San Fabiano Calcinaia website

Andrew Rich Wines

Oregon, USA

After 20 vintages in Oregon, Andrew Rich is beginning to feel like a veteran. His passion for wine was nurtured not in the fertile soils of the Willamette Valley, however, but in the urban sprawl of New York City, where he once edited the wine column for a national magazine. When the pull of wine became stronger than that of publishing, he headed to Burgundy to study winemaking and viticulture, a move that lead to employment at the small but influential Bonny Doon Vineyard, in California, for nearly six years.

His skills honed, Andrew headed to Oregon in 1994 with the quixotic vision of making Rhône-style wines in the Willamette Valley from Columbia Valley grapes. Turns out he was a little ahead of the curve: it wasn’t until 2000 – when Syrah, Roussanne, Grenache, and Mourvèdre grapes became available to him – that he was finally able to realize that vision.

Meanwhile, he had discovered his love of Pinot Noir, which has since become the more dominant prong of his dual focus. There are three Pinot blends, with fruit sourced from a dozen northern Willamette Valley vineyards: the soft and approachable Prelude; the classic Verbatim, a “grape for grape” translation of vintage and place; and the structured and age-worthy Knife Edge.

While the range at Andrew Rich Wines may be broad – in addition to the Pinots and Rhône-style wines the winery is known for Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer dessert wine, and several others – the intent is always to make wines of balance, grace, and sheer deliciousness.

Andrew Rich Website

Malvira

Roero, Italy

Malvira winery began its production in the 1950’s under the guidance of Giuseppe Damonte. Giuseppe was a visionary, understanding that in the 50’s, the Roero had not yet maximized its vineyard and thus grape-growing potential. Today the estate is run by Massimo and Roberto Damonte, Giuseppe’s sons, who inherited their father’s passion for wine making. Despite constant growth in production and exposure to new markets, the winery is still a family business.

Alberto Longo website

Casas del Mar

Catalonia, Spain

Sogas Mascaró, the producer of this high-quality sparkling wine, began its activity in 1910 in Vilafranca del Penedès. Although initially focused exclusively on exporting still wines from that one area, it only took a few years before they started to develop wines and cavas sourced from a variety of vines planted around La Masia Fontallada. This family-owned historic 18th century home is located in the heart of the Alt Penedès wine-growing region. The property houses 15 hectares of vines, where only the native varieties of the area – Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada – can be found. Of these three, the 70-year old xarel-lo vines are believed to be the pride and treasure of the estate, adding an additional element of personality, body and acidity to the wines and cavas.

 

La Sirena

California, USA

La Sirena makes around 2,000 cases of 6 different wines each year: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pirate TreasuRed, Le Barrettage, Grenache, Art Bus and Moscato Azul. All the wines are small production lots made with great care and the highest quality in mind. Based in winemaker Heidi Barrett’s hometown of Calistoga, these wines are near and dear to her heart – literally. Heidi’s home vineyards provide much of the Cab and Syrah she uses in her wines. Heidi loves having her own brand – creating, experimenting, and being free to explore and express herself through her work, while also giving her fans the delicious wines they have come to expect from her.

La Sirena website

Quivira

California, USA

Quivira Vineyards’ is a leading producer of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and Rhone varietals, built upon intentional winegrowing and a thoughtful commitment to sustainable and organic farming. Quivira’s philosophy is driven by the seamless vision of quality shared between winemaker Hugh Chappelle and vineyard manager Ned Horton. Together, they have integrated the vineyard and winery where farming practices are optimally aligned with the desired characteristics of the finished wine.

Quivira website

La Follette

California, USA

La Follette embraces the old-world concept of terroir: that each individual vineyard site has a unique expression, that can be expressed through the wines made from grapes grown in that place. The winemaker’s role is to create a wine that is transparent to the site, pure in its expression and enjoyable to drink. As they work with these sites, vintage after vintage, their understanding deepens and the wines become more reflective of that place, at that time.

In producing the most distinctive site-driven Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, La Follette partners with family-owned and farmed vineyards that are committed to maximizing the potential of their unique site, working with them to execute the viticultural directives that La Follette develop with them. These directives are guided by decades of analyzing soil composition, a vine’s biology, and the finished wine’s intended characteristics.

La Follette website

Casa Santos Lima

, Portugal

Casa Santos Lima is a family owned company dedicated to the production, bottling and selling of Portuguese wines. The company is present directly or indirectly in the regions of Lisboa, Algarve, Alentejo, Vinho Verde and Douro. This way and from around 400 hectares of vineyards, it produces wines known for their excellent quality/price ratio and exports around 90% of its total production to close to 50 countries in all 5 continents. Casa Santos Lima is also the largest producer of “Vinho Regional Lisboa” and “DOC Alenquer” and in the past years has been one of the most awarded Portuguese wineries in major national and international wine competitions.

Casa Santos Lima website

Bodegas Olarra

Rioja, Spain

Bodegas Olarra is located on the outskirts of Logroño, in the heart of the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin and within the highly regarded sub-area of Rioja Alta. Since its establishment in 1973, Olarra has been noted for the beauty and complexity of its unique premises thanks to its Y-shaped ground plan and its 111 hexagonal domes. Bodegas Olarra is commonly known as the Cathedral of Rioja. This winery tastefully merges cutting edge wine-related technologies with the traditional winemaking methods of La Rioja, and as a result, it creates wines with the strictest parameters of quality.

Bodegas Olarra website

Lightning Wines

Texas, USA

These Texas wines are a collaboration of Randy and Brook Hesters. The wines are produced with incredible fruit sources spread throughout Northern California that are tended to by some of the industry’s best growers. Rhone-inspired and made from the heart, Lightning Wines were born of pure passion and an ambitious dream – make wines as exciting to talk about as they are delicious to drink.

Lightning Wines website

Viticcio

Tuscany, Italy

Viticcio has been making wine since 1964 among the rolling green hills of Tuscan wine country in Greve in Chianti, between Florence and Siena.

The winery’s vinicultural production began with the desire to capture and embody the potential of Chianti Classico, and it wasn’t long before Viticcio wines became renowned for their true and high quality expression of the Tuscan terroir. Since then, the winery has grown to encompass 120 hectares of estate-owned land among the hills of Chianti Classico and Maremma and it now produces wines from all three of these prestigious territories.

Today they carry forward the production of Viticcio winery, making wines that express the most authentic link between nature and man. Viticcio is driven by passion and enthusiasm to make their wines classic and elegant,  with a fresh outlook on the terroir.

Viticcio website

Inkarri

Mendoza, Argentina

Inkarri is the Biodynamic/organic certified label by Chakana Wines, a leading producer of authentic wines from Mendoza, Argentina.

Inkarri website

Bodegas Los Frailes

, Spain

A family owned estate of 162 hectare with vineyards, Mediterranean forest, almond and olive trees with a unique terroir: altitude at 650-700 meters over sea level, dry agriculture, soil extremely calcareous, a Mediterranean climatology influenced by continental, and vines of 40-years-old average of our native grape, the Monastrell.

Bodega Los Frailes website

Bodega Aizpurua

, Spain

Bodega Aizpurua’s first txakoli was produced circa 1834 by Miguel Aizpurua in small quantities but with the best quality. Today the winery is run by the fourth generation, Mari Jesus, Imanol and Miren, who are following and taking care of the business with the same passion and dedication like in the beginning, offering the best product possible. Today, the geographical area of the Getariako Txakolina Designation of Origin is the province of Giuzkoa with 402 hectares devoted to vineyards. Consisting mosstly of trained vines, 90% of them are located in coastal areas.Bodega Aizpurua website

Bending Branch

Texas, USA

Bending Branch Winery was founded in 2009 by Dr. Robert W. Young, M.D., his wife Brenda, and daughter, Alison. The Youngs discovered the property that initially was settled in 1840 with a small settler’s cabin that is still on the property today.

Bending Branch Winery marries Old World winemaking with modern science by employing cryomaceration and thermoflash fermentation methods.

The estate sits on 56 acres of rustic Hill Country terrain. The winery is most known for its signature Tannat, a grape variety that exceeds expectations for Texas terroir. Charbono, Sagrantino and Souzão are our other grape obsessions.

Bending Branch website

pureCru

California, USA

Simply said…handcrafted exclusive, award-winning wines.

When they say limited handcrafted wines, that’s exactly what they mean.  It’s like having your own custom winery that is dedicated to creating the most unique and award-winning quality wines.  pureCru wines are blended for taste and texture by hand and not mass produced by large winery facilities. pureCru Wines provide a unique and exclusive experience.

pureCru website

Santome

Veneto, Italy

It all began with grandfather, Antonio, a vineyard expert and great enthusiast. In the ’70s, our father, Armando, continued by purchasing and equipping thirty hectares of fertile land in the “Grave di Papadopoli” area, while “supporting” the vineyards with concrete poles throughout most of our peninsula.
His sons Alan (winemaker) an William (accountant) followed suit, setting up the splendid Santomè wine farm (30 hectares), purchased in 1999.
From February 2010, a further three hectares were incorporated, adjacent to the village of Collalto, in the heart of the designated Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadine DOCG zone.
Altogether there are 60 hectares of vineyards and wine is made and sold in the new premises in Biancade (Treviso).
The winery is considered a model, particularly because of its modern vineyards with dense plant system, its strict grape selection and its use of innovative vinification systems. The wine farm also relies on the advice and proven experience of winemaker, Marzio Pol.

Santome Website

I Veroni

Tuscany, Italy

Fattoria I Veroni’s history dates back to the Middle Ages in the Arno Valley and has transformed over centuries. I Veroni now has a dynamic range of three distinct Chianti Rufina wines which are true to the authentic character of the Sangiovese- Rufina tradition and four IGT wines.

I Veroni

stuhlmuller-vineyards

California, USA

 

Since 1982, Stuhlmuller Vineyards has built a reputation as growers of world-class grapes, selling their coveted fruit to a number of top area wineries. By the mid-‘90s, Fritz Stuhlmuller was so inspired by the complex wines being made from his family’s vineyard that he established a small, artisan winery bearing the Stuhlmuller name.

Stuhlmuller Vineyards

Austin Winery

Texas, USA

 

Ross, Cooper & Matt founded The Austin Winery in May 2014, establishing the first full production, grape to glass winery inside Austin city limits. Ross & Cooper had worked in cellars, tasting rooms, equipment, & brokerage enough that they felt comfortable making and selling wine. After producing two red blends to wide applause, they convinced Matt Smith to join up and add the business structure to bring The Austin Winery to life. The young team proved their concept with 3 years of busy tasting room traffic & wholesale distribution out of a hyper-industrial warehouse. In May 2017, The Austin Winery moved its operation to the newly built out development, The Yard at 440 E. St Elmo Rd A1, 78745. A quick 10-minute drive from the Capitol.

They work with organic & biodynamically farmed vineyards in the Texas High Plains, Sonoma, Amador County, & Walla Walla. We receive our fruit on-stem, transported in macro bins to our Austin facility where crush, de-stem, press, fermentation, filtration, blending, bottling, and service take place.

Austin Winery Website

Maritime Wine Trading Collective

California, USA

 

Maritime Wine Trading Collective is a national importer and California distributor of relatively small production wines mainly produced by family-owned and operated wineries.

With over 35 years of combined experience, co-owners Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister have forged and continue to develop meaningful relationships with producers around the globe.

Maritime Wine Trading Collective highly values small production winemakers whose wines cannot find a home with large distributors: there is a vast world of excellent wine not available to the North American consumers. Our mission and focus is to share wines which have greatly impressed us with their quality, value and the authentic stories behind them.

Check out our roster of wines that have consistently received favorable reviews and scores from widely-respected publications.

We are not interventionist importers which is to say that the wines we offer are a genuine expression of the people and places they come from: wines that we’ve shared with family and friends during our extensive travels home and abroad, and now with you.

Maritime Wine Website

Alximi

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

 

Alximia is a family business focused on the work of the sensible. It is a group born at home, that appreciate the respect for the environment, in the tradition of teaching and knowledge transfer. Alximia is a wine-making project born from the meeting of the senses and the world, with special attention to the earth, the plant, the fruit and its benefits. We are trying to understand, use and preserve nature.

Alximia

Hudson Vineyards

California, USA

 

We grow for taste and diversity; growing only delicious foods utilizing ethical, responsible farming practices honed throughout our thirty-year stewardship of this land.

We recognize the importance of our relationships and responsibilities to our staff, our land, and our community; understanding fully that each decision we make at Hudson Ranch has social consequences and environmental impacts.

Hudson Ranch and Vineyards is the daily, living embodiment of our dedication and commitment to the hard work of growing the highest quality foods and wines made with the highest level of intent.

Hudson Vineyards Website

SR Tonella

California, USA

 

S. R. Tonella Cellars is the culmination of over 100 continuous years in the wine business in Rutherford, Napa Valley.  It all started with an earthquake.  In 1906 after the great San Francisco earthquake, a huge demand for workers to rebuild the city brought Joseph Ponti, Steve’s great uncle, from Italy to San Francisco.  Shortly thereafter, Ponti became the superintendent and initial winemaker at the iconic Beaulieu Vineyards in Rutherford, where he stayed for 43 years.  Ponti’s nephew, Steve’s grandfather, Louis Tonella, joined his uncle at Beaulieu when he was just 17 and worked there for several years.  Louis inherited from Ponti vineyards located in the Rutherford viticulture region and passed them on to his son Raymond Tonella, Steve’s father.  Over the years, Raymond purchased additional vineyard acreage, as well as managing other Rutherford vineyards.  Grape growing and wine production have been a part of Steve’s life and family history.

SR Tonella Website

Tamber Bey

California, USA

 

Vintner Barry Waitte founded Tamber Bey Vineyards in 1999, when he purchased a 60-acre vineyard in the Yountville Appellation and an 11-acre property in the renowned Oakville Appellation. This marked his entry into the wine business as a grower. Waitte planted three acres of premium Cabernet Sauvignon on the Oakville property, and this vineyard came to be called the Oakville Estate Vineyard.

Tamber Bey Website

Small Vines

California, USA

 

In constant pursuit of distinctive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, we are crafting wines that are pure, authentic and balanced. At the very heart of our wine growing excellence, is a desire to craft distinctive wines that are meaningful to you- the one putting it in your glass. Our wines come only from our Estate vineyards that we have planted closer together than average on very low vigor sites, as a result, giving us a physically small plant. A physically smaller plant that is balanced will have less fruit on it naturally, than a large one. Smaller berries, smaller clusters and smaller- more intense yields are imperative to achieve higher wine quality.

Small Vines Website

Paul Chollet

, France

 

A Domaine et Saveurs Collection

Paul Chollet Website

Domaine et Savuers

, France

 

Since 1983, and independently since 1994, Domaines et Saveurs Collection selected fine estates from Burgundy, Loire and other French regions to offer complex and rare wines, to importers and distributors. 

Domaine et Savuers Website

Michael Pozzan

California, USA

 

Following family traditions of three generations rooted in Italy’s famed Piemonte wine region, Michael Pozzan’s award-winning wines are a stylish collection of lush reds and crisp, flavorful whites. They are the perfect complement to a variety of foods, and they’re priced to enjoy every day. Whether barrel-aged in oak or the product of cool fermentation in stainless steel, these wines capture the essence of terroir, vintage-after-vintage.

Michael Pozzan Winery Website

Oro Bello

California, USA

 

Oro Bello wine is hand-crafted with care from high-quality fruit that has come from “hidden gem” AVA vineyards. This means we haveno need to sweeten our wines or add gum arabic(used to increase mouthfeel) or DMDC. Our desire is to bring excellent wines to anyone, regardless of age or income, who are eager to find an additive-free, crafted wine at an everyday price.

Oro Bello Wine Website

Omen

California, USA

 

Omen Wines are hand-crafted with care from high-quality fruit that have come from “hidden gem” AVA vineyards. This means we have no need to sweeten our wines, or add gum arabic(used to increase mouthfeel) or Velcorin (DMDC). Our desire is to bring excellent wines to anyone, regardless of age or income, who are eager to find an additive-free, crafted wine at an everyday price.

Omen Wine Website

Mi Sueno

California, USA

 

Rolando started his career in the Napa Valley in 1982 as a modest dishwasher at the exclusive Auberge du Soleil restaurant. Over the span of 15 years, his resume of employers began to read like the who’s who of the Napa Valley—from the legendary Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, to winemaking great Paul Hobbs. Each experience was an opportunity to learn more, and with every move Rolando harnessed his work ethic with his love of farming and wine.

Together, Rolando and Lorena have built their dream winery with love, passion, and a deep understanding of the art of growing exceptional grapes and crafting award-winning wines rich in character and elegance. As Rolando says, ‘‘farming and making wine is not science, it’s experience.” And experience he has. This year, as Mi Sueño Winery celebrates its 20thanniversary, the winery stands not only as a “dream come true” for the Herreras, but also as one of the great independently owned and operated wine producers in California.

Mi Sueno Winery Website

Lewis Wines

Texas, USA

Levy & McClellan

California, USA

 

Planted in 1999, Levy & McClellan is a project by Bob Levy, who has been at Harlan Estate since its beginning, and by Martha McClellan, who is winemaker for Sloan and Checkerboard. As humble servants of Mother Nature and caring stewards of the land, we are inspired by a shared passion and the unique character of our distinguished hillside vineyard. We are dedicated to making wines of uncompromised quality that offer the purest expression of their origin.

Levy & Mcclellan Website

Land of Promise

California, USA

 

For the last 17 years, our family-owned and operated vineyard Terra de Promissio has been dedicated to growing Pinot Noir grapes for premium wineries, such as Kistler, Kosta Browne, Hanzell, Lynmar, Williams Selyem and many others.  Wines with Terra de Promissio grapes received numerous awards and accolades including the Wine Spectator’s 2011 Wine of the Year – the 2009 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

With 2013 vintage, we launched our own wine and named it Land of Promise (English translation of Terra de Promissio).  Land of Promise is a story of an immigrant family pursuing the American dream, with hard work and sacrifices made along the way to create something that would endure beyond their lifetimes.

At Land of Promise, our ultimate goal is to create a wine, which expresses the unique terroir of our vineyard, Terra de Promissio, the commitment and passion of three generations who farm it, and the promise of this land.

Land of Promise Website

The Grower Project

Texas, USA

 

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH WINE GROWERS ACROSS TEXAS TO PRODUCE LIMITED PRODUCTION, SINGLE-SITE WINES, HIGHLIGHTING THE WIDE-RANGING TERROIR.

The Grower Project Website

C.L. Butaud

Texas, USA

Evans and Tate

, Australia

 

John Evans & John Tate started planting vines in Wilyabrup, the heart of Margaret River in 1974. They named the vineyard Redbrook, after Tate’s beloved Daschund. It was in 1987 that the Evans & Tate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White) that was first released. 30 years on, it remains one of Australia’s favourite Dry White. The passion of our founders has endured, making Evans & Tate Australia’s best selling Margaret River wine brand.

With state of the art winemaking equipment and access to high quality fruit and oak, we craft wines that people enjoy and lead by example with the quality of wines that come out of Margaret River. The winemaking team continuously strive to craft elegant wines that exhibit distinct regional characteristics coupled with intensity of flavour.

Evans and Tate Wine Website

Illahe

Oregon, USA

 

ILLAHE VINEYARDS.  A FAMILY WINERY.

It all started with Lowell Ford planting grapes back in 1983. We enjoy working together to make sustainable, handcrafted wines from our estate vineyard.  We are farmers at heart, and we enjoy being close to nature through our grapes, watching every season change the landscape around us, and every vintage change the wines in the bottle.

BRAD FORD
WINEMAKER

Brad’s job at Illahe is to make delicious wine with unique character. He hopes that by working with his grapes year after year, he will find the little things that make each one hand-crafted instead of factory-made. Most often, he reaches back to wine’s history to grab hints about how to improve. Examples of this include working with his horses – Doc and Bea; trying ferments in oak, acacia, and clay; and spending hours on the bike pump moving the 1899.

After receiving a degree in classics, Brad was a carpenter, grant writer, and English instructor. In 2004 he followed his dad into the vineyard and did his first harvest. Since then he has worked for Russ Raney and with Michael Lundeen and Gabriel Jagle sniffing and sippin.

LOWELL & PAULINE FORD

OWNERS AND GROWERS

Lowell and Pauline have a long history of stewardship and grape growing. Lowell’s great-grandparents immigrated from Russia via Canada and grew wine grapes on their farm near Dallas, Oregon in the 1890s. Pauline’s father finished his family’s westward migration and bought a farm in Salem in 1943, and she has lived on that farm her entire life.

Lowell began his career as a winegrower on that very farm – planting of an acre of müller-thurgau in 1983. His early experiments in viticulture were made with the help of friend Earl VanVolkinburg of Vitae Springs Vineyard in South Salem. He won ribbons at the county fair and state fair for his wines, including a best of show.

In the 1990s, Lowell spearheaded the development of the Northwest Wine Studies Center at Chemeketa where he is a lifetime donor. Pauline isn’t actively involved in the vineyard or winery, but she makes a famous salmon cheesecake that we invite you to indulge in at our holiday tastings!

Illahe Vineyards Website

Dancing Crow Vineyards

California, USA

 

One cool, Spring day in the shadow of Mt. Konocti, a family came to lay out their vineyard using straw to mark the vines. While feasting during their midday lunch they saw a murder of crows dancing around the straw, which made them laugh. Yet, when they looked again, the crows and the straw were gone. The family learned two things that day: be wary of dancing crows, and what to name their vineyard.

Dancing Crow Website

Nicolas-Jay

Oregon, USA

 

Nicolas-Jay is the story of a three-decade friendship between famed Burgundian

winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo and visionary music entrepreneur Jay Boberg, and their

shared love of Oregon Pinot Noir. It is also the story of their desire to build

something lasting together, while creating a distinctive expression of great

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. At Nicolas-Jay, this is achieved by applying viticultural

and winemaking experience gained from working with the grands crus of Burgundy to

the finest grapes from Oregon. This includes fruit from the older vines of Nicolas-

Jay’s own organically farmed Bishop Creek Vineyard on the hillsides of the Yamhill-

Carlton appellation, as well as grapes from other top Willamette Valley vineyards,

including Nysa, Momtazi and Zenith. From this fruit, Jean-Nicolas, Jay and talented

Associate Winemaker Tracy Kendall make alluring and expressive wines that convey

the special character of Oregon Pinot Noir.

Nicolas-Jay Website

Ovum

Oregon, USA

 

Founded in 2011 by John House and Ksenija Kostic House, Ovum was born out of the realization that Riesling in Oregon has similar qualities one would find in world class growing regions.  We set out to discover if our belief was indeed a reality, which meant producing wines that draw from all regions in Oregon. This diversity is necessary to discovering terroir through the conduit of Riesling.  Our low intervention production method is a commitment to letting the vintage and vineyard come through, for better or worse.  Native ferments, no subtractions or additions, except for SO2 – extended lees contact 8-9 months, for textural complexity. All of this is done in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as cement egg.  Given the level of commitment to these factors, it is not possible to produce red wine – which means Ovum is solely committed to Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat.

At Ovum, each wine is produced the same way – if the wine smells and tastes different it has everything to do with the time and place, and little to do with the winemaker.  Our hope is that through this minimal handling, and honest technique, we produce an old fashion wine in the modern world.

Ovum Wines Website

Saint Reginald Parish

California, USA

 

I don’t make enough wine. If you’re here, it’s because you’ve probably tasted my wine or at least heard of it. If not, I apologize. I’m not a Saint. I’m not even Catholic, actually. Just the lapsed son of a Louisiana Baptist preacher man trying to make the best wine he can. So, do me a favor and enter your email address so I can let you know more about my new wine club in the coming months. It’s going to include all the hits, plus a few deep cuts, like 18 months on lees sparkling Blanc de Noir and 6 month whole cluster carbonic egg fermented Pinot Noir.

Yours truly with holy intentions for good times,

Andrew Reginald Young

Saint Reginald Parish Website

Two Mountain Winery

Washington, USA

 

When we set out on this wine venture in 2000, we hadn’t even given Copeland Vineyard its name. In fact, when our family made the decision to add a vineyard and winery to its storied farming portfolio, we were merely “the help” (tractor drivers, forklift operators, El Ranchito take-out retrievers). Sure enough, our childhood “summers on the farm” eventually became “life on the farm” as we became increasingly involved with the new and exciting wine project.

Even before we began making wine, we were drawn to the experience of it. Our fondest memories were those of family and friends accompanied by lively conversation, laughter and an intriguing assortment of wine.

It soon became evident that we had not so much found our calling, but it had found us. One could argue that five generations of Yakima Valley farming pulsing through our veins predisposed us to dirty fingernails and an inherent love of the land. We couldn’t agree more.

Two Mountain Winery Website

Waters Winery

Washington, USA

 

Founded in 2005, we believe that the Walla Walla Valley terroir is capable of producing distinctive red wines that rival the finest of the Old and New World regions. Waters produces just a few thousand cases of small-lot bottlings each year, aimed at reflecting the unique character of each varietal and the qualities of the land that they come from.

Jamie Brown, Winemaker:

“Just as songwriting to me means anticipating a melody without changing its natural direction; winemaking entails appreciating what nature gives you in order to shape the way a wine is made.”

Waters Winery Website

Hawkes Winery

California, USA

In 1971, Stephen and Paula Hawkes moved to Sonoma County and bought 65 acres of land in the southern Alexander Valley, where they have been living and farming grapes ever since. The Stone Vineyard, which is also our Home Ranch, is bordered to the north by a forest of Douglas Fir and oak, and to the south by a tributary of the Russian River, is planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

Jacob Hawkes is a bald man in his early forties. He wears glasses and a beard and has a sort of athlete-gone-to-seed figure. He was born and raised on the farm on Chalk Hill Road, where his mother and father still live.

Jake never thought he would make wine for a living. His greatest aspiration was the same as every other child in America: to live anywhere but here. To that end, he left home and bumped around from place to place starting at the age of seventeen. His occupations were various. A construction worker in Rodarte, New Mexico, nightclub doorman in New York, woodchopper in California, grape-picker in Australia, alcoholic in Mexico, metal worker in Oakland, English teacher in San Marcos, Texas, but one common thread ran through all of this: wherever Jake went, he failed. And, when he failed, he came home and worked in the vineyard.

Today, Jake has resigned himself to permanent failure. He will not be this country’s first African American president. For one thing, he’s not African American. The upside is, to his great surprise, he loves what he does at Hawkes. He believes the wines are splendid. In his dreams, he wanders alone on the landscape of great American Cabernet, listening to the wind blow on the stripped branches of the birch trees and looking out on the scorched and empty plain. “I will make great Cabernet for our time”, he shouts into the emptiness. “Pipe down,” his wife says, “You’ll wake the baby.”

 

Hawkes Winery Website

Calluna

New York City, USA

 

Calluna has been a longtime dream of David Jeffrey, even as he was working for Seagram back in New York City for their corporate treasury staff. His love for old world, classicly styled wines began with Bordeaux and Burgundy but were solidified after drinking stunning examples from the Napa Valley, Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains. The desire to create a winery of his own led David to change careers in 2001 at the age of 44 and enroll in Fresno State’s Oenology and Viticulture program. 2 years later he found himself working in the cellar at Chateau Quinault l’Enclos in St Emillion fr Dr. Alain Raynaud.

Calluna Website

Cambiata Winery

California, USA

Cambiata is not your average California winery. We are a little more unconventional and iconoclastic than our compatriots around the Golden State. I launched Cambiata in 2002 after making wines for other people for nearly two decades. My intention was to make distinctive wines that go beyond the Franco triumvirate of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone. Today, we are vinifying a handful of compelling wines from some of California’s scarcest grape varieties including Albariño, Tannat and Dornfelder. We also make limited quantities of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Enjoy.

Cambiata Winery website

Luxe Wines & Spirits

, USA

 

Welcome to LUXE Wines & Spirits. We are a premium importer and agent of artisanal wines and small batch craft spirits from around the world. We have a unique point of difference and invite you to discover what LUXE is all about. We provide the expertise and passion required to bring these award winning wines and spirits to market and grow them into successful brands. LUXE is our focus.Our selection criteria is simple. Our portfolio is unmatched for taste, quality, and value. Discover the world of LUXE.

Luxe Wines & Spirits

Little Peacock Imports

Australian, United States

 

We are a young company that imports and distributes Australian wine in the United States. Our motivation is to change the American perception of Australian wine.

Our winesare realbrands, made by Australians for Australians. They come from renowned Australian wineries in the Yarra ValleyMornington Peninsula, Central VictoriaMargaret RiverFrankland RiverMcLaren ValeAdelaide HillsCoonawarra, Riverina and the Barossa. The winemakers are experts, bequeathing to each wine its own interesting story.

Dearden Wines

California, USA

Chris Dearden has been crafting fine wines in Napa Valley for over 25 years. Wine has been a part of his family life since childhood, where it was served regularly at dinner as a celebration of everyday meals. The third generation Californian was born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley town of Porterville and always had an aptitude and love for agriculture and life sciences.

Dearden Wines Website

Biokult

Niederösterreich, Austria

Biokult, located in Pamhagen in the Niederösterreich region of Austria, produces fine Austrian Biodynamic wines. The wines are produced by the Michlits family, one of the most creative and influential Biodynamic and organic wine growing families in Austria. Their products and production methods are revolutionary for the region. Not only have they been able to understand and implement the use of non-trimmed vines in the region, but the use of Biodynamic methods and the translation of these into new production standards are awe inspiring.

Biokult Website

Vignobles Raymond

Entre-Deux-Mers, France

 

Vignobles Raymond produces the highest quality AOC Bordeaux organic wines. Located in the Entre-Deux-Mers region, not far from the city of Bordeaux, their wines have grown in the villages of Saint-Laurent-du-Bois, Saint-Martial, and Saint-Felix de Conclude since medieval times. The Raymond family has a long history of growing wine, dating back to 1850.

The family property of the Domaine du Château de Lagarde has been built up over the years by successive generations. Today, the winery honors its heritage by using a special mixture of ancestral tradition and the most efficient modern technology.

Vignobles Raymond Website

Domaine Gioulis Sofos

, Greece

Domaine Gioulis produces unique and high-quality Greek organic wines. In 1993, George Gioulis agronomist – oenologist, with studies at the University of Bordeaux, founded the winery Domaine Gioulis and planted his first vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon in his place of origin, Klimenti. This vineyard is one of the first organic vineyards in Greece.

Domaine Gioulis Sofos Website

Bodegas Iranzo

Valencia, Spain

Since 1994, Bodegas Iranzo has exclusively produced Spanish organic wines, making it one of the oldest-established vineyards in Spain to apply this European organic regulation. Located in the Utiel-Requena DO region near Valencia, Bodegas Iranzo produces the Oldest Estate Bottled Wines in Spain, with the first recorded written evidence of the vineyard estate Cañada Honda, owned by the Iranzo Perez–Duque family dating back to 1335 as granted by King Pedro I of Castilla.

Traditional artisan organic wine making craft passed on for family generations combined with organic agriculture on lime-crusted sandy soils within a National Reserve Park = superb Spanish organic wines.

Bodegas Iranzo Website

Firriato

Sicily, Italy

Firriato is in the province of Trapani, one of the most magical parts of the wine region of Sicily, where centuries of vine growing have given this area a natural ability to produce wines with a strong sense of identity. Firriato’s strength lies in the consistent choices it has made. Especially those that focus on nature, biodiversity, protecting the landscape and innovation.

Firriato

Turley

California, USA

Turley Wine Cellars makes thirty-four wines, the vast majority of which are single vineyard designate Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs. By focusing on old vine vineyards in particular, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture.

All of Turley’s vineyards are either certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers or somewhere in the process, and use all natural yeasts in the fermentations.

Turley

Monte Xanic

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Founded in 1988 by five friends who were great lovers of wine who set out to the adventure of creating quality Mexican wine. Their values to be pioneers in innovation through research and technology haven proven true for the past 30 years and will continue on.

Monte Xanic

Las Nubes

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Las Nubes started in 2008 and seeks to be the best wine company, producer and distributor of wines from the Baja California region through their professional team and using the latest technologies that allow them to grow sustainably. They pride themselves on the protection of the natural environment, while producing quality Baja wines.

Las Nubes

Finca la Carrodilla

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Finca la Carrodilla is a new generation winery in the El Porvenir Ejido in Valle de Guadalupe. It emerged as a dream of the Perez Castro Family (owners of La Lomita) to honor the Virgin of the Vineyards.

Carrodilla has 4 monovarietal wines (Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet and Tempranillo), showing with them the fineness of what can be created when the fruit in its maximum expression. In addition they offer a young red blend, which is a mixture of the 3 red monovarietales and a premium Bordeaux blend.

La Carrodilla

Emevé

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Emevé was conceived by Mr. Mario Villarreal’s interest of breaking into the wine industry. His passion for wine is what motivated him to go into viniculture and made him start planting grapes in his ranch, that’s located in Valle de Guadalupe.
In 2004 Mario planted 12.5 grapevines and in 2005 he planted three more. Then in 2006 he added another six, and that harvest was the one that gave him his first production of wine, one that was reserved exclusively for personal consumption and wasn’t sold to the public. Nowadays the vineyard has 15 acres of crops, with different varieties of grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Malbec and Chardonnay; and the annual production are 60,000 bottles of wine.

Emevé

Bodegas Santo Tomas

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Bodegas de Santo Tomás is the oldest winery in Baja California. Their mission is to generate value and wealth in Mexican winemaking through the innovation and talent of their collaborators, through the transformation and conservation of the land and its fruits and to contribute to enrich the human experience at the table.

Bodegas Santo Tomas

Kathryn Kennedy

California, USA

 

Her inspiration to plant a vineyard came from experiencing a fine bottle of Martin Ray Cabernet from the 1950s and from observing the workmen tend an old Cabernet vineyard across the road from her home.

Kathryn established her vineyard during “The Wine Boom of the early 1970s”. New fashions and lifestyles were being introduced by the likes of Sunset Magazine and Julia Child. Bright colors, fresh California produce, outdoor dining and a taste for the finest foods in the European tradition were all the rage.

Kathryn was a pioneering female in the CA wine industry. Her brand was one of the first to bear a woman’s name. Her location was unusual too. Although Saratoga had a stellar wine history in the 1880s, by the 1970s it was far from Napa and off the map to all but the most astute.

After selling fruit for two vintages to Mount Eden Vineyards in Saratoga, Kathryn established her brand and winery in 1979. Her advisor and first winemaker was Bill Anderson, who went on to be the long-standing winemaker at Chateau Julien in Carmel Valley. From 1979 until 1988 Kathryn’s tiny winery produced only Estate Cabernet.

Kathryn Kennedy Website

La Mision Associates

Baja California, Mexico

 

La Mission Associates Wines is an importer and distributor of  wines from Baja California, Mexico. Our catalog has over 20 different wineries and more than 80 labels, offering you the best  from Valle de Guadalupe, Santo Tomas, San Vicente, and Ojos Negros.

La Mision

Madera 5

, Mexico

 

Mauricio R. Cantú, Victor Segura (the winemaker) and three other partners started making wine in a garage at Aragón 126 back in 2007. They source the majority of their fruit from Valle San Vicente, which lies south of the city of Ensenada. The total production is 4,000 cases.

Madera 5 

Fluxus

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Fluxus is the personal project of Alberto Rubio, considered to be one of Baja’s top young winemakers. He currently produces wines for established wineries such as La Trinidad & Bodegas F. Rubio, all located in Valle de Guadalupe. Previously, Alberto served several vintages as the winemaker for Baja cult winery, Mogor Badan. His style was influenced by the year he spent in France working at “La Borde Vieille”, Hugo D’Acosta’s project in the Languedoc-Rousillon.

Fluxus is a small production operation that focuses on old vines and wines that are congruent with the site and its identity. The total production is 1,000 cases. The fruit is purchased from Bodegas F. Rubio, owned by Alberto’s uncle.

Fluxus

Viñas de Garza

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

 

Launching in 2003, Viñas de Garza was born with the certainty that the small wineries in Mexico can produce wines of the highest quality and compete with the big ones, offering its consumers the personal and unique touch of the boutique wines with the quality of premium Mexican wines.

Viñas de Garza

Vinicola Solar Fortun

, Mexico

This award-winning family winery project was started by José Alberto López in 2007, when he planted his first vines in the Guadalupe glen in the village of Francisco Zarco. The first grapes would be harvested in 2010. In 2012, he joined his son Santiago López, who became winemaker.

The basis of the project is to seek the highest quality in each stage of wine production, starting with the quality of the grapes. 100% of the Solar Fortun vines come from the French nursery Mercier, located in the Napa Valley, in the heart of the California wine area. The plants’ patterns, strains and clones were specially selected for their microclimate, that is, taking into account the characteristics of the subsoil and the climate of the glen.

Solar Fortun

Corona del Valle

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Originally starting as a real estate project, Corona del Valle was born out of excitement for the growing viticulture industry in Mexico. The mission of the company is to produce high-end wines and high-quality tourist services.

Corona del Valle

Casa Magoni

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Bodegas Magoni is a family winery in the heart of the Valley of Guadalupe, Baja California, worked by the second generation Magoni and guided by the winemaker Camillo Magoni. More than fifteen years ago in the Guadalupe Valley, Bodegas Magoni began producing wine exclusively from grapes grown in their own vineyards for family and close friends. At present the wines Bodegas Magoni continue being vinified of grapes cultivated in its vineyards, taking care and ensuring the quality.

Casa Magoni

La Competencia Imports

Baja California, Mexico

 

Named in honor of owner Tom Bracamontes’ grandfather, Ramón Gómez, La Competencia Imports strives to replicate the level of customer service and connection to the community that he was known for. La Competencia proudly represents Casa Magoni, Corona del Valle, Fluxus, Madera 5, Solar Fortun & Vinas de Garza.

La Competencia

Azienda Agricola Enzo Boglietti

La Morra, Italy

 

Azienda Agricola Enzo Boglietti is a family run winery that produces about 100.000 bottles a year with grapes coming exclusively from ha 22 of vineyards of property. The winery is located in La Morra, while the vineyards are scattered amongst the Comuni of La Morra, Barolo, Monforte, Serralunga d’Alba, Roddino e Sinio. Enzo Boglietti is in charge of all winery matters while Gianni Boglietti meticulously manages the vineyards and looks after the quality of grapes.

Enzo Boglietti

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Montalcino, Italy

 

Set on a large area of 220 hectares, 53 of which are dedicated to vineyards and 40 olive trees, it has the typical characteristics of the Tuscan countryside adorned with gentle hills, pastures and woods of unforgettable colors.

Set between the Poggio d’Arna and the Orcia River bordering the south, it offers a unique panoramic view of the Monte Amiata typical profile. Perfumes, wildlife and the valley-run farmhouses make a natural setting for the tranquility of these places.

Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona

Spann Vineyards

California, USA

 

The Spanns’ experience with the wines of great producers around the world has been invaluable. They take the best ideas and techniques they’ve learned from European and California winemakers and apply them to their wines.

The Spann’s strive to create food-friendly, unique wines that are memorable yet blend seamlessly into the occasion. Memorable in their purity, authenticity, distinctiveness, and enjoyment, seamless in how they integrate into the setting, whether it be with friends on the patio or accompanying a formal dinner. Whatever the time or place, Spann Vineyards will linger pleasurably on your palate and in your memory.

Spann Vineyards

Nugan Estate

, Australia

 

Nugan Estate is the Nugan family’s winery dedicated to producing premium estate grown wines from the family’s vineyards across Australia. The Estate owns 590 hectares of vineyards in Australia’s finest wine growing regions of Riverina in New South Wales, King Valley in Victoria and McLaren Vale in South Australia – making them the 18th largest vineyard holders in Australia. In addition, Nugan Estate sources premium quality grape from the renowned Coonawarra region of South Australia.

Nugan Estate

Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot

Burgundy, France

 

Jean-Marc Pillot is the fourth generation of his branch of the Pillot family to tend vineyards in Chassagne Montrachet. He joined his father, Jean, in 1985 to learn the craft of “vigneron”. After six years of working side-by-side, Jean-Marc assumed the direction of the domaine in 1991 with the assistance of his wife, Nadine, and his sister, Beatrice. Of course, his father, Jean, remains by his side rendering advice and valuable assistance in the vineyards (often while he is tending the garden in back of the chai!). Jean-Marc has instituted several changes at the estate, the most prominent of which is the construction of a new cave. Of equal importance, Jean-Marc expanded the amount of vineyards under cultivation and has made subtle modifications in vinification and elevage to place his own “mark” on this estate which now covers approximately fifteen hectares with an annual production of, more or less, 60,000 bottles.

Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot

J. Bookwalter

Washington, USA

 

The story of J. Bookwalter Winery is a story of family heritage, deep roots and a centuries-old commitment to the land. Today, J. Bookwalter has grown from one of Washington’s oldest wineries into one of Pacific Northwest’s most recognized boutique wine brands, relying on exceptional vineyard sources and meticulous winemaking to produce some of the world’s finest wines.

J. Bookwalter

Domaine Bousquet

Mendoza, Argentina

 

The objective of the Bousquet family was to unite their tradition of European wine making with the ideal agricultural conditions in Mendoza. The results of this union are extraordinary wines that boast incredible color, delicious fruity character, good structure with ripe tannins and perfect acid balance.

The young Domaine Bousquet wines age gracefully and continue to receive accolades in the International Wine Press. They can be found in over 50 countries around the world.

Domaine Bousquet

La Spinetta

Barbaresco, Italy

The Rivetti family story began in the 1890s when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather to brothers Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians at that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, and perhaps even one day having the opportunity to make a great wine in his homeland. Though Giovanni never did, his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed “Pin”), fulfilled the dream. Pin married Lidia, purchased vineyards, and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at LA SPINETTA (meaning “top of the hill”) in Castagnole Lanze, located in the heart of the area well-known for Moscato d’Asti, a rather light and simple dessert wine at the time. The Rivetti’s believed, however, that Moscato had the potential for greatness and set out to prove it by producing the region’s first single-vineyard Moscato wines, Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino.

Over time, the family’s vision became even grander, and in 1985 LA SPINETTA made its first red wine, Barbera Cà di Pian, with many great reds to follow. In 1989 the Rivetti brothers named their red blend (Nebbiolo/Barbera) “Pin” in honor of their father. The first Barbaresco, Gallina, was produced in 1995 followed by Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d’Alba Gallina in 1996 and and Barbaresco Valeirano in 1997. Barbera d’Asti Superiore entered the lineup in 1998.

In 2000 the family’s ambition of adding a Barolo to the winery production became a reality. The Rivetti’s acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour where a state of the art cellar, LA SPINETTA Campè, was also constructed.

In 2001 LA SPINETTA expanded beyond the borders of Piedmont, acquiring 65 hectares (160 acres) of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra, where three different 100% Sangiovese wines are produced. For LA SPINETTA Sangiovese is the true ambassador of the Tuscan terrain. From 2004 to 2012 the indigenous Tuscan portfolio was completed with the production of a Colorino, a Vermentino, a Prugnolo Gentile, a Chianti and a Rosé wine made from Sangiovese and Prugnolo Gentile.

In 2011 LA SPINETTA yet adds another winery to the exisiting thrre and purchases Italy’s oldest Metodo Classico sparkling wine producer, CONTRATTO, in Canelli, Piedmont. The exquisite bubbles of CONTRATTO as well as the Vermouths and Bitter make LA SPINETTA’s already large wine portfolio complete.

La Spinetta Website

Robert Biale Vineyards

California, USA

Robert Biale Vineyards was founded in 1991 by four partners, including Robert Biale. The Biale family tradition of growing Zinfandel in Napa Valley started back in the 1930s and has continued for over 70 years. With winemaker Tres Goetting and vineyard guru Bob Biale working in harmony, they manage to fully understand and highlight the intricacies of each of Biale’s unique vineyards, unleashing the full potential and ultimate expression.

Robert Biale Vineyards Website

Cedarville Vineyard

California, USA

 

Cedarville Vineyard wines are hand crafted by Jonathan Lachs and Susan Marks from grapes grown in the granitic soils of our sustainably farmed estate vineyard at 2500 feet elevation in the Sierra Foothills of California. Everything they do in the energy efficient winery building is designed to reflect the unique character of their hillside vineyard, beginning with hand sorting grape clusters before crushing through to aging our wines in underground caves.

Cedarville Vineyard Website

Castellroig

Catalunya, Spain

 

Unique to the Cava producing region of Penedes, Castellroig represents one of the few 100% family owned, estate run establishments. Father and son, Marcelino Sabaté and Marcel Sabaté I Coca, apply all of their efforts and passion to maintain family tradition while incorporating technological advancements in the cellar. Four generations of organic grape growing with complete respect for the environment and varietals native to the land.

With complete dedication to producing wines reflective of the soil, the concept of ‘Vins de Terrer’ was born. A location 40km south of Barcelona affords a privileged location with a valley protected by mountains and a moderate climate due to the close proximity to the Mediterranean coast. Marine sediment embedded in the soil promotes vines with a longer, slower ripening cycle and added complexity in the grapes. The Sabaté I Coca estate is distributed across 18 terroirs, 62 parcels, and 40 hectares throughout the Valle del Bitlles. Grapes are carefully selected for each bottling and hand harvested from each of these terroirs. Castellroig achieves the ultimate expressions of these different parcels with extra focus on the native Xarel-lo grape. Capable of achieving the greatest aromatics, body, and acidity, Xarel-lo represents the most favorable varietal in the Cava blend.

Castellroig Website

Castello Bonomi

Veneto, Italy

 

A wonderful microcosm in the small world of Franciacorta excellence, the Castello Bonomi estates are the new strongholds of CASA PALADIN’s “reasonable viticulture farming”. The exceptional limestone and chalk soil on the slope of the Monte Orfano mountain, brushed by the warm breezes that ascend from the plain, is the magical and special ingredient of this strip of Franciacorta where the vines draw rich mineral salts from the depths of the soil.

Castello Bonomi Website

Casas del Bosque

Central Valley, Chile

 

Casas del Bosque is located 70 km from Santiago, the capital of Chile, and 30 km from one of the principal ports of Chile, Valparaiso. It was established in 1993 to be a family boutique winery exclusively oriented to the production of high quality wines. Casas del Bosque has its own vineyards in the Casablanca Valley, the preferred place for premium wine production. This guarantees that we carefully handle and control our entire grade production and all its treatment, leading to the highest quality product.

Currently, Casas del Bosque has 232 productive hectares of white vines: Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc; and red vines: Syrah and Pinot Noir. The ultra premium Carménère and Cabernet Sauvignon red wines come from the Rapel and Maipo valleys.

 

Casas del Bosque Website

Tabali

Coquimbo, Chile

 

Tabalí was one of the first wineries to settle in the Limarí Valley. It is one of the most promising valleys of the country and it´s located in the North of Chile. The proximity to the Atacama Desert and to the Pacific Ocean, as well as the presence of limestone soils, brings an exceptional and unique terroir, ideal for the production of high quality wines.

Tabali Website

Carmelo Patti

Mendoza, Argentina

 

If you are lucky enough to secure an appointment, a visit to Carmelo Patti’s small, rustic winery in the heart of Lujan de Cuyo will without question be one of the more memorable wine tours of your life.

Carmelo is one of Mendoza’s great old-school winemaking personalities and runs every corner of this quirky operation himself. Originally brought to Argentina on a small boat from Sicily when he was one year old, Carmelo was a catalyst for the rebirth of fine wine production in Mendoza in the eighties and is, to this day, one of the most respected enologists in the country. Carmelo’s winemaking style is equally unique as his character, and he insists on holding all wine until he deems it “ready” for release which generally means 4-5 years after harvest at the soonest for reds. All wines are made naturally, with no chemical additives and only native yeast.

Carmelo Patti Website

Bodega Amalia

Mendoza, Argentina

Originally from Genoa, Italy, the Basso Family has been producing wine since 1922. In their beginning they owned the “Purísima” winery from where they sold wines in 220 liter wooden barrels.

In 1935, Carlos Basso, together with his brother Tulio, purchased the “Santa Ana” winery, eventually turning it into one of Argentina’s largest premium brands. Seeking to simplify their lives and once again become involved in small production winemaking, the family sold “Santa Ana” in 1996. Using the profits from this sale the Basso’s purchased and remodeled a small winery in Carrodilla, Mendoza the following year. Inside this space the Vina Amalia winery was born. The winery uses 100% estate fruit, with two vineyards in Mendoza’s Uco Valley. Carlos and his son Adolfo run the day to day operations of the winery.

Carlos Basso Website

Cantine Barbera

Sicily, Italy

 

Cantine Barbera offers vines living so close to the ocean that they can turn sea brine into vibrant salinity. Vineyards that enjoy mild winters and warm dry summers, and amazing temperature ranges between night and day. Ripe berries, tasty and sweet, that smell of sunshine and of a gentle Mediterranean wind.

Cantine Barbera winemaker, Marilena Barbera, is a third generation farmer who tends the Inzolia that her grandfather planted in the 20’s, the Chardonnay, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon that her father planted and the native varietals that are her passion: Perricone, Nerello, Alicante, Nero d’Avola and Grillo.

Cantine Barbera Website

Cantina Bolzano

Trentino-Alto Adige/Sudtirol, Italy

Since 2001, the year of the  establishment of the Cantina Bolzano, a South Tyrolean winery based on strong traditions, we have emphasized wines of selected quality and regional character. We offer our customers a wide range of first-class, award-winning wines. Using the latest cellaring techniques, know-how, decades of experimenting in perfection and great affection for our products, our aim is to meet the highest quality standards and thus to make first-class wines that are unique and distinctive. Our passion and devotion allows us to create rich, inimitable, yet at the same time modern products whose taste always reflects their origins.

Cantina Bolzano Website

Ca' Del Monte

Veneto, Italy

CA’ DEL MONTE is the name after the area that hooks over the village of Negrar, north of Verona, in the heart of Valpolicella. It is easy to reach the estate of Ca’ del Monte through the panoramic narrow road that climbs the hills after San Peretto. The original building of theproperty is a 17th century ancient monastery which has been added to over the years.

The winery is enthusiasticallydirected by the dynamic andentertaining brothers, Umberto and Giuseppe Zanconte andhas been cared for and owned bythe family for generations. The farm consists of approximately 50 acres of vineyards, entirely located on the sun drenched south-west hills. The perfectly positioned vineyard is planted with the typical red grapes of Valpolicella: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and other native varietals, from which originate great Valpolicellas and outstanding Amarone.  Authentic and natural wines that are classically true to traditions and the terroir.

Ca’ Del Monte Website

Branchini Wines

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

In 1858 the Branchini family commenced its agricultural activity on these lands. Since then, the Estate continues to be managed by the family which has, over the years, refined its techniques in order to continually improve the “Character” of the territory’s wines.    This choice has given way to experiments in the vineyard including new ways of planting, new varieties, selected harvesting and continuing  research on the characteristic vines of the area.  The vine growing operations are geared to avoid “forcing” the biological process and to maintain the physiological balance of the wine itself.   The Land, author and seal of our wines, owes its characteristics to the three rivers that flow through the Estate. The Sabbioso, Sillaro and Sellustra, over the centuries, have created the geological characteristics of this area. The alchemy of sand, clay and lime together with the  microclimate of this location confer to the wines their own distinct character.

Bodkin Wines

California, USA

Bodkin Wines was founded by Chris Christensen, an Iowa native, in 2011. His passion for aromatic wines and wine making, led him to create America’s first Sauvignon Blanc with bubbles. In 2013, Andrew Chambers, an Oregon native, joined the brand and they purchased 24 tons and made 1,100 cases of their award-winning Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.

Since that time, Bodkin Wines has produced over 15 varietals of wine, eleven of which were scored at 90 points or higher by Wine Enthusiast. They are consistently growing, year after year, but are determined to keep their presence small and unique. Bodkin Wines is still 100% owned by both Chris and Andrew, two guys living and working hard in Sonoma County.

Bodkin Website

Bodega Calle

Mendoza, Argentina

 

Bodega Calle is a boutique winery built in 1925 by Claudio Erice and restored in 2001 by Mrs. Elvira Calle de Antequeda, Kirk Ermisch and Richard Battagion. The winery is specialized in the production of red wines with the unique method of delivering grapes to tank with gravity flow. Here is where Alberti 154 Malbec Clásico and Alberti 154 Malbec, Luján de Cuyo, DOC, Special Reserva varietals and Ca’ de Calle Gran Reserva Red Blend are born to conquer our palates. Bodega Calle is located in the prestigious wine region of Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

Bodega Calle Website

Bleasdale

South Australia, Australia

 

The philosophy of the Bleasdale winemaking team is to capture the essence of what makes Langhorne Creek red wines so attractive – vibrancy, harmony and texture. Cabernet Sauvignon has elegance and captivating depth of flavour, Shiraz is a ripe fruit style with refined cool climate spice elements and Malbec is perfumed and finely structured.
Bleasdale is rich in history and producing some of Australia’s most exciting, consistently impressive premium wines. Whether a Bleasdale wine is $12 or $70, whether it is a Sparkling Shiraz, a single vineyard Malbec or the Frank Potts Cabernet, it conveys a story in the glass that substantiates its history, diversity and increasingly, its pedigree.

Bleasdale Website

The Better Half

Marlborough, New Zealand

When George Elworthy decided to dust off his winemaking hat to create a new range of wines from Marlborough, a friendly rivalry arose. His wife, Jules Taylor, is also a winemaker with her own well established brand and so The Better Half seemed like the perfect tongue in cheek moniker to attach to his new project.

George is an accomplished winemaker with more than 18 years of experience in Marlborough.  He’s worked with distinguished local and international wine companies, and gained recognition as the founding winemaker at The Crossings in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley.

Having been on the scene throughout Marlborough’s rapid transformation as a wine growing region, he has an intimate knowledge of the area and its future potential, something that he’s keen to showcase with The Better Half.

The Better Half Website

Baci Dolci

Veneto, Italy

Baci Dolci means “sweet kiss” in Italian. As such, these refreshing, fruity, slightly frizzante wines are gently kissed with a touch of sweetness.

Domaine Albert Mann

Alsace, France

The Barthelmé brothers, viticulturist Maurice and winemaker Jacky were awarded Winemakers of the Year 2012, by Revue de Vin de France. They are also rated by Wine Advocate, Robert Parker in the top tier of Alsace producers. Given a three-star rating in The Classement by Revue du Vin de France, Domaine Albert Mann is now heralded the world over. From the Pinot Auxerrois, through all of their expressive Grand Crus, to their rich, Selection Grains Noble, they portray their unique style consistently; beautiful delineation of flavors, precise textures, never heavy, clumsy or out of balance. Using the best organic methods, their domain is guided by biodynamic practices, with carefully controlled yields to obtain grapes of elevated maturity with rich and complex substance.

Domaine Albert Mann 

Antucura Winery

Mendoza, Argentina
Antucura Winery is the “little jewel” of the Uco Valley, located at the foot of the Andes Mountains in the town of Vista Flores. Thanks to the unique characteristics of soil and temperature, this region has been established as the “new region for production of fine grapes”. Thanks to stony soils and wide temperature range between day and night, Antucura’s grapes develop intense varietal characteristics which support the elegance of its wines. We have established high density planting of 5.500 plants per hectare and are able to control and monitor the production of each grape variety. Our Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot plants were purchased from a nursery in Pomerol that supplies Petrus and other great chateaux of the region.

Tarantas

Requena, Spain

Tarantas wines are produced in Spain at Bodegas Iranzo. Since 1994 Bodegas Iranzo has exclusively produced wine from organically grown grapes making the winery one of the oldest-established vineyards in Spain to apply this European Organic regulation. Bodegas Iranzo is one of the first bodegas in Spain to be certified EU organic and the FIRST bodega in Spain to receive USDA National Organic Program certification.

Tarantas Website

Cantina della Volta

Modena, Italy

The Donum Estate

California, USA

The Donum Estate “ultimate pinot noir project” is based on a Burgundian grand cru model, with the goal of producing the finest pinot noir and chardonnay.

Vineyards are living, complex, ever-evolving systems. Our experience with the land spans decades, yet we continue to learn as we strive for more profound fruit expression from each block, row and vine.

As their art collection evolves within the estate, we further appreciate the significance of a work in progress. The interplay between their wine production and art collection expresses beauty through a singular sense of place.

The Donum Estate is owned by three European friends who share a passion for wine and art.

 

 

Donum Estate Website

 

Humberto Canale

, Argentina

Humberto Canale’s name is intimately connected to the growth of Argentina and the industrial development of Patagonia, a project that become real after the construction of the railway, that connected this remote, worlds Southernmost, lands with the rest of the country.

Locate in the middle of an oasis in the High Valley of Negro River, the winery has its origin in 1909. Little after the Desert Campaign (1878-1885) when his founder, Humberto Canale, settled up and helped develop the irrigation system in the area, between 1898 and 1904.

His long term vision led him to buy 200 hectares in this wild location and import the necessary equipment to develop the viticulture in the region. In 1912 vineyards were already planted and by mid XX century its image was consolidated.

By injecting a good deal of professional know how into the valley’s activities he managed to promote investigation and creativity, thus allowing the world to see that the region possessed a special terroir that gave birth to different, very characteristic wines.

Humberto Canale Website

Selby

California, USA

Selby Winery was founded in 1994 by Susie Selby, Winemaker, and her father, David K. Selby, M.D. Dr. Selby was a Vietnam war hero, a marble sculptor, and a world-renowned spine surgeon who traveled internationally, primarily to Europe. These trips were instrumental in an affinity for old-world wines that he and Susie shared starting with the first vintages of Selby Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Susie learned to make wine in a hands-on apprenticeship environment, starting as a tasting room manager, then a forklift driver/Cellar Master and eventually becoming the Assistant Winemaker at a larger winery, while still making the Selby Wines. Prior to his sudden death in 1997, Dave and his wife Nancy, who lived in Dallas, would travel frequently to Wine Country to taste blends with Susie and enjoy the food and wine of the region. After Dave passed away Susie decided to continue the dream of Selby and managed to do it on her own through a lot of hard work and challenges. Today she still has no partners or investors. Selby Winery produces over sixteen different varietals and has won numerous awards and accolades. “Enjoy wine; enjoy life,” will continue to be Susie’s approach to being a winemaker. That expression, like the wines, is a reflection of the passion, the fun and the enjoyment that Susie and Dave shared.

Selby Website

Bianchi

California, USA

The Bianchi family has a long history of involvement in the wine Industry, dating back to 1974 when Glenn and his father, Joseph invested in a winery and vineyard on the banks of the San Joaquin river in the Central Valley of California

Utilizing the most advanced farming and production technologies, the Bianchi family quickly grew to become an industry leader, producing award winning wines.

In pursuit of his lifelong ambition of producing ultra-premium wines, Glenn set his sights on finding a new vineyard and winery location. After searching throughout California for the finest terroir to meet his requirements, he settled on Paso Robles. Glenn was impressed with the region’s outstanding reputation for quality wines and its natural beauty.

In January of 2000, Bianchi purchased 40 acres of vineyards on the East side of Paso Robles and built a showcase winery and spectacular hospitality center on the property.

Situated on a gentle rise, the new Bianchi Winery has a commanding view looking west over undulating vineyards dotted with ancient oaks. The state of the art stainless steel fermentation tanks provide the winemaker the latest computerized monitoring system and the option to make select, limited production wines. Similarly, the new barrel room for the French and American oak has the capacity to allow blending and aging of small lots.

The Bianchi Tasting Room is the fulfillment of Glenn Bianchi’s dream to provide a great sensory experience for visitors to the property.

Nestled in the estate vineyards, the facility rises above a waterfall fed lake that gently laps the stone terraces. The soaring glass walls take advantage of the peaceful surroundings from every angle.

Its adjacent vineyards support the belief that it is vital to grow only those varieties of grapes which are best suited to the particular aspect of the land: such as soil, exposure and climate. That is why the Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot are planted in the winery’s sloping vineyards. These varietals make up our sought after Heritage Selection.

Our Signature Selection wines are made from grapes purchased from the highly recognized vineyards adjoining the Bianchi estate and from other premium growers in and around Paso Robles and the Central Coast. Our long and close relationship with the best growers assures us access to each harvest’s top quality grapes. Our Signature selection comprise of Edna Valley Chardonnay, Paso Robles Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Come and sample some of our limited released wines, such as Sangiovese, and Italian varietal grown here in Paso Robles called Refosco.

It is here at our new home in Paso Robles that the Bianchi renaissance is taking place as we expand into the super and ultra premium categories with estate grown and hand crafted wines.

Bianchi Website

Frias Family Vineyards

California, USA

 

The vineyard is located on Spring Mountain, a sub-appellation of the Napa Valley. The area is comprised of only 8,600 acres, mostly unplanted, and is well known for producing bold Bordeaux varietal wines. The appellation is bordered by Diamond Mountain to the North, with the St. Helena Appellation to the South and East and Sonoma County to the West. Although Frias Family Vineyard is small, we have many different soil types which add to the overall complexity of the wines. The hillside vineyard is quite rocky with lighter colored clay and is a part of the Spring Mountain District Appellation. The lower vineyard is less rocky and comprised of red clay with one acre planted on volcanic ash and is entirely within the Saint Helena Appellation.

Frias Family Vineyard Website

Raptor Ridge

Oregon, USA

Since 1989, Scott Shull has been making Oregon wines—first as an independent producer, and since 1995 as a commercial winemaker at Raptor Ridge Winery. Scott strives to craft wines that are interesting to the palate and to the mind—wines of complexity, finesse and place. Born in Kentucky and raised in Des Peres, Missouri, Scott is a self-taught winemaker, having learned by doing, reading, and attending extension service courses on viticulture and enology offered by U.C. Davis, Oregon State University, and Chemeketa Community College, and by participating in the Willamette Valley’s Westside Winemakers Club for a number of years. Scott serves on the board of Oregon Pinot Camp. Previously, he has served as a board member of Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s Brand Oregon campaign; was a founding director of the Oregon Wine Board; and is president emeritus of the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association.

Raptor Ridge Website

Meeker Vineyard

Sonoma, California

Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard at the end of West Dry Creek Road in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley in 1977. In 1984, Charlie and Molly established their winery — The Meeker Vineyard — with Charlie as the winemaker. In its early years, the winery specialized in Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay.

The winery’s first red wine release, a 1984 Zinfandel, was an instant success, winning eight wine competition medals and becoming the third most awarded Zin in the country that year. Thereafter, among other awards, the 1985 Meeker Zin was a Wine Spectator “Best Buy”, the 1986 Zin was a “Spectator Selection”, and the 1990 Zin was included among the Wine Spectator’s “100 Best Wines of the World”. During this period Charlie was also honored to present a Meeker Zinfandel at one of the famous Windows on the World wine dinners in New York. And Zinfandel wasn’t the winery’s only success – for example, the Spectator gave a 91 to one of Charlie’s early Chardonnays.

Meeker Website

Domaine de l'Ecu

, France

Talamonti

, Italy

Talamonti was founded in 2001 by the Di Tonno family, in a magnificent, unspoiled part of the Abruzzi. Our daily objective lies in constantly seeking the best interaction between the varietal in our vineyards, the sun-exposition, the training method, and the desired yield, with the sole desire to best express our unique terroir.

Talamonti vineyards at the turn of the century have expanded to 32 hectares in production in the municipality of Loreto Aprutino. In addition to the native Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, other varietals have been planted. Pecorino, for example was planted in 2004 as part of an estate experiment to study the ability of other varieties to adapt and express themselves. Our vineyards circumnavigate our winery and are located at 300 meters above sea level with South East exposure in the Tavo Valley region.

Talamonti Website

Franco Serra

, Italy

Franco Serra is produced by the Sperone family who have been making affordable premium wines for four generations. In 1920, Antonio Sperone opened a small wine shop in Torino where he sold bulk wine directly to consumers. Unsatisfied with the quality and price of the local wine, Antonio started his own winery in Puglia where land was inexpensive and produced good wine. He built a bottling facility in Torino and was soon able to offer his customers quality wines at prices everyone could afford. Sadly, it was destroyed when the city was bombed in WWII. The winery in Puglia survived the war and enabled Antonio’s grandson Giacomo to open a new facility near Milan where he produced vermouth, sparkling wines, spirits and fine wines. With the help of his sons Paolo and Antonio, the company grew quickly and achieved distribution throughout Italy and expanded into foreign markets. In 1965, the family purchased 75 acres of prime vineyards in Piedmont and built a new winery in the small town of Mombaruzzo just outside Monferrato.  In 2006, brother and sister Andrea and Francesca became the 4th Sperone generation to join the company.  Even as prices fetched for wines from this increasingly fashionable region continue to climb, the Sperone family proudly focuses on value.  Franco Serra provides everyone with the opportunity to drink thoughtfully crafted, distinctive wines from Italy’s most renowned region.

Franco Serra

Contratto

, Italy

Contratto was founded in 1867 by Giuseppe Contratto and the winery is known as the oldest producer of sparkling wine in Italy. In fact, the “Metodo Classico” 1919 Contratto Extra Brut was the first vintage sparkling wine ever made in the country.

The winery has a long, distinguished history. At the turn of the 20th century, its wines were leaving Canelli for destinations all over the world (predominantly to royal houses), and Contratto was the personal supplier to the Vatican as well as to the Italian Royal Family. Awards and medals from international exhibitions and contests of the time emphasize why the name of Contratto has long been synonymous with prestige and quality in the world of sparkling wine.

Contratto Website

Georgian Winehouse

, Georgia

Georgian Winehouse’s mission is to tell the untold story of Georgian wines to the US. Georgia has been making wine for over 8,000 years, yet most Americans are not aware that it is even a country let alone a wine producing country. Our mission is to share the beauty and delicious taste of Georgian wines with the US and to help people experience something more than what they have already tasted. To all those who Drink Different, we salute you!

Georgian Winehouse

Tonnino

, Italy

The Tonnino family has always cultivated its land with a passion for tradition, a deep respect for the territory and attention to technological innovation. Nestled in a beautiful landscape at an altitude of 200-450 meters above sea level, the Tonnino estate benefits from the unique features of the local environment.  The microclimate offers the perfect balance of sunlight and temperatures, and it allows for the ideal ripening of grapes and the preservation of a wealth of aromas, which are later revealed and savored in every glass of Tonnino wine.

Tonnino Website

Angelini

, Italy

A company steeped in Italian heritage. Owners Julius and Paul Angelini spent their childhood years in the farming village of San Lorenzo in Campo, within the Marche region of Italy. The family’s third generation, 200 –acre farm land featires with 8 specialized acres devoted to vineyards of Sangiovese, Vernaccia & Merlot.

In 1986, Angelini Wine, Ltd. was founded by Julius and Paul Angelini when they were joined by their longtime friend, Ron Plebiscito. The partners are known for their intimate understanding of the production of premium quality wine. Coupled with hands on knowledge of the shifting US wine market, Angelini has carved a niche for itself among a very small pool of importer/distributors in the US with thriving vineyards in Europe. The trio makes frequent trips to Italy where they have personal relationships with each producer and visit the vineyards and tour the wine cellars. The partners search continuously for authentic, high quality wines from around the world including; Italy, Argentina, Germany, and California; as well as sake and plum wines from Japan. You can find Angelini Wine Selections in retail locations and restaurants in more than 14 states in the United States.

Angelini Website

Pellegrini Wine Company

California, USA

Family owned for four generations, Pellegrini Wine Company at Olivet Lane Vineyard is located in the Russian River Valley. The Pellegrini family name has been associated with every tier of the wine business since the early part of the 20th Century, from grape sellers to a wholesale wine distribution company.

In 1973, the Pellegrini’s purchased a 70-acre apple, plum & olive orchard on West Olivet Road in Santa Rosa. They planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, developing one of the first vineyards in the region devoted exclusively to these two varieties—which would become known as the Olivet Lane Vineyard, named after the 120 olive trees which line the vineyard’s east entrance. It was one of the first Pinot Noir estates in the Russian River Valley, and over the years has been the grape source for many of the Valley’s Pinot Noir luminaries, in addition to the family’s own award-winning Olivet Lane Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production.

Today, Olivet Lane is home to Pellegrini Wine Company’s state-of-the-art Tuscan styled winery, which opened its doors in 2001. Along with winemaker, Lynn Krausmann, we employ old-world artisan winemaking methods to craft the very best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Sonoma County. Quality & unadorned terroir is of our utmost priority in every bottle.

Pellegrini Website

Domaine Bousquet

Mendoza, Argentina

THE STORY

The Bousquet family hail from the city of Carcassonne, in the South of France and have 4 generations of history in the winemaking tradition. Our passion is to produce wines of superior quality and this is what lead us to Argentina to begin a new chapter in the tradition of our wine making.

In 1990, the Bousquet family arrived in Mendoza to investigate the vineyards and wineries. We discovered that the region had unique characteristics including the soil, altitude and terroir. Because of these characteristics and qualities, we knew we had found the ideal location for a winery.

In 1997, a parcel of land was purchased and we relocated from France to the foothills of the Andes. The 110 hectares parcel is located in the Gualtallary valley in Tupungato, Mendoza at an altitude of 1200 meters (4,000 feet), making it one of the higher altitude vineyards in Mendoza and the world. With cool nights and a near constant breeze, the vineyard is located in a region with the idyllic conditions to produce ripe grapes and extraordinary wines.

Another unique characteristic of the region is the low amount of rainfall (approximately 20cm a year). This allows us to control the watering of the grapes via a drip irrigation system. The same water that we use on our vines is bottled and sold locally and is one of Argentina’s most popular bottled waters. The quality of the water and our ability to control the watering regime assists in producing grapes with a lower pH which in turn produces wonderfully balanced wines with great color.

The objective of the Bousquet family was to unite our tradition of European wine making with the ideal agricultural conditions in Mendoza. The result of this union are extraordinary wines that boast incredible color, delicious fruity character, good structure with ripe tannins and perfect acid balance.

Our young wines age gracefully and continue to receive accolades in the International Wine Press. They can be found in over 50 countries around the world.

Michael Pozzan - Annabella

California, USA

Named to honor Michael Pozzan’s venerable grandmother, Annabella wines are hand sourced from select vineyards throughout the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Whether cabernet sauvignon, merlot or chardonnay, these wines are a toast to a spirited woman of remarkable grace. We remember her love of cooking for family and friends and we celebrate it to this day. Annabella wines represent a wonderful combination of quality and value.

 

Michael Pozzan Website

 

Livon

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

A history that goes back fifty years which has lead its protagonist on a life-long rewarding journey:
Dorino Livon, has indeed become one of the most successful and well recognised Friulan winemakers.
A life-long story that has its roots in the family’s passion and traditions: a true love for the homeland, Friuli or better the Collio and the Colli Orientali del Friuli, the far north-eastern corner of Italy and gateway to Eastern Europe.
Dorino Livon acquired his first vineyards on the Collio hills in 1964, and slowly, plot by plot he expands his property establishing the Azienda Agricola Livon estate.

 

Livon Website

 

Cantine Francesco Montagna

Lombardy, Italy

Since 1895 Cantine Francesco Montagna has been transforming grapes into wine with the same passion. The wine estate boasts more than a century of history in Broni, an ancient village with a great wine-making tradition, situated in the center of one of the territories that produces universally esteemed red and white wines.

When it comes to making wine, Cantine Francesco Montagna is guided by one simple principle: to allow the terroir of its vineyards to express themselves. The starting point is the careful selection of the most suitable grapes coming from the vineyards of 40 winegrowers for a total area of 150 hectars. Today as in the past, an ongoing commitment focused on making the traditional wines of the Oltrepò Pavese known everywhere.
The winery produce 4 lines of wines, each of them has its own character and personality.

Cantine Montagna Website

 

Bosco Del Merlo

Veneto, Italy

Bosco del Merlo lies in a land that is historically recognized to be the birthplace of great wines.
Wine tradition here goes back to ancient roman times and Bosco del Merlo vineyards stay between two consular streets: Via Annia and Via Postumia.

Our vines enjoy the breezes coming from the Adriatic sea and also the Dolomitic Alps influence. This peculiar microclimate ensures good temperature excursions that we know are good for the vine, because this plant gives its best fruits when stressed.

The soil is characterized from the “caranto” (from the late latin “caris” that means “stone”). It is a stratification typical of the venetian area, giving extraordinary and unique properties to the grapes.
That is why our wines, from the sauvignon blanc to the lison classico, from the merlot to the cabernet, are all unmistakable.

 

Bosco Del Merlo Website

 

Michael Pozzan - Dante

California, USA

The pleasure of good wine is not just about balanced flavors, a fragrant nose, or lush colors. It’s also about the moment when that first sip is taken, with family or friends, over favorite foods or during special occasions.

Michael Pozzan creates wines for moments like those, wines that capture the best of the varietals he blends, vintage after vintage. His long-time experience with growers from premier Napa and Sonoma vineyards allows him to seek out and hand-select exceptional fruit each growing season. These are wines of high quality and exceptional value — wines you’ll want to share with those you love, and with those who love wine. Michael Pozzan Winery currently produces 140,000 cases per year and distributes wine under five labels — Michael Pozzan, Annabella, Dante, Matthew Joseph and Marianna — in select markets throughout the United States.

Pozzan Winery Website

 

Radio Boca

Valencia, Spain
Radio Boca is from Valencia. You’ve probably heard of Valencia in reference to its famous oranges, or its famous dish, the Paella. There’s also a raucous festival in Valencia, The Falles known worldwide for its all night revelry. But Valencia also produces a very fine Tempranillo. The Tempranillo in Radio Boca grows mostly on the mountainside, on head pruned vines 25-50 years old. Altitude with attitude. The soils vary from dark miocene to chalky lime. Balmy days, brisk nights. What’s not to like for a vine living in Valencia?? The people from Valencia make a point of getting the most out of life. So do the wines.

Domaine Fontaine du Clos

CÔTES DE PROVENCE, France

Located in the heart of Provence, between the lacy peaks of the Dentelles de Montmirail and the imposing Mont Ventoux, we enjoy an ideal climate throught the year. Indeed; the sun, rain, and the mistral accompany us and help us shape the fruit of our labor. Created in 1990 by John and Nicole Barnier, Fontaine du Clos is now run by their son Jean-francois and his wife Celine. The cellar has over 32 different varietals because we are both wine growers and a nursery for grape vines. These two activities allow us to have a better understanding of the vine and develop a comprehensive range of products.

Fontaine du Clos Website

 

Merry Edwards

California, USA

Completed in 2008, this state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of Russian River Valley near the town of Sebastopol. Nestled amid the vines at Coopersmith vineyard, tastings educate visitors about Merry’s handcrafted Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Experience wines produced with a genuine sense of place using site-specific viticulture and gentle, traditional winemaking practices. Merry and her husband, Ken, invite you to join them at their estate winery.

 

Merry Edwards Winery Website

 

Château de Fontainebleau

CÔTES DE PROVENCE, France

The Château Fontainebleau is an area that dates from the 17th century. Bought in 2009, it is now expanding. At the heart of Green Provence, the Fontainebleau castle enjoys a truly exceptional situation and practices biodynamics.

Château Fontainebleau Website

 

Januik

Washington, USA

Mike Januik has been making wines in the Columbia Valley since the mid-1980s, affording him the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of top growers. When Mike established his own winery in 1999, he developed a short list of vineyards he considered to be among the best in the state. Such well-known, mature sites as Champoux, Seven Hills, Klipsun, Ciel du Cheval and Red Mountain, to name just a few, are the single greatest point of difference in Januik wines.

 

Novelty Hill-Januik Website

 

Nine North Wine Company

Califor, USA

Of all of California’s American Viticultural Areas, Napa Valley is certainly the most famous wines from there are revered worldwide. Napa Valley land is the source of our popular Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon, the first wine made by Nine North Wine Company twelve years ago.

But there are many other not-as famous-parcels of land throughout Northern California that are yielding terrific fruit. And because the land values are not as astronomical as Napa, this fruit can be had at a substantially lower cost per ton resulting in excellent wines that are a good value for the variety.

 

Nine North Website

 

Pizzolato

Treviso, Italy

The Pizzolato family has been working in agricultural sector for more than five generations living in harmony with nature and the environment. The estate covers an area of 58 hectares and it also collaborates with neighboring producers contributing an additional 48 hectares of organically grown grapes.

The estate is located in the rich and flourishing countryside in the north of Treviso and the vineyards are situated on the plains and hillsides in this DOC area.

The Pizzolato family produces Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Nero and Raboso DOC grape varieties specializing in organic grape cultivation and in wine production. In the winemaking and bottling process Pizzolato proudly uses the most up-to-date technology.  The wines of La Cantina Pizzolato come from organically grown grapes to meet the expectations of today’s health-oriented  consumer.

Filon

Calatayud, Spain
The winery is located in Villarroya de la Sierra, one of the highest areas of the DO made
of Paleolithic materials, mainly quartzite and slate. In addition the soils have the right
organic content, which provide sufficient nutrients to the plant with proper aeration.
The climate offers little rain and large temperature fluctuations between day and night.

The grapes for Filon come from old vines vineyards, 30-40 years-old, with yields of 2T/Ha
and located on the hillsides, 3,000 ft above sea level, around the north zone of
Calatayud appellation.

Jules Taylor Wines

Marlborough, New Zealand
Jules and viticulturist, Jeremy Hyland, have used their not inconsiderable knowledge of the region to find those small parts of vineyards that will produce the grapes and the flavour profiles that they are looking for. But as much as seeking special bits of land, and grapes, they also look very much for relationships. The relationships that they have with their winegrowers are very important. They want people who care about what they produce. Good relationships produce good grapes. And it’s good grapes that make the best wines.

Jules Taylor Website

Paladin

Veneto, Italy
Paladin vineyards, which look like beautiful gardens, are immersed in the harmonious rural landscape recalling ancient traditions and cultures.
The estate extends between Eastern Veneto and Friuli with almost 100 hectares of green vineyards. This is a territory in which viticulture and enology enjoy an ancient and renowned tradition.
In this area the love for wine and viticulture date back at least to the Roman age: in the first century a.d. Plinio used to describe this rich area as a wide vineyard and used to describe the ships which, full of wine amphoras, sailed from the Adriatic ports to Rome. Centuries later, the Republic of Venice used to import the “noble drink”, object of trade exchanges all over its dominion.
Finds testifying the ancient production of wine in this territory were found in our vineyards in Lison.

Durigutti

Mendoza, Argentina

At their small winery in rural Luján, Héctor and Pablo Durigutti craft various artisan wines including some top Malbecs and two of the country’s best examples of Bonarda.

Héctor is considered one of Argentina’s top authorities with regards to both the Malbec and Bonarda grapes. He first became known for his work alongside Alberto Antonini as one of the co-founders of Altos Las Hormigas – the forward- thinking project that placed Argentine Malbec on the international map in the late nineties. With extensive experience in Europe (including a stint at Antinori), Héctor has developed a unique winemaking style that blends old world tradition with modern innovation. Héctor’s younger brother Pablo has quickly built a reputation for himself as well, with a star-studded resume including work with Catena. Today, both brothers are some of the country’s most sought-after consulting enologists. This boutique project that bears their name is their pride and joy.

Durigutti Website

 

Left Coast Cellarss

Oregon, USA

Left Coast Cellars is driven by a commitment to sustainability and the land. We carefully craft exclusively estate-grown Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Viognier and Syrah. Our specialty is single vineyard wines. We are one family, one vineyard, one brand. We are the Willamette Valley Estate.

Left Coast Cellars Website

Cielo

Veneto, Italy

Cielo 1908

Cielo 1908 presents a family of classic premium Italian wine, like Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and a Pinot Grigio Blush. We have been delivering great Italian wines since 1908, today we are proud to expand our family, innovating local traditional wines.

Cielo Website

Graham Beck

Stellenbosch, South Africa

The two adages: ‘great wine is made in the vineyard’, and ‘focus on getting the basics right the first time’ are what guide us in our quest to craft highly individual wines of exceptional quality and universal appeal.

This approach signifies the golden thread which is indelibly woven through our winemaking journey – from each unique vineyard block to each glass of Graham Beck wine. It is of cardinal importance to truly ‘know your vineyard’ so that you can identify its unique terroir and fruit characteristics – this ‘vinous fingerprint’ will be reflected in the final product and is a testimony to our unbridled commitment to raising the bar in terms of quality and consistency.

In the vineyards we continuously strive to follow the optimal practices to ensure total balance, as far as possible avoiding additional stress factors and ensuring by all means possible that we harvest at optimal ripeness – a task made easier with the wonders of modern technology at our disposal.

 

Graham Beck Website

 

Chateau Saint-Pierre

CÔTES DE PROVENCE, France

As far as we know, the château Saint Pierre domaine dates back to the eleventh century. Recent rehabilitation work in the cellar has turned up vestiges of a church dedicated to Saint Pierre that had belonged to foulques, the lord of les Arcs. This priory and the land around it were bequeathed to the Saint Victor Abbey in 1055, and later became a country estate belonging to the les Arcs parish.

Handed down from father to son for the past four generations, the château’s vineyards of mostly noble grape varieties (AOC designation of origin) currently comprise 55 hectares that stretch from the Argens River up to the foot of the Maures mountain range. At Château Saint Pierre, we are ever attentive to the extreme importance of the local soil and have always maintained natural methods of cultivation that allow the vines to produce their best.

Chateau Saint Pierre Website

Azienda Agricola Marchesi Incisa della Rochetta

Piedmont, Italy
Welcome to Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta, one of the oldest and most respected winemaking families of Piedmont, Italy. Here we will refer to it as Piemonte. Since the days of our ancestor, Marchese Leopoldo, dating back to the mid 1800’s, we have been devoted to the vineyard cultivation in our unique terroir, the Monferrato Hills. Along with the hills of Langhe and Roero very nearby, these hills deliver some of the best wines in the world.

Vina Robles

California, USA

The Vina Robles Story

We craft wines that represent a stylistic bridge between the Old and New worlds, capturing the finesse associated with European wines while celebrating the bold natural flavors of our estate vineyards in Paso Robles.

Vina Robles Website

Bodegas Mano a Mano

Alhambra, Spain
The Mano a Mano Winery is located in the municipality of Alhambra, in the province of Ciudad Real, and it has invested strongly in the paradigm of this wine country; an autonomous region like Castile-La Mancha where half of Spain’s vineyards are centred. A spectacular building of more than 5,000 square metres houses the winery which is surrounded by 300 hectares of old Tempranillo vines.

Novelty Hill

Washington, USA

Novelty Hill and Januik are two independent wineries that share a destination tasting room and production facility in Woodinville, Wash. under the direction of Mike Januik, one of Washington State’s most acclaimed winemakers.

The partnership began in 2000, shortly after Mike met Novelty Hill’s owners Tom Alberg and Judi Beck and began consulting on the planting of a new vineyard, later to be named Stillwater Creek.  Being a vintner, Mike couldn’t imagine owning grapes without making wine.  It didn’t take much to convince Tom and Judi; later that year, they established Novelty Hill with Mike at the winemaking helm. After crushing two vintages in Walla Walla, the operation moved to Woodinville’s warehouse district in 2002 before putting down roots in 2007 in the stylish, modern state-of-the-art facility the two wineries share today.

NoveltyHill Januik website

Carpene Malvolti

Veneto, Italy
Passion and tradition, research and innovation, handed down from father to son for over 145 years: this is Carpene Malvolti, the first company to submit quality Prosecco to the sparkling process, and a brand that is a leader in this field both in Italy and abroad. It was founded in 1868 by Antonio Carpene, who dreamt to produce a bubbly wine with the grapes harvested from the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. This dream has become a mission: producing high quality sparkling wine at each grape harvest. A dream that is still coming true today, day after day.

Arpepe

Lombardy, Italy

In 1984, Arturo Pelizzatti Perego, bolstered by the experience gained in his father’s and grandfather’s firm, decided to create ARPEPE. His aim was to realize the full potential of the unique Valtellina terroir with all the pride and determination required for such an ambitious goal.
To do so, Arturo started producing long-aging Nebbiolo wines according to the rules of the oldest traditions.

Today, Isabella, Emanuele and Guido continue their father’s work as the fifth generation of winemakers and growers. In just a few years, thanks to careful technological innovations and the choice of a young and passionate team, Arturo’s dream has come true: his rare wines are once again a major point of reference on the national and international wine scene.

AR.PE.PE Website

Domaine de Millet

Côtes de Gascogne, France

Devoted to mixed farming and the production of Armagnac, the domaine produces today Côtes de Gascogne white wines.
Francis Dèche, the proprietor, who follows in the footsteps of five generations has a policy of quality : traditional grape varieties, vineyard cultivation with respect to the environment and constant development in the methods and means of vinification.
With his daughter Laurence, who joined him in 1999, they sell a full and varied range of wines that are just waiting to be discovered !

Domaine de Millet Website

Domaine d'Orfeuilles

Loire, France

Located on the old outbuilding of a medieval castle that no longer exits, the Domaine d’Orfeuilles was founded in 1947 by Paul HERIVAULT. The “Vouvray Appellation Controlée” vineyard now covers almost 20 hectares in the communes of Chançay and Reugny.

This vineyard is now cultivated by Bernard HERIVAULT and his son Arnaud. They make every effort to maintain the traditions in the cultivation of the vines as well as in production of their wines.

The Chenin variety is grown on clayey, clay-limestone soil with a high density of flint stone. This situation, specific for our vineyard, gives our wines an unmistakable characteristic: the famous “flinty taste”.

We produce sparkling wines with the traditional method and still wines that, depending on the year’s climate can be dry, medium dry, sweet and sometimes liqueur-like in the case of certain vintages. The average production consists of about 1100 hl per year.

Domaine d’Orfeuilles Website

Domaine Denis Carre

Burgundy, France

Situated in Meloisey in the Haut Cotes, this family Domaine in its present shape was created in 1975 by Denis Carre and has over the years grown to an estate of 13 Hectares (33 acres) with some 13 different appellations. Denis’ children, Gaetane & Martial have been involved in the vineyards since a young age and in 2008 both joined the family business full-time. The Domaine now receives the high accolades by top wine journals in France such as the Guide Hachette, and is noted for consistent high quality.

The vineyard work is meticulous and while not organic, “la lute raisonnee” is followed – in other words as organic as reasonably possible. The soil is worked and aerated, deleafing is done manually and the yield is constantly surveyed and measures taken to keep the volume well below maximum tolerances. Harvesting is entirely by hand, with small caissonsrates used to make sure that the whole bunches oxidize as little as possible before proceeding to the winery, where severe sorting takes place. Vinification is in French oak and will last for 10-15 months, followed by Domaine controlled bottling.

Domaine Gerard Tremblay

Burgundy, France

Gérard Tremblay, his wife, Hélène, and their son Vincent oversee a domaine that they inherited down a line of five generations. With 35 hectares of vines under production, most of them in the best Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations, their Chablis range is among the most prestigious in the region. Gérard is justly famous for his ability to draw out the typicity of each of his distinct appellations, beautifully expressing the terroir vintage after vintage.

All of their wine is made from their own fruit. Grapes from 15 hectares of 20 year-old Chablis vines are vinified and matured in stainless steel. The grapes from the 40 year-old Premier Cru Montmains is treated with up to 20% new barrels, and the grapes from the tiny 0.6 hectares of Grand Cru Vaudésir is aged in up to 30% new oak barrels.

The domaine has a superb new winery, providing excellent conditions to bring out the quality of the fruit that these vineyards produce. Grapes are brought directly from the fields and put into pneumatic presses. The juice is then left to settle for more than twelve hours before being fermented in stainless steel. The entire work at the winery is done by gravity, avoiding unnecessary manipulations of the fruit or pumping of juices.

Domaine Tremblay Website

Italo Cescon

Veneto, Italy

Every wine is influenced by the background and the atmosphere in which it matures and that’s why, as we have learned thanks to ancient cellarmen and our father Italo Cescon, we give our wines all the time that they need to mature into our modern and functional cellar next to our headquarters in Roncadelle, Treviso, that consists of:

A repart for vinification in which there are the steel tanks for fermentation and stockpiling, with automatic device for temperature control and for sur-lie practice during maturation time, both for red and white wines.

An elevation cellar with Slavonia wood barrels, oaken barriques and tonneaux selected for us by an expert French cooper. The passage in wood allows the wine to take advantage of all those substances which, together with the constant micro aeration typical of the storage place, determine the enrichment of its bouquet and the achievement of an ideal aromatic and organoleptic complexity.

Refinement in bottles concludes the wine’s maturation. It completes its evolution becoming more refined from the olfactory and tasting point thanks to the controlled temperature that permits to wines to reach their optimal equilibrium.

Italo Cescon Website

Fabre Montmayou

Mendoza, Argentina

Hervé Joyaux Fabre, owner and director of Fabre Montmayou, was born in Bordeaux, France to a family of wine negociants. When Herve Joyaux Fabre arrived in Argentina in the early 90’s looking for opportunities to invest in vineyards and start a winery, he was impressed by the potential for Malbec in Mendoza. Within months he purchased the first of several old vine, high elevation vineyard sites under his control – an impeccable 37 acre spread in Vistalba planted with original rootstock Malbec vines in 1908. A pioneering Patagonian winery was constructed in the Rio Negro region ten years later. At present the family owns 217 acres of vineyard land in Mendoza (Vistalba, Compuertas, Tupungato) and 122 acres in Patagonia (Allen, General Roca). All wines are estate grown, farmed using traditional methods without the use of herbicides and pesticides, and fermented with native yeasts.

Fabre Montmayou Website

Domaine Parent

Burgundy, France

Domaine Parent, located in Pommard, in the heart of Côte d’Or, is today run by Anne Parent and her sister Catherine Fages-Parent, representing the 12th generation, and perpetuating a family tradition dating back to the 17th century.
In 1787, Etienne Parent had friendly and professional connections with Thomas Jefferson who was to become the 3rd President of the United States. He then became a forerunner of Burgundy wine exportations across the Atlantic.
At the beginning of 19th century, Claude Parent left Volnay, the family cradle, to settle in Pommard and to build Domaine Parent in 1803.
In 1947, Jacques Parent, then 19 years old, began working with his father Maxime. He then took over the management of the Domaine in 1953, and triggered an innovative impetus. Indeed, Domaine Parent was one of the first estates of Côte d’Or which sold all its production in bottles, in France on the best tables of French gastronomy, and overseas as well.
Jacques Parent’s will to work and ensure the continued existence of this family property allowed him to pass on the family estate calmly to his two daughters Anne and Catherine in 1998.

Domaine Parent Website

Domaine Francois Lamarche

Burgundy, France

“Domaine Lamarche was established 1797 on the prestigious terroirs of Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot. Lamarche produces fourteen different wines, most notably La Grande Rue, a monopole of the Estate and one of the rare grands crus of Vosne-Romanée. The Lamarche Estate, which now boasts a total surface area of nearly 28 acres, is a family Estate, whose origin goes back several generations. Last year Francois Lamarche, the owner of the Estate and la Grand Rue, died in a tractor accident working his vineyards. The estate remains in the capable hands of three women; his daughter Nicole, sister Genevieve and niece Nathalie, all of whom had been working with him in the vineyards and cellars for many years. We often talk about the hard work and sacrifice that winegrowers make to produce some of the finest wines in the world. This event reminds us that the life of the vigneron can be not only hard, but dangerous work as well. We honor all of the growers that give so much to produce great wine.

Domaine Lamarche Website

Domaine Meo Camuzet

Burgundy, France

“One of the best known symbols of Burgundy, Domaine Méo-Camuzet was founded at the beginning of the last century by Étienne Camuzet (member for 30 years of the French Parliament). Mr. Camuzet slowly built the Estate by purchasing some of Burgundy’s most exceptional vineyards, most notably in the Clos de Vougeot. As of 1985, the estate began selling under its own label, directly from the cellars. All the appellations of the domain are harvested and vinified by Meo Camuzet. Jean-Nicolas Méo is in charge of the Estate. Henri Jayer advises him on winemaking and Christian Faurois is vineyard manager.

Domaine Meo-Camuzet Website

Chateau de la Maltroye

Burgundy, France

Situated in Chassagne-Montrachet in the south of the Côte d’Or, Château de la Maltroye has been a family property since 1939. It is easily recognizable by its 18th century, glazed tile roof. The chateau also possesses superb cellars from the 15th century. The vineyard encompasses over 13 hectares in the appellation Chassagne-Montrachet and 2 hectares in Santenay. The domain produces around 70,000 bottles per year, 60% white and 40% red and uses traditional Burgundy grape varieties – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Jean-Pierre Cornut, the current wine-grower, has magnificently reinvigorated this domain which now produces some of the best Chassagne-Montrachet on the market.

Chateau Goudichaud

Bordeaux, France

It is in 1930 that the Glotin family purchased the domaine, and Henriette Glotin ran it for 40 years. She was one of the first woman winemakers and she devoted herself passionately to the domaine.

Then Paul extended the estate to restore its original surface, broken up through the centuries.

Today, Yves runs Goudichaud in the same spirit of respect for the traditions and of development.

The estate covers 120 hectares, composed of vineyards (60 Ha), forests and grasslands. It has the particularity to represent a continuous precinct with natural boundaries (river and forest).

Hence the charm of this space, protected by nature and evolving with respect for it.

Chateau Goudichaud Website

Ferraton Pere & Fils

Rhone, France

A domaine attached to its roots, to its origins. Of men who are passionate, loyal to their heritage with which they have forged the identity Ferraton Père & Fils.
A team who observe, experiment. Always with the greatest respect.

Of those who work the land, the vines, the wine. A fraternity bringing together the vignerons of Maison Ferraton Père & Fils, in a quest for affirmed excellence.

For precious and generous wines. Unique witnesses to their land and climate.
Born of a commitment, a promise.
Ferraton Website

Champagne Bruno Paillard

Champagne, France

Maison Bruno Paillard sprang from its founder’s desire to create a champagne different from any other; extremely pure.

A great champagne for Bruno Paillard is – above all – an “assemblage”, blending: of diverse crus, grape varieties and vintages. It is about the constant desire to capture the quintessential finesse and elegance which champagne can bring when it is served with love and care.

Its style is a marriage of elegance and complexity which is manifested as a light and smooth effervescence, a remarkable purity, a true freshness and a silky texture.

Bruno Paillard Website

Ancient Peaks

California, USA

Ancient Peaks represents the shared vision of three longtime local winegrowing and ranching families—the Filipponis, Rossis and Wittstroms. Two generations are actively involved in the winery’s daily operations, all dedicated to producing extraordinary wines from Margarita Vineyard. In 2005, the three families acquired ownership and control of the Margarita Vineyard which stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, tucked beneath the peaks of the Santa Lucia Mountains just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Ancient Peaks Website