Wines by Name

3 Trees

Imported by American Estates Wines. Sourced from a single vineyard, the wine displays,a fine, brilliant ruby red color. Aromatics and flavors are dark cherries and spice. Fresh strawberries and raspberries fill out a generous middle palate. Then, it's pure Pinot on the finish.

4 Sisters

Imported by Epic Wines. Four Sisters' romance with the grape began in the mid 90s. Inspired by his four beautiful daughters, renowned Australian winemaker Trevor Mast set about creating a wine that was stylish, sophisticated and modern; a reflection of our world today. It was Trevor's desire to create a range of wines that his daughters could enjoy with their friends and which the younger generation of wine drinkers could relate to and embrace.

9 Mile Road

Imported by American Estates Wines.

Alias

It has been said that within crisis, there lies opportunity. In 2008, a group of friends all working in wine decided to embrace the idea by forming an alliance they call the "Cult of 8." They have embraced the true spirit of the négociant: securing multi-year contracts with several quality vineyards and wineries at prices deemed unimaginable a few years ago. They've also been allowed to produce their own wines at some of the most prestigious and state-of-the-art wineries in California. Their unique agreements ensure consistency and quality in every bottle and every intage of Alias wines at extreme value.

Altocedro

Imported by Epic Wines. The winery and vineyards of Altocedro are located in the premier region of La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Mendoza. The vines range up to 100 years of age. All harvesting, sorting, and crushing are done in individual batches by hand. Fermentation occurs either in small cement tanks or in barrels, and the extract is done with a gravity flow system developed at the winery over 100 years ago. Altocedro has become synonymous with outstanding La Consulta wine.

Amethyst Winery

There is a proverb that states: 'By leaping to avoid your fate, you meet it.' Even before the Nebbiolo vineyard which would form the original basis of Amethyst was planted, cofounder Mike Richmond thought the name Amethyst deserved a wine. Amethyst was a nymph in a Roman myth about Bacchus, and seemed a perfect namesake. The label's stylized image of wine amphoras reference the myth. When the Richmond (formerly T and A) Vineyard bore fruit and was first made into wine in 1994 the name became the wine. The original Nebbiolo blend which we call Vinalia continues to be made. In 2001 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was made the primary focus of Amethyst. Grapes from the Brooks Family Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley are the foundation of this wine. In 2004 and 2005 we added a white wine, a reserve (Alsatian style) Pinot Gris/Grigio from the Carneros District. In 2008 we completed the transition to fully bonded Winery using a alternating proprietorship(AP) and Amethyst wines are now produced under a "rotating bond" in the facilities at Bouchaine Winery in the Carneros AVA of Napa Valley Our goal is to create delicious wines expressing the best each varietal and vintage has to offer

Antonelli

Imported by Laird and Company. The Antonelli winery property was purchased in 1880 by Francesco Antonelli. Under the ownership of Francesco Antonelli, the property underwent a transformation at the turn of the century including the construction of new villas and the planting of new vines and olive trees. The property remains today in the hands of Francesco Antonelli's heirs, currently under the ownership and direction of Filippo Antonelli. Filippo, who has a degree in Agriculture and is also the President of the Montefalco Growers Association, is proud to be the Antonelli responsible for bringing his family's wines to the USA. Under his direction, the winery has enjoyed unprecedented growth and international acclaim. The demand for the wines from Antonelli will continue to rise in the coming years.

Astoria

Astoria Vini is a family owned company with the 3rd generation family member Giorgio Polegato overseeing all winemaking for the winery. The Astoria family estate consists of 50 hectares of planted vineyards in the Veneto Region of Italy. The vision of the winery is to consistently produce the highest level of wines that can be enjoyed not only in Italy but around the world. In particular the “Lounge” Prosecco which has quickly become the leading on premise Prosecco in all of Italy is prominently displayed on wine lists in the finest restaurants in Rome, Venice and Florence.

Axios

Robert Egelhof - Winemaker Egelhoff and Associates is a consulting company specializing in winemaking and viticulture services. The main emphasis of the company is on wine making products of ultra-premium class varietals. Mr. Egelhoff oversees all projects and manages all aspects, which include viticulture practices, harvesting, processing, sensory, bottling, quality control procedures and compliance. Mr. Egelhoff strongly emphasizes his personal "hands-on" approach in his winemaking ventures. Robert Egelhoff is a winemaker and viticulturalist from the Napa Valley with over 20 years of professional experience in the California wine industry. Mr. Egelhoff's credentials include positions with the following companies; Beckstoffer Vineyards, Harlan Estate, Pahlmeyer Winery and Merryvale Vineyards. Mr. Egelhoff has extensive experience with premium custom winemaking and has coordinated production activities for over a dozen nationally marketed brands. Robert Egelhoff is a graduate of the University of California at Davis where he earned his B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Managerial Science with completion of the Viticulture and Enology option of the Plant Science major. Mr. Egelhoff is active in many wine and grape associations and is a past director of the Napa County Farm Bureau.

Babich Winery

Imported by Select Fine Wine. Stylish, finely blended wines of a consistently outstanding quality are synonymous with Babich Wines. One of New Zealand's largest family-owned wine companies, Babich Wines was established in 1916 and has evolved as a major producer, now exporting to numerous markets around the world.

Baileyana Winery

OLD WORLD INSPIRED. SURPASSING NEW WORLD STANDARDS. SUSTAINABLY GROWN. Nine words. One idea. This sums up the philosophy behind all of our wines. It’s an idea that traces back to our founder, Catharine Niven, and her original vision. Today, that vision continues under the watchful eyes of the second and third generations, along with Burgundian born and educated winemaker, Christian Roguenant. He vints wines that are true to the vineyard and varietal in the old world tradition. Yet, he creates completely modern wines that go beyond the new world standard. He accomplishes this with winegrapes that have been farmed in a sustainable manner for over three decades. Baileyana combines the best of three worlds, old, new and future, and produces estate Grand Firepeak Cuvées of concentrated flavors and balanced acidity

Bellavista

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Scale and charm do notgenerally go together; yet in Bellavista's case, they are perfectly compatible. This remarkable operation, masterminded by owner Vittorio Moretti and winemaker Mattia Vezzola combines grandeur and star quality with familiarity and simplicity.

Bellini Cocktail of Prosecco

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Bellini is a wine cocktail from two parts sparkling wine and one part juice and pulp of white peaches. Produced by the Canella family since 1988, it is bottled and ready to drink. Its ingredients are Canella sparkling wine and Maria Bianca peaches – the famous white-fleshed variety –, which the Canellas grow in their own orchards. Fruit is hand-picked when perfectly ripe and juicy, then pressed and blended with the sparkling wine and a few drops of raspberry juice that endow Bellini with its characteristic rosy hue. The cocktail is therefore bottled without adding any preservatives, sugar or artificial flavoring.

Biso

Imported by Laird and Company. Being winemakers, we always have plenty of wine to drink. Most weekends in the year, we entertain our friends and customers in our winery. At these gatherings, we serve our premium wines and special selections. After the weekend, at home with my family, we have always enjoyed a special blend of red grapes, a wine that, although not expensive, is what we enjoy at our own family table. In our house we call this blend "Il Vino del Lunedi" or Monday's Wine, the wine we drink at home during the week. We never sold or even bottled this wine before. We hope you enjoy it as we do, at home on a regular basis, with your family. -Giovanni Biso

Blood Orange Mimosa

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Blood Orange Mimosa is a wine cocktail made from grape wine and the juice and pulp of the celebrated, crimson-fleshed Sicilian blood oranges. The finest cultivars are orchestrated to achieve the best combination of flavours, fragrance and color: the darkest-hued, Moro; Tarocco, the tastiest and sweetest and the tender Sanguinello. Light, fruity, refreshing and flavorsome.

Bodegas Aruspide

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Bodegas Aruspide was founded in 1999 by a group of people dedicated to making wines in an organic method. They purchased a bodega built in 1905 and restored the building respecting the architectural style of the period and region. The result is a technologically modern, yet elegant winery.

Bodegas As Laxas

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Bodegas As Laxas has been family owned and operated since its inception in 1862. Located in the Condado de Tea sub-section of the Rias Baixas region, the bodega is located on a hill just north of the Mino River. The vineyards are terraced with a southern exposure overlooking the Mino River. The original bodega was destroyed in a fire in 1960. The bodega was rebuilt shortly after the fire and has been continually updated over the past 40 years, allowing Bodegas As Laxas to remain on the cutting edge of wine technology.

Bodegas Campos Reales Gladium

Imported by American Estates Wines. In a region with a very long tradition of winemaking such as El Provencio, where their facilities are situated, the passage of time has helped build and increase know-how and skills. They retain from tradition that which they know should not be changed.

Bodegas del Abad

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Bodega del Abad is a relatively new bodega in the Bierzo region. They use only the indigenous Mencia and Godello varietals from Bierzo to produce their wines. Del Abad owns 40 hectares, planted with Mencia vines, some of which are approximately 80 years old. The oenologist, Jose Luis Santin-Vazquez, has been producing wines in Bierzo for more than 30 years.

Bodegas del Rosario

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Bodegas del Rosario, formerly known as Cooperitiva Nuestra Senorio del Rosario, is presently located in the town of Bullas, 50 miles from the Mediterranean coast. Several years ago, several senior members of the cooperative purchased the facility and formed their own bodega. These new owners are presently building a new bodega, which is located in the mountains near their vineyards. Their vineyards which grow the Monastrell grapes for Lorca are their highest vineyards in terms of elevation.

Bodegas Felix Sanz

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Their wine-cellars are set in the heart of the town of Rueda. The wine-cellar is equipped with the lastest technology in harvesting, wine-processing and bottling equipment. Clearly, Bodegas Félix Sanz is highly prepared to carry out its service commitments and, at the same time, care for and guarantee the optimum quality of its wines.

Bodegas JA Calvo Casajus

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Welcome. From the vineyard to the bottle, J.A. Calvo Casajús winery makes excellent wines within the appellation of Ribera del Duero. While you enjoy our wines, you will be able to verify our most important objective: The Total Quality of our product. Casajús wines have been awarded and recognized in multiple occasions. Thus it has happened in the United States - shortly after arriving in this ample market, we received a score of 90 out of 100 from Robert Parker, the most important American wine gurú.

Bodegas Manual Piquer

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. A familiar wine-cellar founded in 1963 by Manuel Piquer Guimerá located in Muel, a locality labeled by the art and the tradition. Our aim enterprising and innovative has permitted us to harmonize the pleasure and the respect by the tradition, with the application of the new technologies; what has carried us to be recognised with various premiums to our care products, in different national vine-growing contests. Also they are an important part of the future of the Denomination of Origin of Cariñena, since our commitment continued with the consumer, and customer service, happen inexcusable, by their company bets by the quality of all our products.

Bodegas Ochoa

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Bodegas Ochoa is still family owned and operated with Javier Ochoa at the helm for the past 35 years. Adriana, Javier's daughter, was trained in Bordeaux and continued her wine education in Australia is following Javier's footsteps. All of the grapes used to make Ochoa's wines are estate grown in their 143 hectares of vineyards. The vineyards are located in the higher elevations of Navarra, which lend additional structure and character to the grapes.

Bodegas San Isidro Gemina

Imported by American Estates Wines. The bouquet and taste of BSI wines are highly appreciated in over 60 countries and at present 40% of the total production is exported overseas, whether in bulk or bottled. Proof of this is the presence at BSI's installations of the most important wine distribution and marketing companies. This prestige has been obtained by years of dedication and innovation aimed at constantly achieving the level of quality required to satisfy millions of consumers.

Bodegas Sumarroca

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Sumarroca harvests their grapes at night to retain acidity and to minimize potential harmful effects from the heat and the sun after the grapes are picked. The grapes are taken immediately to the press where the static weight of the grapes causes 25% to 30% of the juice to run free. This free run juice is the only must used to produce Sumarroca's wines and cavas. The grapes are pressed once, so they may use the skins during the fermentation process, but the juice from this pressing is sold to other producers. The bodega is terraced along the hillside so that all movement of wine is by gravity without the need to use mechanical pumps. This makes Bodegas Sumarroca one of only three or four bodegas in Spain where the transfer operation of wine in the bodega is done without the disturbing impact caused by mechanical pumps.

Bodegas Tobia

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Oscar Tobia, the owner and wine maker of Bodegas Tobia, founded the bodega in 1994 and has been making wines that combine the elegance that has made Rioja famous with his own unique influence. He has recently begun construction on his new bodega which is about 200 meters from the present location by sacrificing about two hectares of flat and unproductive Malvasia and Garnacha vineyards. The new bodega will be a state-of-the-art-facility where Oscar Tobia plans to continue his winemaking philosophy of combining elegance and finesse.

Bortoluzzi

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Azienda Bartoluzzi aims to guarantee the maximum quality of its wines with respect for tradition, but with the use of innovative production technologies. White wines are leaders in our production range, as is the tradition within this territory. The red wines of the Isonzo area are generous, full-bodied wines. And a little gem for those with a sweet tooth: Passito wine.

Boscarelli

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Purchased in 1962 by Egidio Corradi, great wine lover and connoisseur of the territory, Farms Boscarelli owe their birth and development to the efforts and dedication of Paola Corradi, daughter of Giles and her husband Ippolito De Ferrari. Luke and Nicole, the third generation maintain the original spirit, dedicating every day with passion to produce wines with each bottle all the fragrances and flavors that already Grandpa Giles loved and wanted.

Bouchaine Vineyards Winery

Bouchaine Vineyards inhabits the oldest continually operated winery in the Carneros wine region. The site was first planted to vines and orchards in the mid-1800s by pioneer Boon Fly. In 1927, before the end of Prohibition, the property was purchased by Italian immigrant, Johnny Garetto. After the Repeal he operated perhaps the first winery with a tasting room in the region. Garetto shipped his wine to San Francisco and elsewhere from Buchli Station, a historic railway station located at the end of the road of the same name and the address of the Bouchaine property. Garetto sold the ranch to Beringer Brothers in 1951. Beringer used the winemaking facility for the next thirty years making upgrades along the way. In 1981 Gerret and Tatiana Copeland, residents of Wilmington Delaware and long time admirers of the wines of Burgundy, purchased the facility from Beringer and established Bouchaine Vineyards. A massive renovation was completed in 1995 updating the winemaking facility with new technology and refurbishing the entire facility in a rustic style that garnered numerous awards from historic and architectural organizations. The most noteworthy change in winemaking style has occurred recently with the hiring of Michael Richmond as winemaker and general manager. Mike Richmond has over 30 years experience in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production in the Carneros including his founding Acacia Winery. He and the Bouchaine winemaking team have updated both farming and winemaking to bring the wines to a new standard of excellence.

Bree

Bree Riesling offers aromas of crisp apple, passion fruit and lime with sweet, fruity flavors of pear, peaches and nectarine. Pfalz is bordered by the Rheinhessen to the north and France to the south and west. The name Pfalz is derived from the Latin word palatium, or place. The region produces wines of substance and finesse with less acidity than their Mosel counterparts. The soil of the region is comprised of gravel, granite, sandstone, limestone, and chalk.

Bricco Mondalino

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). On the nice hills of "Monferrato Casalese", this vines farm is very known and appreciated. The total production of 1000,000 bottles/year comes exclusively from traditional local grapes.

Bridgeview Vineyard and Winery

Lelo and Bob Kerivan first started shaking up the Oregon wine industry in 1986, when they converted a 75-acre field in Southern Oregon's Illinois Valley to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris grapes. "You're crazy!" exclaimed experienced growers, for Lelo and Bob planted dense rows of vines only six feet apart, instead of the usual 12 that prevails in the United States.

Broke Ass

Broke Ass Red Wine has juicy plum and blackberry fruit with a kick on the finish. BEST BUY (84 points) “Crimson in color but also translucent, with a candied, slightly green nose. Overall this is a simple quaffer with no excess weight and reasonably good flavors of berry and plum. Bland on the finish, but for $6 who’s caring about finish?” Wine Enthusiast Magazine May 2011

Bucci

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The impressive 990 acre property has been in the Bucci family since the 1700s. World class, proprietary wines of Italy with an artisanal style of making wines.

Ca Rome

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Ca' is short for "Casa": home. Located at the top of the Rabajà hill - Barbaresco's historical cru - the house overlooks an endless vista of gently sloping Langhe country. Since 1980, the winery of Romano Marengo is home to classic red wine-making and the very finest quality.

Cable Car Vineyards

Visiting San Francisco and riding the Cable Cars leaves a permanent imprint on anyone that has taken the opportunity to experience this National Treasure. This experience was no different for our winemaker riding the Cable Car as a child. Later in life when looking for a name for his wines, he could only think of one name; Cable Car. No other icon captures the gateway to the great wines in California. No other icon leaves an imprint in your memory like enjoying a ride on a Cable Car during a sunny day in the most romantic city in the world; San Francisco. We know that enjoying a bottle of Cable Car will create a memorable experience as well.

Calbello

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.).Within the community of Montalcino, Andrea Costanti is a well known and highly liked figure. Like Montalcino itself, Costanti is both profoundly rooted in local tradition and receptive to international, contemporary trends. Subsequently, he chose to complement the tiny quantities of the Costanti estate with a new venture. This junior Costanti property is called Calbello.

California Karma

Established in 2006, California Karma is dedicated to producing food friendly, approachable wines. We source the fruit from mature vineyards in the Monterey and Paso Robles AVA. Crafted by talented winemakers in a modern facility, California Karma wines represent exceptional value. They are created to be shared and enjoyed with friends; because we believe than when good wine goes around, great things come around.

Calistoga Cellars

The wines of Calistoga Cellars are produced from small lots of select varietals from the estate vineyard in Napa. Fruit is also purchased from premium Napa growers under long-term vineyard contracts, including the vineyard of managing partner Roger Louer, ensuring that the wines consistently represent estate-bottled quality.

CAMINO DEL INCA

Experience the Best of Salta's Terroir Camino del Inca is a new project between Bodega El Porvenir (one of Salta's most respected wineries) and Vino del Sol. Salta is a vital and unique Argentine winegrowing region, and we believe Camino del Inca is the best representative of this exciting place. The Southern part of the Inca civilization once ruled where Camino del Inca's estate vineyards are now located in Cafayate, Salta. Salta is in the extreme northwest of Argentina and boasts the highest vineyards in the world (over 6,000 feet above sea level), which results in a day-to-night temperature difference of over 40F, creating extremely concentrated and flavorful grapes. The unique terroir is high desert with poor, sandy soils, perfect for growing Tannat, Malbec, Syrah and Torrontés. The winemakers are Paul Hobbs and Mariano Quiroga Adamo, the vineyard manager is Marcelo Casazza, and the owners and managers are the Romero family.

Canella

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Casa Vinicola Canella was established in September 1947 by Luciano Canella, who is still at the helm today, flanked by his four children, Alessandra, Lorenzo, Monica and Nicoletta. Canella has always given particular attention to the production of sparkling wines made with the Charmat method. Canella produces and bottles sparkling wine all year long. In this way a constant quality is granted and the bottles in any market are always fresh and young.

CANTINA DI CASTEGGIO

Cantina di Casteggio is a cave cooperative which has been established in 1907 by a hundred of grape-growers in order to have a unique wine making centre that could represent them on the market as a powerful group. In the first post-war, Cantina di Casteggio begins its expansion buying SVIC (Italian Wine Society Casteggio), well-known for sparkling wines. In those years, the hectolitres of wine produced were about 30.000. Thanks to the subsequent installation of new machineries for refrigeration and for conservation of the wine, the average annual wine production, in the last 5 years, reached 10.000 tons: a half of red grapes Barbera, Croatina, Pinot Nero (that is the noble foundation for Sparkling Wine), Cabernet Sauvignon, and a half of white grapes Riesling It., Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscato.

Cantine Lunae

Imported by Laird and Company. All of the Cantine Lunae wines are made from Bosoni family owned vineyards, which allows for the strict control of quality and maintenance of the delicate balance between tradition and innovation. His efforts have been recognized over the years, as the Cantine Lunae winery is renowned in the region and has won several awards for their find wines.

Capannelle

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The history of Capannelle wine producing dates back to 1974, when Raffaele Rossetti, a 40 year old business man in Rome, decided to purchase an old XVI century farmhouse in the heart of Chianti. Since then, the farmhouse has been radically renovated. Structural interventions and significant restoration have removed almost every trace of its peasant-like past, making the interiors an expression of high quality and exclusivity. Here Capannelle regularly hosts well-known chefs, restaurateurs and lovers of its wines.

Cascina Bongiovanni

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The full name on the label is Cascina Bongiovanni. In Italian, the word "cascina" ('farmstead'; pronounced ka-shee'-nah) has a nice, oldfashioned flavor to it: most of today's producers prefer grander-sounding, trendier terms to describe themselves.

Castellani Amadeo

Imported by Laird and Company. This fine Chianti is produced by the Castellani brothers in Tuscany, Italy. Roberto and Pier Giorgio Castellani have been producing wine for many years. You might liken them to the Gallo brothers. One brother is responsible for the production of the wines and the other handles the administrative chores. These two polite Tuscan gentlemen combine their talents to form an unbeatable team. The operation is quite large, one of the biggest in the Chianti region. They continue to offer the traditional packages from the region, like the Tuscan straw flask, long abandoned by most other producers.

Cava Negra

Cava Negra Imported by Laird & Company from the Familia Barberis Winery. The brand Cava Negra are young varietals. Due to their characteristics we can define them as an armonic pleasant wine with a middle structure and a lingering finish.

Cellar Besllum

Besllum means ‘a ray of bright light coming through a small opening in a dark background’. Joan Carles Estivill is the third generation from his family to be tending to their family vineyards. The vineyards are located in Cornudella del Montsant, the highest village in the appellation. He is passionate about his vineyards and he only founded his bodega after the region received denomination of origin status. He leaves the wine making skills to his young winemaker, Ramon Valls. His boutique bodega only produces about 5,000 cases per year. Joan Carles developed a circular metal retainer that he puts around each of his old vines to provide a trellis effect for the vine. He finds that the retainer helps the grapes remain very small for better concentration. Joan Carles also lets the grass grow in the vineyards to absorb the spring rains in order to further stress the vines.

Champagne Gruet and Fils

The Agricultural Cooperative Society Union Vinicole Hills of Bethon (UVCBs) was created in 1967 by Gilbert GRUET. The latter was originally-harvesting handling and marketing its branded champagne G. Gruet & Fils. He wanted to create a group of producers to have a potential to help deal with the request. Today the cooperative has 100 members and cooperators now sells its bottles partly under the brand G. Gruet & Fils.

Champagne Paul Laurent

The small village of Bethon is situated south of Epernay, near the city of Sézanne in the department of the Marne. The « coteaux du Sézannais » (hills of the region of Sezanne) the vineyards where bucolic charm and winemaking mingle, represent about one hundred producers. Vineyards and deep forest cover the hills of the region which reveals the history and life of men across its landscape.

Chateau La Salle

Chateau La Salle was first introduced to the American public by The Christian Brothers of California in the early 1960's. Over the last four decades, the easy drinking, sweet wine has been an institution for the American wine consumer with a sweet-tooth. An ad from the April issue of Ebony magazine in 1979 recommends to enjoy Chateau La Salle poured over fresh peaches or melon for dessert.

Cherry Kijafa

Imported by Margaux and Associates. KIJAFA made with cherry wine and natural flavors is the unique imported wine specialty which can be enjoyed on the rocks or in a tall glass with your favorite soft drink and ice.

Chime

Chime is a winery that creates single appellation expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All of the wines were skillfully grown, vinified, aged, and bottled to bring out the most of these appellations. These wines from Chime engage our senses with nuances and complexities.

Cignale

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The story of this superb Tuscan Cabernet began on a singular note, when its first vintage was wiped out by wild boars. The episode inspired Neil & Maria Empson to call their most exclusive proprietary brand "Cignale" – "Wild Boar" in ancient Tuscan.

Clos Poggiale

Imported by SFW Americas. The modern expression of a great Corsican wine and unique in personality, Clos Poggiale estate grown wines are crand curs, consistently displaying the richness and excellence of terroir. Clos Poggiale is home to Syrah and Vermentino vines that flourish in the chosen, AOC classified soil, producing wines full of charm and nuance.

Cocci Grifoni

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The wines of Tenuta Cocci Grifoni come to life in the heart of the Marche region and are the most authentic and genuine feature of a charming corner of Italy.

Comte Audoin De Dampierre

Imported by Frank-Lin. The reputation of a champagne depends on a subtle balance of flavors and aromas. Rigorous in the selection of wine from which it buys, leaving anyone else to marry the Grand Crus, personally taking care of his aging champagne Audoin de Dampierre calls his name. A master in the preparation of champagne, he uses very modern winemaking facilities without sacrificing the methods and traditions.

Conquista de Argentina

Early Spanish Conquistas settled Argentina in the 16th century. They considered this new land’s hot, arid climate ideally suited to wine cultivation. It wasn’t until the late 18th century when the Governor of Cuyo in Mendoza, an area 625 miles west of Buenos Aires, requested Malbec, a classic French grape that was struggling in the cooler climate of Bordeaux, France, brought to Argentina for wine cultivation. Conquista is inspired by Argentina’s Spanish heritage and the Spaniards that, by virtue of their South American conquests, sparked what is today a spectacular heritage of Argentinean wine cultivation.

Conterno Fantino

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The Conterno Fantino wine farm is located on top of a hill overlooking the old village of Monforte d'Alba enjoying a view of the Alps. Founded in 1982, it is run with the utmost respect for the land, tradition and time in the firm belief that these values go hand-in-hand in guaranteeing wines of the highest quality.

Costanti

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.).In 1983, Andrea Costanti (at the time, fresh out of Siena University's geology department) took over from his uncle, Count Emilio – the man who first put Costanti on the wine map. A difficult task: yet this inexperienced youth not only coped with his huge new responsibilities, but actually upgraded and enhanced the family's reputation for making great Brunello. He achieved this by relying on his own fine instinct for wine and in-depth knowledge of the terrain's geological components. In time, these natural skills were perfected, so that he eventually styled the range together with Vittorio Fiore.

Costaripa

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The Garda Classico and Lugana appellations, between Lake Garda and Brescia, form a gently rolling landscape of great charm and tranquillity, rich in historical remains and lovely ancient castles.

Covilalba dels Arcs

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Bodegas Covilalba dels Arcs, previously known as Cooperativa de la Germandat, was founded in 1961 in the town of Vilalba dels Arcas. The bodega was taken over from a few members of the former cooperative, and they proceeded to completely renovate and update the bodega in 2002 with a significant investment in modern winemaking equipment. Bodegas Covilalba produces wines with the D.O. Terra Alta demarcation. Similar to the bodegas in neighboring Priorato and with a very similar terrain as Priorato, Bodegas Covilalba produces wines predominantly from the Garnacha, Syrah, Cari?ena, and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.

Cubo

Bodegas La Candalaria is owned by a small group of growers and winemakers who were members of the former cooperative. They formed an association with 4 other small bodegas so they can share equipment and technology to reduce their individual overhead costs. The bodega is located near the small village of Casas de Haro where some of the oldest Tempranillo vineyards are located and traditionally yield more complex and high quality red wines.

Cune

Cune is the winery where the company began in 1879. And today it still sits on its original site, in the wine district, Barrio de la Estación, in Haro, Rioja Alta. At Cune, the winemaking process continues with the same dedication and care as it started in the company’s early days. And care is taken from start to finish, from the grape on the vine to the wine in its bottle.

Cuvee Anne Laure

Imported by Prestige Wine Group. Cuvee Anne-Laure is from a region with a rich tradition of being both French and German throughout history. The region of Alsace can be traversed north to south via the Route du Vin, a 105-mile stretch of land punctuated by Renaissance villages that call to mind the prosperity of wine producers of the 15th and 16th centuries, when Alsace wines were popularly exported throughout Europe.

Cuvee Anne Laure

Cuvee Anne-Laure is from a region with a rich tradition of being both French and German throughout history. The region of Alsace can be traversed north to south via the Route du Vin, a 105-mile stretch of land punctuated by Renaissance villages that call to mind the prosperity of wine producers of the 15th and 16th centuries, when Alsace wines were popularly exported throughout Europe. Alsace is in the far northeastern corner of France, 300 miles east of Paris, the region straddles Germany (only 12 miles from the Rhine River divide). Cuvee Anne-Laure proudly celebrates this rich heritage with authentic Alsatian wines that reflect the cultural influence of French and Germany rule.

Daniel Schuster

Imported by American Estates Wines. From their winery nestled on the sunny, limestone-rich slopes of our Omihi Hills Vineyard in Waipara, New Zealand, Daniel Schuster Wines produce finely crafted, classically structured Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. These elegant and characterful wines proudly display the terroir from which they originate and are sought after by wine enthusiasts both in New Zealand and overseas.

Discovery

Imported by American Estates Wines.

Domaine St Vincent Sparkling

A Méthode Champenoise top-selling domestic sparkling wine produced by the Gruet family in New Mexico. As the second label of Gruet, Domaine Saint Vincent Brut is one of the best values in domestic sparkling wines on the market.

Dr Loosen

The Dr. Loosen estate has been in the same family for over 200 years. When Ernst Loosen assumed ownership in 1988, he realized that with ungrafted vines averaging 60 years old in some of Germany’s best-rated vineyards, he had the raw materials to create stunningly intense, world-class wines. To achieve this, Ernst dramatically restricts crop size, prohibits chemical fertilization, insists on very strict fruit selection, and employs gentle cellar practices that allow the wine to develop its full potential with a minimum of handling.

DrZenZen

Imported by Zenzen Wines USA. The vineyard site in the village of Valwig, the home town of the Dr. Zenzen family near Cochem, is renowned as one of the best vineyards in the entire Mosel vine growing river valley. Soil conditions and climate contribute to even microclimatic conditions for the grapes. The wines grown in this famous vineyard are always known for their elegant showing and very fine aromas.

Eos Estate Winery

Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, EOS Estate Winery uses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technology to craft their wine offerings. Since their introduction, EOS wines have consistently been recognized for outstanding quality. The 1997 EOS Zinfandel was named "Best Zinfandel of California" and the 1997 EOS Petite Sirah "Best Wine of the Appellation" by the prestigious 2000 California State Fair Wine Competition.

Escarpment

Imported by Empson (U.S.A). The Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand promises some of the very best of tomorrow's definitive New World Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. With respected winemaker Larry McKenna applying his distinctive skill to what he does best - making premium wine - the result is some of New Zealand's most layered, flavoursome and complex wines.

Estancia Piedra

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Bodegas Estancia Piedra is the pet project of Grant Stein, a Scottish lawyer currently residing in the Cayman Islands. Grant loves and appreciates fine wines and is fascinated by the Toro region. Surrounded by vineyards that are up to 75 years old, Estancia Piedra houses the most modern wine making equipment available. The main bodega was completed in 1999 in time for the harvest and an additional aging facility was added in 2004. All of the grapes are harvested by hand in small boxes. There is a hand selection in the field and a second selection process in the bodega.

Falernia

Imported by Empson (U.S.A.). The company was founded in 1998 after Aldo Olivier Gramola realised the potential for producing superb wines in this seem-arid valley. The Falernia project was born after he met Giorgio Flessati, an enologist working in the Trentino region of northern Italy. The driving force has been a passion for the wine and the challenge of transforming a tract of desert into a green vineyard with enormous potential for producing premium wines, availing ourselves of the latest technology, the support of agronomist from Chile universities and of world renowned enologists.

Familia Barberis

Imported by Laird & Company. The Familia Barberis Winery is located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. With the purchase in 1965 of their first vineyard, Don Humberto Barberis began the journey to fulfill a dream: to construct a vineyard to produce wines of high quality. After spending many hard years tending to the maintenance of the vines, Humberto decided to acquire his own winemaking facility. In 1989, he purchased the property that currently houses the winery along with the family homestead. This property is located adjacent to the vineyards. Today, with the active participation of the children, the family tradition has received a new surge forward. Using modern winemaking techniques and global marketing, Familia Barberis is successfully selling their wines both in the national and international market.

Farnese

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The prestigious Farnese wines are made from the best grapes of the Farneto Valley estate and other vineyards from Abruzzo and are aged in the splendid cellars of restored and restructured Caldora Castle thus defending the tradition that is vital for Ortona. The wines are aged to be leaders on the international markets.

Feist

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports.

Finca La Daniela

Imported by Laird & Company from the Familia Barberis Winery. The Finca La Daniela line is composed of elegant varietals whose structure and aromas unmistakably highlight the unique terrior of Mendoza.

Fontevecchia

Imported by Laird and Company. The history of Brunello di Montalcino is short, going back more than 100 years, but the history of winemaking in Montalcino is a long one. White wine dominated in Montalcino until late in the last century and the red wine that was made in the region included a proportion of white grapes. But that was changed with the emergence of Brunello. This red wine, using only red grapes, and only the grapes from a single variety-the sangiovese grosso-would become not only the most noted wine of Montalcino, but perhaps the most famous wine of Italy. This grape is a sub variety of the sangiovese called sangiovese grosso, or brunello, for the brownish cast to its berries. Brunello di Montalcino is produced in the hilly region within the Chianti Colli Senesi district, south of Siena. The grapes for this wine are harvested between the latter part of September and the middle of October.

Foxes Island

Imported by Empson (U.S.A). Foxes Island Wines is a family owned wine company producing small volumes of premium cool climate varietals from the very heart of the renowned Marlborough, New Zealand winegrowing region. Owner and Winemaker John Belsham is a perfectionist and his wines reflect the passion with which he practices his trade. The philosophy behind Foxes Island Wines is one of quality and the pursuit of complexity in fine wine style. Consequently, each release is of very limited production.

Fuligni

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Founded in 1923 round a Medici villa and a country convent of the Renaissance, the Fuligni estate is coowned by Roberto Guerrini Fuligni and his aunt, Maria Flora Fuligni. Roberto himself styles the wines with oenologist Paolo Vagaggini, and agronomist Federico Ricci is in charge of vineyard management. This well orchestrated team is responsible for a classic range of Montalcino reds

Gen 5

Our Family History In the 1870's our great-great-grandparents emigrated from Germany to Lodi, California. They started a small farm growing watermelons. In 1916 our great-grandfather expanded the firm by purchasing a grape-ranch. Our grandfather Harold continued carrying on our family's agricultural roots and gaining experience on our land. Our parents, the identical twins Randall and Brad Lange and their wives Charlene and Susan, greatly expanded our vineyards. In 2007, with all five members of the fifth generation onboard, we built our own winery. Gen5 is produced from our estate fruit in Lodi, at our winery (LangeTwins). Our winemaker is David Akiyoshi, a 25 year veteran winemaker who previously worked for Robert Mondavi as Director of Winemaker at Woodbridge..

Giovello

Imported by Tri Vin Imports. Has a delicate, fragrant nose, honeysuckle, evanescent apple and just a touch of vanilla. The taste is elegant, fresh and subtly vivacious. The structure harmonizing well with the pleasant taste. Light straw-yellow with bright reflestions.

Gravity Hills

What does wine have to do with love, or gravity? We're not quite sure, but there's undoubtedly a connection. We can say this: Gravity Hills Zinfandel is about respect for gravity while daring to defy it anyway. It's a thumbs up to those who attempt to climb the summit, or fly from the summit, or just sit reverently in awe of the summit. Maybe it will inspire you to find your own Kilimanjaro, and get busy on the upward trail. That is why our Zin has a screw cap instead of a cork. I mean, if you're climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, why waste space in your backpack for a corkscrew?

Grayson Cellars

The Napa Valley winemaking skills of the Grayson founders create some of the highest quality wines at the by-the-glass price point. Decades of Napa winemaking experience have developed wines that are fruit forward, well balanced and pleasant to drink.

Gruet

For Gruet, it all began in Champagne, where Gilbert Gruet started making bubbly back in 1952. In the early 1980s the next generation planted its flag in this country with high-altitude vineyards in southern New Mexico. At an elevation of 4,300 feet on mountain plateaus, the days are hot but the nights are cool, conditions conducive to growing good chardonnay and pinot noir, the main grapes of Champagne and most American sparkling wines.

Gruet Sparkling Wines

For Gruet, it all began in Champagne, where Gilbert Gruet started making bubbly back in 1952. In the early 1980s the next generation planted its flag in this country with high-altitude vineyards in southern New Mexico. At an elevation of 4,300 feet on mountain plateaus, the days are hot but the nights are cool, conditions conducive to growing good chardonnay and pinot noir, the main grapes of Champagne and most American sparkling wines.

Gruet Winery

In 2008 Gruet sold 100,000 cases of wine and distributed them to 48 states. They now produce seven different sparkling wines: Brut NV (non-vintage), Blanc de Noirs NV, Rosé NV, Demi Sec NV, vintage Blanc de Blancs, vintage Grand Rosé, and the Gruet Winery's luxury tête de cuvée — the vintage Gilbert Gruet Grande Reserve. They also produce two excellent Chardonnays and two Pinot Noirs, both with a regular bottling and an unfiltered barrel select reserve bottling.

Gryphus

Imported by Regency Wine Group. Gryphus Wine Company produces one wine — a Sauvignon Blanc from the Valle de Rapel in Chile. They have chosen one varietal, and one place, because in the case of Sauvignon Blanc from the Valle de Rapel, place and grape are so inspiringly matched that it would be foolish to do anything else. With Gryphus Sauvignon Blanc they can focus all of their efforts on making one great wine.

Guasti

Imported by Margaux & Associates. Guasti Clemente founded the company in 1946, continuing an ancient tradition of a family linked to the vine and the vino. The large winery in the heart of the city, home of the best recognized Barbera, keep in the basement large oak casks capable of aging over 1200 gallons of wine. Andrea and Alessandro Guasti, which combined with years in the management of Father Clement, after his death he continued the winning philosophy, which in terms of quality never drops to compromise and continues to gain significant recognition nationally and internationally.

Hisui Red Rice Sake

This ruby colored Sake is brewed using heirloom ruby red rice bred since ancient times, and brewed at a southernmost Sake brewery in Japan. Heirloom red rice contains an abundant amount of protein, vitamins, minerals and polyphenol. Enjoy this most unique sweet-tart flavor just like red wine, lighter and milder than the Chinese rice wine, Shaoxing.

Hoepler

The Höpler winery is located in Breitenbrunn on the western banks of lake Neusiedl, in the Austrian province of Burgenland. Our 43 hectares of cultivated vineyards face south east between the ‘Leithagebirge’ hills and Lake Neusiedl. This creates a warm, humid microclimate where grapes of the highest quality flourish. In addition the contrasting soils of chalk, gravel and sand are rich in calcium as well as in slate and contribute to the unique complexity and character of our wines. Our focus lies in supplying first class restaurants, hotels and gourmet shops and we are privileged to have a number of top restaurants as clients both within Austria and abroad. Over 70% of production is exported to Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan. In addition contracts with airlines and cruise ships ensure our international presence.

Home Grown Family

An everyday table wine with some soul; family-style, weeknight wine with "a little mud on its shoes." The grapes come from very special, carefully scrutinized, lovingly farmed coastal California Vineyards, chosen not only for the quality of fruit, but for the quality of the people who farm them.

Il Feuduccio

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Il Feuduccio di Santa Maria d'Orni" lies in Orsogna (Chieti) and is located in one of the most beautiful and intact landscape imaginable, in a show of hills that give birth to this enchanting landscape between Maiella and Adriatic Sea. The excellent microclimate and the peculiar composition of the soil fills the grapes with a flavour and scent that you will find in every bottle, glass by glass.

Insatiable

“I had always wanted to make my own wines ever since I entered the wine industry over 15 years ago. The type of wines, styles of wine, and names for wines really consumed me and my time. I had come to realize that my passion was to make a wine priced less than $10 that people could enjoy any night of the week. When deciding on a name, I felt that Insatiable really captures those life passions that we throw ourselves into. For me, it has been winemaking and bringing these great wines for you to drink and reflect on what you’re Insatiable about.” Phil Laramore, Owner and Director of Winemaking:

J Christopher

J. Christopher Wines is a small winery, located in Oregon’s Northern Willamette Valley, that specializes in Pinot Noir made in the traditional style of Burgundy. It is owned by Jay Somers, who has been making wine in Oregon for over 15 years. Jay’s wines are hand-crafted in small lots and are sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon. The philosophy at J. Christopher is to produce wines in an Old World style that puts an emphasis on focus, length and balance. As Jay puts it, “We do not make sweet red fruit bombs. We make wines that have a fine balance of fruit, acidity and texture; wines that give you more than just a big mid-palate blast — wines that are complete.” A Collaboration with Dr. Loosen When Ernst Loosen met Jay Somers some years ago, they quickly realized that they share a similar taste and passion for Pinot Noir. Ernst is a lifelong Pinot Noir fanatic, and has been producing it at his J.L. Wolf estate since 1996, the same year that Jay launched his winery in Oregon. The two cemented their friendship in 2004 when Jay traveled to Germany to help the short-handed harvest crew at Dr. Loosen. It wasn’t long before they began talking about collaborating to produce Pinot Noirs that combine Old World and New World ideas. The results are Two Worlds and Appassionata Pinot Noir.

Jack Tone Vineyards

The Jack Tone Vineyards [red wine] is a beautiful blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah. In future years, the blend may include Petit Verdot and Zinfandel, as well. We've decided to maintain the wine with a Non Vintage status to give us freedom to back blend from vintage to vintage in order to maintain continuity between production years. Our initial White Wine Bottle Blend is a blend of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Muscat. In future blends, we may see a small amount of Viognier, as well. We have maintained a "Non Vintage" status with the wine in order to give us the freedom to "back blend" between vintages to maintain continuity and consistency.

Jermann

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Today the Jermann estate extends over 150 hectares of which 130 hectares are vineyards and 20 hectares are given over to seed and horticultural crops. This is a company that interacts with the world every day, but its greatest attention is always reserved for the things that make a wine great.

JL Wolf

In 1996, Ernst Loosen took over the J.L. Wolf estate so that he could make powerful, traditionally crafted Pfalz wines to complement the light and elegant Dr. Loosen Rieslings he produces in the Mosel. In the classic style of the Pfalz, these wines are more full-bodied than Mosel wines, with higher alcohol and rich flavors of ripe fruit and stone. The Pfalz region lies between the Haardt Mountains and the Rhine River, directly north of France’s Alsace region. As in Alsace, the mountains protect the area from harsh Atlantic weather, making it one of the warmer and drier areas of Germany. In this climate, achieving full ripeness is possible in nearly every vintage. Mature, fully ripened fruit is the key to making concentrated dry-style wines that have enough body to balance the naturally high acidity.

Juno

Juno Wines Produced under the expert guidance of pro- duction partner Charles Black, Juno’s wines stem from the prime viticultural areas of the Cape. In our search for the balance between the expression of terroir and varietal typicity, grapes are selected from our vineyards from Stellenbosch, Paarl, Malmesbury, Darling and even high up in the Piekenierskloof outside Citrusdal. Juno produces two series of wine, our trademark Cape Maidens series – adorned with labels by the artist Tertia du Toit as well as the Arthouse series of premium blends. Since the advent of the production partnership with Charles it has been our singular aim to produce expressive wines that cannot be bettered at their price points.

Kikumasamune Reishu Ginjo Sake

Imported by Mutual Trading Company.

Kikusui Funaguchi Honjozo Draf

Unique! Only one of its kinds! Kikusui Funaguchi can be aged in the can if stored properly between 46 F and 50 F degree. Up to two months after production the fresh clear taste of new sake can be enjoyed. After six months the experience becomes full with richness of the brew. After eight to ten months, a brandy-like character emerges and after a year a full-bodied aged Sake emerges.

Kikusui Junmai Ginjyo Sake

Imported by Mutual Trading Company. This saké carries great rich flavor of Junmai, as well as clean, refreshing aftertaste of Ginjo. Banana like fruity aroma and clean after taste are loved and enjoyed by everybody.

Kikusui Junmai Ginjyo Sake

Imported by Mutual Trading Company. This saké carries great rich flavor of Junmai, as well as clean, refreshing aftertaste of Ginjo. Banana like fruity aroma and clean after taste are loved and enjoyed by everybody.

Kono

KONO wine is grown in carefully selected vineyard sites in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine region. Our grapes are grown with soil and cultivation knowledge passed down from our forefathers. Together with European expertise, this gift of knowledge and our rich, unspoiled lands combine to create finer tasting wines. The unique indigenous story surrounding KONO Wine along with the simplicity of the label and the quality of the product are key attributes of KONO.

Ksana

Ksana refers to the Buddhist idea of infinity in an instant. Likewise, we believe at the moment of tasting a wine, one experiences its vineyard's history and winemaking process. The correct combination of these is what will make a wine last in your memory forever. The Ksana wines are unfiltered; malolactic fermentation occurs in the oak; and indigenous yeasts are used to express the terroir. The vineyard is very densely planted (7,900 plants per hectare) with very low production per vine (0.6-1.1 kg); this adds to the wines' ultra-concentration. The Ksana winery and estate 90 year-old vineyard is located in Las Compuertas, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. The winemaker is Pablo Durigutti and the vineyard manager is María de los Angeles Morchio Giol.

Kubota Senjyu Sake

Ginjo-grade Honjozo Sake. Natural alcohol is added to achieve its clean and crisp flavor. Elegant aroma is especially comforting. Serve chilled to enjoy the clear flavor, or slightly warmed at 100F for a more mellowed touch.

La Joya

La Joya Reserve wines are Estate Bottled and produced by The Bisquertt family from the Colchagua Valley. Vina Bisquertt was founded in 1978 by Osvaldo Bisquertt Reveco, who planted his first vines in the Rinconada vineyard adjacent to some of the best known vineyards in Chile in 1974. Today, Bisquertt is managed by Osvaldo’s sons and a team of expert oenologists led by Joana Pereira, who is dedicated to producing fresh, well-balanced and elegant wines that are representative of the Colchagua style.

La Pisara Salice Salentino

Imported by Laird and Company. The Moletto winery has formed a partnership with a centuries old grape grower in the Salento growing district of the Apuglia region to launch the brand LA PISARA. The particularly dry, hot climate and unique soil combine to give intense character and flavor to the regions indigenous grape varieties such as Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera & Primitivo. La Pisara is an ancient word in Apuglian dialect that refers to a large triangular rock that was used to mill the grain.

Lagaria

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Lagaria comprises two crisp, clean, versatile whites from the crisp, clean climate of northeastern Italy's Val Lagarina (hence the name…) and a delightfully rich Mediterranean Merlot. Everything about these wines is joyful, allegro con brio. They scintillate in the glass with their light golden and brilliant ruby hues. They even scintillate on the label, where Maria Gemma Empson has captured the vibrant colors of hillside vineyards and mountainous horizons. Not to mention the great price-to-quality ratio!

Lander Jenkins Vineyards

Winemaker Steve Rued provided the inspiration for Lander-Jenkins Spirit Hawk Cabernet Sauvignon and Spirit Hawk Chardonnay. "Years ago, while inspecting a newly planted vineyard, a hawk appeared overhead. It wasn't a rare or unusual occurrence but it made a particularly strong impression on me that morning: this was his vineyard as well as ours. These are the insights that keep us committed to employing the most environmentally beneficial practices. And the land rewards us with the highest quality, most flavorful fruit for our wines." Lander-Jenkins wines are produced from sustainably farmed vineyards in select North Coast, Monterey County and Central Valley vineyards. Sustainably grown. Good for the land, good for the grapes, good for the wine.

Le Grand Noir

From a country renowned for its wine-making tradition, Le Grand Noir wines offer untraditional blends from traditional French varietals. In a world where so many things look the same, we’re delighted to offer you a wine that doesn’t sheepishly follow the herd. Be unique. The select vineyards used to produce the wines of Le Grand Noir are located in the notable regions of Minervois and Carcassone. Situated among rolling uplands and broad plateaus between the Pyrennes and “Black” mountain ranges, the diverse soils are comprised of limestone, chalk, clay, granite, and schist. The mild Mediterranean climate provides ideal conditions for producing high quality fruit. The wines are bottled in association with Celliers Jean d’Alibert.

Le Mistral

HISTORY Joseph Phelps, founder of the Napa Valley winery most known for the Bordeaux-style "Insignia," was also a pioneer in California Syrah, producing his first one in 1974 using grapes purchased from the Christian Brothers. He planted some of his own in the Napa Valley and, in the mid-1990s, he also planted Syrah and Grenache on two vineyard parcels on a bench south of King City in Monterey County. Local grape growers farmed the vineyards for over 10 years and in 2008, the Le Mistral Vineyard farmers purchased the vineyard and the Le Mistral brand from Phelps, bringing the production and bottling "back home" to Monterey County. The name, Le Mistral, comes from the name for the winds of the Rhone Valley in France, where blustery afternoons cool vineyards quickly and produce similar flavors in their native varietals like Syrah and Grenache. SUSTAINABILITY Le Mistral strives to be responsible stewards of our environment, including the vineyard and the people who care for it. In an effort to monitor our progress and our impact on the land and surrounding communities, Le Mistral participates in the Positive Points System, sponsored by the Central Coast Vineyard Team. This system helps the wine grower monitor and improve pest control, water conservation, soil conservation, and vineyard health in a way that is sustainable for the land and the people around it.

Lisini

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The Lisini estate, now covering a total of 380 acres and comprising some of the finest, most historical terrains in the Montalcino appellation, has been in the Lisini family since the early 1700s. Today, owner Elina Lisini is flanked by her grandsons Lorenzo and Carlo. Winery manager is Filippo Paoletti, and the winemaker is a living legend of Tuscan wines: Giulio Gambelli.

Loom Wine

Imported by American Estates Wines. Loom Wine is a diverse collection of innovative, family owned wine companies characterized by their youthful approach and commitment to excellence.

Lost Angel

As told in the EOS fable, the "Lost Angel" settled on the Central Coast of California, the closest thing to heaven, and cried the tears that brought our Lost Angel Brand varietals to life. Sourced from some of the finest vineyards between Paso Robles and Santa Barbara, this exciting new lineup of fruit-forward wines epitomizes the potential of the Central Coast.

Luccio

Luccio Moscato d’Asti is fresh, fragrant, and frizzante with bright, floral aromas that give way to flavors of ripe stone fruit, tangerines, and honey. This wine is concentrated and flavorful, but not overly rich or heavy; sweet, yet balanced.

Luigi Einaudi

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Throughout its history the Luigi Einaudi Farms have grown by acquiring several vineyards always chosen respecting the rule that a great wine can only come from a great vineyard and a great terroir, are a clear example of one of the first acquisitions, the cru St Louis "in Dogliani and one of the most recent, the cru Cannubi" Barolo.

Lustau Sherry

Emilio Lustau S.A. was founded in 1896 by Don José Ruiz-Berdejo. It was a humble beginning: Don José, a secretary in the courts of justice, used to cultivate the vineyards at his estate “Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza”, where he stored and aged the wines and afterwards sold them to the larger exporting companies. He was in fact what is known as an “almacenista”. In 1940, his son-in-law Don Emilio Lustau Ortega moved the bodega to the Santiago district, in the old quarter of Jerez. There, in buildings which formed a part of the ancient Moorish city wall, he expanded the business gradually, still as an “almacenista”. During the seventies the company continued expanding. The first step was building new bodegas at the family estate “Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza”. Then, at the beginning of the eighties and under the management of Rafael Balao, Lustau became one of the most innovative companies in Jerez. Rafael Balao had the intuition that Lustau had to be at the forefront of quality. His ideas combined tradition and innovation and carved out the way for identifying Lustau with quality and prestige. The Lustau Solera Reserva range was created from the original Lustau stocks from its beginnings as an “almacenista”. These stocks were joined by a fine selection of Sherry wines from different “almacenistas”, consisting of very special wines from small independent wine-producers, to be offered to select clients. These Sherries represent some of the best wines of the area.

Main Divide

Imported by Empson (U.S.A). Main Divide is the local name for the mighty range of Southern Alps which form the backbone of Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island of New Zealand). Their aim is to produce wines which reflect the unspoilt freshness, purity, vigour and cool climate of the south, while retaining regional and varietal character.

Maison Bouachon

Imported by SFW Americas. Maison Bouachon wines have been expressing the rich variety of their terroir for over a century. Celebrated as one of Chateauneuf-du-Pape's most prominent producers, Maison Bouachon continues the commitment of its hundred year history, worthy of the Rhone's best traditions.

Maison Roche de Bellene

Nicolas Potel, the well-known and highly regarded winemaker in Burgundy, has founded a new Domaine (estate-owned vineyards) and Maison (a négociant, making wine with fruit from other growers). Nicolas is an old friend of Ernst Loosen, and we are extremely happy to have him join our import portfolio. Domaine de Bellene is located in Beaune, the very heart of Burgundy. Nicolas now owns 60 acres of vineyards in several villages throughout the Côte d'Or. The vineyards have been farmed according to organic practices since 2006 and are now certified BIO. Vinification is minimalist in approach — no enzymes, cultured yeasts or acid adjustments are used, and filtration is avoided. Nicolas purchased the 16th century estate buildings in 2005 and is working to renovate them in as green a manner as possible. Environmental responsibility is being integrated into all aspects of the estate: buildings, vineyards, cellar work, energy conservation and generation, and packaging materials.

MANOS NEGRAS

Real winemakers get their hands dirty. Hands black with wine. That's what Manos Negras is all about. Rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty. That's how we make these hand-crafted wines. Manos Negras focuses on latitude winemaking. Argentina and Chile's winemaking regions stretch 1,500 miles north to south along the Andes. Each latitude possesses a unique terroir with singular combinations of soil and temperature which are ideally suited for different varietals. Manos Negras uses the unique skills of three immigrants to Argentina-New Zealand winemakers Duncan Killiner and Jason Mabbett, and American wine educator Jeff Mausbach- as well as the renown Argentine viticulturist Alejandro Sejanovich to craft wines based on exciting terroir-varietal combinations.

MANOS NEGRAS

Real winemakers get their hands dirty. Hands black with wine. That's what Manos Negras is all about. Rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty. That's how we make these hand-crafted wines. Manos Negras focuses on latitude winemaking. Argentina and Chile's winemaking regions stretch 1,500 miles north to south along the Andes. Each latitude possesses a unique terroir with singular combinations of soil and temperature which are ideally suited for different varietals. Manos Negras uses the unique skills of three immigrants to Argentina-New Zealand winemakers Duncan Killiner and Jason Mabbett, and American wine educator Jeff Mausbach- as well as the renown Argentine viticulturist Alejandro Sejanovich to craft wines based on exciting terroir-varietal combinations.

Marcarini

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). In the heart of the Langhe, near Alba, the Marcarini family has produced Barolo and other Piedmontese wines for five generations. Today it offers visitors wonderful hospitality in the elegant rooms of its own agriturismo.

Marchesi

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). In 1989, an oenologist friend of the Marchese pointed out long vinified "Sangiovese" vine was actually Pinot Noir — in fact, probably Tuscany's oldest Pinot Noir vines! From 1989 to this day, Pancrazi, in synergy with both his winemaker and brilliant agronomist Paolo Mocali, has carried out in-depth innovations in the vineyard and in the winery.

Marega Pinot Grigio

Imported by Laird and Company. Azienda Agricola Marega is situated on the border of Italy and the former Yugoslavia, in the DOC growing district known as Collio. The Collio district is well known for producing some of Italy's finest white wines. Two brothers, Livio and Giorgio Marega have taken over the reins of the family winery. They have a commitment to quality that is not easily found. The production is very limited and great care is taken every step of the way, from growing the grapes to bottling and shipping the wines. They purposely late harvest their grapes in order to concentrate the varietal character and fruit flavors of each different grape variety.

Matane

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Silky, seductive, structured reds crafted by Filippo Baccalaro for Valentino Sciotti in a dazzling, colorful landscape: lush, dark red soil bathed in Mediterranean sunlight and constantly windswept by the salty air currents of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. This amazing palette of colors and sensations nurtures superb old vineyards and native varieties.

Maximin Grunhaus

The Maximin Grünhaus estate lies at the foot of a long steep south-facing slope on the left bank of the Ruwer river, about two kilometres before it joins the Mosel. The estate belongs to the Von Schubert family and is divided into three separate but contiguous vineyards: the Abtsberg, the Herrenberg, and the Bruderberg. Each of these vineyards has its own distinct micro-climate, gradient and soil composition, differences in terroir which explain the unique character of the wines made at Grünhaus. Here are the specific features of the three vineyards

Mazzaco Winery

Mazzocco is a labor of love for Ken and Diane Wilson. When the opportunity arose for them to take over this undulating vineyard and winery sitting on a saddle between Dry Creek and Alexander Valley, there was no turning back. Once again Ken's passion for vineyards and growing grapes brought him to this place. It was Ken’s wisdom and vision that created the diversity of vineyard sources over the years and this was another piece of property not to be missed. The Lytton Springs vineyards provide premium quality fruit that allowed for the growth of single vineyard designate zinfandels to be created. It also gave the Wilson's much needed production room to make the wines.

McManis Family Vineyards

McManis Family Vineyards is a grower and vintner of premium varietal winegrapes located in the Northern Interior of California. The company was founded in 1990 by Ron and Jamie McManis - fourth generation family farmers. McManis Family Vineyards currently operates over 2500 acres of winegrapes and after the 1997 harvest, a state-of-the-art winery was designed and built to maximize the resulting wine's quality through small lot handling, whole cluster pressing and barrel storage and fermentation.

Melipal

Imported by Epic Wines. With the belief that wine is born in the vineyard, all Melipal wines are produced with grapes from their grapevines in the Agrelo region. Due to the variety of vineyards, with different management and irrigation systems, and plantation densities; it is possible to produce wines with a distinctive personality.

Meloni

Imported by Laird and Company. In the south of Sardinia, at Selargius, not far from the old capital, Cagliari, Pietro Meloni founded Casa Meloni in the late nineteenth century. Wine and oil are family traditions associated with land and the classical forms of agriculture in Sardinia. The Meloni Vini is a modern vineyard with its roots in the antique history of wine production. They produce and bottle from the most precious and delicious vines growing in Sardinia. The winery is still situated in Selargius, and the vineyards cover a surface of over 600 acres, in different areas of the province.

Michel Picard

Maison Michel Picard was established in 1951 by Louis Felix Picard at Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet with 2 hectares of vines in Chagny. A few years later at the age of 15, Michel Picard was asked by his father to help him with the vineyards and winemaking. For several years Michel would travel throughout Burgundy on a Peugeot motorcycle meeting the growers and getting to know the whole region intimately. In the early seventies, Michel took over the family operation with the help of his wife Liliane. In the late nineties, Michel’s children Francine and Gabriel joined the family business. Today, Maison Michel Picard owns vineyards throughout Burgundy including several within premier cru and grand cru sites.

Michinoku Onikoroshi Honjozo

As the name "Onikoroshi" or the "demon slayer" suggests, "Michinoku Onikoroshi" is known for its dry and brisk flavor. Its well-rounded flavor complements a wide variety of dishes. Enjoy chilled or slightly warmed

Milcampos

Milcampos means ‘a thousand fields’ because looking from the bodega across the horizon along the rolling hills, each hill looks like a different vineyard, particularly in the early morning when the fog in the valley separates each hill.

Moletto

Imported by Laird and Company. Moletto wines are made from estate grown grapes from the Piave and Lison-Pramaggiore DOC growing district. The white wines are light and crisp offering exceptional value, the red wines are even more impressive. The proven ability of the Moletto estate to produce quality wine in the traditional manner has enabled the Stival family to hand down wines of superior quality and elegance from father to son for three generations.

Mommys Time Out

We All know that being a Mommy is a difficult job. A Mommy's Time Out is a well deserved break. These wines are delicate and fruity. They come from some of the finest vineyards in Italy where the best grapes are vinified, resulting in a long lasting finish. They are a great complement to food, or may be served as an aperitif.

Monte Antico

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Monte Antico: ancient mountain in Italian. In the world of fine wines, a unique combination of quality, reliability and value since 1977.

Moscato Bella

The Winemaker and the Wine: Craig Reed is known throughout America as the Master of Moscato having crafted this unique wine for over 20 years. It all started with Craig’s extensive travels throughout Italy and his discovery of the Moscato d’Asti wines of Piedmonte, a wine made with the Moscato Bianco grape varietal, extremely sweet and used primarily as a dessert wine. Craig came back and started experimenting with Muscat Canelli (and a top secret blend) that made the wine crisper, more acidic and able to be a more versatile food wine. Enjoy before a meal as a palate cleanser, during a meal (pairing it with cheese, Thai Food, Fried Chicken, Pasta, Sushi, the limits are endless), after a meal as an appertif, or simply enjoy it on the back porch on a hot summer day. But who is Bella? Bella lives within all of us, she travels, meets the most interesting people, and spreads the word about Moscato Bella her favorite wine, look on the back label for her latest adventure, follow her on www.moscatobella.com as she travels the world on her scooter, be a part of the adventure!

Mt Difficulty

Imported by American Estates Wines. With our founding vineyards established in 1992, Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vineyards and is one of the most respected wineries in the Central Otago region of New Zealand's rugged South Island. Situated in Bannockburn, a unique and rare area of extremes, Mt Difficulty has harnessed the once brutal terrain to produce premium wines at the forefront of Central Otago's wine production.

Nachtgold Eiswein

Imported by Prestige Wine Group. In the darkness of the early morning hours, when the night frost has taken the temperature in the vineyards down to below 19°F (hard freeze), work starts on picking and crushing the frozen grapes. The water inside the grape skins has been frozen to ice so that the grape juice is concentrated to a golden-colored liquid, often called "Nachtgold" or "gold of the night.".

Nagaragawa Nigori Sake

Imported by Mutual Trading Company. With apple like aroma, this sparkling milky saké is sweet, but refreshing saké. Omachi Shuzo sakés are also known as "Symphony Sake" because they play music while saké is fermenting in the saké tank.

Novy Family Wines

We are a small family winery owned by Adam & Dianna (Novy) Lee of Siduri Wines and Dianna’s parents, Adolph & Rose Marie Novy, and brothers and sisters-in-law, David & Angela, Bryan & Kathy, and Steven & Marie Novy.The Novy family roots go back to Czechoslovakia where the name Novy means “new”. It is in the spirit of family, heritage and the best new wines from new vineyards that we offer you Novy Family Wines. Cheers to your family from ours, The Novy Family

Orleans Hill Wines

Welcome wine drinkers and thanks for finding us out here on one of the spiral arms of the Web. We should warn you that we have streamlined our business to that which we enjoy the most, making wine. We’ve been making wine commercially for over 30 years now, organic wine for the last 20 years. Making the same wines year after year can get a bit boring so those of you who have followed our products for some time have noticed we mix things up a bit each year by adding new wines, trying out new vineyards and styling wines so they best reflect the oddities of each vintage. While we like to hear from consumers, (both opinions and questions) we avoid retail (not enough time) and even avoid wholesale sales (direct to stores), as we are bad at collections. Instead, we sell our wines to distributors in 43 states as of last count and if yours is not one of them then a little pull from your end, a little push from our end and we can get you the most organic and varietally correct wines available in the world. Please dig a little deeper through our site before you send in your questions as many answers are contained herein. Cheers, Tony Norskog, Winemaker Donn Berdahl, Assistant Winemaker

Our Daily Red

Welcome wine drinkers and thanks for finding us out here on one of the spiral arms of the Web. We should warn you that we have streamlined our business to that which we enjoy the most, making wine. We’ve been making wine commercially for over 30 years now, organic wine for the last 20 years. Making the same wines year after year can get a bit boring so those of you who have followed our products for some time have noticed we mix things up a bit each year by adding new wines, trying out new vineyards and styling wines so they best reflect the oddities of each vintage. While we like to hear from consumers, (both opinions and questions) we avoid retail (not enough time) and even avoid wholesale sales (direct to stores), as we are bad at collections. Instead, we sell our wines to distributors in 43 states as of last count and if yours is not one of them then a little pull from your end, a little push from our end and we can get you the most organic and varietally correct wines available in the world. Please dig a little deeper through our site before you send in your questions as many answers are contained herein. Cheers, Tony Norskog, Winemaker Donn Berdahl, Assistant Winemaker

Paraiso Vineyards

Paraiso Vineyards is owned and operated by the Smith family, one of the pioneering winegrape growers of the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County. They have built Paraiso, and continue to evolve all aspects of the business. The family includes Rich and Claudia Smith, Jason Smith and Jennifer Murphy-Smith, Dave Fleming and Kacy Fleming, and Justin Murphy and Megan Murphy.

Pavilion Winery

Pavilion Crossing has been family owned and operated since their founding. Their goal is to create some of the best value wines from California's North Coast, which includes Napa Valley and Sonoma. Pavilion believes that decades of winemaking experience from these areas allows them to create a better bottle of wine at a better price point than what's generally available from these areas.

Pedro Romero

Bodegas Pedro Romero was founded in 1860 by Vincente Romero Carranza in the small village of Sanlucar de Barrameda. The bodega has always been family owned and is now in its 6th generation. The bodega owns 10,000 oak casks for aging its sherries. Sanlucar de Barrameda is located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the Guadalquirir River. The bodega's geographical location within the village is one of the keys to its identity, because its location allows it to take maximum advantage of the humidity, the trade winds from the Atlantic, and all other aspects of the unique microclimate that are attributed to the village. The prevailing trade winds from the Atlantic provide the humidity, which is crucial to enable the 'velo de flor' or the 'layer of yeast' to flourish in the casks during the dry summer months. This 'velo de flor' acts as an insulating blanket as it grows on the surface of the Fino and Manzanilla sherries to prevent them from oxidation. The humidity also enables all of the sherries to develop sufficient acidity for the proper texture and mouthfeel while they are aging in the Solera system. All of the sherries are aged in the bodega using the traditional Solera system of 600 liter casks made from American white oak.

Pegasus Bay Winery

Imported by Empson (U.S.A). Their aim is to grow grapes of the highest quality, which fully express the features of the vineyard, and to handle these with the utmost respect. Minimal intervention at all stages from vine to bottle typifies our approach. Pegasus Bay believe in traditional sustainable viticultural management, low crop levels, minimal handling of fruit during processing and gentle pressing. They aspire to capture the unique flavours of the vineyard in our wine.

PEIRANO ESTATE

My name is Lance Randolph, and I’m a man with a mission. My mission is to make the best wine to ever come out of the Lodi Appellation. My great grandfather, Giacomo Peirano, arrived in San Francisco in 1879 from his home in Genoa, Italy. By 1881, he started farming in Lodi, and year by year he steadily gained a place for himself pioneering vineyard and orchard development. Planted in the early 1880’s, Peirano Estate was one of the first vineyards in Lodi. Located in the very heart of the Lodi Appellation [granted in 1986], Peirano Estate Vineyards grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Viognier, Barbera, Petite Sirah, and has perhaps the largest single block of old, head-trained, natural rooted Zinfandel left in the state of California. Nestled between the Sacramento-San Joaquin river delta and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Lodi has an ideal Mediterranean climate with deep, rich, sandy-loam soils and abundant quality water. These factors combine to make Lodi a major producer of quality wine grapes. Beginning with the hard work and inspiration of Giacomo Peirano, five generations have grown and harvested grapes from our vineyard for over 100 consecutive years. Knowing that great wines must begin with the greatest grapes, it has always been our belief that wine should reflect the character of the fruit and the land. To that end, we have made the attempt to carry our five generations of commitment to the land through to our own wines. Rather than destroy these beautiful old Zinfandel vines to make way for larger yielding, more economically advantageous vines, we have decided to harvest the meager 2 tons per acre production. It is our goal to produce wines of bold varietal character with this fruit, vintage after vintage. At Peirano Estate Vineyards we make wines that we enjoy. We hope that you, too, will find pleasure in our wine. It is our commitment to deliver that enjoyment at fair prices.

Peregrine Winery

Imported by Empson (U.S.A). Peregrine Wines, Central Otago Peregrine Wines is located in the rugged mountains and lakes of Queenstown, Central Otago, deep in the South Island of New Zealand. Founded and owned by Greg Hay, Peregrine's prime focus is on growing premium Pinot Noir from their estate managed vineyards. These are all meticulously hand tended and farmed under a sustainable philosophy. Peregrine has its vineyards in the two top regions of the area, Gibbston and Cromwell. These areas typically produce intensely flavoured wines of finesse and elegance with the predominantly schist soils adding mineral complexity.

Peter Brum

Imported by Zenzen Wines USA. BRUM stands for success, continuity, and nobility. PETER comes from the founder of the company and dates back to 1636, when Peter founded his company in Germany. The term NOBLESSE indicates the wine comes from premium, noble grapes. Origin of these premium can be traced to Germany's Rheinhessen and Mosel-Saar-Ruwer.

Petirrojo

Petirrojo wines are Estate Bottled and produced by The Bisquertt family from the Colchagua Valley. Vina Bisquertt was founded in 1978 by Osvaldo Bisquertt Reveco, who planted his first vines in the Rinconada vineyard adjacent to some of the best known vineyards in Chile in 1974. Today, Bisquertt is managed by Osvaldo’s sons and a team of expert oenologists led by Joana Pereira, who is dedicated to producing fresh, well-balanced and elegant wines that are representative of the Colchagua style. Petirrojo is named after the small native bird that is often seen playing around the vineyards

Pieropan

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Four generations have worked at the Pieropan family estate since its foundation in 1890, each contributing something different depending on their generation, their knowledge and their entrepreneurial spirit. Leonildo shares his great love of the earth with his wife, Teresita, and together they have instilled an appreciation of their family's land in their sons Andrea and Dario, who run the estate with their parents.

Piertafitta

Imported by Laird and Company. The Pietrafitta winery has been producing wine at the same location for over 450 years. In addition to being one of the oldest estates, Pietrafitta is one of the most famous and respected producers in the region. The history of the winery goes back to the times of Michelangelo and Dante. In fact, both Michelangelo and Dante refer to Vernaccia, most probably produced at Pietrafitta, in their writings. The winery is located at the top of a hill that overlooks the town of San Gimignano. Pier Paolo Muri oversees the winery operation and continues the centuries old tradition of producing fine Tuscan wines at the estate.

Pirie Estate Tasmania

Imported by American Estates Wines. Pirie Tasmania is the latest evolution of one man's belief that Tasmania can be one of the truly great wine regions of the world. As Australia's first PhD in viticulture, founder of Pirie Estate and recipient of the Australian Medal for his services to Tasmanian wine and tourism, Andrew Pirie's contribution to the industry is indisputable, as now is Tasmania's position as a jewel in the crown of Australian wine.

Poderi Orma

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). One wine, one estate. Both called Orma and located within the district of Castagneto Carducci, right next-door to Ornellaia, whose vineyard borders Moretti's, north of the Via Bolgherese. This is an area with some of the most amazing terroir in all of Italy. Orma, ironically, means "mark" or "footprint". Its first vintage, 2005, is indeed making its mark already.

Poggio Argentiera

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Gianpaolo Paglia, an agronomist born and bred in Maremma, and Justine Keeling, an English marketing manager, bought the estate in 1997. They started making Morellino di Scansano, with the existing 6 Ha of old and high quality producing vineyards, whilst at the same time planting new vineyards using local varieties such as Sangiovese and Alicante. These new vines were planted at a high density. They also built an modern winery and warehousing in 2002.

Porto Cruz Port

Imported by Prestige Wine Group. Porto Cruz is deeply-rooted in the very history of sun-drenched Portugal, founded in 1887. The tradition of making Port has been handed down in the rugged Douro valley unchanged for centuries. The valley is flanked by steep, rocky slops of schist, and is the birthplace of this exceptional wine. The rain batters the hillsides in winter, then comes the spring with its bitter gales and hailstorms that eventually give way to the scorching sun of the hot, dry summer. The battle against the elements is relentless and it is this exceptional nature of the region that gives Porto Cruz its special, lingering flavor and the ability to be called Port.

Predator Old Vine Zinfandel

The Lodi appellation in California's Central Valley, is known for its legendary "Old Vine" Zinfandels. Ideally situated between the Sierra Foothills and the San Francisco Bay Delta, Lodi benefits from cool afternoon and evening breezes, producing world-renowned Zinfandel. Predator Zinfandel is sourced from 50+year old vines that produce rich and intensely flavored fruit. The resulting wine is big and bold with hallmark "old vine" velvety texture, spice and vibrant varietal flavors. The lady bug is a natural predator that feeds on insects harmful to plants. "Natural predation" is just one of the many sustainable vineyard practices that eliminates the need for synthetic pesticides.

Puerto Viejo

Viña Requingua’s mission is to be efficient in all stages of wine production, in order to build ever-greater confidence in our products throughout the world. To satisfy our consumers and earn their loyalty — excelling in service — is the day-to-day mission of the Requingua team. To be a team of agile, adaptable, pro-active and capable members is fundamental in our company’s organization. The Viña Requingua vision is to maximize annual sales, maintaing direct contact with distributors and consumers throughout the world. Viña Requingua aims to deliver the best price-quality ratio in its products, in order to achieve greater development and production. Our principle vision is to adapt to different market needs and to be recognized as a company open to the world.

PYXIS WINES

Latin for “mariner’s compass,” the constellation Pyxis was used for centuries as a reference point to help guide adventurous seafarers all over the world. Drawing inspiration from these spirited explorers of days gone by, we ourselves have sought out and found our own reference point for the world of wine – Pyxis Estates Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Quinta das Arcas Arca Nova

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Located in Sobrado, within the area of Valongo in Paredes, this estate consists of 30 ha. of 20 year-old vines. Traditional varieties of Loureiro, Trajadura and Pederna are grown, influenced by a unique microclimate, giving the wines a distinctive recognition. The Vinho Verde Rosé 2007 and Loureiro 2008 are both single varietal wines which offer a unique experience of flavours and aromas, and reflect the indigenous chararteristics of the region and its varietals.

Rhiannon

The wine pays homage to our family's Welshroots. The Goddess Rhiannon is a figure of power and mystery in Celtic mythology, associated with magical birds and horses and the contrasting qualities of change and steadfastness. Crafting a distinctive blend, likewise, balances change and steadfastness: the uniqueness of each harvest must consistently express the winemaker's personal vision.

Risata

Imported by Prestige Wine Group. This Moscato d'Asti is fresh, fragrant, and frizzante with vibrant, flavors and aromas of ripe stone fruit, tangerines, and honey. The wine is concentrated and flavorful, but not overly rich or heavy; sweet, yet balanced.

Robert Skalli

Imported by SFW Americas. france has a long and fascinating heritage as the mother of all wine-producing countries. At the epicenter of that legacy are the Robery Skalli wines. Born in the bountiful winegrowing region bordering on the Meditteranean, Robert Skalli wines exude quality and imagination form the south of France.

Roberts and Rogers

Roberts & Rogers Cabernet Sauvignon combines the passion and experience of two men and the bounty that is Napa Valley's Howell Mountain. Created by Robert Young and Roger Louer, the wine represents a stellar mix of both man and nature and reflects the wine expertise and skills of winemaker Barry Gnekow and his maximizing of the Howell Mountain terroir.

Rocche Costamagna

Imported by Laird and Company. Costamagna is the family name and Rocche is the name of the specific vineyard area, Rocche id la Morra, in which all the winery's vines are located. The Costamagna family have been producing since the year 1841. Son, Allessandro, now oversees all aspects of the growing and winemaking process in the beautiful subterranean winery, built into the side of a vineyard hill in the wine rich village of La Morra. Although primarily known for their majestic long lived Barolo, the winery is quickly becoming highly regarded as a premier producer of Barbera D'Alba.

Rochford

Imported by EMPSON (U.S.A.). At Rochford Wines we pride ourselves on the production of premium quality wines that express the true character of our vineyard sites. Winemaker Andrew Leitch produces high quality wines with fruit sourced from our vineyards, located in two of Victoria's premium cool climate wine regions. Together, with the viticulturalist, Andrew works to ensure that the vineyards in the Macedon Ranges and the Yarra Valley produce only the finest of grapes to be used in the making of our wines.

Round Hill

Round Hill offers California's most popular varietals sourced from premium Monterey Coast and Central Valley vineyards. Fruit forward flavor and consistent quality are the hallmarks of these wines. They are crafted to be approachable in style and price for the casual enthusiast yet meet the demanding standards of the most experienced palate. As with all the family wines, Round Hill is sustainably grown using the most eco-friendly viticultural practices. The wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Oak-Free Chardonnay and White Zinfandel.

Rutherford Ranch

We are family-owned and managed and for three generations our family has been committed to earth-friendly winegrowing. "Sustainable" viticulture is not only good for the environment, it results in higher quality fruit, a prerequisite for crafting world-class wines. The winery is located on Napa Valley's scenic Silverado Trail within the Rutherford District. Of Napa's 15 designated AVA's (American Viticultural Area), the district is renowned for producing unsurpassed Cabernet Sauvignon along with other premium varietal grapes. Rutherford Ranch Winery is on the site of the original Round Hill Winery started in the 1970's by Ernie and Virginia Van Asperen and Charlie Abela. When the Van Asperen's retired in 2000, Marko and Theo Zaninovich, long-time shareholders with the Van Asperen family, acquired the winery. The estate vineyards were replanted with superior vines and the winery and tasting room have undergone significant renovations. Yet, the estate's 100 year-old olive grove and unpretentious charm remain essentially unchanged.

San Felice

Imported by Margaux & Associates. This winery tucked away in the picturesque Tuscan countryside produces some fine wines includes its Chianti Classico, a powerful wine of great structure.

San Rocco

Imported by Laird and Company. San Rocco is the name inscribed over the main entrance to the winery. Centuries ago, the building housed clergy who worked in and around Motta di Livenza. San Rocco Pinot Grigio offer unsurpassed value. This wine is made from the highest quality varietal grapes and bottled at the estate. It is attractively packaged and is marketed at very reasonable prices. San Rocco Pinot Grigio is a great for wine-by-the-glass specials and everyday drinking.

Santa Anastasia

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.).

Santa Sofia

Imported by Laird and Company. A prestigious villa, a famous name—Santa Sofia—a tradition of wine-making excellence. Their adventure into the world of wine started at the beginning of 1900 when Luciano Begnoni was succeeded by his son, Giancarlo, Master Oenologist. In 1967, Giancarlo Begnoni took over the company of Santa Sofia and today he still runs the company with his son, Luciano, and his daughter, Patrizia. Together they pursue a "strategy of excellence" that has permitted the estate to place its wine in the most refined restaurants, the most exclusive hotels and the most well-furnished wine shops throughout the world. Today these centuries-old cellars, stone arches and ancient barrels along with the quality production, continue to offer a complete expression of the best in wine.

Santadi

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The Cantina di Santadi Winery is located in the Sulcis area, in South-western Sardinia, just a few miles as the crow flies from the dazzling beaches and white sand dunes of Porto Pino. The coupling of innovative spirit with careful respect for local traditions is the guiding principle for their grape growers and winemakers.

Sea Mist

Russian River Valley is regarded as the top appellation in California for producing cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Russian River Valley is only minutes away from the Northern Coast Line of the Pacific Ocean. Every evening, cool fog that the locals refer to as the Sea Mist, rolls in from the ocean to gently envelope the grapes in the field. This produces exceptional wine with tremendous complexities.

Selaks

Imported by American Estates Wines. Selaks wines, honouring a long and lasting family tradition, are dedicated to bringing you carefully crafted wines offering pure expression of classic New Zealand varietal styles.

Senda 66

Bodegas La Candalaria is owned by a small group of growers and winemakers who were members of the former cooperative. They formed an association with 4 other small bodegas so they can share equipment and technology to reduce their individual overhead costs. The bodega is located near the small village of Casas de Haro where some of the oldest Tempranillo vineyards are located and traditionally yield more complex and high quality red wines.

Seven Terraces

Imported by Empson (U.S.A). The Seven Terraces fruit is selected from strategic low yielding sites each of which contributes distinctive and complementary flavors in the final blend.

Shardana

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). On Sardinia's extreme southwest coastline, we find Sulcis: a cape of gently rolling land, jutting out into the Mediterranean in one ample sweep of white sand, steep vineyards and emerald waves.

Siduri

Siduri is named for the Babylonian Goddess of wine, who, in Babylonian mythology, held the wine of eternal life. Siduri is also the realization of a dream we have shared since we met 15 years ago, in our native Texas, and realized our mutual love of Pinot Noir. Buoyed by the belief that we could become winemakers and make our own Pinot Noir, we left our families and jobs in Texas and moved to California’s Sonoma wine country. We spent several years working at small, family owned wineries, using any and all free time to learn everything we could about growing grapes and making wine. In 1994 we launched Siduri Wines with our first release, which was met with great critical success and led us to search for additional high quality Pinot Noir grapes. Today, Siduri produces single vineyard Pinot Noir from 20 different vineyards stretching from Santa Barbara north to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We have been fortunate enough to establish relationships with top tier growers/vineyards including: Pisoni, Van der Kamp and Clos Pepe . All of our Pinot Noir is produced unfiltered and unfined in an effort to maximize the expression of these very diverse sites. Siduri is unique in the breadth and depth of our single varietal focus.

Silver Buckle

Many of our family vineyards were originally Spanish cattle "rancheros" in the 1800s. Neighbors continue to raise cattle that are fed on our harvested cover crops. In return, they supply us with Nature's finest fertilizer! We also share a rich cutlural heritage and a commitment to natural, earth-friendly practices. The wines for the inaugural release: Chardonnay from Lodi, Red Blend of Syrah, Merlot and Malbec from California's Central Coast.

Speri

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Our strong attachment to the land, our passion lasting over one hundred years and our meticulous attention to the vineyards, have led to the production of Speri's wine. From the quaffable to the very highest level wines, Speri exhibits with great flair its own unique and unmistakable style. The Speri family are strong believers that wine is the "fruit of the earth" and therefore use only grapes from their own vineyards, taking complete care of every stage of cultivation.

SPIRIT OF THE ANDES

Las Uvas Organic Vineyard, Tupungato, Mendoza Going Green Never Tasted So Good From the Ortiz family and Bodega Tapiz comes Spirit of the Andes, wines focused on being sustainable and delicious. The winemaker is Fabian Valenzuela and the vineyard manager Carlos Correas. The "Las Uvas" vineyard is certified organic. The winery earned the GLOBAL G.A.P. (Global Partnership for Good Agricultural Practice) certification and was rewarded the Gold Medal for Sustainable Practices at the 2011 Best of Mendoza / Great Wine Capitals Awards.

St Gabriel

Imported by Prestige Wine Group. St. Gabriel wines reveal the complexity, nuances and diversity that are a hallmark of Germany wines. The wines are from some of Germany's best vineyard sites and are produced for the enjoyment of everyone.

St Supery Vineyards

Two vineyards - one in Rutherford at the heart of Napa Valley's Cabernet Sauvignon country, the other, Dollarhide, in a serene corner of Napa Valley - are the source of St. Supéry wines. St. Supéry wines are enjoyed by people around the world in fine restaurants and during celebrations at home. The winery is a respected member of the Napa Valley vintner community and is a responsible steward of the 1500+ acres we own in this appellation known to be among the finest wine regions in the world.

Starling Castle

Imported by Prestige Wine Group. Starling Castle was inspired by the flocks of starling birds that hover around the vines of the grand wine vineyards hoping to catch some of the sweet and flavorful grapes during the autumn harvest.

Stival

Imported by Laird and Company. The family owned Stival Winery is located in the northeastern part of Italy in the Veneto Region. It is very common in Veneto to see Italian names like Stival that do not end with a vowel. Father Mario Stival and sons Mauro and Giovanni oversee all phases of the winery's operation. Mauro and Giovanni are both oenologists and graduates of the school of Viticulture in Conegliano. Being family owned and operated assures the wines high quality. Most wines competing at this price are produced by large corporations or co-operative growers where no one person oversees the quality of the product and puts his name on the bottle. Today's market demands high quality at an affordable price. Stival delivers both.

Tangent Winery

Welcome to tangent, where we explore the limitless possibilities of white wine. We start with grapes of intense varietal character, grown in the cool, temperate Edna Valley. Winemaker Christian Roguenant works his magic, and we ultimately bottle fresh, crisp and vibrant white wines. As most food seems to cry out for clean, lively wines with good acid structure, we set out to find them. In doing so we discovered there are few here in the States, and in fact that no California winery was purely focused on making white food-friendly wines. And as our family has given us the incredible opportunity to create and manage new projects, we realized we really had something here. Something we could build for now, and for generations in the future. With our access to some of the best cool-climate vineyards – which is where most of these varietals thrive – we thought we’d be nuts not to give it a shot. Whether we’re nuts or not is a matter of personal opinion. But we do believe that tangent wines exemplify true varietal character and there is place for them on any table. We invite you to give them a try and let us know what you think. John Niven and Michael Blaney Cousins and third-generation Niven family winegrape farmers

Tapiz

Tapiz is one of Argentina’s most technologically advanced wineries, and boasts some of Mendoza's finest and highest estate vineyards. Winemaker Fabian Valenzuela creates a beautiful tapiz (tapestry) between the wine's intense, high-altitude fruit and its oak ageing, creating a family of full-bodied wines that beautifully complement food. Patricia Ortiz is the Owner and President, and Carlos Correas is the Vineyard Manager. Tapiz boasts Mendoza's top lodging destination, Club Tapiz.

Terrabianca

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). In the medieval times Podere Terrabianca found itself in the ambiguous situation of being situated in the part of the countryside under the rule of Florence and, at the same time, also in the diocese of the Bishop of Siena. The very first documents mentioning its presence, dated 1085, describe it as being a country estate as, in fact, its name clearly implies. Today the winery Terrabianca is located at the heart of the Chianti Classico region, in the middle of Tuscany, 12 km from Siena and 50 km from Florence.

The Vineyard House

Welcome to the homepage of my new proprietary label-The Vineyard House. A small and intimate wine estate producing one exquisite cabernet sauvignon from the heart of the Napa Valley- America's own ìpremier cruî- Oakville. Bestowed to me in the fall of 2003, the vineyard house estate is situated on a nine-acre knoll at the entrance of Halter valley (a hidden sub-appellation in Oakville- just before Harlan Estate & Futo Wineries). The actual residence is the charming white farmhouse that you see before you, which was originally built in the late nineteenth to serve as the home of Far Nienteís original vineyard manager (and his family). My long term goal is to distinguish TVH as one of the ìeliteî Oakvillian houses producing one "aspirational" Cabernet Sauvignon of such exquisite quality, consistency longevity, allure and rarity, only the most discerning and passionate collectors and aficionados (from around the world) will have the opportunity to appreciate, cellar and showcase such an age worthy collectable. I thank you for taking an interest in The Vineyard House wines.

Tin Ban Vineyards

Tin Barn Vineyards celebrates those hidden treasures that lie off the map. Their wines highlight the true character of the earth and air, from sun-drenched Napa Valley to wild, coastal Sonoma County. High atop the ridges of the Sonoma coast, near the intersection of Tin Barn Road and King Ridge Road, lies a small plot of Syrah vines. It is from this remote, fog enshrouded slope that they sourced our very first wine and derived inspiration for our name.

Toscolo

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). Think Tuscan. That's Toscolo. The name itself is a tribute to Tuscany: a Renaissance Italian word, it means "Tuscan boy". Availing itself of state-of-the-art facilities and teamwork, production derives from some of the region's major terroirs and finest vineyards.

Tosti

The brand Tosti is well known all over the world for the production of Moscato. The selected grapes - Company's most precious capital - come from over 200 farms, Casa Tosti's historical contributors. A careful selection inside an area of 52 municipalities only: 9,120 hectares with different compositions of soil, exposure, and lying position, to generate grapes with different features for a unique wine.

Turkey Flat

Imported by American Estates Wines. Turkey Flat is more than just a vineyard and home of the best Barossa wines, it is a family business that forms a vital part of the region's rich cultural history and heritage. Turkey Flat wines are made from five individual vineyard estates spread over the major appellations of Bethany, Stonewell and Ebenezer. Turkey Flat water conscientious and, over the past few years, have been working towards becoming Certified Organic.

VCZ 6 Meses Prieto Picu

Imported by American Estates Wines. Although they started as wine producers at the beginning of the 20th century, their winemaking history dates back to mid-19th century. After more than 100 years of wine making tradition, Villacezan goes further, committed to the quality of their wines, but keeping the roots that have led where it is today.

Vega Sicilia

In 1864, Eloy Lecanda founded the winery that symbolizes the golden legend of Spanish red wine. Throughout its long history, it has belonged to different owners, although it has always maintained an unquestionable personality, making concentrated, mature, generous and extremely elegant. Vega Sicilia is unquestionably a unique wine, and one of the great Spanish classics. Its personality not only comes from the maximum quality of the grape and the rigour involved in its manufacture, but also, and above all, from the care for detail that the Álvarez family has succeeded in transmitting to the wines. From a universal perspective, the peculiar characteristics of Vega Sicilia define it as a very Spanish wine and, in fact, it is one of the national wines that receives respect at the mention of its name. The Vega Sicilia wines enjoy a certain old but stately air, like period furniture; wines with great elegance, finesse, complexity and the ample capacity for maintaining their characteristics in the bottle for a long time.

Verderol

The original bodega was built by Dominican monks in 1657. During the following centuries the church sold various properties to private investors. Alberto Guitierrez purchased the bodega from the church in 1941, and the bodega has been operated by the Guitierrez family for the past 3 generations. The bodega has been refurbished several times, and today is a state of the art facility with the latest advancements in technology.

Verum

Verum (Bodega Del Rio Elorza) is a new boutique, family winery with 45 acres of high-density vineyards in the Alto Valle de Rio Negro, Patagonia. The winemakers are internationally renowned Alberto Antonini and the local Mariano Vignoni. Their experience and understanding of this unique Patagonian terroir, along with Marcelo Casazza's precise vineyard management, impart great personality to the wines. Verum is a shining example of the awesome winemaking potential in Patagonia.

Villa Matilde

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The wines of Villa Matilde are the embodiment of a strong tradition combined with clever and dynamic modern innovations. Villa Matilde aims for excellence. The wines are not mass-produced, but are made with the intent to appeal to connoisseurs with their high standards of quality yet are within the reach of all who drink wine.

Villa Russiz

Imported by Empson(U.S.A.). The vineyards of Villa Russiz are part of the marvellous Collio landscape, in superb wine country blessed with an ideal climate and soil types for growing grapes. Today, as two centuries ago, the attention of the Villa Russiz staff is concentrated, in vineyard and cellar, on achieving the highest possible quality. This is how, over centuries of passion and experience, the magical setting of the Collio has brought forth the successes of Villa Russiz.

Vina Robles

Wine crafted to 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. Here, proprietor Hans Nef and winemaker Matthias Gubler bring their Swiss heritage to California's Central Coast, where they aim to unite the best of both experiences.

Vinedos y Bodegas Pablo

Vinedos y Bodegas Pablo is a family owned and operated bodega located in Almonacid de la Sierra in the Carinena region. All of the vineyards are estate owned. The Pablo family has a long winemaking tradition in the region and uses indigenous grapes from their own vineyards, which are located at the foothills of Sierra del Moncayo. Additionally, they have been dedicated to the methods of biodynamic farming and viticulture for many years. No herbicides or chemicals of any kind are used in the vineyards.

Vinos De Leon

Imported by Frontier Wine Imports. Vinos de Leon is one of five wineries owned by a larger wine company. The other four bodegas are located in other regions of Spain and produce a variety of interesting wines. Vinos de Leon grows about 60% of the grapes used to make their wines and purchases the remaining 40% from local growers. The bodega utilizes the latest technology and equipment, including stainless steel tanks for fermentation with fully automated computer control to maintain the proper temperature. Bodegas Vinos de Leon produces the full range of tinto through gran reserva wines, and all of their aged wines are matured in American white oak barrels.

Von Siebenthal

For over two decades, Mauro von Siebenthal, a Swiss lawyer and wine aficionado, had a dream. In 1998, with the financial support of four friends, Viña von Siebenthal finally became a reality. Viña von Siebenthal’s harmonious philosophy has produced an extremely elegant wine which eloquently expresses the extraordinary characteristic of the Valle de Aconcagua terroir.

Voss Estate

Imported by Empson (U.S.A). Voss Estate Vineyard is a family owned producer in the wine village of Martinborough - just one hour's drive from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Established in 1986 by Pinot noir enthusiasts Annette & Gary Voss, their highly focused approach remains hands-on, from managing the vineyards through to making and marketing the wines.

Zolo

Imported by Epic Wines. Zolo is produced at one of the most technologically advanced wineries in Argentina. Zolo selects grapes from estate vineyards throughout the different keyregions of Mendoza. Located at various altitudes, each of these terroirs provides a different expression of fruit and varietal concentration. The purpose of the winery's Zolo classic line is to create a family of fruit-forward, great value wines, which can be enjoyed with a wide range of food or by themselves. The Zolo Reserves, with their ultra-high concentration, long ageing in new French oak, and aromatic complexity are made for those special occasions when one needs a wine to "blow your hat off."