Winemakers of Alto Adige

  • Maison l’Orée

    Rajat Parr’s devotion to Burgundy is well-known. Since his earliest days as a Sommelier in San Francisco, the great reds and whites of the Côte d’Or have been his muses. The restaurants he has created and the wines he makes are all inspired from his deep love of Burgundy. Meaning the “home at the edge […]

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  • Domaine Renardat-Fâche

    The Bugey, halfway between Lyons and Geneva, is one of the tiniest and most obscure wine areas in France. Although the altitude is modest, the terrain is very mountainous, the roads are steep and winding as in the Alps, and the villages are built for cold winters. The vineyards are hard to detect, little patches […]

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  • Château Belregard-Figeac, Saint-Emilion

    The Pueyo Family has owned Belregard Figeac since 1853. The estate has remained in the family and this continuous ownership is accompanied by the priceless and intimate knowledge of the best parcels of each vineyard gained through seasons of observation. This is the kind of understanding that no amount of time at university can replace. […]

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  • Damien Coquelet

    Damien Coquelet is one of the youngest producers in Beaujolais, but at 27 years of age, he already has seven vintages under his belt. Learning everything from his stepfather, Georges Descombes, in the vines and their shared cellar has instilled the same values in Damien’s work ethic: organic viticulture, hand harvesting, native yeasts, zero intervention […]

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  • Alice & Olivier de Moor

    Domaine Alice et Olivier de Moor is responsible for one of the best examples of Aligoté-based wine currently being produced in France. Perhaps it is the age of the vines or perhaps it is the winemaking skills of the owners of this domaine or perhaps it is a combination of many factors including the terroir. […]

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  • Jolie Folle

    Wines Jolie Folle Rosé Méditerranée

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  • Zum Martin Sepp

    Michi Martin is one of the most dedicated winemakers you’ll find. Michi’s passion for his homeland’s champion grape is boundless, and he turns that passion into some of the freshest and tastiest Grüner around. Fresh, with clean citrus fruit and spirited acidity. Organic Practices, hand picked, hand sorting. Stainless Steel aging. Wines Zum Martin Sepp Gruner […]

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  • Shebang!

    Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson is making some of the most compelling wine in California, both with his Bedrock line and second-label Shebang! wines. Morgan sources some of California’s top fruit from Mendocino, Contra Costa, Lodi, and from his legendary Bedrock Vineyard in Sonoma. Wines Shebang! White Shebang! Old-Vine Red

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  • Bedrock

    Bedrock is an itsy-bitsy winery making wine in a converted chicken coop. Fruit from only the most excellent vineyard sites is hand pitch-forked into the destemmer, fermented in open top redwood and stainless vats using only native yeasts, and are manually basket pressed by winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson into the sexiest oak from the coldest French […]

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  • Johan

    Johan Gruner Vetliner Viticulture: Biodynamic & organic certified Johan Gruner Veltliner The Johan Gruner has excellent varietal character with yellow fruits and a hint of white pepper. The wine has nice acidity and a beautiful texture from the neutral wood. This wine should contiue to improve for at least five years. Vinification: The grapes were crushed and […]

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  • Montevertine, Radda in Chianti

    This is a Neil Rosenthal Selection.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/italy/tuscany/montevertine Montevertine is situated in the heart of the Chianti district about halfway between Florence and Siena, specifically 3 kilometers or so south of Radda in Chianti. Documents attest to the fact that the hilltop hamlet of Montevertine was first inhabited in the 11th century as a rural […]

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  • Bernard Levet, Côte Rôtie

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   https://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/cotes-du-rhone-north/bernard-levet Nicole Levet’s grandfather first purchased vineyards in Ampuis in 1936 and began making wine immediately thereafter. Initially, he delivered his Cote Rotie in barrels to the city of St. Etienne where he sold it to […]

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  • Domaine du Bagnol, Cassis

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   https://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/provence/domaine-du-bagnol Our love affair with this magnificent seven-hectare estate, situated a short walk from the center of the Mediterranean village of Cassis, began in the early 1980s when we first met Claire Lefevre, a vigneronne of […]

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  • Commanderie de Peyrassol, Côtes de Provence

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The name of the estate is the first indication of its long, illustrious past. Located in the heart of Provence, near routes traveled by Crusaders in the early Middle Ages, the Commanderie de Peyrassol was founded […]

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  • Château Simone, Palette

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/provence/chateau-simone This historic estate, situated in the hills just south of Aix-en-Provence, has been in the hands of the Rougier family for two centuries and holds a virtual monopoly on the appellation of Palette. I have […]

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  • Mas Cal Demoura, Languedoc

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/languedoc/mas-cal-demoura In 1970, when there was a great exodus from the Languedoc due to a loss of faith in its vineyards to provide a sufficient living, Jean-Pierre Jullien named his domaine “Cal Demoura”, which in Occitan […]

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  • Domaine du Jaugaret, Saint Julien

    Domaine du Jaugaret has been in the Fillastre family since 1654. Jean-François Fillastre, the current proprietor, is dedicated to preserving the traditions not only of Jaugaret but of the St. Julien appellation. Stepping into the cellars of Jaugaret brings one back to an era when the Bordelais were modest and the wines were grand. Here […]

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  • Philippe Foreau, Vouvray

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/loire-valley/touraine/vouvray/philippe-foreau-domaine-du- clos-naudin Philippe Foreau is the third generation of the Foreau family to produce Vouvray from this fabled domaine which his grandfather purchased in 1923. Philippe assumed the direction of the domaine in 1983 upon the […]

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  • Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur, Volnay

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/burgundy/cote-de-beaune/domaine-bitouzet-prieur A committed classicist, Vincent Bitouzet has provided us with over thirty-years worth of structured, demanding, age-worthy, satisfying wines, both red and white, from the heart of the Cote de Beaune. Based in Volnay and blessed […]

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  • Domaine Henri Prudhon, Saint Aubin

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/burgundy/cote-de-beaune/domaine-henri-prudhon The domaine was established by Henri Prudhon who was born and raised as a vigneron in the village of Saint Aubin since his birth in 1921. He and his wife, Marguerite, combined forces upon their […]

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  • Domaine du Meix Foulot, Mercurey

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/burgundy/cote-chalonnaise/domaine-du-meix-foulot The Domaine du Meix Foulot has been in the hands of the de Launay family for multiple generations. Paul de Launay took the reins during the 1960s and began to bottle an increasingly important percentage […]

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  • Jacques Puffeney, Arbois

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/france/jura/jacques-puffeney Jacques Puffeney’s father was a vineyard worker who owned a mere speck of land in the village of Montigny Les Arsures (just around the corner from Arbois). Jacques made his first wine at the age […]

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  • Brovia, Castiglione Falletto

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/italy/piedmont/brovia In 1863 Giacinto Brovia founded the Brovia estate in the village of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo district. The family has been continually engaged in the growing of grapes and the production […]

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  • Luigi Ferrando, Carema

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   http://www.madrose.com/index.php/italy/piedmont/luigi-ferrando Luigi Ferrando has long been the leading producer of wines from the Canavese region where his family’s winemaking tradition goes back to 1900. Like many of our producers, he has strong ties to his local […]

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  • La Torre, Montalcino

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company. http://www.madrose.com/index.php/italy/tuscany/la-torre The Anania family originally comes from Calabria in the south of Italy where they farmed for many years producing a fine “bufala mozzarella” among other agricultural products. Giuseppe Anania, the father of Luigi Anania, the present […]

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  • Paolo Bea, Montefalco

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   References in the archives of Montefalco, the beautiful hill town in Umbria, document the presence of the Bea family in this locality as early as 1500. This tiny estate is the classic Italian fattoria, producing wine, […]

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  • Domaine Lucien Jacob, Pernand-Vergelesses

    This domaine originally (and famously) specialized in growing cassis and framboise in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune. The prosperity occasioned by this type of farming provided the resources to purchase vineyards in the neighboring villages of Savigny Les Beaune and Pernand Vergelesses. Recently, Jean-Michel Jacob has further expanded the family holdings in the Côte de […]

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  • Grosjean Freres, Quart

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The Grosjean family traces its roots back to the village of Fornet in the high mountain passes of the Valle d’Aosta known as Valgrisenche where they raised cattle. During the summer months, the family cultivated grapes […]

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  • Montevertine, Radda in Chianti

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   Montevertine is situated in the heart of the Chianti district about halfway between Florence and Siena, specifically 3 kilometers or so south of Radda in Chianti. Documents attest to the fact that the hilltop hamlet of […]

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  • Podere Le Boncie, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Chianti

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   Giovanna Morganti is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best of the new generation of Tuscan winemakers. Her small estate is a mere three hectares and her only wine is called “Le Trame” (the intrigues) […]

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  • De Forville, Barbaresco

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The DeForville family emigrated to Piedmont from Belgium in 1848 and established themselves in the village of Barbaresco in 1860. Here, the family was instantly engaged in growing the Nebbiolo grape under the direction of Gioachino […]

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  • Cappellano, Seralunga d’Alba

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   A referral from one great producer often leads to another equally exceptional producer who, more often than not, shares our particular philosophy. In the case of the Cappellano estate in Serralunga d’Alba in the Langhe, we […]

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  • Bruno Verdi, Oltrepò Pavese

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The Verdi family can trace its viticultural origins back seven generations to the 18th century, when Antonio Verdi came from Parma to settle in the Oltrepò Pavese. The original farm was founded on wheat and corn […]

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  • Enoteca Bisson, Chiavari

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   Enoteca Bisson was born in 1978 when Pierluigi Lugano fell in love with the wines of the Ligurian coastline. He began as a trader in small lots of bulk wine, later became a wine merchant and […]

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  • Domaine de Monpertuis, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The Domaine de Monpertuis has been in the hands of the Jeune family for six generations. In fact, the records of the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape show that Pierre-Paul Jeune, a local vineyard owner, was born in […]

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  • Domaine La Manarine, Côtes du Rhône

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   This “petite” domaine was created by Gilles Gasq in April 2001. The vineyards are located within the commune of Travaillan, on a splendid plateau northeast of Orange in the southern Rhone. Gilles is a talented vigneron […]

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  • Domaine du Gour de Chaulé, Gigondas

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   in 1900 by Eugene Bonfils, the great-grandfather of the current proprietor, Stephanie Fumoso. All the wine produced at the estate was sold in bulk to negociants until 1970 when Madame Rolande Beaumet, Eugene’s daughter and the […]

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  • Domaine de Fenouillet, Beaumes de Venise [France>Rhône]

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The brothers Soard, Patrick and Vincent, own and operate this impeccable domaine the cellars of which are situated in the village of Beaumes de Venise, in the shadows of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. […]

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  • Yves Cuilleron, Saint-Joseph

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company. The Cuilleron family domaine, located in the hamlet of Verlieu (part of the town of Chavanay) was founded several generations ago (1920). Yves Cuilleron’s grandfather was the first to bottle wine for commercial purposes in 1947. Antoine […]

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  • Château Pradeaux, Bandol

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company. There is the appellation of Bandol with its plethora of producers, some good, some mediocre; and then there is Château Pradeaux, the unique, inimitable, standard-bearer for this ancient wine- growing district. The Château Pradeaux is situated on […]

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  • Château Soucherie, Anjou

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The Chateau Soucherie may be the most physically beautiful property of all the domaines with which we work. The house itself is a unique architectural gem that sits on a rise overlooking the vineyards that snake […]

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  • Domaine Lucien Crochet, Sancerre

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   It was Lucien’s marriage to the daughter of Lucien Picard, and the subsequent fusion of the domaines of Lucien Picard and André Crochet (father of Lucien), that created the Domaine Lucien Crochet. Monsieur Picard was one […]

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  • Château Massiac, Minervois

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   Chateau Massiac has a long history that dates back to the Roman Empire when this area was colonized by the Romans using the nearby Mediterranean port (30 kilometers) of Narbonne as an access point. In the […]

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  • Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie, Corbières

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   Remains of a Roman winery have been found at the site of the Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie, a testament to the ancient tradition of winegrowing at that location. The domaine, in its present form, was founded […]

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  • Champagne Roger Coulon, Vrigny (Montagne de Reims)

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   Eric and Isabelle Coulon are the representatives of the eighth generation of the Coulon family to be engaged as recoltant-manipulants, producing Champagne from Vrigny and the surrounding villages in the northwest corner of the Montagne de […]

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  • Champagne Guy Larmandier, Vertus (Côtes de Blanc)

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The cellars of Champagne Guy Larmandier are located in the village of Vertus at the southern base of the Cote des Blancs. This estate owns 9 hectares of vineyards, all located within the Cote des Blancs […]

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  • Domaine Thevenet et Fils, Pierreclos

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   We began working with Jean-Claude Thevenet in 1982. At that point, having taken responsibility for this family domaine in 1971 from his father, Raymond, when their holdings were a mere three (3) hectares, Jean-Claude was in […]

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  • Domaine Cheveau, Solutré-Pouilly

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The cellars of the Domaine Cheveau are situated in the hamlet of Solutré-Pouilly in the heart of the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé. The domaine was established by André Cheveau in 1950. His efforts were followed by his […]

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  • Hubert Lignier, Morey St. Denis

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The Domaine Hubert Lignier has long had a reputation for its fine wines known for their concentration, depth and structure. We have had the extraordinary good fortune of commencing our relationship as the US importer for […]

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  • Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy, Gevrey-Chambertin

    Gerard Harmand and his son, Philippe, now lead this family-run estate that was established in the late nineteenth century. The domaine encompasses 9 hectares of vineyards, all planted to Pinot Noir and situated exclusively within the boundaries of the village of Gevrey Chambertin. The viticulture is traditional to its core: the soil is turned by […]

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  • Domaine Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The Domaine Fourrier (previously known as Pernot-Fourrier) has a long history in Gevrey Chambertin extending over four generations. The estate was founded by Fernand Pernot during the 1930s and 1940s. Unmarried and childless, he enlisted the […]

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  • Domaine Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle-Musigny

    This is a Rosenthal Wine Merchant selection.  Rosenthal wines are only available in Colorado through Natural Wine Company.   The Domaine Barthod-Noëllat was founded in the late 1920s and obviously is a fusion of the work of two families: Noëllat & Barthod. Gaston Barthod, whose family originated in the Jura, married into the Noellat family […]

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  • Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot, Chassagne-Montrachet

    Jean-Marc Pillot is the fourth generation of his branch of the Pillot family to tend vineyards in Chassagne Montrachet. He joined his father, Jean, in 1985 to learn the craft of “vigneron”. After six years of working side-by-side, Jean-Marc assumed the direction of the domaine in 1991 with the assistance of his wife, Nadine, and […]

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  • Domaine Jean-Marc Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet

    Jean-Marc Morey favors traditional vinification methods. He uses only wild yeast. For his white wines, the juice goes straight from the press into barrel for fermentation. With the gentler pneumatic press, he does not need to let the must decant to remove excessive particulate matter before fermentation. After fermentation, the wine rests on its lees […]

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  • Domaine Edmond Cornu, Ladoix

    Now operated by Edmond Cornu’s son, Pierre, this domaine’s holdings are spread throughout the villages of the northern tier of the Côte de Beaune. Their wines capture the broad spectrum of the best of Ladoix, Aloxe, Chorey and Savigny. The estate comprises 15 hectares, 13.5 of which are planted to Pinot Noir and the rest […]

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  • Daniel-Etienne Defaix, Chablis

    Daniel-Etienne Defaix continues this long family tradition as he maintains a domaine of 26 hectares planted exclusively to Chardonnay and primarily in a series of Premier Cru vineyard sites. The domaine releases its wine to the market only after obtaining several years of bottle age at which point the market has the pleasure of having […]

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  • Jean & Sébastien Dauvissat, Chablis

    Jean Dauvissat, and his son Sébastien, are the most recent in an extended line of the Dauvissat family that has been in possession of this notable domaine since 1899. The cave is positioned under the family house which dates from the 17th century. The domaine encompasses slightly less than 10 hectares of vineyards. The Grand […]

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  • Domaine Pascal Granger

    The Domaine Pascal Granger is located in the hamlet of Les Poupets within the village of Juliénas in the heart of the finest sector of the Beaujolais district. This estate has been in the Granger family for over two hundred years, dating to Napoleonic times, and has passed from father to son continually. The domaine […]

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  • Château Moulin de Tricot, Margaux

    Situated 30 km north of the city of Bordeaux, Château Moulin de Tricot is a tiny property established in the 19th Century by the ancestors of the current proprietor, Bruno Rey. The Rey family owns just shy of five (5) hectares of vineyards on a gravelly “croupe” (outcropping) in the commune of Arsac. Of the […]

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  • Château La Rame, Sainte Croix du Mont

    Situated 40 kilometers southeast of the city of Bordeaux, Château La Rame is among the oldest and most renowned properties in the Sainte Croix du Mont appellation. The 20 hectares of Château La Rame are set on a clay-limestone soil blessed with an exceptional substratum marked by a bed of fossilized oysters dating from the […]

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  • Château Haut-Ségottes, Saint-Emilion

    Danielle Meunier is the fourth generation of her family to oversee this nine hectare estate situated in the heart of the Saint Emilion appellation. The 9 hectares Château Haut-Ségottes are planted 60% to Merlot, 35% to Cabernet Franc, and 5% to Cabernet Sauvignon. The position of the vineyards within the appellation is outstanding, with parcels […]

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  • I Vigneri

    When you speak about the wines of eastern Sicily and especially the wines from the soils of Mount Etna, Sicily’s famous, majestic volcano, it is impossible to not mention the name Salvo Foti. A native of the city of Catania, Salvo studied enology and began his career in 1981 as a technical and agrarian advisor […]

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  • Martinshof (Zum Martin Sepp)

    Zum Martin Sepp is a small restaurant and inn located in Grinzing, a little town on the northern outskirts of Vienna. Michael and Freya Martin produce wine for the inn at Weingut Martinshof, their winery in the Weinvirtel. For generations, the region has supplied wine almost exclusively for the Viennese market, with little or none […]

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  • Knebel

    The vineyards of the Weingut Reinhard und Beate Knebel are located in the area of the Mosel that is locally known as the Terrassenmosel (terrace Mosel). The steep vineyards consist primarily of weathered and blue slate. A small amount of Weissburgunder is produced, but this estate is all about Riesling. Only indigenous yeasts are used […]

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  • Clemens Busch

    There is a magnificence to the wines of Clemens Busch. The house style (if there is such a thing at tiny small estate that focuses on accentuating the terroir variances present in their vine parcels) has intensity, immediacy. Best practices are certainly in place in the cellar. There is a period of skin contact at […]

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  • Volunteer

    THERE ARE EXPECTATIONS OF NAPA VALLEY CABERNET. A SPECIFIC SET OF “RULES” MUST BE FOLLOWED. THE GRAPES MUST BE PICKED AT A CERTAIN SUGAR RANGE, FERMENTED AT THE EXACT TEMPERATURE FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME, AND REST SEVERAL MONTHS IN THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF OAK BARRELS. WE FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES, EXCEPT WE […]

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  • The Rule

    THERE ARE EXPECTATIONS OF NAPA VALLEY CABERNET. A SPECIFIC SET OF “RULES” MUST BE FOLLOWED. THE GRAPES MUST BE PICKED AT A CERTAIN SUGAR RANGE, FERMENTED AT THE EXACT TEMPERATURE FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME, AND REST SEVERAL MONTHS IN THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF OAK BARRELS. WE FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES, EXCEPT WE […]

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  • Bandwagon

    Wine Bandwagon, Chardonnay, Monterey BANDWAGON CHARDONNAY IS ALL ABOUT SIMPLICITY – AN EFFORT TO RETAIN THE NATURAL CHARACTERS OF THE GRAPES – AND PRODUCING A WINE REFL ECTIVE OF THE MONTEREY AREA. THIS CRISP WHITE, AGED IN STAINLESS STEEL, COMES FROM GRAPES GROWN IN 40-YEAR-OLD VINEYARDS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS […]

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  • Butternut

    Wine Butternut Chardonnay Butternut Pinot Noir

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  • Holloran

    Holloron Vineyard Wines produces small quantities of handcrafted wine from premium vineyard sites in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They emphasize low yields and careful hands-on management of the vines to produce wines that express the unique characteristics of their vineyard sites. Currently they produce 3,000 – 4,000 cases per year. Holloron starts with high quality farming […]

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  • Raventós i Blanc

    The Raventós i Blanc estate, which is comprised of 90 hectares of woodlands and vineyards, was founded in 1497 and has been passed on through the family to the present day – each generation involved in wine making and grape growing. It was a member of the Raventós family, Josep Raventós Fatjó, who made the […]

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  • Larkmead

    Larkmead is one the great historic estates of Napa Valley, with vineyards that date to the 1800’s. Owned by the Solari Family since 1948, the estate consistently produces one of the best Cabernets in the Valley– a rich, terroir-driven gem that is highly individualistic and loaded with true personality and class. Wines Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

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  • Spasso

    A custom cuvée made exclusively for Natural Wine Company by the Botter family of Veneto. Created through the talent and hard work of Carlo and Annalisa Botter (our favorite brother-sister winemaking team), our Spasso Prosecco brings together all the traits that are essential in a great Prosecco– it’s delicious, refreshing, affordable, and above all, it’s […]

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  • Le Vigne di Alice

    The Proseccos of Cinzia Canzia and Pier Francesca Bonicelli are among the most interesting in the denomination, and year after year they grow in precision and personality. A sustainable, all-woman operation (named for Cinzia’s grandmother) the estate’s goal is to make elegant and distinct Proseccos. The style at Alice leans more toward the elegant and […]

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  • Bella Vita

    Bella Vita is the Italian good life. It’s also the result of Natural Wine Company’s collaboration with the great brother-sister winemaking team of Carlo and Annalisa Botter. Together we’ve created the Bella Vita line of wines: a bright & lively Pinot Grigio from Treviso in Veneto, and a rich, old-vine Montepulciano from Abruzzo. Two delicious […]

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  • Romeo del Castello

    Fattorie Romeo del Castello is located 700 meters up the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, and proprietors Rosanna Romeo and her daughter Chiara Vigo are taking the historic estate to an even higher level. The estate of 14 hectares is surrounded by a lava flow from an eruption in 1981 that threatened to take […]

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  • Marco de Bartoli

    The de Bartoli brothers grow grapes in many different parts of Marsala. No fertilizers are ever used, as they feel the plant’s roots need to go deep into the soil to keep their substance. It’s very dry where they are, so mildew and odium are not a concern. They use about three sulfur treatments a […]

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  • Vigneti Massa

    It’s hard not to get worked up about Walter Massa’s wines: he had a vision for a variety nobody wanted– the obscure Timorasso. He worked in obscurity for years, rescued the grape, and doesn’t talk about himself but about the territory of Colli Tortonesi. His vineyards in the zone are composed of various soils (clay, […]

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  • Chinati Vergano

    Mauro Vergano on his aromatic wines: “All of my products are based on the tradition of aromatized wines which started in Piedmont at the end of the 1700s and which has been carried on by larger and smaller producers ever since. They have ancient origins, but are not simply repetitions or copies of old products […]

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  • Venturini Baldini

    Established in 1975 in the foothills of Emilia, Venturini Baldini is perfectly situated to enjoy a microclimate that’s unusual for central Italy: the slope and orientation of their hillside vineyards helps the sun burn off winter fog, and the surrounding unspoiled woodlands cool the vineyards in the summer, mediating the extreme heat so common in […]

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  • Bella Vita

    Bella Vita is the Italian good life. It’s also the result of Natural Wine Company’s collaboration with the great brother-sister winemaking team of Carlo and Annalisa Botter. Together we’ve created the Bella Vita line of wines: a bright & lively Pinot Grigio from Treviso in Veneto, and a rich, old-vine Montepulciano from Abruzzo. Two delicious […]

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  • Château Mas Neuf

    The position of Château Mas Neuf, half way up the southern flank of the Costières de Nîmes, is very special. The exposure to the sun is similar to that found in the Languedoc or Provence, but the proximity of lagoons and the sea allows it to take advantage of warm sea breezes drifting up from […]

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  • La Biancara

    The Biancara Estate was created thanks to the desire of Angiolino Maule and his wife Rosamaria to invest in their life-long passion, viticulture. Upon meeting Angiolino, you would swear he was born to it, that he breathes it. A man of true conviction in viticulture and viniculture, Angiolino actually started his working life as a […]

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  • Valdesil

    Valdesil is a family-owned winery located in inland Galicia. Vinifying with grapes produced from the oldest Godello vines in the world, its success has resulted in Valdeorras wines figuring on the wine lists of some of the top restaurants in the world. Valdesil endeavours to make wines that mirror the nature of the Valdeorras land, […]

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  • Ercavio

    3 Winemakers + 3 Friends = Bodegas Ercavio In 1998 the 3 winemakers Margarita Madrigal, Gonzalo Rodriguez and Alexandra Schmedes founded MAS QUE VINOS their wine consulting firm, taking them to work for wineries across Spain. Their expierence is based on many years of work in Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Italy, Germany, France and South Africa. […]

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  • Mas de Daumas Gassac

    Aimé Guibert was a lawyer, who in 1970 bought Mas de Daumas Gassac as a country retreat. The estate is located in a hidden valley 30 kilometres north-west of Montpellier in the heart of the Herault. Famously described as the First Growth of the Languedoc , Mas De Daumas Gassac is the brainchild of Aimé […]

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  • Loca Linda

    Loca Linda or “Crazy Beautiful” was created by Brian Smith.  “My life has always been about Loca Linda, I just never had the words to describe it until I took my first trip to Mendoza. From a couch surfing, pro snowboarding lifestyle; to traveling the wine regions of Europe with a skateboard and a backpack […]

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  • Rickshaw

    Rickshaw is the synthesis to two powerful ideals: that one should be able to have a great bottle of California wine at a reasonable price and that those of us fortunate to enjoy said wine each night should help out our fellow man. Achieving the first part of the mission is a challenge we embrace. […]

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  • Radio Coteau

    Radio-Coteau works closely with select cool-climate coastal vineyard sites in Western Sonoma County and Anderson Valley to produce wines with vibrant, balanced fruit and a distinct sense of place. Proprietor Eric Sussman focuses on detailed and sustainable viticulture in conjunction with a natural, non-interventionist approach in the cellar to more accurately reflect the unique character […]

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  • Porter Creek

    Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estsate situated just adjacent to Porter Creek in the most prestigious part of the Russian River Valley appellation. With a strong commitment to the growing conditions in the Russian River Valley, Porter Creek focuses on organic, hillside-grown, vineyard-designate wines of grape […]

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  • Pinhead Red

    Pinhead Red is a hearty yet refined mountain wine that was handcrafted for the express purpose of returning the bounty of the land to the communities and causes that inspire us. The wine was handcrafted by Orfin Lotts, a satellite project from the folks at Radio-Coteau in Sebastopol, California.“Pinhead” was a name given to the […]

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  • Demuth Kemos

    “Two guys, one truck, one forklift, 800 sq. ft. of winery space.” This pocket-sized operation in Sonoma focuses exclusively on single-vineyard wines grown from some of the best sites in Sonoma and Mendocino. Demuth Kemos began in 2004 with the production of two barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clajeux Vineyard. In the course of […]

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  • County Line

    County Line is a side project of acclaimed California winemaker, Eric Sussman. Drawing on his experience and connections at Radio-Coteau, Sussman works closely with winegrowers in some of the most unique and distinctive vineyard sites in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. The wines are true to place– honest expressions of the finest cool-climate sites in the […]

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  • Banshee

    Banshee Wines is not your normal wine company.  They are a band of wine industry insiders dedicated to producing benchmark wines that provide true value.  They are negociants who specialize in finding hidden gems in other wineries’ cellars and then blending those barrels to create killer wines. Thousands of barrels are tasted, only a few […]

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  • Zuazo Gaston

    Located in the little village of Oyón (Alava), Bodegas Zuazo Gaston is a family winery managed by Prudencio Zuazo Gaston, where artisan quality wines are produced using family-owned vineyards and state-of-the-art facilities. Their vineyards encompass 50 hectares of calcereous clay soil where they cultivate Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano grape varieties. The vines are an […]

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  • Tomàs Cusiné

    Coinciding with the harvest of 2003, Tomàs Cusiné decided to embark on a new wine producing project; one into which he could put all of his passion and knowledge for producing the finest wines. His extensive experience in the Costers del Segre DO (with Castell de Remei) enables Tomàs to create wines of the highest […]

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  • Lechuza

    Lechuza is a custom cuvée collaboration of the gang at Valkyrie Selections and their winemaker in Cariñena, Ana Becoechea. The result of this combination of vision, talent, skill, and a fantastic vineyard full of 90 year-old Garnacha vines is Lechuza. Modern and forward, the wines of Lechuza are nonetheless rich in traditional depth and complexity. […]

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  • Mercat

    Inspired by Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria – the quintessentially Catalan market destination where locals (and tourists alike) gather to eat, shop and gossip. Mercat Cava aims to evoke the same spirit of community, liveliness, and tradition. The Cava is made using traditional methods in the cellars of El Xamfra, where Francisco […]

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  • Lavinyeta

    In 2002, Josep Serra, a young oenology and viticulture student, combined his life savings with money he had to borrow to purchase a little less than two hectares of 50-80 year old vineyards in the town of Mollet de Perelada. And so began the story of *lavinyeta. He worked over the next years, while still […]

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  • Bodegas Eidosela

    Bodegas Eidosela is the realization of a vision between friends, combining the efforts of 61 growers in the Condado do Tea subregion of Rías Baixas. Combined, these growers have a total of 45 hectares of vineyards, cultivating the varieties Albariño, Treixadura, and Loureiro. The state of the art winery boasts large facilities equipped with the […]

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  • Azul y Garanza

    Azul y Garanza is located next to the lunar landscaped Natural Park of the Bardenas Reales of Navarra, in the north of Spain, sharing the same terrain and climate as this desert area. This project represents the realization of a dream that combines three ingredients: 1) Old indigenous vines planted in the arid desert of […]

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  • Quinta do Infantado

    Quinta do Infantado has been a leader in estate-bottled Ports since 1979. The Quinta is based in Pinhão, specifically in the subdistrict of Gontelho where the best Port vineyards may be found. The estate has been owned by the Roseira family since the end of the 19th century and is now managed by brother and […]

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  • Rippon

    Rippon Vineyard was the dream of Rolfe and Lois Mills, pioneers of wine in Central Otago.  Experimental vines were planted in 1974, but the bulk of the vineyard was planted in 1982 with Pinot Noir representing  40% of the vineyard.  The first commercial vintage was produced in 1988. Winemaker Nick Mills, son of Rolfe and […]

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  • Quartz Reef

    Planted on New Zealand’s largest quartz deposit, Quartz Reef specializes in the creation of exceptional Sparkling Wine and Pinot Noir. Once the focus of a gold strike in the 1860’s this site is now a thriving vineyard. The north-facing vineyard is situated to absorb the heat of the sun and the heat retaining properties of […]

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  • Mission Estate

    As New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate has a longstanding reputation for producing award winning, quality wines. Their commitment is to consistently produce excellent value-for-money wines, using the best of old-and new-world winemaking techniques. This ensures that Mission Estate continues to be one of the most established and highly regarded producers in New Zealand. It […]

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  • Kawarau Estate

    Located beneath the magnificent Pisa Range in the heart of Central Otago, Kawarau Estate (pronounced “ka-wah-rauw”) is owned by Charles Finny and Wendy Hinton.  Believing that producing organic wine would be the best expression of the terroir of Central Otago, they achieved full organic certification before their first vintage in 1996 and are the only […]

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  • Cairnbrae

    Cairnbrae refers to the rocky outcrops and gravel slopes of Marlborough, New Zealand. With high sunshine hours, warm days and very cool nights the climate creates wines with the unique fruit flavors and refreshing style that has made Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc world famous. Planted in 1980 Cairnbrae started out as a contract grape grower for […]

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  • Valdibella

    Valdibella is a co-op of the best kind: a group of six friends and neighbors who decided to pool their resources, skills, and talents with the (seemingly simple) goal of producing really good wine. Grown from vineyards not far from Palermo, the wines reflect the new style of Sicilian winemaking, with an emphasis of brighter […]

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  • Perrini

    Vito Francesco and his sister Mila Perrini converted their family’s vineyards to organic viticulture in 1993, long before many in the area had even considered it. They built an underground cellar, definitely not the norm or tradition in this region. This was a huge expense, but a necessary outlay to make truly subtle wines, as […]

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  • Rivella, Barbaresco

    Teobaldo Rivella is a third generation wine grower, and bottled his first Barbaresco in 1967. Nearly half a century of tending vines and making wines has taught him that the only way to do it properly is to have the utmost respect for the environment that nurtures both the plants and the people who depend […]

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  • Cerruti

    Ezio Cerruti produces some of the finest sweet wines in Piemonte, and he does it in the most natural ways possible, with tremendous respect for the land, and with a gentle, judicious hand in the winery. To make his vino passito, Ezio cuts the vine shoots and allows the bunches to dry on the plant […]

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  • Radikon

    Stanko Radikon is a maverick in a land of mavericks. The town of Oslavia, on a relatively tiny stretch of hills north of the border town of Gorizia in the Isonzo zone of Friuli, is home to a number of talented and individualistic wine makers. The vineyards were originally planted by Stanko’s grandfather Franz Mikulus […]

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  • Domaine Olga Raffault, Chinon

    Since Olga’s death a few years ago, Domaine Olga Raffault is run by her granddaughter Sylvie and Sylvie’s husband Eric de la Vigerie. The estate has terrific plots of land in the Savigny-en-Véron district hard by the Vienne riverbanks. The ‘les Picasses’ vineyard stands out from the rest: old vines of 50-ish years on a […]

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  • Chais Saint-Laurent

    Chais Saint Laurent is a “Petit Négociant” specializing in wines from the Loire Valley and focused on producing small quantities from select vineyards. Estate manager Jean Mounard has significantly raised the bar in terms of the quality of the wines, while maintaining a truly remarkable price/quality ratio. Also, by tapping his connections at some better […]

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  • Domaine de la Pépière, Muscadet

    Owner Marc Ollivier takes his time. He hand harvests (a rarity in the region), uses natural yeasts, waits for the wine to finish and bottles with a very light filtration. The vineyards are in old vines (40 years and older) with a particularly good exposition on a plateau overlooking the river Sèvre. All the vineyards […]

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  • Domaine Bernard Baudry, Chinon

    Bernard Baudry is one of the newer stars of the Chinon scene. A graduate of the Lycée de Beaune, Baudry created his 25-hectare estate out of family parcels and purchased land. He quickly rose to prominence in the appellation for precise, textured Chinon. Baudry is now retired and his son Matthieu, who has been making […]

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  • Milou, Languedoc

    Grown from old vineyards located around Sommières, a little wine town about halfway between Nîmes and Montpellier in Languedoc, the wines from Milou are at once simple pleasures and liquid testaments to the traditions of this ancient part of France. Wines Milou Chardonnay, Vin de Pays d’Oc Milou Rouge (Grenache/Syrah), Vin de Pays d’Oc http://www.valkyrieselections.com/producer.cfm?producerid=P401

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  • Domaine de Majas, Roussillon

    Agnès and Alain Carrere grow traditional, authentic wines from organic vineyards in the harsh landscape of the Pyrenees. Their passion and dedication are evident in every bottle, with wines that genuinely express the unique terroir of the Pyrénées Orientales, the difficult winters and hot summers of the region, and the balance that results from having […]

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  • Box Wine

    Fun, easy-going, delicious wine grown from premium Argentine vineyards. The bag-in-box format is convenient, a great value, and is earth-friendlier than bottles. http://www.iheartboxwine.com/about.html  

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  • Burgundy and Beaujolais Wine Dinner

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 6:30pm until 9:30pm Burgundy is considered one of France’s most important wine regions. The most southern district of Burgundy is Beaujolais. While Beaujolais Nouveau has popularized the wines of this region, there are even more delicious, serious wines to be found among the “Cru of Beaujolais” and from top producers. […]

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  • Monte Dall’ora

    Wines Monte dall’Ora Valpolicella Classico 2008 Monte dall’Ora Valpolicella Classico Ripasso 2004

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  • Il Conte

    The brother-sister team of Carlo and Annalisa Botter are third generation winemakers in the Vento region of Italy. Their great grandfather, Carlo Botter, began farming in the Veneto in the first part of the twentieth century, and began exporting his wine outside of Italy in the 1960’s. His three sons expanded to their vineyard holdings […]

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  • Ramoni

    Focus on absolute quality with authentic, traditional methodology. In recent years, Gianni, like many sons who grow up under their father’s wing, has decided to break out on his own. Introducing Gianni Fabbri’s new Brunello Ramoni. The vineyards for Ramoni are comprised of the Fosso vineyard planted by Bruno in 1970, and the Piagge vineyard […]

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  • Poggio Trevvalle

    Poggio Trevvalle is the name given to a small hill located in Maremma, Tuscany, between the towns of Grosseto and Campagnatico. Brothers Umberto and Bernardo bought the farm in 1998. They aim to make bottled estate wines in the most natural and simple way, at an affordable price, that are pleasing to drink on any […]

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  • Pacina

    Pacina is located in the DOCG of Chianti Colli Senesi on the southern side of Castelnuovo Berardenga and husband and wife team Stefano and Giovanna cultivate and produce Sangiovese in harmony with their terroir, without technology, and have always been 100 percent organic. The couple is completely tied they are to the place and Sangiovese […]

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  • Montesecundo

    At the end of 1999, Silvio and Catalina Messana with their sons come to live in Montesecondo, a family farm located in the Chianti Classico area. The 49 acres of the farm are surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and woods, at an altitude of 150 m above the sea level. The fields exposed to the […]

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  • Casina Di Cornia

    The farm covers a total area of 24 hectares, 7 of which are set aside for the family-managed vineyards. The deep clay-limestone earth gives full-bodied and tannin-enriched wines. Ever since we started in 1980, they have aimed at quality by selecting and planting choice Sangiovese clones which produce well-structured wines. The only fertilizer used is […]

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  • Elisabetta Foradori

    Elisabetta Foradori has become one of Italy’s top “superstar” winemakers. Without a doubt, she is Italy’s finest producer of wines made from the Teroldego grape variety, one of the country’s oldest and finest traditional grapes. The Teroldego grape is genetically related to Syrah, and here in the northern Trentino’s mountain valleys it reaches its zenith […]

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  • Calea

    Definitive versions of affordable, authentically pure and pleasurable Nero d’Avola and Fiano. Calea’s sleek and modern package combines elements from Sicily’s rich architectural traditions, and colors that call to mind the bright sunlight and burnished earth of this ancient crossroads of the Mediterranean. Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate writes: “The 2007 Nero d’Avola from […]

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  • Arianna Occhipinti

    Arianna Occhipinti is a young winemaker who released her first vintage in 2004 at the age of 21. A burgeoning cult figure in the biodynamic movement, Arianna tends to 14 hectares of olive groves and 5 hectares of vineyards in the land around Vittoria, southeastern Sicily. Growing a few white varietals as well as Nero […]

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  • Tratturi

    Tratturi is the word for the ancient drovers trails in the countryside of Puglia that shepherds used in the old days to bring their flocks of sheep and other animals down from the mountains in autumn. This countryside of Puglia, specifically the subzone of Salento, is the source of this bold, spicy, and delicious Primitivo. […]

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  • Ulivi

    Cascina degli Ulivi produces wines from vineyards of around 11 hectares that have been worked using biodynamic viticultural methods since 1985. The estate has been in the Bellotti family since the 1930’s and is now run by Stefano and Zita Bellotti. They are committed to the fundamental beliefs of Biodynamism and, in the Gavi town […]

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  • Tavijn

    Nadia Verrua, the padronina of Cascina Tavijn works in a long-forgotten area of the Asti province of Piedmont. Fortunately it is an area blessed with old vines, some completely abandoned, and unique varieties. Nadia is young, gifted and very professional. She has taken over the family’s estate where her father still manages the vineyard work. […]

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  • San Fereolo

    In the Piedmont, there are seven zones of production for Dolcetto – Acqui, Alba, Asti, Diano d’Alba, Ovada, Dogliani and Langhe Monregalesi. The Dolcetto Valdiba, produced by Nicoletta Bocca with prowess and enthusi- asm, is from the subzone within Dogliani, called Valdiba, a zone gifted for long-lived wines with strong tannins that have a higher […]

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  • Roagna

    The experience and a constant research of quality have given rise to a proper production philosophy, strictly connected to Roagna personality and lifestyle.Teachings about the wines have been passed down from father to son for five generations. The family speaks about philosophy, because the bond between wine and people is so strong to make it […]

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  • La Colombera

    Winemaker Elisa Semino considers herself ‘lucky’ to be born amid vineyards and wheat fields in a small town named Vho, only 4 km away from Tortona. The vines grow on the Vho hilltop facing south-east at an altitude of 240 and 280 meters above sea level. Our soil is called toriano. This soil is made […]

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  • Iuli

    The Cantina Iuli is located in a small little town called Montaldo which is in the somewhat undiscovered region of Monferrato in Piedmont. The population of Montaldo is 110 people on a good day… To name only a few of the many varieties, Monferrato is home to Moscato, Fresia, Grignolino, Dolcetto and of course Barbera. […]

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  • San Lorenzo

    The cultivation at Fattoria San Lorenzo is biodynamic while the operation of the business is family run. This business has been passed down from father to son for several generations. Grandfather, Enrico Crognaletti, besides being an excellent barrel maker and making good Verdicchio, also used to pick the trees and build the barrels that were […]

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  • Le Due Terre

    Silvana Forte and Flavio Basilicata established the estate in 1984 with the goal to produce wines with both tradition and sense of terroir. They are committed to wines that flout traditional canons. Flavio is a sort of avant-garde traditionalist. He wants to keep alive the varietals and the ancient methods but he’s also aware of […]

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  • Keber

    Situated a stone’s throw away from the Slovenian border, Edi Keber’s 10 hectares of vineyards in northern Italy grow on the classic “ponka” soil – a stony, friable marl that gives the wines remarkable weight and body. Ponka naturally stresses the vines, which produce small quantities of grapes and provide a distinctive minerality, typical of […]

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  • Aldo Polencic

    Wines Polencic Friulano Collio 2008 Polencic Pinot Bianco Collio 2008

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  • Nanni Cope

    One winemaker who works one vineyard and makes one wine may be the purest version of an ‘Indie Winery’ out there. Giovanni Ascione is that winemaker. A successful business man, world traveler, and wine writer (he tastes about 2500 wines a year). The vineyard he owns is only 2.5 hectares located in Castel Campagnato, in […]

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  • San Martino

    Family operated by Fabrizio and Cecilia Piccin, and their son, Lorenzo. They have 7.5 hectars of vineyards in the Maschito area at an altitude of about 450 meters. The terroir is made of clay with skeleton. Part of the vineyard is less than 10 years old and the other part of the vineyard is more […]

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  • Muri-Gries

    The ancient monastery of Muri-Gries, located in Süd Tyrol, is the source for clean, complex and classy wines made from the traditional grapes of this beautiful region. Muri-Gries remains a working Benedictine monastery, which was originally built in the late eleventh century as a fortress. In the fourteenth century, the fortress was donated to a […]

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  • Il Conte

    The brother-sister team of Carlo and Annalisa Botter are third generation winemakers in the Vento region of Italy. Their great grandfather, Carlo Botter, began farming in the Veneto in the first part of the twentieth century, and began exporting his wine outside of Italy in the 1960’s. His three sons expanded to their vineyard holdings […]

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  • Les Vignerons D’Estezargues

    This cooperative winery was founded in 1965, and is currently comprised of 10 growers with nearly 1,000 acres under vines in the Côtes du Rhône and its “Villages” Appellation “Signargues”. Where many traditional cooperatives have struggled to survive in the face of dwindling French wine consumption and fierce international competition, Estézargues has thrived. In the […]

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  • Eric Texier

    Eric Texier became a winemaker after a first career and without any family background in vines or wines. He rediscovered nearly forgotten areas of ancient fame, like Brézème in the northern Côtes-du-Rhône, and nurtured relationships with people who tend their vines with passion. He has since acquired plots in Côte Rôtie and Condrieu in the […]

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  • Domaine Bois De Boursan

    Bois de Boursan produces beautiful, traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Charismatic winemaker Jean-Paul Versino is the third generation of this Italian family in Châteauneuf. The estate now comprises 16 hectares (40 acres), divided into 27 plots that are spread all over the Châteauneuf territory. Most of the vines are between 40 to 100 years old. The diversity of […]

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  • Vin Contes

    Wines Les Vin Contes Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Les Vin Contes P’tit Rouquin 2009

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  • Thomas Labaille

    Winemaker Claude Thomas finally retired in his late 70s when son-in-law, Jean-Paul Labaille, took over as vigneron. Since then, only minimal changes have occurred. The vineyards remain among the best in Chavignol, with a large proportion of old vines. The Monts Damnés plot is too steep a slope to ever consider machine harvesting, which is […]

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  • Domaine Luneau-Papin

    Pierre and Monique Luneau-Papin are the eigth generation of winemakers at this estate in the heart Muscadet. It is a region where much bulk wine is produced, however this estate produces smaller cuvées from their several plots, which are always vinified separately to reflect their terroir’s particular character. The estate has a high proportion of […]

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  • Francois Pinon

    The wines of François Pinon are considered among the finest of Vouvray and the land of the estate is rated as a top site. His main focus is “to keep the typicity of both the appellation and the vintage” in all his wines. He follows a discipline of plowing the vineyards, not using chemical fertilizers […]

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  • Francois Cazin

    Cheverny is one of the most recent new appellations in the Loire Valley. By law, Cheverny wine has to be a blend of varietals, and Cazin’s is 70 percent Sauvignon Blanc and 30 percent Chardonnay. He tends vines of considerable age and the resulting yields are well below average in any given year. Cazin’s wines […]

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  • Domaine Filliatreau

    In 1967, Maurice Filliatreau gave his son, Paul, 8 hectares of his vineyard. In those days, the prestige surrounding Saumur Champigny had not yet been fully acknowledged. In 1990 Fredrik joined his father at the head of the wine-producing business. By dint of method and perseverance, Paul and Fredrik Filliatreau are now running a vineyard […]

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  • Three Trees

    Wines Three Trees Cotes Catalanes Blanc 2008 The 2008 Three Trees Côtes Catalanes Blanc heralds from vineyards at Caudiès de Fenouillèdes, one of the cooler parts of the area. It is a blend of Rolle 40%, Macabeu 50%, and 10% white Carignan – all fermented in concrete vat. The fruit is firm and fresh, with […]

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  • Chateau D’Oupia

    André Iché, who passed away in November of 2007, was a legend in the Languedoc. He inherited a 13th century castle and a large estate in the barren Minervois region, tended his very old vines and made wines but sold everything in bulk to local négociants. Years later, a Burgundian winemaker happened to taste his […]

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  • Moutard Champagne

    The Moutard-Diligent family can trace its winegrowing history back centuries. The family first produced Champagne under its own name in the 1920s, and today manages 22 hectares of family owned vineyards in what is the least known of Champagnes four main districts, the Côte des Bar. While most Cote des Bar vignerons continue to send […]

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  • Cedric Bouchard

    “single vineyard. single varietal. single vintage. fine effervescence.” Since Cédric Bouchard started his own label in 2000, he is very quickly garnering a reputation as Champagne’s most talented new wine producer. Bouchard’s philosophy borders on the revolutionary in Champagne, as he insists on bottling single vineyard, single varietal (Pinot Noir or Chardonnay), and single vintage […]

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  • Manciat

    Some of the Mâconnais coops that dominate the American marketplace produce of bottles. In contrast, Jean Manciat’s vineyards can be toured on foot in a few minutes (5.5 hectares). When Manciat took over his family estate, he replanted extensively but kept as many of the old vines as possible. All the picking at this estate […]

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  • Marechal

    Catherine and Claude Marechal’s principles: the vineyards are plowed, no herbicides are used, treatments are kept to a minimum and the pruning is severe to keep yields low. Vinification is done in open wooden vats, all grapes are totally destemmed, and fermentation is not induced by adding yeast. Maréchal doesn’t look to make over-oaked wines, […]

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  • Château Peybonhomme les Tours, Côtes de Blaye

    One of a very few Bordeaux chateaux whose production is all organic and biodynamic, the Peybonhomme les Tours is grown from 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Malbec. Fermentation by indigenous yeast, minimal SO2 use, unfined, lightly filtered. Fermentation in stainless, élevage for 12 months in mostly neutral oak. Wines Château […]

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  • Château La Grolet, Côtes de Bourg

    Jean-Luc Hubert and family make old school, soulful wines in the northern right bank of Bordeaux. Long time biodynamic farming, old vines, traditional cellar work (no added yeasts or enzymes), and subtle use of oak gives this young wine an earthy complexity and depth that is sadly lacking from today’s cookie-cutter, oaky, over-extracted Bordeaux. Certified […]

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  • Terres Dorées

    The Domaine des Terres Dorées is located in Charnay, a village just north of Lyons, in a charming area known as the “Region of Golden Stones.” Jean-Paul Brun is the owner and winemaker at this 40-acre family estate where limestone rather than granite dominates. Brun is one of the only top producers in the southern […]

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  • Michel Tete

    Only a minority of producers bottle their own production in the Cru Beaujolais region. Domaine Michel Têteis one of the rare estates where this has been done for two generations of vignerons. Michel Tête works the old-fashioned way like his father and grandfather before him. As a winemaker, he follows quasi-Burgundian techniques using a semi-carbonic […]

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  • Clos De La Roilette

    In the mid-1960s, the owner of the estate’s heirs had lost interest in the clos and a large portion of the land had gone wild and untended. In 1967, Fernand Coudert bought this poorly maintained estate, and replanted the vineyards. His son Alain joined him in 1984, and has been the winemaker since. The Couderts […]

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  • Burja

    The Lavrenčič family history dates back to 1499 in this small village, and winemaking in the family dates back three generations. Currently, Primoz Lavrenčič runs the Burja estate. The vineyards lie on the Western end of the Vipava Valley, the extension of Friuli into Slovenia. Viticulture is in a balance here; the conditions are extreme. It […]

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  • Ex-Libris

    Ex-Libris is a latin term for “from the library,” and was the guiding principal for this proprietary project. Through connections with some top wineries in Washington and California, we were able to go into their vaults and secure some superlative lots of wine from top vineyards. The goal of the project is to produce wines […]

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  • SASS

    Tucked into the folds of Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley, small vineyards flourish on land once thought unsuitable for anything but grasses or Christmas trees. Each year, the struggling vines produce tight clusters of grapes that gradually ripen during the long, dry summer. The hazy, warm days and cool nights of autumn help the fruit develop […]

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  • Wind Gap

    Wind Gap is an exciting new project by Pax and Pam Mahle. This small winery is focused on producing honest, authentic and compelling wines from special vineyard sites. They source from vineyards throughout California. Many of their vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another. These geological breaks in […]

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  • Wyatt

    Wyatt was born from the idea that delicious, mouth-filling wines can be hand-crafted at reasonable prices. Working with several winemakers in California, we make our blends using declassified wine that often sells at a much higher price under other labels. The result: a great value and lots of character for the money. As Robert Parker […]

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  • Hardin

    The first Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon (2003) was discovered by Doug on a trip to California. The wine was sourced from one of Napa Valley’s long time “cult” producers. Doug found himself in Napa at the right time, and was able to taste and buy a small lot of this top, top quality wine. Following the […]

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  • Clos Blancheau

    Named after two of Chablis’ Grand Cru vineyards, Clos and Blanchots, we continue to tap into the potential of the James Berry Vineyard in Western Paso Robles, a parcel of 28-year-old vines planted in limestone. Wines Clos Blancheau Chardonnay 2008 Grown in limestone soil, the wine is Chablis-like in profile with fantastic acidity, a crisp […]

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  • Copain

    Wells Guthrie discovered early on that his taste in wine gravitated toward Europe in general and France’s Rhone Valley in particular. So much so, he moved to the region to learn from the best. During that time, Wells was deeply inspired by the traditions and practices of French winemaking, not to mention the European attitude […]

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  • Buttonwood

    The 39-acre vineyard sits on an ancient riverbank high above the Alamo Pintado creek bed in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley American Viticultural Appellation (AVA), which is distinct due to its transverse orientation.  Warm air flows over the nearby San Rafael range to the east to meet cool Pacific breezes from the west, […]

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  • Martin & Anna Arndorfer

    Martin Arndorfer comes from a long line of wine makers, and his father still has his own wine and label. Anna Steininger is the daughter of one of the best and most respected wine makers in Austria, Karl Steininger. Quite simply, they are a match made in ‘wine’ heaven. Both born with a natural and […]

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  • Allamand Viñas & Vinos

    Winemaker Cristian Allamand has his hands full, crafting both the Allamand wines from the Valle de Uco and also those of Bodegas y Viñedos Luminis, his winery in Luján de Cujo. Committed to belief that there is true terroir to be expressed in Argentina (and not merely overblown powerhouses), Cristian is one of the few […]

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