Our Producers

We search selectively for producers of great wines at reasonable prices from primary and lesser-known cool climate regions throughout the old and new world. In most cases wines from these producers are available only in limited quantities but we also import values available in more volume.In Europe we focus on smaller production artisan wines and to a lesser degree, value oriented wines available in larger quantities. The new world also sources great wines. We will bring wines to market from Argentina, Chile and the United States that possess a high quality-price ratio and whose criteria fit qualitatively into our portfolio principals. In South America we will primarily focus our efforts on good wines available in more significant quantities at modest prices. In the US we will be devoted almost solely to representing natural wines and quality rising star producers within that movement.

We are adding new estates on a selective basis. While we do not have a “house palate, we do favor and select those wines and winemakers that possess the following:

  • Natural, organic and biodynamic wines not as and end in and of itself but as a means for the production of high quality wines
  • Terroir expressive wines with extraordinary purity, elegance, precision, finesse and balance
  • Winemakers that highlight the characteristics of each vintage
  • Wines possessing expressive minerality and balanced acidity
  • Both rising star and established quality producers utilizing strictly limited yields, carefully controlled, low intervention production methods but who never forget that wines, first and foremost, are made to be drunk, and, above all, drunk with pleasure!
  • Wines that are not only made from grapes that are estate grown but also from fruit bought from a handful of other esteemed producers that are willing to sell some of their crop.
  • We recognize and appreciate dedication to family heritage, an overwhelming respect for nature, high average age of the vines, unique terroir and microclimate; and family run wineries that try to express both the terroir and the history in their wines.