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The wines we carry

Attanasio 

Puglia, Italy

The Giuseppe Attanasio farm continues, with passion, the traditions of a typical family of salentinian viticulturers. Under the wide cross vaults of a palace of the end 19th centurythere is the oak barrels room and winemaking facilities. Since 2000 the Primitivo di Manduria grapes have reached there, they are picked with traditional method and they exclusively come from the own vineyards, approximately 5 hectares grown to little sapling of Puglia, in the territory of Manduria which are personally cured by Giuseppe Attanasio on the grounds of over 60 years' experience in the viticulture.

 


Centanni

Marche, Italy

Their name means ‘a century’ in English and they have learned to think about the future as an accumulation our grape harvests. A journey across generations, together today and together tomorrow, in the vineyard and around the table. With the passing of the seasons, their organic winery has chosen to focus on the land, with their family supplying the energy.

They are bonded by a passion for good things and for great ideas passed down from the oldest to the youngest of the house. This bond is a guarantee for their work day-to-day and for their wine, springing from the land, sweetened by their mild climate and scented by the sea breeze.

 


Château La Caderie

Bordeaux Supérieur, France

Château La Caderie produces elegant wines of a highly consistent quality. The intense characteristics of its organic wines are the fruit of meticulously cared for vineyards. The various cuvées are subtly blended to produce a wide range of wines for different tastes, each one with its own elegant range of aromas and substance.

The name Caderie is closely linked to the history of the vineyards and wine. Caderie comes from the word “cade” which, at the time of the French revolution, referred to a cask of 1,000 litres and the Caderie was therefore the place where the “cades” were stored.  This confirms, without a doubt, that wine has been produced here for over two centuries.

The main building dates from 1819. Its architectural style, in stone and rubble stone, is typical of Gironde-style buildings, and more specifically, due to its proportions, a Fronsac-style building. The family history of François Landais, the current owner, is also closely linked to wine production. In the family tree, accounts of an ancestor, born in 1751 and already a wine-grower, can be read. This makes ten generations of winemakers. The current estate was purchased by François Landais’ grandparents in 1956. At the time, the vineyard was only a few hectares in size and the wine was sold in bulk to dealers from Libourne and Bordeaux. Wine was first bottled in 1973. In 1991, François LANDAIS took over the responsibility of running the estate.


 

Corvezzo

Treviso, Veneto, Italy

At the dawn of the last century, in a land celebrated both by the Romans and by the Venetian nobility for its fertility and the beauty of its countryside, the great wine producing vocation of the Corvezzo family was born. The modern company premises, built using eco-compatible materials, the photovoltaic plant and the commitment to environmental sustainability bear witness to the continued respect the Corvezzo family have for the land and its precious fruits.

A prestigious wine is obtained not only by using high quality grapes, but also by being in avant-garde wine-making locations. The recent upgrading of the company premises has also brought about a fundamental renovation of the winery, where modern technology is perfectly married with the classically inspired architecture and furnishings. Arched vaults, floors made from Istrian stone, soft lighting, the continual monitoring of the temperature and humidity constitute the optimal environment for storing our barrique and tonneau barrels.

The lands crossed by the Livenza River are some of the most fertile in the Treviso countryside, where vine cultivation has been celebrated since Roman times. The Corvezzo family vineyards lie between the towns of Cessalto and Motta di Livenza, locations with a millennia-old agricultural tradition which are protected today as part of the wine culture itinerary of the ‘Strada dei Vini del Piave’. The white and red-berried vineyards stretch for about 160 hectares, their bouquets making the company's decades-old land all the more unique and unmistakable. If the vines tell the story of this land, our vineyards are without doubt the main characters.

“Now we must drink”. The celebrated verse of the Latin poet Horace perfectly captures the guarded anticipation that follows long months of work, from the gathering of the grapes to the ageing of the wine.


 

Domaine de l’Attilon

Arles, France

In Arles, France, sits Domaine de l’Attilon, where generational winemaker Brice and his father run their winery, and also their home, situated in an over five hundred year old mansion, complete with the surrounding farmlands, houses, and stables. Where once would have housed horses, sheep and pigs now houses hundreds of gallons of wine waiting to be bottled. By far one the biggest production in Arles, this winery and their wines are nothing short of impressive. Their estate is reminiscent of a Renaissance-era Tuscan villa, and their vineyard spread out as far as the eye can see.This will come as no surprise, but their wines are phenomenal. Fresh, aromatic, well-balanced, fruity and smooth can be used to describe all lf their wines.


 

Domaine Bourdic

Languedoc, France

They decided to come to the Midi as musicians, and then rediscovered themselves as wine makers. In this wonderful region of France, helped by the soil and the warm Mediterranean climate, they aim to make wines that are wholly typical of the south, with a subtle character and an incomparable taste. Domaine Bourdic, surrounded by vineyards, is in the lower foothills of the Cévennes, and near the historic town of Pézenas in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

The buildings, on the lower slopes of a small but steep hill, date from the 18th century. They restored them at the beginning of the 1990s, and reequipped the cellars completely. The house and cellars are at the centre of our 16 hectares of vineyards (about 40 acres).


The high quality of each of their wines, whether of a single grape variety or of an 'assemblage' of several, is rooted in recognising the needs of each variety: in its soil, orientation, pruning, and many other factors. The work and exacting care given to each variety across the seasons of the year is the best way to assure a grape harvest that is completely healthy and perfectly ripe: the basis of a fine nose and perfect balance of taste. The basis of their viticulture is a vineyard soil of elements that are in balance, composed of adequate organic matter, and well-structured as a result of microbiological activity. It is only in such an environment that one will find the sort of natural interaction to encourage life and growth, which will sustain the multiplicity of living organisms and plants, and where nature's equilibrium is best respected.


 

Domaine Josmeyer

Alsace, France

Situated as it is at Wintzenheim, near Colmar, their Domain has the benefit of an exceptional micro-climate and one of the lowest annual rainfall in the whole of France. The Domain extends to some 28 hectares (28% Riesling, 24% Pinot Blanc & Auxerrois, 21% Pinot Gris, 19% Gewurztraminer et 10% pour les Sylvaner, Muscat & Pinot Noir) and has always been cultivated with respect for nature.

Towards the end of the nineties, the vineyards were turned over to fully organic and bio-dynamic culture. In 2004 they received the AB (agriculture biologic) certification. This alternative route, more demanding and expensive than conventional viticulture, allows man to work in harmony with the sky, the earth and the vines. This close relationship between these four elements produces superb grapes which, in their turn, give birth to deep, balanced wines with a unique personality. This balance of sky to earth to plant to man is the result of careful and conscientious work in the vineyard based on these 4 essential elements.


 

Domaine du Pourra

Gigondas, Rhône Valley, France

Domaine du Pourra concentrates on creating two seriously delicious wines, each named after a surrounding town; Gigondas and Ségueret. They are both a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdres and Cinsault, but it is their terroir that makes them so different from each other and truly special. The vines are not grown in adjacent soil and each vineyard is about a ten minute drive apary. On one side of the vines is the town of Gigondas. One is grown high on the hills in mildly rocky but mostly earthy soil, where stray clay bits can be found that have broken off from ancient pipes and made their way down the hills during heavy but rare rain falls. Red berries and flowers can be spotted on the surrounding bushes and trees, and wild boar is not exactly a rare site, as they love to wash and play in a nearby stream. The other vines are grown in completely rock covered soil, on a flatter terrain, next to buried truffle mushrooms and violets. This wine truly picks up the flavour of its surroundings and carries the typical nez and flavours of the region: cassis, blackberries, anise, earthy truffle mushrooms, violets and pepper.

Both wines are a product of their environment alone, and the taste varies only slightly by their aging process. The grape juice is left to sit in cement vats and only very little of the juice is put in oak, only to be added later to round out the flavour if needed. As their winemaker explains, “You could work here for 15 days and learn everything about how to make our wines. There is no mystery, there is no magic, the flavour comes from the earth, from the terroir, from the vines themselves. All we do is bottle that flavour”.


 

Domaine Leseurre

Finger Lakes, New York State, USA

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Originally from Champagne, France, their family has hand crafted wine for six generations. In 2011, after 16 Vintages around the world, they fell in love with Keuka Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes wine region of New York State. They unite their French heritage and new world wine experience to develop wines which pair well with fine cuisine as well as casual fare.

When people ask them what a good wine is, they love to say that it is the one you enjoy, so they hope that you will enjoy their wines with your friends and family.

The terrain of the Finger Lakes Region makes it a unique location for yielding superb wines. The lakeside hills, the gravelly loam soil, and the exceptional growing climate of warm days and cool evenings all add to the quality of the wines produced there. In addition, the low yield of the vineyards – an average of two tons per acre – contributes to a high concentration of flavor and quality. Interestingly, the Finger Lakes Region itself is referred to as “Riesling Country” because the German style climate and landscape is so well suited to producing top-notch Rieslings (77 percent of the state’s Riesling wine is produced in the Finger Lakes).

 


Domaine du Nozay

Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

Le Sauvignon is king at Domaine du Nozay. Le Domaine du Nozay in Sancerre is a family winery, isolated in a haven of peace and tranquility, oriented towards an organic viticulture. The wine that comes from it resembles it. Operation conducted in Organic Farming.

 

 

 

 


 

Domaine Sarrat de

Goundy

La Clape, Languedoc, France

The terroir of La Clape stands out above Narbonne and the Mediterranean Sea, in the heart of the Languedoc in the south of France. Thier vines flourish on this former island soils with harsh climate, bathed by the sea winds and the sun. Sarrat de Goundy is born from the common desire of a family close to this arid and rocky landscape, the eyes on the Big Blue. Olivier Calix, winemaker, shares this strong link to the terroir that inspires him authentic and personal wines.


 

Durante Le Spinee

Piave DOC, Veneto, Italy


The “Durante’s Farm” lies in the north-west of the zone known as “Piave DOC”, in the Province of Treviso. The area of the Piave DOC covers a vast plain that is confined to the south by the sea, to the north-west by the hills of Conegliano and Montello, its length crossed by the Piave river, whilst to the north-east it borders on the region of Friuli.

“Le Spinee” derives its name from a place originally (400-600 AD) inhabited by monks and later abandoned. In this plot of land started to grow wild prickly bushes and brambles, therefore the Italian for “spine”, “Le Spinee”.

Maintaining a healthy, biologically active soil is their main objective. In the vineyard, it means cultivating the soil and planting cover crops, instead of applying herbicides. It means using natural fertilizers, versus chemical fertilizers. As for not using pesticides, the organic alternative is to encourage natural predators of insect pests instead of using poisonous insecticides. No wonder than you can easily find sparrows and blackbird nests among wine rows or on the trees, and pheasants and hares among the bushes!


 

Frog Pond Farm Winery

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Their Philosophy: In Harmony With Nature. Oecology deals with the relation of living organisms to their environment and to each other. At Frogpond Farm they do not use insecticides, herbicides, synthetic fungicides or chemical fertilizers. All their wines are organically grown, and are certified by Pro-Cert Organic.

The light and the warmth of the sun manifest itself in the sweetness of the grapes allowing our wines to develop spirit, flavour and colour. All grapes are hand-picked and crafted into lively genuine wines using only gentle traditional winemaking techniques.

Rainwater caught in their pond provides a habitat for a great number of species that add to the biodiversity of their family farm. Harmony in nature provides a balanced environment for a healthy vineyard to flourish, the prerequisite for a great authentic wine.


 

Feudo Ruano

Sicily, Italy

The Feudo Arancio wines come from the splendid island of Sicily in the heart of the Mediterranean. A generous land bathed in intense light and with a climate of dry winds ideal for the production of rich wines, intense and full bodied with unique fragrances and aromas. These wines are reminiscent of the unique and authentic flavours of Sicily.

In homage to Sicilian tradition and with great respect towards the natural environment, the winery has been built following the traditional Sicilian rural building with courtyard known as the "baglio". Here tradition meets advanced technology resulting in both top quality and ancient flavours. The result of this mix of new technology in wine making together with old architectural traditions is enchanting. An expert team of agronomists and oenologists, people who work with passion, constantly follows the whole evolving process of their wines. They are dedicated to producing top quality wines, which are rich, intense, boasting a soft taste and sweet tannins, and are both harmonious and elegant.


I Giusti & Zanza

Tuscany, Italy

I Giusti & Zanza is a historical reality of Tuscan viticulture, it grew from the renovation of an old estate nestled in the hills of Fauglia, which produced wine from the beginning of the XIX century. Paolo Giusti and Fabio Zanza bought this land in 1995 and began the slow but progressive work of reclamation and replanting. This area is a part of the Tuscan coast, about 30 km north of famous Bolgheri at 100 meters height, where the mild influence of the marine climate is still well felt.

The vineyards stand on the alluvial hills on the left bank of the river Arno, just before it reaches the sea. Soft-sand gravel and lime soil with some clay, well workable and with good drainage are characterizing the estate’s land.


 

Petralona Winery

Halkidiki, Greece

Petralona Winery is a small family owned business in Greece aiming at producing wines and distillates of quality, corresponding to that of traditional Greek wine making. They believe not only in the pleasure of creating and drinking wine, but also with the many health benefits associated with it. Their wines have received awards in international contents, and according to them, guarantee to satisfy even the most demanding palates.


 

Teillery

Central Valley, Maipo, Chile

In 1998 a visionary approach led them to cultivate their vineyards organically since the day one, being the first vineyard in Chile that conceived the plantation as organic from the beginning. Also, this drive for innovation and engagement with nature led them to develop the first 100% organic wine from Chile, which is elaborated from organically grown grapes and no added sulphites. Their grapes are grown naturally, without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, always seeking harmony between an optimal production and care of the environment and of theirr collaborators. Their vineyards are located in Los Guindos -Maipo Valley- in the heart of the best and most privileged wine region in Chile, well known for its warm summer days and cool nights, which allows for great variations in temperature, which favors the development of the best quality grapes. Currently, they cultivate 80 Hás. of red Grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carménère, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.


 

Tenuta Arabona

Abruzzo, Italy

The winery is located in a very interesting historical context; 500 meters from the Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria Arabona, monument of 1197. The church is the only testimony in Abruzzo of the works built by the Benedictine monks, derived from the French Cistercians; It is in Gothic style. Part of the winery was formerly owned by Barons of Zambra, a noble family from the city of Chieti. It stretches on the pleasant and sunny hills of the Santa Maria Arabona tract from the Pescara River to the majestic mountain range of the Majella and the namesake park. The landscape around Tenuta Arabona is beautiful, with hills shaped by time and human labor, old farmhouses made of stone, olive trees and the large massif of Majella. The soils with a good fertility, fresh and well-drained, fully exposed to the southeast, an excellent temperature range, from day to night, thanks to the air currents that move from the Adriatic Sea along the Pescara valley to go back to the Majella mountain, give our vineyards all the ingredients to produce grapes and wines of undoubted excellence.

Tenuta Arabona is equipped with the latest technologies for winemaking, joining the ancient traditions, to maintain authentic "natural" flavors. Finished to built in 2006, their company is simple with essential features: The most modern technologies are used in accordance with traditions, hygiene and healthiness. The machines, equipment and containers are all made of stainless steel. We use a powerful refrigeration system to overcome chemical treatments, both to control all processes of fermentation and refinement of wines. They control, with the help of expert consultants, the entire process of transformation of the wines. The refinement of the wines takes place almost entirely in stainless steel and in bottles with short periods in wood barrels, only for structured red wines. We want to offer our customers a unique product, original and full of tasteful aromas from our territory, not related to the most varied types of wood. All wines are certified by "organic farming".


Tenuta Giustini

Puglia, Italy

Their company was founded in 2006. In the early days, everything was an exciting challenge: to transform the experience and love for the vineyards handed down to them through the generations into wine. They wanted to make the wine their own way, by creating honest, simple and elegant wines that express the very essence of their land. They started this adventure with few resources, lots of ideas, and plenty of hard work and enthusiasm.

In 2015 their hard work came to fruition when they finally opened their very own winery. They now distribute their wines in more than
20 countries around the world.

 

 

 


 

Torri Cantine

Abruzzo, Italy

The historical Torri cellar, born in 1966 in the beautiful and fertile Teramo hills, flagship of a territory and important chapter of the regional viticulture, writes today a story again, without forgetting the roots that have given rise to its history. Full respect of nature and the fruit that gives life to the wine, innovative ideas and in continuous ferment, the uncompromising excellence of its products are the basis of new labels, full expression of quality and of the peculiarities of their precious terroir.

The radiant hills planted with vines of Torri express an infinite variety of perfumes and all the colors of the Earth warmed by the heat of the Sun. The vineyards stretch for 60 acres in the towns of ColonnellaControguerra and Torano, from 100 to 300 meters above sea level. The favorable climatic condition and the generous land, along with patient and painstaking work in the vineyard and in the cellar, have enabled them to produce wines of great value.

With these wonderful premises and proud of its strong roots, today Torri writes his new tale, based on full respect of nature and the fruit that gives life to the wine, on innovative ideas and in continuous ferment and uncompromising excellence of its products. These are the concepts underlying the new labels, full expression of quality and of the peculiarities of their precious terroir.


 

Sobon Estates

Sierra Foothills, California, USA

Shenandoah Vineyards in Plymouth, CA, was founded in 1977 by Shirley and Leon Sobon. They moved from Los Altos, California, where Leon was a Senior Scientist with the Lockheed Research Lab. Leon's gift for home winemaking led him to leave Lockheed and begin a new career as a Winemaker.

The selection of a winery site in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County was well researched. Leon and Shirley and their six children moved to the old Steiner Ranch, outside Plymouth, CA, planted a vineyard, and converted the old stone garage to the Shenandoah Vineyards winery. Sobon Estate was formed with the purchase of the D'Agostini winery in 1989. Today, the winemaking and business aspects continue to be a family affair.


 

Shenandoah Vineyards (by Sobon)

Sierra Foothills, California, USA

Shenandoah Vineyards in Plymouth, CA, was founded in 1977 by Shirley and Leon Sobon. They moved from Los Altos, California, where Leon was a Senior Scientist with the Lockheed Research Lab. Leon's gift for home winemaking led him to leave Lockheed and begin a new career as a Winemaker.

The selection of a winery site in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County was well researched. Leon and Shirley and their six children moved to the old Steiner Ranch, outside Plymouth, CA, planted a vineyard, and converted the old stone garage to the Shenandoah Vineyards winery. Sobon Estate was formed with the purchase of the D'Agostini winery in 1989. Today, the winemaking and business aspects continue to be a family affair.


 

Valpanera

Friuli, Italy

The Valpanera Winery decided to invest its resources to product and valorize the “Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso”, an ancient vineyard autochthonous of the region “Friuli Venezia Giulia”, which found in their lands the perfect climate and habit for its growth. The vineyards on the loamy and sandy soils of alluvial provenance, combined with the optimal pedoclimatic characteristics for the vines growth, orginates the very valuable Valpanera’s “Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso”. The best wines, selected in each harvest, goes to the ageing cellar in barrels and french durmast barriques.