Napa Valley -Located in the heart of Napa Valley, Revana Family Vineyard is a vineyard and winery estate focused on producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. For Dr. Madaiah Revana, it is the culmination of his dream to grow and craft wines of exceptional quality. Hands-on vineyard management ensures that the natural potential of each vine is realized and only perfect Cabernet grapes are brought into the winery. Once in the winery, Thomas Brown’s artfully restrained approach to winemaking allows for the pure expression of the Revana Estate Vineyard. Employing natural yeasts, gentle maceration and attention to every detail, Thomas crafts wines of purity, depth, character and elegance.
Walla Walla Valley, Washington State - Revelry Vintners is a progressive producer of premium wines, highlighting the viticulture and dynamic quality of Washington State’s Columbia Valley, and building a tradition of excellence. Finding a passion for wine at a young age, Jared Burns founded Revelry in 2005, less than two years out of college. At the time, he wanted to share the wines he loved with others. He started with the goal of producing three wines from Washington that were just as good or better than those being offered at much higher prices. Since that time, Revelry has pioneered new formats, expanded the selection of wines they offer, and improved quality tirelessly. Through all of this a simple goal remains - to provide you with some of the finest wines you can buy, whether it costs fifteen bucks or fifty.
Roche-Mère Wine Selections
France - Vigor, artistry, and values are paramount for what we search for in our producers. The term ‘Roche-Mère’ best translates from French to English as ‘Bedrock’. It is the foundation, expression and personality of a great wine. Where the vines' roots (dry-farmed) dig vigorously to feed, making France, as a wine-producing country with its complex patchwork of quality bedrock, the undeniable reference for fine wines. These are the wines that we're passionate about; mineral, deep, complex reds and whites, that express their specific typicity and origin. Only a few meet our standards for quality and value. Just as important, the people who make the wines must be exceptional people.
Spain, Hungary, Italy, France, Estonia - Rooted Selections is an import company based on the simple idea that wine is so much more than a beverage. To us, wine is a passion, it brings family and friends together, and allows you the experience of traveling the world in a glass. It is this love of wine and a burning desire to try as many as possible that has led us to seek out lesser-known regions, grape varieties, and wineries. First (and most important), these wines are delicious and often represent amazing values. Second, the wines we love are produced by passionate family wineries that have a great love and respect for their land. Finally, these wines are grossly underrepresented in the United States. It is for these reasons and the fact that we want to enjoy these remarkable wines ourselves, we endeavor to scour the earth in search of truly unique and honest wines.
Spain, France, Germany, Austria - Skurnik Wines is an importer and distributor of fine wines based in New York, New York. They taste, select and offer for sale (to the trade only) an excellent portfolio of wines from around the world. The company began with just a handful of relatively unknown estates in 1987 and has since grown to represent over 450 estates, from the traditional to the cutting edge The goal of Skurnik Wines is to search the globe and assemble the finest portfolio of estate-bottled wines available at all price points. Wines selected to be included in the Skurnik Wines portfolio must represent the highest quality and meet our exacting standards as regards character and winemaking.
SLO Down Wines
California - “Seriously good wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously. With a story so rich and expansive, it’s far better to watch our videos to get a sense of who we are and how we are wildly different from anyone else in the wine industry. But basically in a nutshell, I started SLO Down Wines in 2008 with 93 cases of Sexual Chocolate. Never could I imagine that I would be here telling you this story 7 years later with a wine that has blown up across the country and has also allowed me to release two new wines - Broken Dreams Chardonnay and Stand Out Cabernet/Merlot Blend. SLO Down Wines had a very humble start and we remain humble and grateful for all of our supporters out there who want to ditch the boring, stuffy, old rules that surround wine and just drink it for pleasure and fun.” (Brandon Allen, Founding Wino)
St. Helena, Napa Valley - Our family has been growing winegrapes on our historic Spottswoode Estate since 1972, and making our own wines since 1982. As stewards of our land, we pursue an elegant, balanced, and age-worthy style that captures the character of the vintage and the complexity of our legendary estate vineyard. In keeping with the authenticity and integrity we strive for in our wines—and in everything we do—the vineyard and gardens of our estate have been farmed organically since 1985. We invite you to experience the beauty and bounty of our family-owned Napa Valley winegrowing estate, savor our wines, and share in our rich history.
Stirm Wine Company
Santa Cruz, California - Stirm Wine Company is pioneering the new age of California Riesling, crafting wines that are vibrant, alive and aimed at arousing your palate and stimulating your mind. It's our belief that authentic wine is a direct reflection of the specific patch of earth it comes from. This ethos drives us to work with the most unique and rugged vineyards found on the central coast. These special sites have a story to tell unlike any other. We have two simple goals that direct every operation above all else: to present the narrative of the growing season in a delicious and transparent format, and to craft a wine with a strong foundation intended to age for decades. Every year is unique, so the vineyard and cellar practices evolve annually to adapt to the changes each season brings forth.
France, Spain - Valkyrie Selections brings a fresh, modern approach to wines rooted in tradition, & is the new wave of wine importer. It represents family-owned vineyards that produce - above all else - wines with soul & authenticity. Today Valkyrie represents over 30 growers, from benchmark appellations like Burgundy and Rioja to the unknown corners of Spain and France. They select wines based on a few simple premises; wines they love, producers they trust and values they can’t resist at every price point.
Verity Wine Partners
France, Greece, South Africa - “Chris Desor [of Verity Wine Partners] himself belongs to that middle generation sandwiched between the Baby Boomer wine fans attracted to points & the Millennials looking for something new. Perhaps it is no surprise then that he tries to cater to both demographics inside a distribution business model built on being in the middle: a medium sized wholesale wine book that tries to provide something for everyone. This is a model which he admits has become something of a rarity in a distribution world increasingly divided between the big players & the small, focused portfolios.” (I’ll Drink to That with Levi Dalton)
Viña Cobos by Paul Hobbs
Mendoza, Argentina - Viña Cobos is the inspired vision of Paul Hobbs, a pioneer who took on the challenge of crafting world-class wines on a level never before achieved in Argentina. Over the past twenty years, Hobbs and his team at Viña Cobos have dedicated themselves to seek out, study, and develop vineyard sites in the two premier growing regions of Mendoza: Luján de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. Through meticulous vineyard management and minimal intervention in the winemaking process, the wines express the true essence of their terroir with finesse, complexity, and authenticity.
Argentina, Chile, Japan - Vine Connections is the leading authority and educator in the U.S. for premium Argentine & Chilean wine & Japanese sake. As the exclusive U.S. representative for some of the world’s most unique & exciting wines & sake, they proudly partner with over 25 family-owned & run wineries & 16 breweries. Based in Sausalito, California, Ed Lehrman & Nick Ramkowsky pioneered the first nationally-imported portfolio of artisan wines from Argentina in 1999 & have become the leading US importer of fine Argentinean wines retailing above $10 from Mendoza & Salta.
Vine Street Imports
Australia, England, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa - Vine Street Imports sells wines which are regionally specific and represent the terroir of each growing site. Its wines garner significant critical acclaim and can be found in the most prestigious retail and restaurant addresses across the United States. Established in 1999, VSI soon became a top competitor in the boutique wine market. The company’s first brand was the then-emergent Barossa winery, Two Hands Wines. Today, VSI is owned and operated by the brother and sister team of CEO Ronnie Sanders and CFO Lori Sanders, and has a proven track record of attracting up-and-coming wines and winemaking talent.
Well Oiled Wine Co.
France, Spain -Well Oiled Wine Company began in December 2005 as a wine import & marketing company. In April 2006 they launched their first wines to a few select distributors & have since expanded to all major markets through 40 states. Well Oiled Wine Company philosophy necessitates a small portfolio of vibrant brands. They identify market opportunities by listening to the needs of the consumers, both on & off-premise, & seek out, or create, brands to meet those demands. Their requirements are demanding yet simple: Outstanding wine. Memorable branding. Excellent pricing.