Sonoma, California - 32 Winds is a partnership between the old and the new, the traditional and the cutting-edge. A boutique winery committed to exceptional quality, and producing just 2500 cases per year, 32 Winds was founded in 2006 by Tulsa resident Ed Mascarin. The winery is now accompanied by renowned winemaker Matt Taylor, who took over the from Ehren Jordan with the 2016 vintage. Matt’s impressive career highlights include stints at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy and Araujo in Napa, making him a perfect fit with 32 Winds’ passion for creating only the finest wines.
Willamette Valley- David Adelsheim first planted the grapes of northern Europe in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in1972because he believed that fine and distinctive wine could be created in the cool climate of this unknown place. Today, a new generation of passionate Adelsheim staff continues the tradition of leadership of the Oregon industry in areas such as sustainability, marketing of brand Oregon, grape and wine research, and the ongoing evolution of wine style.
Willamette Valley, Oregon - Alexana is a family owned vineyard and winery focused on producing estate grown Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Alexana Winery was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of producing Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Alexana is named after Dr. Revana’s daughter, Alexandra.
California - From their winery in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley in California, Angeline consistently blends exceptional wines from the best vineyards California has to offer, optimizing the depth and nuance of each using a mix of traditional and modern techniques. It’s how they make Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon that consistently draw awards. And it’s how they make wine you’ll look forward to opening every night.
California - Banshee Wines started in 2009 at a bar in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. With money borrowed from friends and family, Banshee Wines was launched with eight barrels of coveted Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Their initial intent was to make wines that tasted like the best California had to offer, but were priced so that everyone could enjoy them. Now 8 years later, their offerings have never been stronger. Lip-smacking rose, crab-worthy coastal Chardonnay, the gentle giant that is our “Mordecai,” and of course, some of the best damn Pinot Noir in the country. Today the Banshee Wines' mission remains the same as it was in those early days – to craft distinctive wines that over-deliver in every possible way.
Macedon Ridges, Australia - “One of Australia's most highly regarded winemakers, Michael Dhillon was among the first to attempt to match Burgundy at its own game. The elegant wines that he began producing from his family's vineyards in the early 2000s were among the first Aussie Chardonnays and Pinots to show the tension, balance, finesse, understatement and age-worthiness that one expects from the best Burgundies. His wines, which have enjoyed cult status since the outset, helped pave the way into the market for a new generation of fellow winemakers who are now redefining and often confounding the stereotypes and expectations most consumers have of ‘Australian wine.’ These wines are worth the search and not-insignificant investment.” (Josh Raynolds, vinous)
Santa Cruz, California - Based in Santa Cruz, and drawing on a combined 35 years making and selling wine at Bonny Doon in California, Domaine Ostertag in France, and in Italy and beoynd, co-founders Alex Krause and John Locke are focused on attaining the perfect balance of perfume, poise and puckishness with a particular fondness for varieties that provide enormous pleasure and reestablish a direct connection to the sensual world. Without multinational backing or prior careers where we actually made money, they make wines they want to drink, in case they end up needing to drink it themselves.
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Santa Cruz, California - Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous world with its pioneering efforts with Rhône varieties. Grahm was one of California's original Rhône Rangers. Since adopting Biodynamic® farming practices in 2004, Bonny Doon Vineyard wines evince a deeper sense of place, complexity, and varietal expression and a noticeable sense of organization. We aim to make the most soulful wines we can possibly muster—wines of vibrant vitality.
Central Coast, California - “2016 Winemakers to Watch: By no means newcomers, Brian & Stephanie Terrizzi of Paso Robles nevertheless don’t get enough acclaim for their excellent work. Stylistically accessible & priced below $30, even for single-vineyard wines, the Broadside Cabernet, Chardonnay & Merlot bottlings outshine many wines double their price. More than anything, the Terrizzis believe in Paso. Stephanie, who will work only with vineyards that hold at minimum a Sustainability in Practice certification, is an outspoken advocate for improving environmental standards there.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
Languedoc, France - "The Biodynamic Apostles of the Languedoc" (Wine Spectator)
Château Maris is located in the Languedoc region of the South France. Managed by biodynamic winemaker Robert Eden, Château Maris produces fresh, balanced and high quality organic wines that offer serious levels of fruit and texture. Château Maris is also proud to boast the world’s first hemp cellar. Better for the Earth. Better for the Wine. Better for You.
Napa Valley, California - Co-founded by Piyush and Lisa Patel, Conclusion Wines is a small, family-owned winery committed to crafting quality wines. That’s why each vintage is a limited production sourced from California’s premier vineyards. Great wines are meant to be shared, and at Conclusion, we recommend pairing our wines with the people you care about, and moments that mark the start of something new. Only when one chapter ends can you begin the next.
Corazon del Sol
Mendoza, Argentina - In 2008, Dr. Madaiah Revana went to Argentina seeking to add to his family of estate wineries which includes Revana Family Vineyard in Napa Valley and Alexana Winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Enthralled by the terroir of the Uco Valley, he was determined to find his next great estate here on the incredible alluvial soils of the Andes Mountains. Corazon del Sol crafts captivating Malbec and Grenache-based wines that capture the best of Argentina’s unique, high altitude terroir.
Corvidae Wine Company
Washington State - Corvidae is the Latin name for the family of birds that includes the Crow, Raven, Jay and Magpie. These "dark" birds are everywhere in the vineyards of Eastern Washington. Their reputation as crafty, adaptable and somewhat dubious characters is a fitting icon for our suspiciously terrific value wines from the region. The geology and climate here yields rich, complex fruit with luscious fragrance and acidity. So be wise like the crow and enjoy these great wines from the Pacific Northwest!
Crazy Beautiful Wines
Argentina | France - The vision, in 2006, was to produce a few hundred cases of Malbec from Argentina. That idea has taken us across the globe in search of: quality fruit, sustainable materials, and agricultural integrity. As sommeliers, winemakers and explorers, we are proud of our wines, admire our people and are grateful for our producers. Be Crazy. Be Beautiful. Pair with: Lovers, Family, and Friends
Dalla Terra Imports
Italy - Founded in 1990, Dalla Terra represents only Italian wines, including some of Italy’s finest estates. “Though Dalla Terra has been around since the early 1990s, Brian Larky's business model has really started to take flight in the past couple of years, as top Italian producers are vying for a spot in his small, focused portfolio and top distributors are actively pursuing Dalla Terra. ‘We don't want to be the latest, hottest thing,’ Larky said. ‘We just want to be consistent and innovative.’" (Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2009)
Napa Valley- Darms Lane Winery, owned by Oklahoman Larry Bump, takes its name from Darms Lane, a quiet country road just west of Highway 29 between the towns of Napa and Yountville in the Oak Knoll District. It was established in Oak Knoll in 1983 as a Chardonnay estate and in 2002 and the 14 acres of original Chardonnay vines were replaced by the Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. In 2005, the first estate grown Darms Lane Cabernet Sauvignon was produced.
Sonoma, California - Day is the new Zinfandel project of Ehren Jordan, the mastermind behind such amazing labels as Turley, Neyers, and Failla. Zinfandel is, for Ehren, a return to his roots, having been the wines that established his reputation as a talented vigneron. Similar to the approach at Failla, most of the Day Zinfandel wines are sourced from Sonoma County; an area largely unexplored during Ehren's tenure at Turley. Great sites, old vines, and gentle winemaking remain the production philosophy for Day. Ehren is more than thrilled to work with some of California's finest Zinfandel vineyards.
Disruption Wine Company
Washington State - Disruption breaks the mold. They’re bringing you the varieties you love to enjoy, artwork that tells a story, and a style all their own. They source the fruit used to make Disruption Wines from the finest growing regions in Washington State. Disruption also works with growers whose practices are in keeping with their own pure approach to winemaking so that the quality and natural beauty of the grapes is showcased in every sip.
California - In 1987, Ray & Nancy Coursen started Elyse Winery with 286 cases of Zinfandel from the Morisoli Vineyard, which is still the cornerstone grape source for the winery. In 1997, after a decade of nomadic winemaking at various custom crush facilities, they purchased a small winery and vineyard on Hoffman Lane - the home of Elyse Winery and tasting room. Elyse is a boutique producer of single vineyard wines of uncompromising quality. We are critically and publicly acclaimed for our Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Rhone-inspired wines.
Sonoma, California - Founded in 1998, Failla is the project of winemaker Ehren Jordan and his wife Anne-Marie Failla. Ehren began his debut in the California wine industry in 1994, followed by a sojourn to Burgundy. Upon his return and after many years of making wines for both Neyers Vineyards and Turley Wine Cellars, Ehren decided to lay down his own bricks and mortar. Failla is dedicated to sourcing cool climate fruit from the coastal areas of California and making wine using traditional Burgundian methods.
Marlborough, New Zealand - Hillersden is home of the first family-owned winery in the Upper Wairau Valley on the edge of Marlborough’s wine growing region. At the heart of their mission is a commitment to bringing nature and technology together to create the vineyard & winery fit for tomorrow to deliver wines of quality that speak to our unique place and time. They honor the traditional and rustic processes of winemaking & viticulture, while developing an engineered approach to sustainability. Introducing organic processes where possible, they strive for the highest of environmental standards.
Central Coast, California - The Hilt champions pinot noir and chardonnay from the climate margins of California's coastal winegrowing regions—Santa Barbara County's Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVA's prominent among them.The philosophy of "growing in the margins" propels winegrowers to employ practices that enable grapes to show full transparency of site—key to The Hilt's philosophy. Within this framework, The Hilt ferments two distinct styles of wine-The Old Guard and The Vanguard. The former relies on elegant clonal selections planted on poorer soils along with minimalist cellar methods to produce a wine with minerality and structure at its fore. The latter is sourced from more robust clones planted on slightly richer soils revealing a wine with balance, power and fruit driven qualities.
Napa Valley, California - “Hourglass is one of the more remarkable turnaround stories in Napa Valley. Proprietor Jeff Smith and winemaker Tony Biagi have done a terrific job in giving these wines a little more identity than they had previously.” (Antonio Galloni, vinous)
The Hourglass vineyard was replanted to Cabernet in 1992. Jeff Smith said later, "With all the early signs in our favor, we still had no assurance we could get this piece of ground to create world class wine. As we started the project our mission statement became: To make wines that didn't suck, in the event we would have to drink them ourselves. To this day we are committed to that lofty goal, but unfortunately we have little wine for ourselves."
Napa Valley, California - Hudson Vineyards lies in Napa Valley’s Carneros District, one of the finest winegrowing regions in the world. The cooling breezes off the Bay of San Francisco allow the grapes a longer hang time in which to develop flavor and intensity, without sacrificing acidity and true balance. Every hand-hewn bottle of Hudson Wine expresses the focus of our work in the vineyards; growing the finest wines possible by seeking complexity and distinction of vintage over intensity. Hudson Wines’ winemaking team is a long-standing collaboration between Lee and Cristina Hudson, Consulting Winemaker John Kongsgaard, and Production Winemaker Christopher Vandendriessche. These wines are made by hand, a true expression of each season’s challenges and gifts.
Santa Ynez Valley, California - Dedicated to expressing a range of red—and a handful of white—wines from its estate in the Central Coast of California’s Ballard Canyon appellation within Santa Ynez Valley, Jonata is one of a new breed of producers throughout the world who are thriving with a non-traditional amalgam of varieties and blends. With a commitment in particular to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, and informed by cutting edge viticulture, winemaking and a polyface approach to their estate, the Jonata wines are on the vanguard of an emerging quality movement in California winegrowing.
Columbia Valley, Washington - Located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla Valley (Washington State), Charles Smith opened his first winery, K Vintners, in December of 2001. The first release, 1999 K Syrah from Walla Walla Valley, initiated the style of winemaking that Charles continues today: small lots of single vineyard Syrahs and field blends of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Tempranillo and Viognier, all of which are hand-picked, foot-stomped, fermented with naturally occurring yeasts and basket pressed.
Napa Valley, California - Our story began in 1879 when Robin Daniel Lail’s great-granduncle, Gustav Niebaum, pioneered fine winemaking in the Napa Valley when he founded Inglenook Winery. Inglenook was passed down to Robin’s grandfather and then to her father, John Daniel Jr., a true innovator and wine industry leader who produced legendary wines. In 1995, after years working with other Napa Valley icons (Robert Mondavi, Bill Harlan, Christian Mouiex), Robin’s dream of creating her own extraordinary wines set flight when she and her daughters, Erin and Shannon, assembled a multifaceted team of talent and set out on her own by launching Lail Vineyards. Today, the venture carries forward the stories and patina of over 135 years of winemaking into the 21st Century. The family continues its passionate quest to produce the very finest wines from the blend of its ingredients – the land, the seasons, the winemaking team, and the spirit of the generations who led the way.
Rioja, Spain - Bodegas LAN dubbed by Wine Spectator as “possibly the hottest old winery in Rioja”, is a consistent producer of phenomenal Rioja, in both traditional and modern styles. Their winery is located in the heart of Rioja Alta and is named after the initials of the three provinces in Rioja: Logroño (now La Rioja), Álava and Navarra. The winery’s painstaking attention to detail in the vineyard as well as their complex oak ageing system are major factors in LAN’s continued success. Bodegas LAN produces wines from Rioja, Rías Baixas and, more recently, Rueda and Ribera del Duero. However, they specialize in red wines, using Rioja’s native tempranillo as the main variety.
Lang & Reed Wine Co.
Napa Valley, California - “But there is another direction for Cabernet Franc that bears watching. The grape may be best known locally [Napa Valley] for its contributions in Cabernet Sauvignon blends, but, in France, it is always grown in the Loire Valley in the area of Chinon. And there it produces lighter, fruitier wines. There have always been a few California wines that pursued that style. Lang & Reed has been the leader and remains today the leading light in the lighter style.” (Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine)